What a loving and peaceful new world this would be:
The wolf will live with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat. The calf and the young lion will feed together, and a little child will lead them.
The cow and the bear will graze. Their young will lie down together, and a lion will eat straw like an ox.
A nursing child will play over the snake’s hole; toddlers will reach right over the serpent’s den.
They won’t harm or destroy anywhere on God’s holy mountain.
The earth will surely be filled with the knowledge of the Lord, just as the water covers the sea.
Dear God, I pray for peace and love in the world. Amen.