Please God, are you there? I’m hoping that you will take some time to teach bullies that being nice can make you feel great. That’s what my prayer is about tonight.
Will you tell them that you don’t want them to call me any more names or be mean to me? Will you tell them that when they laugh at my clothes and shoes that you don’t like it just like I don’t.
God, I’m not old but I know a lot already. I know about how it feels to be alone a lot and afraid. I also know how it feels to hurt so bad because kids are mean to me.
Will you please do me a favor and let the bullies know as they are eating their Thanksgiving dinners that they should start to care and be nice to me? Maybe you could tell them that I will be a good friend if they would be nice to me.
God, I won’t be mean, even if they don’t stop being mean to me. I won’t be mean because you and my mom taught me that being mean won’t make you or her happy. It won’t make me happy either because I feel happier when I am nice to people.
Maybe some of the bullies don’t know about you so maybe you should let them know about you so that they can follow your rules.
Your son was bullied too so I know you understand how I feel, right? Maybe you could even let the parents of the kids who are bullying me know about it. Maybe you could even let them know about your son Jesus and how much He suffered.
My mom doesn’t know about the bullies because I don’t want her to worry about me. She already worries a lot about not having enough money to feed us and pay the rent.
God, thanks for listening and I’ll thank you even more after you let the bullies and their parents know that bullying is bad and it hurts me a lot.
Oh, also I have saved almost a dollar and I’m going to buy a poor kid something for Christmas with that money and that makes me happy to think about. I’ll let you know the kid’s name after I do it. I forgot, you know everything so you will already know before I do.
Thank you for listening God. I am really happy that you are always there to listen and help me feel like I’m not alone.
I love you. Happy Thanksgiving.
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