Be little again: The best prayer

I am not religious (though I am a minister), which makes this a little odd. And it comes from the film that was considered the most violent film by the Guinness Book of Records and The National Coalition on Television Violence, with a rate of 134 acts of violence per hour, or 2.23 per minute, which makes it odder still.

But regardless of my personal belief and it’s violent context, I love this prayer from the film Red Dawn:

These were good friends. Take them away from here... someplace safe... where this world's war never happened. And as we remember... please let them forget, O Lord... so they can be little again.

Take away the reference to World War III (unless it’s unfortunately relevant) and it is almost perfect.