“December Prayer” Project

Posted on: October 18th, 2013 by jeni No Comments

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December Prayer Project
Translations – print & video

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“Let’s say a prayer this season,

Together, for peace.”

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Mattie J.T. Stepanek

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CLICK HERE for DECEMBER PRAYER

a video celebrating global neighbors.

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WHAT is the activity:

An international celebration of peace –

Your print and video translations of

Mattie’s December Prayer poem.

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WHO can participate:

Everyone. Everywhere.
All ages. All places. All religions.
Any time. Forever.

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WHY this matters:

We are celebrating Mattie’s message:
“Peace is for all people.”
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The inspiration for this activity
comes from
the closing line of
Mattie’s December Prayer poem:
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“Let’s say a prayer this season,

Together, for peace.”

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Please feel free to download

both our print and video translations,

and share them with others.

These materials are for your personal use – 
they are NOT to be used for
fundraising, sales, or reproduction.

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And, please feel to send us

YOUR  print translations and

YOUR videos (English and/or translations).

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Print translations

– click on the links below:

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English — original by Mattie J.T. Stepanek

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Arabic — translated by Ahmed Abdullah (Yemen)
Arabic — alternate translation by a global neighbor
Armenian — translated by Miriam Sargsyan (Armenia)
Chinese — translated by Nina Teng
French — translated by Sonya Thorpe (France)
German — translated by a friend at NIH (Germany)
Italian — translated by Stefano (Italy)
Japanese — translated by Yuka Saionji (Japan)
Korean — translated by Steve Lee (Korea)
Russian — translated by a friend at NIH (Russia)
Russian — translated by Ahmed Adbullah (Yemen)
Turkish — translated by Tilsim Newman (Turkey)
Urdu  – translated by Ayra Sayeed (Pakistan)

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Videos (English & translations)

– click on the links below:

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CLICK HERE for DECEMBER PRAYER –

a video celebrating global neighbors.

 Video gift of peace --

our international family 

joined together in one voice, for a December Prayer. 

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English — original by Mattie J.T. Stepanek

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Mattie  with Jimmy Carter —

December Prayer

Good Morning America 2001

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Sung by Sylver Logan Sharp –

Lead Vocalist, “Chic”

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From Christopher Cross —

Grammy & Oscar winning musician

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From Nile Rodgers –

Grammy winning musician & humanitarian,

Founder – We Are Family Foundation

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In Japanese from

Yuka Saionji–

Deputy Chairperson of Byakko Shinko Kai

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Arabic — translated by Khaoula Morchid (Morocco)
Chinese — translated by Nina Teng (China)
French — translated by Khaoula Morchid (Morocco)
German — translated by Elena Krajeski (Germany)
Igbo — translated by Shelia Chukwulozie (Nigeria)
Italian — translated by Stefano (Italy)
Korean — translated by Steve Lee (Korea)
Portuguese & English — translated by Italo Ribeiro (Brazil)
Russian & English — translated by Anna Safronova (Russia)
Swahili — translated by Sophie Umazi Mvurya (Kenya)
Turkish – translated by Tilsim Newman (Turkey)
Urdu  – translated by Ayra Sayeed (Pakistan)
USA — Signed English — Sara-Elizabeth Clark, New York

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From Brazil in English & Portuguese –Italo Ribeiro
From England in English — David Saddington
From India in English — Devansh Mathur
From Morocco in English — Khaoula Morchid
From Russia in English & Russian —  Anna Safronova
From the USA & Turkey — Don & Tilsim Newman

USA — Heather & Shelly, Maryland
USA — Paul Boschi, New York
USA — Jimmy & Cassidy Danyko, New York
USA — Cynthia Dobbins & Kidsco Jr, Maryland
USA — Kathleen Downes, New York & Illinois
USA — The Esaia Family, New Jersey
USA — Laura Forbes, Houston, Texas
USA — Joe “Doc” Galakowitz, New York
USA — Sienna Giraldi, New York
USA — Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, Maryland
USA — Jean Morrison, New York
USA — Karen Nogues, Maryland
USA — Akin Salawu, New York
USA — Sammie S, New York
USA — Diego Paul Sanchez, New York
USA — St. Patrick’s School, Rockville, Maryland
USA — Jeni Stepanek (“Mattie’s mom”)
USA — Tresca/Wheeler Family, Rhode Island

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We always welcome additional
PRINT and/or VIDEO submissions

(English and translations)

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We will post multiple versions of the same language.

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When recording video (cell phone or webcam work great),

PLEASE INCLUDE:

 Your name or your group’s name
 Your location (state, country)
   The language you are sharing
 Name of poem (December Prayer)
 Authorship (by Mattie J.T. Stepanek)
 Read the poem slowly and clearly (English and/or other language)
 Please end your video by saying:
“Peace is possible… choose peace!”
(in English and/or translation)
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Please send your submissions to

HeartsongBooks@gmail.com    or

402 King Farm Blvd, #125, Rockville, MD 20850

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Click here for details in our NEWS story.

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Click the links below to view related activities:

Mattie’s Peace Tree 2014

Mattie’s Peace Tree 2013

Mattie’s Peace Tree 2012

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