So you find yourself invited to dinner at, say, your in-laws, who are traditional Catholics, and Pop-in -Law says, "Joe, why don't you say grace".
Or imagine you are participating in a county commissioners meeting, and they, as often happens here in Georgia where I live, call for an invocation, open to all regardless of faith, so you step up to the mike and give one. What do you say?
Now you don't want to come off as a jerk, but rather you want to impress upon the people present that we atheists can be loving, caring, respectful and deep thinkers. What would you say in your "prayer"?
Go on, add the funny ones, the digs, the in-your-face replies, I enjoy those too, but I am looking for good, somewhat poetic examples of what would win the hearts and minds of those who have been taught all their lives that atheists are evil god-haters hell bent on destroying decent society.