Monday, January 18, 2016

We bless your name, O God, for Martin Luther King, Jr.



We bless your name, O God, for Martin Luther King, Jr., and all that he did for people all over the world.  We pray for men and women everywhere who, like Dr. King, raise their voices against oppression and injustice and work nonviolently for justice and peace.  Help us in our time to stand against evil, to hear the voice of dissent, to respect the rights of all.  Give us convictions if we can't find them for ourselves, and the courage to speak out and act.  Out of the many voices of the oppressed may the clear voice of your people be heard.  We pray through Jesus of Nazareth, who with Dr. King, gave his life for the sake of the Dominion of God.  Amen.

from "Cycle of Prayer for Episcopal Schools" from the National Association of Episcopal Schools

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