January 14, 2012

Prayer from Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted in Contemporary Prayers, prayers from history at 5:56 pm by davebayne

A New Day of Justice and Brotherhood and Peace
God grant that we will be participants in this newness and this magnificent development. If we will but do it, we will bring about a new day of justice and brotherhood and peace. And that day the morning stars will sing together and the sons of God will shout for joy. God bless you.

(One of King’s very last public prayers, recited at the end of his sermon “Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution.” This sermon was preached at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on March 31, 1968, five days before King was assassinated. King paraphrases Job 38:6–7.)

Taken from: http://www.thekinglegacy.org/books/thou-dear-god-prayers-open-hearts-and-spirits

 

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