Lord…
We thank you for your church, founded upon your Word, that challenges us to do more than sing and pray, but go out and work as though the very answer to our prayers depended on us and not upon you. Help us to realize that humanity was created to shine like the stars and live on through all eternity. Keep us, we pray, in perfect peace. Help us to walk together, pray together, sing together, and live together until that day when all God’s children — Black, White, Red, Brown, and Yellow — will rejoice in one common band of humanity in the reign of our Lord and of our God, we pray.

Amen.

 

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Praying off the Page: Prayer isn’t just a way to connect with God, it’s also a way to be motivated to action. What has happened so far in your day that you need to act on? Whether it be asking for forgiveness or talking to someone who is lonely, let our prayers lead us to action.