A Prayer for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Dear Lord,

As this new week takes shape, it begins with the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I am reminded that we all face labels, whether people see you as white and privileged, black and dangerous, Latino who some claim are not citzens and taking our jobs, or Millennials that we label as entitled and self-centered. None of those labels define who we are, who we were created to be. If we stripped away all the factors that would identify us, our race, heritage, location, GPA at our very core who are we? Apart from Christ, we are sinners in need of a Savior. The world and Satan designed labels to limit what God has planned in advance for us to accomplish. Lord, help us not to let the world define others nor accept those definitions for ourselves. You have called us, your masterpiece. God, you have said we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Peter reminds us we belong to something bigger than ourselves. We belong to something with an eternal significance, our lives matter. “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession.” You have set us apart for a divine purpose to “proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”1 Peter 2:9

Dear Jesus help us live as children of the light and shine brightly in the darkness. In the Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen

10 Comments on “A Prayer for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day

  1. Very good thoughts. I will have to add that our nation, and the citizens thereof, do have the right to believe and vote for what will ensure future generations of safety and protection. The difficulty, as I and some of my friends see it, is language is being used blur the lines of real communication and common sense, understanding is often being replaced by rhetoric and emotions not grounded in truth. Thank goodness for Martin Luther King Jr. for his bravery and love of his fellow men and women.

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  2. One thing I’ve noticed, and I can certainly appreciate any feedback on this: Due to the the level and types of politics played today, how it seems so much is being watched and squashed, people many of the times, people have learned to use rhetoric and stories that can often be interpreted in many ways, never quite sharing exactly what each writer truly sees. I understand this is done to protect the writer, but this also shows the difficulty in working together for a common good. Peoples lives have been destroyed for taking a stand, and this is a message sent to everyone else. If you take a strong stand against the machine, you will be destroyed. And that is how a country can be destroyed: from within, not without.

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