A Prayer from Martin Luther King

Please excuse me for the rather long pause in this column. My wife, Suzanna, and I contracted COVID-19 in early December, and it’s been a bit of a challenge. I have fully recovered, but Suzanna is still working on it. So please keep her in your prayers.

Anway, this week, I would like to share a beautiful prayer form Dr. Martin Luther King, who’s life we celebrated this week.

God, we thank you for the inspiration of Jesus. Grant that we will love you with all our hearts, souls, and minds, and love our neighbors as we love ourselves, even our enemy neighbors. And we ask you, God, in these days of emotional tension, when the problems of the world are gigantic in extent and chaotic in detail, to be with us in our going out and our coming in, in our rising up and in our lying down, in our moments of joy and in our moments of sorrow, until the day when there shall be no sunset and no dawn. Amen.

Hard to believe that prayer was written over 50 years ago; it could have been written yesterday. Happy Martin Luther King Day. Working together, we can help take care of our common home. 

Paul Litwin

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