Tuesday, January 15, 2013

On the Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

From the Common Prayer website, on the anniversary of MLK Jr.'s birth. (Parenthetically, I was especially moved in the context of morning prayer today by the saints who dream Scripture. In the words of the hymn that some love and others love less: "God [help me] to be one too.")

"Martin Luther King Jr. preached, "I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, that rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."

"Lord, as we wake from another another night's slumber, we are reminded that your dreams are given to us and not merely conjured up by our imaginations. Help us understand both that your dreams come at a price and that their rewards are immeasurable. Amen."

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