April 2, 2018
The prayer for this day:
Almighty God, thank you for your devoted and courageous servants. Thank you for Martin Luther King, Jr. and his truth-telling about the need for change, inclusion and the recognition that all are your children and all are equal. Thank you for his dreams, his voice, his life and his vision of the promised land. As we remember the 50th anniversary of his death this week, and mourn that his vision has not become the reality we seek, we ask for your courage to work in ways to bring about his dream of the kingdom on earth. Amen.
The good news of Jesus’ resurrection means that we can dream of the reality of the coming kingdom, even as we work to make it real here and now. God have mercy - and thanks be to God!