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Evening Prayer & Reflection – 18 January 2021

January 18, 2021
Memorial to the Rev, Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr in Carrollton, Georgia

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

It has been a day for reflection

It has been a day for prayer

It has been a day for study

It has been a day of worship planning

It has indeed been a full day

At the end of this day I pause to consider

How can we be the light of God’s love in the gathering darkness

How can we make Dr King’s dream a reality

Thomas Merton offers some insight in his 1963 Letter to a White Liberal as he considers Dr King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

In other words, the condition of the possibility of white people being transformed into the love of God and neighbor is the freedom of African-Americans to thrive as human beings.

There is much to ponder this night

There is much work to be done

Now as my eyelids grow heavy

I lift this humble prayer to you

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

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