Collect for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Almighty God, by the hand of Moses your servant you led your people out of slavery, and made them free at last: Grant that your Church, following the example of your prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of your love, and may secure for all your children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

–Excerpted from Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints, copyright 2010 by the Church Pension Fund, p. 307

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2 responses to “Collect for Martin Luther King, Jr.

  1. Bev Habada

    Michael,

    Can I get permission to include this Collect prayer for Martin Luther King in a collection of prayers? It is for a book of prayers I am writing and for which I am collecting prayers.

    • mseewer

      I excerpted this from “Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints”, copyright 2010 by the Church Pension Fund. I had failed to properly cite that, but have added it to my post. It is a beautiful prayer!

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