Father, we thank You for how You have demonstrated Your love toward us. You command us to love one another just as You have loved us and to do it with humility and gentleness.
Today, as we recognize the birthday and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., my heart is grateful for his humble and gentle spirit and for the significant impact he made on America and his inspiring influence in the world. I appreciate how he led the civil rights movement as a spiritual leader speaking the truth of your Word with vision for a better tomorrow.
On this day, Lord, let us take a moment to reflect on the progress that has been made, the lessons we’ve learned, and the opportunity that still exists for justice and equity for all. I pray for the church to lead in the continued pursuit of unity, truth, and love.
May we say as Dr. King did, “… even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow. I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.”
Father, please grant us wisdom as You lead and guide each one of us in doing our part each day to make this dream a reality. I ask all these things for the sake of Your kingdom in Jesus’ name. Amen.