Prayer: (adapted from Rev.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Dream Speech')
Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy.
Now it the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of
segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.
Now it the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial
injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.
Now is the time to make justice a reality to all of God's
Dear Lord Jesus,
let the dream of little children one day living in
a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin
but by their character come true.
let freedom ring, let it ring from every
tenement and every hamlet,
from every state and every city,
help us to speed up that day when all of Your children,
black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics,
will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old spiritual,
"Free at last,
free at last.
we are free at last."
In Jesus name,