So if you have been raised with Christ seek the things that are above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth, for you have died and your life is hidden with Christ
Colossians ch 3:I-3
As a child, I prayed this prayer in the morning before my bare feet touched the floor.
Good Morning God. Thank you for restful sleep. I’m ready to wake up and continue our story. A story about a dream that comes true. I want to live to see freedom, justice and for all people.
As a child growing up during the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. era I saw MLK as someone who was bigger than life. His invisible wings and his prayerful messages were like a Balm in Gilead.
His comforting messages soothed tired and aching feet, torn and worn out from standing in lines, climbing, marching, running and occasionally kicking a can further down the road. I imagine it was a symbolic part of his journey.
Some days that was the only measure of success. But, King was raised on prayer.
Let’s remember Rev. Dr. Martin L. King today, who is out of sight but, never out of our minds. His impact on us is still alive. As we trace the ups and downs, twists and turns along his life journey with us let us remember that our story is connected with his story. His thoughts, his words, dreams and hopes are in the hearts and minds of those called and gifted with and no longer on the Potter’s wheel with today’s activists.
My feet are no longer dry, cracked and aching. I still dream and wonder. Are we free? Is that the mountain top over there? It’s High, Tiny, Hidden.
Let us park and pray at l:11pm about a hope for a dream to come true. Mmm want to live to see freedom, justice and equality for all people especially for Your brown people.
Bedtime, Now I lay me down to sleep. God I pray on my bended knees. I pray, have mercy O Lord please, cover us and give us restful sleep.
Shepherd, let your peace rest in me.
Let’s remember Rev. Dr. Martin L. King , as a great leader who is out of sight but, he’s not out of our minds. His influence is still alive. As we reflect on his life, his messages and journey, Let us remember that our stories are connected with his story. His thoughts, his words, dreams and hopes have impacted many lives. Although he’s no longer on the Potter’s wheel with today’s activist, he’s present in spirit. The history of his mighty works resonate truth to power. He fought many battles and risked his life.
My Childhood Prayer at Bedtime,
Now I lay me down to sleep. God I pray on my bended knees. I pray, have mercy O Lord please, cover us and give us restful sleep., May your peace rest in me. Amen. 🙏🏾 .