During Black History month 2021, we share the prayers of notable Black Americans born during February.
Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes! Feb. 1st
(We light a candle and pray your prayer at 1:11 pm)
by Langston Hughes
In the arms of your pity
The sick, the depraved,
The desperate, the tired,
All the scum
Of our weary city
In the arms of your pity.
In the arms of your love—
Those who expect
No love from above.
During February, Carter G. Woodson sought to honor and also recognize Black Americans’ history and contributions.
2 thoughts on “Langston Hughes Prayer at 1:11”
Thank you for highlighting the words of this great American poet. He articulated the majesty and beauty of our people like no other.
Thank you so much. I had never read tis wonderful prayer and now I can pray it.