Today is the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and I offer the following prayer in memory of him and the legacy he left to the world.

Father, in the name of Jesus, we repent and ask forgiveness for tolerating prejudice in the household of faith. Forgive us for segregating ourselves by color, by a measure of wealth or intellect. We pray and look forward to the day when every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain made low, the rough places made plain, and the crooked places made straight. We believe that one day the glory of the Lord shall be revealed to all flesh. We call for an end to division and segregation in Christ’s family. The Kingdom of faith is now our home country, and we are no longer strangers or outsiders. We are one in the bond of love – the love of God, our Father. We pray in the name of Jesus that this nation will acknowledge in deed that all men are created equal. Amen (Excerpts from Overcoming Prejudice, Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative Edition)

James 2:1 Message; Luke 3:5; Isaiah 40:5; Ephesians 2:13-22 Message