Prayer for Peace

Today is the anniversary of the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968].

He worked for the respect and equality of all people under the laws of the United States.  He embraced nonviolence.  I learned of this anniversary of his death at the following website, thanks to my colleague, Esther.  Innervisions.  There is a prayer there by Iyanla Vanzant.  I am thankful for her prayer.  I am also thankful for Neal Plantinga who has given me some of the following imagery. As always, it is a good day to pray.

Lord,

Grant us the ability to work without discouragement for peace and encourage peace around the world.  May we beat our machine guns into trellises for grapevines, remake our tanks into tractors, refurbish the Pentagon into a multi-national food court, and make the battlefields into fertile farmlands and fields of flowers.  May our money now spent for defense be earmarked for peace.  May we see the day when wars and violence end.  May we see the face of Christ on each person we meet.

Amen

Blessings on you.  A path toward peace is a path toward wholeness.

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About Sonja Roberts Dalglish

I love people, math, physics, and theology. I love mysteries which may explain the list above. I am a polio survivor, having had the disease in August 1954. The vaccine was declared safe in April 1955. I am very pro vaccines. They have increased the health and well being of the world. Presently, I am living just west of Corpus Christi, in Kingsville. For naturalists, this seems to be where the coastal plane and the Wild Horse Dessert meet. It is flat which gives us beautiful sunsets. One of our concerns is climate change. We are already hot and dry and getting hotter and dryer. The cattlemen and women are having to graze fewer livestock these days.
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2 Responses to Prayer for Peace

  1. mrthekidd says:

    Amen.

  2. jenny says:

    What a beautiful prayer! Thank you for sharing…

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