Reconciliation Ministry Honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
with a call to 21 days of prayer
“We realize that we stand surrounded with the mountains of love and we deliberately dwell in the valley of hate. We stand amid the forces of truth and deliberately lie; We are forever offered the high road and yet we choose to travel the low road. For these sins, O God, forgive. Break the spell of that which blinds our minds. Purify our hearts that we may see thee.” [i]
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. September 6, 1953
Reconciliation Ministry, in partnership with Disciples Justice Ministries, invites Disciples to join in 21-days of prayer beginning Sunday, Jan. 17 continuing through Feb. 6. This season of prayer is intended to honor our faithful witness and our spiritual conviction to “love one another” as Christ’s has loved us. As we commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 18, we resonate with the vast repertoire of action and advocacy for racial and social justice that continues to inform our ministries of justice and racial reconciliation today. To launch this season of prayer, we will post written and video prayers daily on the social media outlets of Reconciliation Ministry and Disciples Justice Ministries.
With the backdrop of the crisis at the Capitol Building, we will also host a virtual prayer room on Jan. 19 and 20 via Zoom from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Participants can log into @Reconciliationministry on Facebook to sign up as well as to participate in this 24-hour vigil.
[i] King Papers Project. King Institute Stanford University (excerpted).