WEEKLY DEVOTION – September 20, 2021
“This prayer was part of a series of young King’s radio broadcasts from Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, uttered during the period from July 5 to September 6, 1953. The prayer actually reveals something of the influence of the Social Gospel on King, the Boston University graduate student. That influence had been strikingly evident in his writings since the fall of 1948, when he entered Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania, and perhaps even earlier.”
“A New Earth in Which Dwells Righteousness”
Our loving Father, from Thy hand have come all the days of the past. To Thee we look for whatever good the future holds. We are not satisfied with the world as we have found it. It is too little the kingdom of God as yet. Grant us the privilege of a part in its regeneration. We are looking for a new earth in which dwells righteousness. It is our prayer that we may be children of light, the kind of people for whose coming and ministry the world is waiting. Amen.
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(“Thou, Dear God”: Prayers That Open Hearts and Spirits, The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)