April 3rd – Monday

That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us. – 1 John 1:3

Today marks the 55th anniversary of the final speech of Martin Luther King, Jr., known as “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” Dr. King gave the speech at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, to support the ongoing sanitation strike intended to obtain fair treatment of African American employees of the Department of Public Works. During his remarks, Dr. King reflected on the possibility of his untimely death, saying, “I would like to live – a long life; longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will… So I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.” Dr. King was assassinated the very next day. As you pray for those in positions of authority today, seek to do God’s will, confident that He is the Author of life.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For the president and his Cabinet as they pursue standards and policies that prioritize equity.
  • For members of the federal judiciary as they hear and rule on cases regarding federal laws on equality and fairness.

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