Happy Sunday

Oh, God, you know I have no money, but you can make the

 people do for me, and you must make the people do for me. I will

 never give you peace till you do, God.

–Harriet Tubman


Give us grace, O God, to dare to do the deed which we well know

 cries to be done. Let us not hesitate because of ease, or the

 words of men’s mouths, or our own lives. Mighty causes are

 calling us—the freeing of women, the training of children, the

 putting down of hate and murder and poverty—all these and

 more. But they call with voices that mean work and sacrifices

 and death. Mercifully grant us, O God, the spirit of Esther, that

 we say: I will go unto the King and if I perish, I perish.

        —W.E.B. Dubois



Father, we call Thee Father because we love Thee. We are glad to

 be called Thy children, and to dedicate our lives to the service

 that extends through willing hearts and hands to the betterment

 of all mankind. We send a cry of Thanksgiving for people of all

 races, creeds, classes, and colors the world over, and pray that

 through the instrumentality of our lives the spirit of peace, joy,

 fellowship, and brotherhood shall circle the world. We know that

 this world is filled with discordant notes, but help us, Father, to

 so unite our efforts that we may all join in one harmonious

 symphony for peace and brotherhood, justice, and equality of

 opportunity for all men. The tasks performed today with

 forgiveness for all our errors, we dedicate, dear Lord, to Thee.

 Grant us strength and courage and faith and humility sufficient

 for the tasks assigned to us.

–Mary MclLeod Bethune




“In The Heavenly Garden”  Acrylic on Canvas



Prayers from beliefnet: “Prayers In African American History”