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Archive for September 5th, 2020

Creative Spirit

MEDITATION:

Written by Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941), an English writer and pacifist known for her works on religion and spiritual practices. This is an excerpt from her work “The Spiritual Life.”

We are the agents of the Creative Spirit in this world. Real advance in spiritual life, then, means accepting this vocation with all it involves. Not merely turning over the pages of an engineering magazine and enjoying the pictures but putting on overalls and getting on with the job. The real spiritual life must be horizontal as well as vertical; spread more and more as well as aspire more and more.

PRAYER:

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), a minister and activist for the American civil rights movement.

Lord….

We thank you for your church, founded upon your Word, that challenges us to do more than sing and pray, but go out and work as though the very answer to our prayers depended on us and not upon you. Help us to realize that humanity was created to shine like the stars and live on through all eternity.

Keep us, we pray, in perfect peace. Help us to walk together, pray together, sing together, and live together until that day when all God’s children — Black, White, Red, Brown and Yellow — will rejoice in one common band of humanity in the reign of our Lord and of our God, we pray. Amen.

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