Peace With Justice: Inauguration Week 2021

facebook_1412910226574My Featured Blogger this week is Gregory Joel, business consultant, founder of the back-to-work program ‘HopeWorks,’ and board member of numerous charitable outreach organizations. Gregory’s infectious compassion shines through every blog he posts. And even though this Inauguration Day-themed piece features the words of another, it shines with that same compassion. Visit Gregory’s site and you’ll see just what I mean.

I finished my morning prayer and meditation on the porch this morning and headed for the desk. I found this gem from Chalice Press in my inbox and had to share it with you all. Chalice Press is a great publisher with some amazing writers.

In honor of this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we share this prayer from Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters from his new book, Something in the Water: A 21st Century Civil Rights Odyssey.


Dear God,

teach me to pray

with my feet.

The steps of the ancestors were sturdy and strong.

They somehow carried them to cut down strange fruit

dangling in the breeze.

Up and down Montgomery’s hills,

To mass meetings, lunch counters, and courthouses

To face canines, tear gas, and water hoses

As bullets and bombs wrought martyrs,

Their blood still crying out from the deep.


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6 Responses to Peace With Justice: Inauguration Week 2021

  1. gregoryjoel says:

    Thank you Mitch. I appreciate you always!

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  2. Tim Harlow says:

    Beautiful! Thank you!

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  3. Tim Harlow says:

    Thank you for the beautiful prayer.

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  4. revruss1220 says:

    What a perfect prayer for this moment. Thanks for sharing it with us, Mitch.

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