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A Prayer for Thanksgiving

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Monday, 24 Nov 2014 03:43 PM Current | Bio | Archive

I truly never imagined this "exceedingly and abundantly above all"
weekend that God has bestowed to us who love Him! It's 12:37 pm and
I'm on the way home from St. Louis. The Ferguson verdict is expected
at any moment now.

In preparation, last night I attended, sang, and spoke among many of
God's warriors such as Dred Scott descendant Lynn Jackson, Bible
publisher Albert Calaway, worship leader Kent Henry, and prophetic
evangelist/revivalist JT Thomas.

We were hosted by Bishop Raphael Green and his prayer council at the
Green's Metro Christian Worship Center where our friend and pro-life
activist Connie Eller attends. The "Evening of Prayer and Worship 2014" for Ferguson, America, and the world was moderated by powerful national spiritual leader Bishop Harry Jackson.

Words cannot describe the powerful prayers, worship, and testimonies
that came forth. More will be posted on line soon.

Just before this stop in Ferguson, I was in Plymouth, Mass., for
America's Hometown Thanksgiving Weekend, where the U.S. Air Force

"tops in blue" and many others inspired everyone. Native Americans,
blacks, whites, Protestants, Catholics, Gentiles, Jews ‹ we were all
there celebrating together. We sang to God together: "Thank You, Lord!"

Here is an excerpt of remarks from the road: "Sooner or later all the
people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in
peace . . . After contemplation, I conclude that this award which I
receive on behalf of that movement is a profound recognition that
nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question
of our time ‹ the need for man to overcome oppression and violence
without resorting to violence and oppression" Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. Excerpt from NPPA Ceremony (1964).


"Martin Luther King, Jr. is a symbol of a movement that holds peace
and agape love at its core. May this Nobel Peace Prize honor his sacrifice and humility; and ever remind us of what can only be achieved through faith and God's grace." Rev. Alfred Daniel Williams King, Sr. "Brother to the Dreamer": (1964).

As we consider the magnitude and significance of the timing and
strategy of bestowing upon my uncle, MLK the Alfred Nobel Peace Prize
in 1964, I am amazed that after 50 years, Uncle M.L.'s words are not
only a page out of history, they are as relevant today as they were 50 years ago.

Not only are we still grappling with racial strife; what Uncle M.L.
aptly described as "man's inhumanity to man" has escalated in century
21 to mirror "the days of Noah." Abortion, sexual immorality, unholy
war, greed, violence, much assault on God's people.

We need a move from The Lord, in Ferguson, in America, in the world.
So tonight we gather to call on our Creator and our Father God, our
Lord Jesus, God's lamb, and Holy Spirit to help us. We Love you Lord!

Your love is best.

For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so
that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save
the world through him (John 3:16-17 NLT).

Friends, no matter what happens this week or in the days ahead, stay
close to God in prayer. Thank God for his love, and share it wherever
you go.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.
 


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