Monday, January 18, 2010

Think on These Things...In Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

O God, I Need Thee was written in 1951 by the late pastor/preacher/teacher/mystic/theologian Rev. Howard Thurman. Rev. Thurman was a great influence in the life and ministry of Dr. King. So, in honor of Dr. King, I also honor one who taught and shaped and molded him into the man that he was.

Here is a snippet of Thurman's prayer O God, I Need Thee:

I Need Thy Sense of the Future

Teach me to know that life is ever

On the side of the future

Keep alive in me the forward look, the high hope

The onward surge

Let me not be frozen

Either by the past or the present

Grant me, O patient Father, Thy sense of the future

Without which all life would sicken and die.

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