21 Days of Hope - Day 11

01.20.21 | Stories, 21 Days


    January 20

    Wednesday, Day Eleven


    “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

    ~ 2 Corinthians 3:17 

    Frederick Douglass’ descendant’s speech


    Lord, open unto me
    Open unto me – light for my darkness.
    Open unto me – courage for my fear.
    Open unto me – hope for my despair.
    Open unto me – peace for my turmoil.
    Open unto me – joy for my sorrow.
    Open unto me strength for my weakness.
    Open unto me – wisdom for my confusion
    Open unto me – forgiveness for my sins.
    Open unto me – love for my hates.
    Open unto me – thy Self for my self.
    Lord, Lord, open unto me!

                                                                                                    ~ Prayer by Howard Thurman

    21 Days of Hope, as a devotion, is a journey through scripture, prayer, and resources that can move those of us who are white toward a closer understanding of racism in our country and the experience of our black and brown brothers and sisters.