|From the Merode Altarpiece by Robert Campin, ca. 1425|
The Feast of the Annunciation and Remembrance of MLK
O God, we arise to your call, and offer You our willing hearts, directing our steps to walk in your paths always. Let us proclaim the greatness of God from generation to generation, for God's mercy and justice is never shaken.
May we pour ourselves out in love like water on thirsty ground, being blessed abundantly by your gospel of truth and grace. Restore your people, O Holy One, and re-establish our foundations on justice, compassion, and mercy. Let your will animate our bodies and souls, Lord Christ, that we may serve each other to the glory of your name.
Send forth your Spirit to soothe the hearts of the anxious and aching, O Lord, and anoint those we name with peace, as we pray.
|Kim Ki-chang, Korean, 1952|