Love Your Enemies

(Prayer at the end of speech at 7:32 in video above)


Oh God, help us in our lives and in all of our attitudes,

to work out this controlling force of love,

this controlling power that can solve

every problem that we confront in all areas.

Oh, we talk about politics;

we talk about the problems facing our atomic civilization.

Grant that all men will come together and discover

that as we solve the crisis and solve these problems,

the international problems,

the problems of atomic energy,

the problems of nuclear energy,

and yes, even the race problem;

let us join together in a great fellowship of love

and bow down at the feet of Jesus.

Give us this strong determination.

In the name and spirit of this Christ, we pray.



17 November 1957 - Martin Luther King Jr.

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