I have a prayer

Published 9:06pm Friday, January 27, 2012

Dear Editor,


On August 28, 1963 Rev. Dr. Martin L King Jr. announced that he had a dream, but on today, I stand before you announcing that I have a Prayer.

I have a special prayer for the citizens of Selma.

And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a prayer. It is a prayer deeply rooted in the American dream.

I pray that one day every citizen will realize his or her full potential and stand strong against every obstacle saying, “With Christ, I can!”

I pray that one day, right here in Selma, Ala., that every hill of hatred and every mountain of discrimination will be leveled off into beautiful plains of love and unity.

Yes, I have a prayer today!

I pray that the citizens of Selma will realize that in the end, there is no black power; there is no white power, but only one power in the name of OUR FATHER.

I pray for the peace of Christ to fall like rushing water and God’s mercy like a mighty stream.

I pray that the spiritual leaders may come together as willing vessels of God and speed up the day where all God’s children, black citizens and white citizens, Protestants and Catholics, can join hands saying, “I am somebody, you are somebody and we are all somebody because God IS.”

This is my prayer … in Jesus name….AMEN!


Jerria Martin


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