The Daily Prayer
FRIDAY, June 19, 2020
In 1865, slaves in Texas were the last to learn of their emancipation following the defeat of the Confederate States of America. In African-American communities throughout the United States, this good news of liberation to the captives is still celebrated as Juneteenth.
When an angry heckler once declared, “Old woman, I don’t care anymore for your talk than I do for the bite of a flea,” abolitionist Sojourner Truth replied, “The Lord willing, I’ll keep you scratching.”
Lord, wherever there is mercy, justice, freedom, and kindness, we know your good news is echoing in human history. Give us ears to recognize the sound of glad feet coming and grant us grace to join you wherever you are moving. Amen.