O Lord, you who who refused to use the violence of the world to achieve peace, we pray that we, in the spirit of your servant Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., might become a people of non-violence, rejecting the hostile ways of Herod and refusing all Petrine instincts for violent retribution, so that we might be strengthened to do the work of your peaceable kingdom this day. We pray in the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.

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