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Prayer by W.E.B. DuBois

Pan-Africanist scholar, civil rights’ activist

Give us grace, O God, to dare to do the deed which we well know
cries to be done. Let us not hesitate because of ease, or the
words of men’s mouths, or our own lives. Mighty causes are
calling us—the freeing of women, the training of children, the
putting down of hate and murder and poverty—all these and
more. But they call with voices that mean work and sacrifices
and death. Mercifully grant us, O God, the spirit of Esther, that
we say: I will go unto the King and if I perish, I perish.

Bibliography: Prayers for Black History Month. Accessed February 2, 2021. https://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/online-resources/prayer-index/prayers-for-black-history-month1#3rd%20prayer.

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