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I Will Be With You

Man with backpack walking on path


One night, Martin Luther King Jr. received a threatening phone call. He went downstairs to make a cup of coffee and in the midnight hour spoke to God about giving up his leadership role in the quest for freedom. In the silence, he heard God’s voice telling him to continue and promising that “I will be with you.” God is with you, too, in every life challenge and quest for justice.


God of grace and glory,
Give me strength for the journey.
Give me insight into your vision
For my life and show me ways I can support your children.
Let my life bring light to darkness 
And peace in chaos.
Trusting you in all things,
I will follow the path to justice you have placed before me.


Where are you struggling with fear and self-doubt? Where do you need a greater sense of God’s presence? Pray that God guide you and grant you the wisdom and courage to face the challenges of the day, and then do one thing to change your world for the good, trusting that God is with you.

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3 thoughts on “I Will Be With You”

  1. Thank you for the confirmation that God is working wth me even though I’m a sinner. God’s love and presence is with each one of us thru thick and thin – yes even thru the toughest times & even when we think He is not there to support us.

    1. I know that God speaks to people from time to time for whatever reason. If Martin Luther King Jr. said God spoke to him, then I believe it. The fact that Martin Luther King Jr. was a sinner is irrelevant. The important thing is that he was doing what he was supposed to be doing. In his case, he was fighting for justice.

  2. Lord Jesus Christ, begin a new work of love within us. Instill in us a greater love and respect for your commandments. Give us a burning desire to live a life of holiness and righteousness. Purify our thoughts, desires, and intentions that we may only desire what is pleasing to you and in accord with your will. Amen.

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