A sociologist’s prayer

African American author, educator, and politic...

African American author, educator, and political activist W. E. B. Du Bois. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I recently found this prayer by W.E.B. DuBois, a ground-breaking African American sociologist and one of the co-founders of the N.A.A. C. P.

Here in northern Minnesota with 2 feet of snow on the ground in late April as final exams approach, it feels just about right:

Lord of the springtime, Father of flower, field and fruit, smile on us in these earnest days when the work is heavy and the toil wearisome; lift up our hearts, O God, to the things worthwhile — sunshine and night, the dripping rain, the song of the birds, books and music, and the voices of our friends.  Lift up our hearts to these this night and grant us Thy peace. Amen.

About Sister Edith

Benedictine sister of St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth, Minnesota
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