Readings:

Preface of Baptism 

[Common of a Martyr]
[Common of a Prophetic Witness]
[Common of a Pastor]
[Of the Holy Cross]
[For Prophetic Witness in Society]
[For Reconciliation and Forgiveness]

 
PRAYER
(Traditional): 
Almighty God, who by the hand of Moses thy servant didst lead thy people out of slavery, and didst make them free at last: Grant that thy Church, following the example of thy prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of thy love, and may strive to secure for all thy children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 

PRAYER (Contemporary): 
Almighty God, by the hand of Moses your servant you led your people out of slavery, and made them free at last: Grant that your Church, following the example of your prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of your love, and may secure for all your children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 
 

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Civil Rights Leader (4 April 1968)

 
No Bio available.

Martin Lutherr King waiting to give a speech at the Massachusetts State Legislature, April 1965

More information may be found at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project at Stanford Univ., or from Wikipedia.

 
Martin Luther King at the March on Washington, 28 August 1963