January 15, 2017- Prayer for Peace and Justice!
Dearborn Area Interfaith Network Honored Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at World Deliverance Temple. Dearborn Heights, Michigan.
Bishop Dr. Roy D. Ferguson welcomed the guests, Mayor John O'Reilly of Dearborn and religious leaders including Rev, Fran, Rev. Karen, Cantor Roger, Brian Stone, Rev. Colleen, Lila Amen, Martha, Al-Zain brothers, shared words of greeting and service.
Before doing the prayer, In addition to Dr. Martin Luther King, Imam Elahi also honored the memory of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani who shared the peacemaking vision of MLK and passed away in Tehran last week.
Text of Imam Elahi's prayer at MLK Interfaith Service!
"In Your Name O Lord of Mercy, Compassion, Light and Beauty, the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth.
Thank You for guiding us to this faith and family celebration of prayer and peace.
Thank You for showing us and every society, Your Divine desires for the direction of this world through inspiring role models such as Martin Luther King, leaving no excuse for silence, laziness or moral unconsciousness for anyone!
Forgive us for our forgetfulness, our failures and our injustice to our own souls and please continue to guide us to the road of righteousness, responsibility and remembrance.
Encourage and inspire our political leaders to help stop those bloody wars, terrorism and people's sufferings in Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Bahrain, Burma, holy lands and other troubled areas of the globe including our neighboring towns and cities.
Please help the true civil rights and human rights institutions to continue their calls and contributions to create a world, free of injustice, oppression, hypocrisy, racism, segregation, poverty and violations of basic human rights and dignity.
O Lord we turn to You, put our trust on You and ask You to provide us enough courage, commitment and confidence so we walk on the path of human heroes like Martin Luther King in building a community of peace, justice, diversity, understanding and love.
O Lord please prevent our hearts from entertaining any feeling of resentment and hatred toward Your people and help us to pray together, work together in this world and enjoy the Paradise You promised the faithful in Hereafter! Ameen!" by - Imam Elahi