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The Dream, the Despair, and the Deliverance

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Daniel Whyte III

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Praying Through the Bible #52 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Psalm 42:1-8

We are in a series of messages titled "Praying Through the Bible: A Series on Every Passage and Verse Regarding Prayer in the Bible". The purpose of this series is to encourage and motivate you to pray to the God of the Bible. We highlighted each of these over 500 verses and passages in the new Prayer Motivator Devotional Bible. So far, we have done 51 messages in this series.

This is message #52 titled "The Dream, the Despair, and the Deliverance"

Today, our nation is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington -- led by Martin Luther King, Jr., and other civil rights leaders to call for freedom, equality, and jobs for African-Americans in 1963. Even though slavery had ended, blacks still faced discrimination and economic and political repression. In the South, Jim Crow laws ensured that blacks remained second-class citizens.

At the March on Washington, Martin Luther King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Even though the ideals King talked about in his speech were not a reality at the time, they were something that many good-hearted people in our nation were committed to striving for. Their striving was not only informed by a sense of the need for justice and equality, but they were striving to move our nation in a direction closer to what God wanted it to be. Dr. Lewis Baldwin, who wrote the book, "Never to Leave Us Alone: The Prayer Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.", said that "prayer was King's secret weapon in the civil rights movement", a key to its success as people found the strength to continue despite arrests and killings.