Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Spirit Of Truth

A bust honoring Sojourner Truth -- former slave, abolitionist, and women's rights advocate -- was unveiled on Capitol Hill today. Episcopalians remember her each July 20, when they say this prayer for her and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Amelia Bloomer, and Harriet Ross Tubman:
O God, whose Spirit guides us into all truth and makes us free: Strengthen and sustain us as you did your servants Elizabeth, Amelia, Sojourner, and Harriet. Give us vision and courage to stand against oppression and injustice and all that works against the glorious liberty to which you call all your children; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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