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Sojourner Truth: "Do For Me God"

Sojourner Truth

Oh, God, you know I have no money, but you can make the

people do for me, and you must make the people do for me. I will

never give you peace till you do, God.

The indefatigable Sojourner Truth, the former slave who became outspoken in her defense of human dignity, often spoke to God in a no-nonsense way. She believed that if she was to do God’s work on earth, Divine Providence should be with her each step of the way.

Copyright © 2008 by James P. Moore Jr. From the book THE TREASURY OF AMERICAN PRAYER by JAMES P. MOORE JR., published by Doubleday, an imprint of The Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. Reprinted with permission.

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