Pray On MLK

Our cities are divided by streets that have chained us to inequity, created walls of division, and borders of fear that keep us apart. We’re coming together to form a nationwide, multi-ethnic human prayer chain to break the chains of injustice and usher in a new era of pursuing the dream of God. On August 8th, 2020, on a Martin Luther King Jr. street in your city, we’re inviting you to take your place side-by-side with brothers and sisters on the wall of history and stand in solidarity against racism and injustice.

Minnesota: Let’s take a stand in our communities with prayer on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvds., Drs., and Parks at the same date and time as thousands of other sites across the world.

The call for the Church to unite as One Voice, on One Day to pray for, One Dream for the glory of One King (Jesus!).

‘Pray on MLK’ is a two hour, nationwide prayer and worship event on Saturday, August 8 from 6:01-8:01 pm.

M.A.R.C.H. serving as the Minnesota State Director. There are six locations hosted by various Christian ministries and churches in partnership with Civil Righteousness.

Each of the locations has a separate Facebook event. Please decide which location you intend to join. 

  • (1) Minnesota State Capitol  75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard St Paul, MN 55101 
  • (2) Martin Luther King Recreation Center 271 Mackubin St St Paul, MN 55102 
  • (3) Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park 4055 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409 
  • (4) Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park 1738 E Center ST Rochester, MN 55904 
  • (5) U of M Morris Campus Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Morris, MN 56267 [at intersection of Avenida De Cesar Chavez] 
  • (6) 101 Martin Luther King Jr Dr. Mankato, MN 56001 

Click for Facebook events:

At 6:01
pm we will enter into the lament of many generations with one hour of silent prayer. In April of 1968, at 6:01pm, a shot was fired which took the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

At 7:01 pm we will raise our voices in prayer and hopeful proclamation.The leaders of this gathering state: “We believe that the Church has the solution to the racial tension in the U.S. and across the globe. 

To put feet to our faith, we are forming multi-cultural human prayer chains across the world. Imagine a day where over a thousand separate groups across the world unite with one voice, one prayer request, before one King.  We believe the reverberations of this unified moment of supplication and worship will be felt for years to come.”

Jonathan Tremain Thomas (JT) of Civil Righteousness cast a powerful vision for “Pray on MLK”:  “We believe this ‘praytest’ is a stand before heaven and a demonstration before the culture of something that the world has never seen before, but that Jesus prayed in John 17 the world must see.  He declared that this will “fashion a biblical response in a pursuit of justice within the racial tensions in America, that’s rooted in biblical hope…I believe the dream that God gave Dr. King that gripped the hearts of many generations was not a human dream, but the articulation of an eternal reality of what we see around the throne of God.  And we still believe God dreams that dream for our nation and the nation.”

Thank you for your interest in the 8/8/2020 event taking place throughout the Country at streets and parks named after Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Action Steps:

  • Encourage & Invite others to join you.
  • Bring your own water bottles, and chairs. Bring white tape and markers to create labels for you and your family members with one of these words: Justice, Unity, Healing, Peace, Hope, Love, Equity, Righteousness, Reconciliation. (The tape is optional to be worn over your mouth, or as a name badge, or not at all.)
  • Arrive by 5:45 to align 6’ apart per individual or households. Please bring masks to wear when unable to observe physical distancing guidelines. Prayer and Proclamation points will be emailed prior to the event and made available via website to limit paper handling.
  • Sign up below as a Participant, volunteer, Musician/Worshiper,  This is needed so that we are assured each site is covered, and who will be serving in what capacity. We will send the complete list to the National organizers: Pray on MLK is a project by Civil Righteousness, a 501c3 based in Ferguson, Missouri, dedicated to racial reconciliation and restorative justice through spiritual, cultural, and economic renewal. Learn more at

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