The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, will deliver the sermon during the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday.
Warnock received an invitation last week from Washington to preach at the annual gathering of religious, government and business leaders. It’s held each year during the Easter season.
Ebenezer released part of his planned sermon:
“When the great Jewish cleric, Abraham Joshua Heschel, marched with Dr. King he said he felt like his feet were praying. This is a prayer breakfast. And I do believe in the power of prayer. But what we need when we leave this place are some praying feet. In this moment in our nation, when naked bigotry pushes its agenda in public policy and raises its voice in the public square, unashamed and unabashed, we need some hands and feet, heads and hearts praying and working together. And together, we can rise up and fly!”
The breakfast begins at 9:55 a.m. at the White House.