This treasured collection contains some of the most stirring and eloquent prayers ever written by African-Americans. Whether in times of strife or celebration, Say Amen! will speak to all who seek special words for their everyday lives.Featured here are the prayers and praises of such great historical figures as Frederick Douglass, Jupiter Hammon, and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as such contemporary leaders as Jesse Jackson, Maya Angelou, and Marian Wright Edelman. Classic prayers like "Ere Sleep Comes Down to Soothe the Weary Eyes," and "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" appear alongside such modern devotions as "Grace at Mealtime," "Peace in the Community," and "A Prayer for a Kwanzaa Celebration."The more than 300 prayers included here are grouped into topics such as welcoming God into your life, fighting loneliness, thanks for friends and family, confronting racial oppression, and living with illness. The handsomely designed volume also includes prayers for special occasions, such as marriages, baptisms, birthdays, and family reunions. Passionate and eloquent, Say Amen! is an essential and affirming resource for the ages.