Monday, January 19, 2009

Inaugural Prayer

On the eve of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, let us pray for him, for his administration, and for our country. Let us pray that God will guide him in all his decisions. May his election usher in a new era of racial healing in our land. May President Obama's compassion for the poor and the oppressed also come to extend to the unborn.

President Obama is often compared to President Kennedy. May President Obama take up the call at the end of President Kennedy's 1961 inaugural address and make it his own:

Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own.

No comments: