The prayer service at the National Cathedral Wednesday morning was a very sober and interfaith as expected as President Obama prepared to launch into his first full day as president. I guess first full day depends on the efficacy of the first oath or second.
Andy Stanley, founding pastor of North Point Community Church in Georgia, was the only religious leader to invoke Jesus' name, as the rest of the service was very interfaith oriented. Here is Stanley's prayer:
Gracious God, whose glory is in all the world:We commend this nation to your merciful care that, being guided by your Providence, we may dwell secure in your peace.Grant to Barack Obama, President of the United States,and to all in authority, your grace and good will.Bless them with your heavenly gifts.Give them wisdom and strength to know and do your will.Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness,and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve the people of this land in honor of you;through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen. ...1