Brian Baker gives us this prayer from the servce leaflet for the prayer service at the National Cathedral.  It was given as the closing prayer for the inaugural events by The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church:

On this radiant day we give thanks to you, O God, for the freedom to gather united in prayer.  Strengthen and sustain Barack, our President, that in the days to come he may lead your people with confidence and compassion.  Grant patience and perseverance to the people of this Nation.  With malice toward none, with charity for all, may we strive to finish the work you have given us to do that we may achieve a just and lasting peace.  In this time of new beginnings, new ventures, and new visions, light in us the fire of justice, and the passion for forgiveness.  Give us the strength to hold fast to what is good that we may go forth renewed and committed to make hope a reality.  Amen.

Drawn in part from Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address on March 4, 1865

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