Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Inauguration Day, 2009
for The President of the United States,
and all in Civil Authority.
O LORD, our heavenly Father, the high and mighty Ruler of the universe, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Most heartily we beseech thee, with thy favour to behold and bless thy servant THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, and all others in authority; and so replenish them with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that they may always incline to thy will, and walk in thy way. Endue them plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant them in health and prosperity long to live; and finally, after this life, to attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We would pray today for President and Mrs. Bush and their daughters, as they return now to private life after their years of service to our nation, and, as we come to the noon hour, for President and Mrs. Obama, and their daughters, as they begin a new chapter of life in the stewardship of this great office.