Prayer for Inauguration Day

January 19, 2017

Almighty and Sovereign God:

As our nation undergoes this presidential transition, we pray: “Thy Kingdom Come.”

May your Holy Spirit instill our president of righteousness and the values and principles of your kingdom to exercise the sacred trust of administering the nation.

Give our new president, his administration, and Congress the ability to honor you by doing what is right, fair, and just for all citizens, especially the poor, hungry, and marginalized.

We ask that all the people in our nation, irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, or religious faith be treated with dignity.

We pray for the wholeness, health, integrity, soundness, welfare, security, prosperity, harmony, and justice of all the citizens of our nation.

Help our nation develop a foreign policy that fosters peace, justice, equality, and freedoms that can advance the development, rights, and privileges of our global neighbors.

Move our nation to provide international leadership in the good stewardship of all the natural resources that you have entrusted to humankind.

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.”

We ask that all the people in our nation, irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, or religious faith be treated with dignity.

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