Thursday, January 22, 2009

Inauguration surrounded by prayer - ELO

Episcopal Life Online - NEWS: "Four days of ceremonies and prayers for President Barack Obama's inauguration came to a close January 21 with the traditional National Prayer Service at the Episcopal Washington National Cathedral.
President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden attended the invitation-only service along with members of his administration, Congress, and the diplomatic corps; faith leaders and other invited guests, nearly 3,200 in all.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori asked God during the service's closing prayer 'strengthen and sustain Barack, our President, that in the days to come he may lead your people with confidence and compassion."


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