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Video and Transcript: Rev. Joseph Lowery's Inauguration Benediction

God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, thou who has brought us thus far along the way, thou who has by thy might led us into the light, keep us forever in the path, we pray, lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met thee, lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget thee.
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Video and Transcript: Rick Warren's Inaugural Invocation

Here's the video and the transcript of Rick Warren's prayer at the inaugural ceremony, for your reference and comment:
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20th January, 2009

On 20th January, 2009, I turned on my radio to listen to the news and heard these words from the leader of the main opposition party in Zimbabwe: "Today is probably one of the darkest d
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Obama's Inauguration Speech: Tough Love

President Obama's inaugural address might not have been one for the ages. But it certainly was the right one for the moment.
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Video: Jim Wallis in Inaugural Prayer Service at National Cathedral

Today Jim Wallis participated in the National Prayer Service to celebrate the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States.
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An Inauguration Pilgrimage: Dreams From My Mother

We waited for 30 minutes. Standing, awkward, we looked up at the board. When I arrived at Penn Station the board said train #167, enroute to Washington D.C., "25 mins late"... Five minutes later, "30 mins late." The terminal filled up, more people standing -- waiting ... and wondering if the others hovering with backpacks and napsacks and yoga mats were all waiting for the same thing.
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More About Bishop Robinson's Lost Inaugural Prayer

I am thankful that Cathleen Falsani's blog post included the text of the prayer given by Bishop Eugene Robin
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Inaugural Week Meditation: So Happy

I'm 52, and I've had a great first half-century of life (and am looking forward to the next). But this inaugural week I feel an extraordinary happiness. Younger people can understand it to a great degree, but I think many folks my age and older
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The Obama Inauguration: A Singular and Unique Event

The inauguration of President Barack Obama was a singular and unique event. I intend an emphatic redundancy. It was much much. Very very. Amazing.
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Bishop Robinson's Lost Prayer at the Inaugural Kick-off

Sunday afternoon, I sat in front of the TV with a box of tissues and watched every second of the "We Are One" concert at the Lincoln Memorial live on HBO.
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