Though we voted otherwise, Johnny and I are praying for President Obama as we believe it is right to do. Our ideal presidential candidate is a long time coming, so we pray for that, too.
As I sit here watching the inauguration, I pray words from the The Book of Common Prayer that my husband posted on his facebook:
"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 Barack, our President, our Senate and Representatives in Congress assembled, 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."
On a different note, I liked the inclusion of a poet in the inauguration ceremony. And I was impressed with President Obama's musical choices: Aretha Franklin and Yo-Yo Ma & Co.. Soulful, and beautiful. As Kierstin pointed out, Aretha's hat was pretty awesome.