On this inauguration day, let us say a prayer for our former
President and his First Lady as they transition to private life, and a prayer for
our new President and his First Lady, and all in civil authority.
19. For the President of the United States and all in
Civil Authority, from The Book of Common Prayer, page 820.
O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: We commend
this nation to your merciful care, that, being guided by your Providence, we may
dwell secure in your peace. Grant to the President of the United States, the
Governor of this State, and to all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do your will. Fill them with
the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever mindful of their
calling to serve this people in your fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who
lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.