Peanut Gallery: The Inauguration of Donald J Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America is only 1 day away. Please pray for courage and commitment.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has provided five excerpts from the Inaugural Prayers of Billy Graham and Franklin Graham. The last of these five excerpts is provided here as an example of how you can pray – today – for courage and commitment.
For courage and commitment:
Our Father and our God, we thank You today for the privilege of coming into Your presence on this historic and solemn occasion.
We thank You for Your gracious hand which has preserved us as a nation. We praise You for the peaceful continuity of government that this Inauguration represents.
We recall that the Bible says, “Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it” (Psalm 127: 1, KJV). You also said that to whom much has been given, much shall be required.
We look gratefully to the past, and thank You that from the very foundations of America You granted our forefathers courage and wisdom, as they trusted in You. So we ask today that You would inspire us by their example; where there has been failure, forgive us; where there has been progress, confirm; where there has been success, give us humility; and teach us to follow Your instructions more closely as we enter the next century.
Give to all those to whom You have entrusted leadership today a desire to seek Your will and to do it.
—Billy Graham, 1997 inaugural invocation