A Prayer for Inauguration Day
On this inauguration day, we pray for a day
when hope abounds in all our people
when no one is viewed as suspect because of the color of his skin or the covering of her hair
when everyone is able to make a living wage
when there is healthcare for all
when all children have full access to quality education
when art and music and theater are valued and viewed as vital to our lives
when women are given control over their own bodies, and all children are cherished and nourished
when love is always celebrated and never discriminated
when no one is lost to gun violence on the streets
We pray that we might find common ground in common causes.
We pray for ways to come together in a country that seems torn apart.
Light of the World, light our way. And may Your light shine through us, illuminating the path for others.