A Prayer For Our Country, in Honor of President Biden’s Inauguration

“O say does that star-spangled banner yet waveO’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”(National Anthem) “When day comes we step out of the shade,aflame and unafraidThe new dawn blooms as we free itFor there is always light,if only we’re brave enough to see itIf only we’re brave enough to be it”(Excerpt from the inauguration poem written and read by Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate.) “The voice was chanting as the fog was liftingThis land was made for you and me”(This Land Is Your Land) “Sovereign of the universe…let Your blessing pour out on this land and on all officials of this country who are occupied, in good faith, with the public needs…Please, Wise One, God of the lifebreath of all flesh, waken Your spirit within all inhabitants of our land, and plant among the peoples…love and brotherhood, peace and friendship. Uproot from their hearts all…