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Obama’s Inauguration by jennynotjen
January 20, 2009, 1:23 pm
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Today, instead of lecturing us, my professor decided to stream the live coverage of the inauguration ceremony on CNN.  I was really moved – not only by the monumental nature of this historical occasion, but also by Obama’s speech, and Rick Warren’s prayer.

Rick Warren is the pastor of Saddleback Church (in LA, I think), and has recently come under a lot of criticism during the Proposition 8 debates.  He recently recanted his comments and explained his position on gay marriage a little more clearly.  Obviously, as a Christian, trying to explain your personal opinions will always come under fire from our secular society. 

But I really think his prayer encapsulates what the USA should look to for guidance – God’s strength, wisdom, forgiveness, and blessing to make the best decisions for their people, and ultimately, for the global community.  At the end of his prayer, he recited the Lord’s Prayer, and I really liked that, because it shows that we need to follow how God taught us how to pray – not our own will, but His will be done.

What are your thoughts?

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