Inauguration Day in a Time of Crisis: How to Pray

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Today I have an article at The Gospel Coalition addressing how Christians should pray during the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States.

This inauguration will be quite different from any previous ones. Some of those differences are expected—a series of “firsts.” We’ve never seen a woman, elected on a national ticket, sworn into executive office. We’ve never seen an African American or Asian American sworn in as vice president. We’ve never seen a man as old as Joe Biden sworn in as president. And we’ve only seen one other Roman Catholic take that oath. But we knew that all of these pioneering achievements would happen one day. It’s other aspects of Inauguration Day that remind us just how hard these times are.

We should pray for President Biden and Vice President Harris just as we should pray for any leader of our country—that they would have the wisdom of humility, a sense of justice, and a mind for peace.

You can read the entire article here.

We live in a fearful and cowardly time. The crisis we face is not a crisis of clarity but a crisis of courage.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project.