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.

Only when we see how lost we are, we can find our way again. Only when we bury what’s dead can we experience life again. Only when we lose our religion can we be amazed by grace again.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Editor in Chief of Christianity Today and is the author of the forthcoming book Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America (Penguin Random House).