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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Rick Warren's prayer for the president
Southern Baptist-affiliated pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life and pastor of Saddleback Church in California, gave the invocation at President Barack Obama's inauguration. I thought he gave a wonderful prayer that called for compassion and unity, but he also prayed "in the name of the one who changed my life," Jesus, whose name he gave in Hebrew, Arabic and English. Read the full text of the prayer here.