Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Transition of Power

Inauguration Day is something wonderful that we take for granted. Yet in much of the world, a bloodless transition of power seems like a pipe dream at best. Today two men with differing views on how to solve the problems faced by our nation will participate together in an orderly turn over of executive power. For the light this long scheduled, orderly change of president shines in places of injustice, I give thanks.

The following is from the Book of Common Prayer, page 820:
O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: We commend this nation to your merciful care, that, being guided by your Providence, we may dwell secure in your peace. Grant to the President of the United States, the Governor of this State, and to all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do your will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve this people in your fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

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  • At 1/20/2009 7:56 AM, Anonymous kenny said…

    May God bless America. Amen

  • At 1/20/2009 8:53 AM, Blogger November In My Soul said…

    Today is truly an historic day in the history of our nation. I hope President Obama is up the myriad challenges facing him. I suspect, like with all great men, these troubled times will bring out the best in him.

    Like it or not he will be our president for the next four years and he really needs our prayers.

  • At 1/22/2009 2:22 PM, Blogger All Saints Episcopal Church said…


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