Myrlie Evers-Williams Delivers Inaugural Prayer

Evers is former head of the NAACP and wife of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
5:56 | 01/21/13

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America. We are here. -- nation's capital. On this stage January the 21. -- to thirteen. The inauguration. Of -- Florida fifth president Barack Obama. We come up at this time. To ask who blossoms upon our leaders. The precedent. Vice president. Members of congress. All elected and appointed officials. Of the United States. Of America. We are here to ask blessings. Upon all all the forces. Blessings upon all. Who contributed to the essence. Of the American spirit. The American dream. That opportunity to Tacoma -- -- all mankind and woman kind of allows us to be. This. Is the promise of America. As we sing the words -- believe. This is my country. Not hostile act upon the meaning that every one -- is included. Maybe inherent dignity. And -- valuable rights of every woman man. Boy and girl we'll be on the may all your people. Especially of the least of these flourish. And I'll blessed nation. 150 years after the emancipation. Proclamation. And fifty years after the march on Washington. We celebrate the spirit of our ancestors. Which has allowed us to move on from a nation. Of humble and hopes. And the history. -- dis enfranchise. Votes to the dazed expression. On a more perfect union. Rebounds. To almighty. That to pour out I'll paths. Seem blanketed the -- -- of oppression. And Ruble might hangings of despair. We asked before your guidance. Toward the light. Of deliverance. And -- that the vision of those who came before us. And dreamed of this today that we recognize that their visions. Still inspire us. They a great column witnesses. I'm seeing -- by the neck and eyes. But all around us thankful. That their living was not in -- For every mountain. You gave us the sprint supplying -- Your grace. Is pleaded to to continue that Kleinman. -- America. And to the world. We now stand beneath the shadow of the nation's capital -- golden dome reflects the unity and democracy. One nation. Indivisible. With liberty. And justice. For all. Approximately four miles. From where we are a symbol. The -- the remains of men and women. -- in Arlington cemetery. Today who believed. Fought. And died of this country. -- their spirit infused. Being. To work together with the respect it enabling us to continue to build this nation. And in so doing that we send a message to the world that we -- stroll. -- -- -- -- And ever vigilant and -- pursuit of freedom. We ask. That Hugh -- now president. The will to act courageously. But cautiously. When confronted with -- danger and to act prudently. But deliberately. When challenged by adversity. Please continue to bless those efforts. To lead by example. In consideration and favour of the diversity. Of old people. The last. -- families. All across this nation. We thank you for this opportunity -- prior. To strengthen the house. For the journey through the days. That lie ahead. We invoke the Pryor was allowed grandmothers. Who taught us to -- God doesn't. Make me a blessings. The best spirit guide us. As we claim. The spirit. Of -- whole -- there. There's something -- in me. That holds the reins. There's something new isn't any need that vanishes paying -- There's something missing in me. I cannot explain. -- all I know America. There is. Something with end. There is. Something. With again. In Jesus name in the name of all for all hallway and right. We pray. On men and.

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