Inauguration of Joe Biden
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States will mark the commencement of the four-year term of Joe Biden as president and Kamala Harris as vice president.
"America United" is the official theme for the Inauguration Day events as Kamala Harris and Joe Biden prepare to take the oath of office, and various events and shows take place throughout the day. Presidential Inaugural Committee Chief Executive Officer Tony Allen said in a statement, “This inauguration marks a new chapter for the American people — one of healing, of unifying, of coming together, of an America united.”
Traditionally a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court typically administers the oath of office. That oath, which has been in use since 1884 reads:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm)
that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States
against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;
that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation
or purpose of evasion;
and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office
on which I am about to enter: So help me God."
As a Nation we pray for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. We pray for wisdom, discernment, leadership, integrity, humility, vision, unity, justice, equity, respect and safety as they begin their 4-year term leading the nation. We pray for peace in our country, our cities and our homes.
Peace Prayer of Saint Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.