UPDATE: Rev. Luis Leon, Episcopal Priest at St. John's Church in Washington, DC, Will Deliver Obama's Inauguration Benediction. May he bless all of us and our nation on January 21.
Dear President Obama,
Given what we face in the coming four years, you and America deserve a great benediction at your inauguration. While the original choice came under fire and withdrew, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of Americans who are able and willing to help out in a pinch.
Below you will find a collection of prayers submitted from all kinds of Americans who wish you and our country well. The benedictions are all under 100 words so I encourage you to take a moment to look through them.
We will all be by the phone in case you want to drop us a line. I'm sure one of us can clear our calendars for the 21st.