Obama’s Inaugural Prayer Asked For Blessings From Unknown Entity

If President Obama’s goal with the inaugural prayers was to marginalize and offend devout, conservative Christians and orthodox Jews, it would be fair to say: mission accomplished....

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If President Obama’s goal with the inaugural prayers was to marginalize and offend devout, conservative Christians and orthodox Jews, it would be fair to say: mission accomplished.

The choice of Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, departed from historical protocol. She was the first female and first non-clergy member to lead an inaugural prayer. She did so in the wake of Pastor Louie Giglio’s unceremonious removal from the dais after the discovery he had preached a sermon 20 years ago expositing the Bible’s position on homosexuality.


While it’s understandable that Evers-Williams would feel the need to temper her prayers, lest the current administration banish her from future public speaking engagements, her words represent a stunning departure from historical inaugural prayers and from anything resembling a Christian, Jewish, or even a generic Judeo-Christian prayer.

Evers-Williams, when asked to describe her religious affiliation by Religion News Service, said,

I have been Baptist, I have been Methodist, I have been Presbyterian. I have attended all of those churches depending on where I have lived in my life.

The answer seems rather dodgy, but nothing out of the ordinary, so when her “prayer” began as something of an announcement, we waited for the “prayer” part to begin:

America, we are here, our nation’s Capitol on this January the 21st 2013, the inauguration of our 45th [editor’s note, should be 44th] president Barack Obama.

And we waited some more…

We come at this time to ask blessings upon our leaders, the president, vice president, members of Congress, all elected and appointed officials of the United States of America. We are here to ask blessings upon our armed forces, blessings upon all who contribute to the essence of the American spirit, the American dream. The opportunity to become whatever our mankind, womankind, allows us to be. This is the promise of America.

Was this a prayer or a speech? If it was a prayer, note that Mrs. Evers-Williams addressed it simply to “America,” imploring “America” to bestow blessings upon our leaders and our country. source – PJMedia

Editor’s Note: In all fairness she closed her prayer with “and in the Jesus name”, which was funny because she never addressed her prayer to Him, or the God the Father. But she did keep talking about “some kind of spirit”.



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January 23, 2013 9:23 pm

America’s blessing, only our God , can bless us? Sad situation! God needs to be brought back into our land!

January 24, 2013 9:15 pm

God is in our minds — some say heart. Either way life is in you. Jesus said as you think so are you. So if you have God in you, which you do to be life, then God is in and around you at all times.

January 25, 2013 8:56 pm

“Jesus said as you think so are you”

Huh? That’s self-empowerment based on a distorted verse from Proverbs, please have a look at the context:

“Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats; For AS HE THINKETH IN HIS HEART, SO IS HE: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.”

The sentence is not that nice in its context, is it? Furthermore, God in you and around… Read more »

January 23, 2013 9:29 pm

Folks we are in the days prophesied as the end. Be full of joy as we have already overcome satan because of our salvation in Jesus. Please talk to your neighbors, friends and co workers about Jesus and be ready to pray with them.

We will meet with our Lord soon.

January 24, 2013 4:27 pm

Well said Matt and God Bless!!! Frank

January 23, 2013 9:33 pm

It seems they are all wraped up in becoming communist thats all they want and think about.. I dont understand why they hate America.. its the only place they are safe or were safe.. with Obama who know when all hell will break out…. hes evil and a fake..

January 23, 2013 9:34 pm

Her new haircut maked her look old as its not a haircut for 50 years old women…

January 23, 2013 9:45 pm

She just invoked ancestors prayers and called for their guidance. Please spare me.

January 23, 2013 9:45 pm

She called on all who are holy and right…. What a new age prayer!

January 24, 2013 4:45 pm

Yes Michelle you caught that as well. Sometime very evil is going on. God is in providence and all must happen. People will get away with their evil agenda for a little while longer and than…… Woe!!! to them. We must rejoice and be happy!!! I am so excited, for we are about to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for all eternity. No one will be able to hide their agenda for very much longer. Michelle we have been put or born by Gods choice (Grace) in the time of the end of the age. We who… Read more »

January 23, 2013 10:08 pm

Go to time stamp 3:13 on the video. She said one nation (omitted UNDER GOD) then continued the verse.

January 24, 2013 4:52 pm

Yes Ruby, my wife and I caught that. I was watching I believe the Bells of St Mary’s a couple of days ago. The one with Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman from about 1950’s and was so shocked that, today’s editors removed Under God in the part where the orphans are saying the pledge of alliance. Such evil will not be here much longer. Blessings, Frank

January 23, 2013 10:14 pm

We live in the day where good is called evil, and evil is called good. We live in the day where the truth is called a lie and the lie is called the truth.

Jesus return can NOT be far off!!! Praise The Lord !!!!

January 24, 2013 4:01 am

I use that expression all the time too! Wrong is right…right is wrong. My daughter showed me some advertising to attract tourist to Las Vegas. It said “Vegas welcomes everyone…even straight people” the picture depicts gays and lesbians at a poolside…barely dressed in compromising positions with a straight couple standing amoungst them looking like they are dressed for church. The add is to mock and belittle straight people. Who thought our children would ever see this???

January 24, 2013 5:00 pm

Allan you and every TRUE Christian are seeing it that way because God the Holy Spirit has given us the eyes to see and the ears to hear. It’s called the Blessed Hope Titus 2:13 and 1 Chorith 15:51, Matt 24 and many more. Be excited about whats about to happen. I am so excited and have such peace. Thank Dear Lord My God…Father, Son and Holy Spirit!!! I am all giddy inside as I await that call: Come Up Hither. Blessings, Frank

January 24, 2013 5:06 pm

Agreed!!! Very well said!!!

Jesus is lord
January 23, 2013 10:14 pm

The devil brought me illness but my prayers were answered and now I am healed. Thank you Jesus!

That N in our WHITE house stoled another election! Don’t be fooled by that devil. He is taking away all our god granted weapons so that he can make us all submit to him as his true black satan self.

That devil attacked me after I shot my TV beggin vibratin with sin. He came through the dust and attacked me!!!!. GOD as my witness and also my grandson witness. For two months I was near death but prayer and my promise to… Read more »

January 24, 2013 12:34 am

THis is the most racist post I have ever seen on NTEB. THe “N” in the WHITE house…really????? Is this a Christian blog? We have a swearing pastor and a racist rant. End TImes or what! I dont like obama and do believe he is evil. HOWEVER, his race has nothing to do with it. I have commented to a person on here whose name is Cliche. She claimed we are racist and I defended us. I stand corrected.

January 26, 2013 12:22 am

There is absolutely no need for such ignorant talk. We are all ONE BLOOD and ONE RACE. The POTUS has plenty enough wrong with him that we don’t have to lower ourselves to bring up his race or color of his skin in order to criticize him.


Praying for your heart to be healed.

January 30, 2013 7:05 am

You are right we are all ONE BLOOD and ONE RACE and with that we all have plenty enough wrong so we are all the same.

January 24, 2013 12:47 am

I find it really unlikely the devil would want to have anything to do with an insignificant old inbred hick like you. What would the devil be getting accomplished by attacking you? If anything I think he likes you for being a racist moron who helps promote the hatred that people in this world unfortunately still have for one another. Read your bible a little more carefully next time.

January 24, 2013 4:33 am

Very sad post. I’m sorry for you.

January 24, 2013 9:20 pm

It is not a sad comment from Lillian. Its truth. Most of the posts about Obama on this blog have been racist and most persons who do so profess to be Christians

January 24, 2013 5:36 am

Yes, the devil will use you–no matter how much sin you already carry. He will use the President too–and keep using so you never get on your knees. Because the one fear Satan has is not that you’ll do a witchhunt–you can’t be successful to find all his disciples–not that you’ll drive O from the white house–he’s got that covered too. The one fear he has is that you will pray to God and Christ and the Holy Spirit to rise up against satan’s degenerates, and save your soul forever. Pray ! It’s your best… Read more »

January 24, 2013 5:11 pm

Yes pray rkoen, that God’s will be done. All true christian’s know that Jesus defeated the Grave and Death and we should have no Fear about anything. God is in full control and NOTHING will change that. The devil is allowed to do what he is allowed to do, only by Gods providence. Everything works for the good of Gods purpose and plan. The evil in this world has reached, I believe the highest its ever been in creation. We don’t have long to wait, So be excited and happy, great and wonderful things are coming very very soon.… Read more »

January 24, 2013 9:27 pm

We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God. That means we all have Satan and God in us — if you want to use those words. I use the words of good and evil — in between we have choice. We choose which path — of these opposites of the same pole — we want to travel. God has given us free will. You are no more perfect than Obama. You are both the same but different. We are all perfectly created by the divine.

January 24, 2013 7:16 am

Troll alert.

January 24, 2013 5:19 pm

This has nothing to do with race!!!!

Obama stands for nothing of what Martin Luther King Said:

“I am very much afraid that the schools will prove to be the great gates to hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the scriptures, engraving them on the hearts of the youth. I advise no one to place their child where scriptures do not rein paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the word of God must become corrupt.” ~ Martin Luther

Obama stands for nothing of what Martin Luther stood for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It has… Read more »

January 24, 2013 9:07 pm

Obama is in the White House because of MLK’s sacrifice. So get with it. He is our President.

January 24, 2013 9:17 pm

Jim Crow is over. It is illegal to use the N word. If he stole the elections, what’s new? Didn’t Bush do the same in the same state in 2000?


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