The following prayer is adapted from that which was said by the Chaplain of the House of Commons from 1661 until 1997. It is relevant to the transition of power in all branches of the federal government which we will see in the coming year.

Almighty God, by whom all Presidents govern, and Senators, Congressmen and Judges decree justice; and from whom alone comes all counsel, wisdom and understanding: We your unworthy servants, do most humbly pray that you will send down your heavenly wisdom from above, to direct and guide them in all their consultations; And grant that, having your fear always before our eyes, and laying aside all private interests, prejudices, and partial affections, the result of their counsels, may be the glory of your blessed name, the maintenance of true religion and justice, the safety, honor and happiness of all citizens, the public welfare, peace and tranquility of the nation, and the uniting and knitting together of the hearts of all persons and estates within the same, in true Christian love and charity towards one another, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.