Washington National Cathedral, A Spiritual Home for the Nation. Inagural Prayer Service, January 21, 2009.

National Prayer Service

The newly-inaugurated President and Vice President of the United States joined with dignitaries and Americans of diverse faiths to celebrate the inauguration through prayer, readings, and musical performances. Reverend Dr. Sharon Watkins was the first woman to deliver the sermon at this traditional Inaugural event.

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• Follow the service leaflet (program) »
• Read the sermon text »
• Listen to or download an MP3 of the sermon »
• Watch the on-demand sermon by the Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins »
• Watch the on-demand solo by Dr. Phipps »
• View the service photo gallery and obtain printable photographs
• Read Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd’s Remarks of Welcome »
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