Rick Warren

Rick Warren gave a lovely invocation. And after all who could quibble with the beginning?

Let us pray. Almighty God, our Father, everything we see and everything we can’t see exists because of you alone. It all comes from you. It all belongs to you. It all exists for your glory.

I can’t recall the Sh’ma being uttered before at an Inaguration. The full text is worth a read — very inclusive and eloquent. An excellent choice, it turned out, by the President.