I pray Thee, O almighty and eternal God, who through Jesus Christ has revealed
Thy glory to all nations, to preserve the works of Thy mercy; that Thy Church,
being spread through the whole world, may continue, with unchanging faith, in
the confession of Thy name.
I pray Thee, O God of might, wisdom, and justice, through whom authority is rightly
administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist, with Thy Holy Spirit of
counsel and fortitude, the President of these United States, that his administration may
be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently useful to the Thy people over whom he presides,
by encouraging due repect for virtue and religion; by a faithful execution of the laws in
justice and mercy; and by restraining vice and immorality. Let the light of Thy divine
wisdom direct the deliberatons of the Congress, and shine forth in all the proceedings and
laws framed for our rule and government; so that they may tend to the preservation of peace,
the promotion of national happiness, the increase of industry, sobriety, and useful knowledge,
and may perpetuate to us the blessings of equal liberty.
I pray for his Excellency the Governor of this State, for the members of the Assembly, for
all judges, magistrates, and other officers who are appointed to guard our political welfare;
that they may be enabled, by Thy powerful protection, to discharge the duties of their
respective stations with honesty and ability.
I recommend likewise to Thy unbounded mercy all our brethren and fellow-citizens,
throughout the United States, that they may be blessed in the knowledge, and sanctified
in the observance of Thy most holy law; that they may be preserved in union and in that
peace which the world cannot give; and, after enoying the blessings of this life, be admitted
to those which are eternal. Amen.