Crowds wait for the start of the presidential inauguration. (John Moore / Getty Images)
Prayer is an important part of this Inauguration Day. People who gathered in Washington over the weekend sometimes broke into spontaneous prayer.
Then there are massive inaugural prayer breakfasts Monday and Tuesday that have been in the planning for months.
Some of these prayer warriors are critics of the president's policies, but still they intercede for him.
"Today the Body of Christ unfortunately spends more time criticizing than they do on their knees actually, sincerely and genuinely praying for our leaders. So that's where we need to come as a people of faith." Merrie Turner, a prayer breakfast hostess, told CBN News.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will take part in a huge prayer service Tuesday morning at the National Cathedral, the place some have called "America's spiritual home."
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SOURCE: CBN News