Apparently, HBO did not include the invocation offered by the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson, Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, in its coverage of the pre-inagural festivities. I don’t know why HBO did not include Bishop Robinson’s prayer, but he is the first openly Gay bishop in the Anglican communion, which makes me suspect that HBO–or perhaps the Obama camp–was feeling a little uncomfortable with his voice.
Regardless, this is a powerful prayer that is worthy of being heard. Thanks to Christianity Today via the Huffington Post for making this video available.