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Detroit pastor pushes for unity in inaugural speech

Washington — Bishop Wayne T. Jackson of Detroit gave the closing prayer of Friday’s inauguration at the U.S. Capitol, urging the nation to mend its divisions and unite.

“We were all created by you with one blood, all nations to dwell upon this land together,” said Jackson, pastor of Great Faith Ministries International church on Grand River.

“We are not enemies. We are brothers and sisters. We’re not adversaries, but we’re allies. We’re not foes, but we’re friends. Let us be healed by the power of your love and united by the bond of your spirit.”

Under a light drizzle, Jackson delivered the third and final benediction of the ceremony, asking God to bless the 45th president, Donald Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence.

He asked God to give them the “wisdom of Solomon, the vision of Joseph and the meekness of Christ: Solomon, who kept peace among many nations. Joseph, who dreamed better for the people. And Christ, who accepted us all.”

Jackson spoke to The Detroit News after he went back inside the Capitol to warm up and reunite with his wife, Beverly.

He said it was an honor to stand among the president…[READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/20/detroit-pastor-unity/96847506/ ]