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Myrlie Evers gives inaugural invocation

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Evers-Williams prayed that the nation and those living in it will move forward with equal rights in mind. Evers-Williams prayed that the nation and those living in it will move forward with equal rights in mind.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Accepting President Barack Obama's invitation to lead the Invocation at the 57th Presidential Inauguration, Myrlie Evers-Williams made every moment count, praying for the men and women who have served our country, past and present.

"May their spirit infuse our being, to work together with respect, enabling us to continue to build this nation, and in doing so we send a message to the world that we are strong, fierce in our strength," she told the crowd gathered in Washington, D.C.

Myrlie Evers married Medgar Evers in 1951, 12 years before he was killed in the driveway of their Jackson home. Medgar Evers had fought for equality for minorities, and since his death, Myrlie has fought to continue his legacy.

In that spirit, she prayed that the nation and those living in it will move forward with equal rights in mind. She also prayed for the president's next four years.

"We ask that you grant our President the will to act courageously but cautiously when confronted with danger, and to act deliberately when challenged by adversity," she prayed.

Evers-Williams will be 80-years-old in March.

On Sunday, she visited the Arlington National Cemetery for a service at her late husband's grave site. 

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