The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Robert Warren

Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church
Arlington Heights, IL

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Mark Kirk, (R-IL)
Date of Prayer: 06/19/2003

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. KIRK. Mr. Speaker, Reverend Robert Warren currently serves as the Pastor of Adults and Compassion Ministries at the Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The church has 2,200 Members.

Pastor Warren is remarkable for his service to his fellow man, his congregation and our community. Bob has been in the ministry for 30 years, helping to lead four churches, as well as teaching college.

At the Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church, he has led the enhancement of the church's participation in suburban and international churches for the needy. In addition, he leads a team that mentors unemployed men and women and led the development of the church's lay care ministry.

Pastor Warren is deeply committed to his family, his wife, Nancy, and their two children, Noel and Rob. Next week they will celebrate their 32nd anniversary.

Arlington Heights is the largest town in my district, a place where common sense Midwestern values of family and faith and freedom reign supreme. Pastor Warren embodies those values and is one of our most cherished leaders, and we are honored that he took the time to lead the House in prayer today. ;

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our gracious and loving Heavenly Father, we worship You and thank You that You have revealed Your heart to us through Your Son.

We come at the beginning of this working legislative session to ask that Your wisdom and guidance prevail.

We confess that too often we are self–seeking. Forgive us and help us to exercise authority in a way pleasing to You.

Throughout the course of this day, remind us that every aspect of life is from Your hand.

In these challenging days, help us to see all the issues of life, faith, and freedom through Your eyes. Guide each of these elected representatives to lead our nation in right paths.

We acknowledge our dependence upon You. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power, and the glory, and the majesty and splendor, for everything in heaven and on earth is Yours.

Hear our prayers. May Your blessing be upon our nation, in Jesus name, Amen.

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