The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Tim Alexander

Smith Springs Church of Christ
Nashville, TN

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Lincoln Davis, (D-TN)
Date of Prayer: 05/06/2010

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. COOPER. Mr. Speaker, we are honored to have here today Minister Tim Alexander from Nashville, Tennessee, to offer a prayer for Nashville and for this House.

Minister Alexander is a remarkable man. He and his wife, Polly, have been married for 26 years. They have two wonderful children: Abby and Ethan. Mr. Alexander has administered the flock at Smith Springs Church of Christ now since 1999 and has been a preacher of the gospel since 1984. He does much good work outside the church for victims of child sexual abuse and for victims of crime in general, so we are deeply honored to have Tim Alexander with us today.

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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O, God, hear the weary prayers of my beloved Nashville. The floods have moved houses off their foundations. O, God, be the foundation of our hope to rebuild; comfort and sustain us. As the waters recede, let our energies rise as we work together.

O, God, from this place, a young man, Bradley, 21 just yesterday, from our church, was sent to war. Today, in his country's service, Bradley moves in harm's way. Give him courage. Grant his leaders wisdom. Bring him home safe and whole. O, God, bless his parents, Angie and David. Bless his grandparents, Gerald and Lynne and Bettye. Grant them a measure of peace even as he is in danger.

As words have weight, even much more do the names of our sons and daughters have precious worth. Many sons and daughters who bear our names have been sent from this place. You know their names, O, God, and ours. Grant all who command them to be aware of them and of their families and of their names. Grant that leadership is ever tender to people with names.

This I pray in the name of Your Son, Jesus.

Amen.

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