The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Scott Eynon

Community Christian Church
Tamarac, FL

Sponsor: Rep. Allen West, (R-FL)
Date of Prayer: 10/26/2011

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. Speaker, former Secretary
of State William Henry Seward
said this: ‘‘I do not believe human society,
including not merely a few persons
in any State, but whole masses of men,
ever have attained or ever can attain a
high state of intelligence, virtue, security,
liberty, or happiness without the
Holy Scriptures; even the whole hope
of human progress is suspended on the
ever–growing influence of the Bible.’’
Today I’d like to recognize my pastor,
Pastor Scott Eynon, and Community
Christian Church for the service
that they give to the community of
south Florida and for their missionary
work in Haiti as well as in Africa.;

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father, it is our prayer that You will grant us wisdom today and that You will bless the Members of Congress as they lead our Nation during these challenging times.

Father, we are amazed by Your grace, awed by Your resplendent creation, captivated by Your love, and dependent upon Your guidance for every day. We do not take these blessings for granted. We thank You for them.

We also thank You for the problems that come our way, for they make us even more dependent upon You for Your guidance and for Your strength.

Father, Your Word tells us that righteousness exalts a nation. So help us to be great by striving to be good. May our Representatives exemplify principle–centered leadership.

Father, we ask that You would bless the men and women who serve in our military. We ask that You would bless those who serve here in Congress. We ask that You bless this great land that we call home. In Jesus' name I pray.

Amen.

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