Reverend Austin DeLoach, Jr.
Southside Baptist Church
Date of Prayer: 09/22/2004
One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
Heavenly Father, I come to You thankful for this great country You have blessed us to live in. Please keep us ever mindful that freedom only comes with a price and cannot be sustained without responsibility. Give our nation wisdom to understand that liberty must be protected in part by laws that are grounded in Your truth. I come humbly before You today asking to give this body, the Congress of the United States, wisdom and guidance as they fulfill their call to serve others through public office. According to Your Word as written in Romans 13:1, You, Lord, have ordained government and chosen to work through those who serve. So I lift up every man and woman at this Congress to You. Bless their families and the people they represent, that these United States may serve Your purpose in this world, as the book of Ester says, "for such a time as this." I thank You for hearing this prayer and ask it in Jesus' Name.
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