The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Robert G. Hobson

Sun City, AZ

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Bob Stump, (R-AZ)
Date of Prayer: 10/03/2002

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. HAYWORTH. Mr. Speaker, it is my great and good fortune on behalf of the dean of our Arizona delegation, BOB STUMP, chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services and the Member from the Third Congressional District of Arizona, to welcome his constituent and our guest chaplain, Robert G. Hobson , to the floor of the United States House of Representatives today.

Reverend Hobson has served in the capacity of pastor, Bible teacher and evangelist; and he has spoken throughout our great Nation, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Japan, and the Philippines, ministering in countless churches, Bible colleges, youth conventions, and seminars.

Mr. Speaker, for the past 40 years, Reverend Hobson has been the international field representative for the Capernwray Missionary Fellowship of Torchbearers, whose headquarters are located near Lancaster, England. We are pleased that he brings his unique perspective on the good news to the floor of the House of Representatives today.

Mr. Speaker, I know that you and our colleagues join us in thanking our guest chaplain, Robert G. Hobson , his lovely wife, family and friends who join us on this great occasion. Thanks again to our guest chaplain, Reverend Robert Hobson , of Sun City, Arizona.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our Father, as we pause in Your presence, we acknowledge You as our God. We are grateful for every Member of this United States House of Representatives.

We pray for every Representative as they seek to determine Your will and direction for this great Nation. Our Father, we commit each one to You in anticipation that You will be pleased to demonstrate Your will in and through each person and in every decision reached.

To this end, our Father, we entrust to You every person in this great body in anticipation of Your blessing and wisdom. May each be keenly aware that with regard to Your wisdom, it is not a matter of one's ability or inability but, rather, their availability to You and to this great Nation that righteousness and justice will be achieved. We thank You, our Father, in advance for all that You are going to accomplish in and through each Representative during their deliberations today.

In Jesus' name we pray, Amen

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