The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Aubry L. Wallace

Chilton County Sheriff's Department
Clanton, AL

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Spencer Bachus, (R-AL)
Date of Prayer: 02/02/2005

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. BACHUS. Mr. Speaker, our prayer today was offered by Pastor Aubry Wallace . Pastor Wallace is joined by his wife, Shirley. They just celebrated their 51st anniversary. Pastor Wallace and Shirley are the parents of four children. Three of them are serving our country and have served our country.

Their son was in the Navy and was deceased while serving. They have another son, who is a Marine, and another that has served in the Air Force.

He has pastored three churches in Chilton County, where he is beloved. He also serves as a chaplain for the Chilton County Sheriff's Department, and one of the things I am most proud of him is for his ministry to prisoners there in the Chilton County Jail. He has and is making a difference. He is over a 20–year veteran of the Air Force, where he served in Vietnam for 7 years.

So we are very proud of him this morning and thank him very much. ;

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father, I pray your protection for this assembled body. May the brightness of your countenance shine upon them. Keep them in your hand and give them the assurance of your walk with them as they go about the business of deliberating the affairs of our beloved country.

May they find in you the strength to withstand those who criticize, give them the humility to accept aid when offered, and the courage to do the right thing.

Holy Father, make them aware of your presence as they take part in that divinely appointed experiment we call human government. Then at the end of the day let them know, all that is required of you is to "Love mercy, do justly, and to walk humbly with their God." In His holy name we pray.

Amen.

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