The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. George Dillard

Peachtree City Christian Church
Peachtree City, GA

Sponsor: Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, (R-GA)
Date of Prayer: 07/09/2014

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. WESTMORELAND. Mr. Speaker, I would like to welcome today Pastor George Dillard to the U.S. House floor. I am proud that he hails from Georgia's Third Congressional District.

I have known Pastor Dillard ; his wife, Renee; and their three children, Tiffany, Alexis, and Stewart, for many years. They are very good friends. He is a godly man, serving as senior minister at the Peachtree City Christian Church, and has touched many souls and hearts through his ministry and his book, ‘‘Seven Things that God Desires for Us.''

This morning, I had a chance to visit with George and his son. I am thankful that they traveled all the way from the Third District of Georgia to share God's message with us today in the U.S. House of Representatives.

I hope the faithful message that he gave today will remind us of our true purpose here in Washington and that it helps carry our Nation through the week because Lord only knows that we need it.

Thank you again, Pastor Dillard . We appreciate your friendship and your sermon this morning. ;

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God, we come before You with praise and thanksgiving because You are the giver and the sustainer of life.

We thank You for freedom; help us to use it well, to bless and not curse. We thank You for justice; help us to be righteous in its use. We thank You for an abundance of food; help us to be generous. We thank You for life; help us to give it the value it deserves. We thank You for Your truth; help us use it as a light to see the path back to You.

Bless the Members of this House with wisdom, and watch over those who serve in our Armed Forces as they protect our liberty. Forgive us for the error of our ways. Thank You for the grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love that provide a path to You, through Jesus the Christ, our King.

Amen.

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