Reverend Dr. Jimmy Jackson
Whitesburg Baptist Church
Sponsor: Rep. Mo Brooks, (R-AL)
Date of Prayer: 04/29/2015
One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:
Mr. BROOKS of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, it is with great privilege that I welcome Dr. Jimmy Jackson to the House of Representatives and thank him for serving as today's guest chaplain.
Dr. Jackson is the senior pastor at Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama, where he has served since 1978.
He and his wife, Bobbi, have been married for 54 years. They are parents of three children, seven grandchildren, and three great–grandchildren.
Dr. Jackson has held numerous leadership roles within the Southern Baptist Convention and has served as past president of the Alabama Pastors Conference and past president of the Alabama Baptist Convention.
I have personally known Dr. Jimmy Jackson for almost 35 years and appreciate him, admire him, and thank him for his long commitment to his congregation, to his community, to America, and to the lives of the tens of thousands he has touched during his lifetime of service to God. ;
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
O Lord God, You are our eternal hope and our present help. We come before You today as both needy and responsible people. You know us better than we know ourselves. You know the things that weigh heavily upon our hearts this morning––our families, our friends, our Nation, and our world. Nothing is hidden from You, and You care for each of us and our concerns.
You declared, "Look unto Me and be delivered, all the ends of the Earth; because I am God, and there is no one else." We need Your help. Please move upon us and give us a deep longing for Your salvation, Your wisdom, and moral integrity. Let us see ourselves as You see us. Convince us of our utter dependence upon You. Open our eyes to the increasing corruption and blatant evil in our world.
O God, send a great spiritual awakening throughout our land, beginning right here and right now in this room and among these people.
We make our petition in Jesus' name.
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