The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Larry Kendrick

Archer's Chapel United Methodist Church
Brownsville, TN

Sponsor: Rep. Stephen Fincher, (R-TN)
Date of Prayer: 05/13/2015

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. FINCHER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the pastor who gave our opening prayer this morning, Brother Larry Kendrick, who preaches at my home church, Archer's Chapel United Methodist Church in Frog Jump, Tennessee.

I just want to tell him how much we appreciate his service to the kingdom. His wife and daughter, Karen and Vicki, are here with him also––and their service to God's kingdom––and we wish them the best.

God always be with you. Thank you for coming today and opening us up with prayer . ;

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Father God, we place before Your throne of grace this day the United States of America and its government.

Father, in Your Word, we are told that You reprove leaders for our sakes so that we may live a quiet and a peaceable life in godliness and honesty.

O God, as You anointed leaders and called prophets of old, lead us to recognize our true representatives and authentic leaders, men and women who love Your people, who walk with and among them, who feel their pain and share their joys, who dream their dreams and strive to help them achieve their common goal.

In Your spirit, empower us to serve Your people, to bring praise and glory to Your name.

We believe today that the hearts of these leaders are in Your hands, and their decisions will be divinely directed of the Lord.

Amen.

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