The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Doctor Ron Bracy

Geneve Classical Christian School
Fair Ranch Oaks, TX

Sponsor: Rep. Mike Bost, (R-IL)
Date of Prayer: 06/19/2018

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. BOST. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to welcome Dr. Ron Bracy as our guest chaplain.

Dr. Bracy has served our Nation in uniform and through his faith. He entered the Air Force Academy after high school and served in the U.S. Air Force for 42 years.

Dr. Bracy is a veteran of the Vietnam war, where he flew 183 combat missions and was on duty in the Pentagon during the 9/11 terrorist attack.

He is a retired minister and author of "Walk On: From the Valley of Despair to the Mountaintop of Praise."

He has taught at all levels of education, and currently teaches at the Geneva Classical Christian School in Texas.

Dr. Bracy was my family pastor for many years. He and his wife, Judith, are truly loved.

We are incredibly blessed to have Dr. Bracy here with us today.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty, sovereign, creator and eternal holy God, You have shown great kindness and mercy to all Your people. Let Your ears be attentive and Your eyes open to this prayer for Your servants, these men and women of Congress, who are Your representatives of the people of this

May we remember that in the beginning You gave us this Nation and the freedoms and abundant blessings we enjoy.

But O, Lord God, we confess our sins toward You. We have not obeyed the simplest of Your commandments: "To love the Lord God with all your
heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, with all your mind,and to love your neighbor as yourself."

We ask that You grant us forgiveness and give us wisdom, understanding, and compassion to these Your servants.

In the name of God, our heavenly Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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