The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Carl Toti

Trinity Church
Lubbock, TX

Sponsor: Rep. Hon. Randy Neugebauer, (R-TX)
Date of Prayer: 02/14/2007

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

(Mr. NEUGEBAUER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Mr. NEUGEBAUER. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have Pastor Carl Toti with us today delivering the opening invocation for the United States House of Representatives.

Pastor Toti currently serves as the senior pastor of Trinity Church in my hometown of Lubbock, Texas. He is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center. He has also earned a master's degree in theological studies from Vision University in Ramona, California.

Just as Pastor Toti speaks to diverse audiences through his ministry, so does he today speak to a diverse audience here in our Congress. Although Members of this body come from different parts of the country and varying beliefs, I hope his words will unite and guide us all today as we conduct the business of the people of the United States of America.

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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

"I lift my eyes up to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth."

Father, hear our prayers. "If my people, called by my name, humble themselves, pray, seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land."

We pray this nation will return to the faith exhibited by men and women who trusted God, forged a nation out of wilderness, raised families guided by standards from Your Word and established a nation that presently is the rival of the entire world. May the same standards be raised high by these leaders You have placed over us. May integrity and wisdom guide them to make decisions that please You.

Father, shield our Military troops protecting our freedoms around the world and may Godly decisions be made concerning them.

Lord, we ask You to guide and bless our Representatives as they advance our nation.

I pray this in the Name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.

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