The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Pastor David Bullock

Luke 4:18 Fellowship
Mobile, AL

Sponsor: Rep. Jerry Carl, (R-AL)
Date of Prayer: 06/23/2023

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. Speaker, I will take just a moment to thank David Bullock, my pastor, my friend. I sometimes refer to him as a son.

I have known David most all of his life. We grew up in church together. His beautiful family is here in the gallery with us. I am sure you probably can't see them there, but David has come a long way from our old roots in Cottage Hill Baptist Church.

When I say ‘‘roots,'' we are roots. We are family. We all grew up under the ministry of Dr. Fred Wolfe. I gave a speech on brother Fred here a short time ago.

David is the next legacy. He is the next step in the vision of God for our church and for our Nation. It is men like David and women like David's wife, Leslie, and his children that make this country such a special place.

We get on the floor and argue issues down here while we have prayer warriors that are at home praying for us––all of us, not just for my side of the aisle, but for all sides of the aisle.

I want to take just a moment to say thank you to the Bullocks and thank you to David for coming and speaking today, and may God bless this assembly.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father, maker of Heaven and Earth, redeemer, generous provider, we are desperately dependent upon You for all things. Bestow Your wisdom on this body and its Members to know and do Your will for our Nation, to abandon unrighteous agendas, to hear and heed Your voice, and to make decisions according to Your Holy Word so that we may practice kindness, develop unity, and walk humbly before You. Bring about unity in our Nation through the power of the holy spirit.

May we, in reverence and through repentance of our sins, return to You. As the Psalmist said, ‘‘The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.'' Father, open up Heaven's windows to bless this Nation as we humble ourselves before You.

In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

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