The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Zane Fishel

Temple Baptist Church
Mount Airy, NC

Sponsor: Rep. Virginia Foxx, (R-NC)
Date of Prayer: 06/06/2007

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

(Ms. FOXX asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the Reverend Zane Fishel , who is the House of Representatives' guest chaplain today.

Reverend Fishel comes to us from Pilot Mountain and Mount Airy, North Carolina, where he shepherds the flock at Temple Baptist Church. Reverend Fishel has faithfully served in the ministry of Temple Baptist since 1997 and he became the full–time youth minister in 1999 after sensing a call to serve God in the local church.

With the passing of Temple Baptist's pastor in 2003, Reverend Fishel took up his current role as the church's pastor, where he is devoted to spreading the good news to his congregation and community.

Under his leadership, the church body at Temple Baptist Church in Mount Airy has thrived. He has worked tirelessly to increase the outreach and effectiveness of Temple Baptist in the local community. He has shown a remarkable commitment to educating leaders in the local church so that many within the church can use their God–given gifts.
I am very pleased that Reverend Fishel joined us today to open the House of Representatives with such an inspiring prayer. He is a model of service to God, country and community; and he plays a vital spiritual role in Surry County, North Carolina. I am proud to welcome him to the people's house.

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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our Great and Almighty Father, We thank You for the blessings of this day and the opportunity we have to make a difference in our world. I pray that Your all–knowing wisdom will be granted to each person responsible for the decisions that govern this Great Nation. May Your Divine leadership be followed as they seek Your paths. Give Your grace to these representatives in the face of opposition, and Your courage to enable them to stand for Truth and Right. We know the issues that face this country are complex and some are seemingly irresolvable. We look to You for Your wisdom, knowledge, and guidance to assist the men and women with this awesome responsibility. Make America a stronger country by using these individuals to make Godly decisions. Bless our President, Representatives, troops, and pour out Your richest blessings on America. We ask in the name of our Eternal Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

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