The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Jeri B. Greenwell

National Chaplain, The American Legion Auxiliary
Bethel, ME

Sponsor: Rep. Mike Michaud, (D-ME)
Date of Prayer: 04/01/2008

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

The SPEAKER pro tempore. Without objection, the gentleman from Maine is recognized for one minute.

There was no objection.

Mr. MICHAUD. Madam Speaker, I rise today to welcome and recognize Ms. Jeri Brooks Greenwell as today's guest chaplain. Ms. Greenwell is from Bethel, Maine, and is a member of the West Paris Congregational Church. She's also the National Chaplain of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Ms. Greenwell has dedicated much of her adult life in community service. She has been an active member of the Legion Auxiliary since 1974, holding numerous positions. Her service extends deep into her community. Ms. Greenwell is a life member of the Bethel Historical Society, a former Literacy Volunteer, a member of the Maine's Children Alliance, a member of the Maine Handicapped Skiing Veterans Program, and a National spokesperson for the National Meningitis Association.

Ms. Greenwell is joined by other members of the American Legion. I would like to welcome them as well. I am proud that Ms. Greenwell is my constituent, and it is an honor to have her deliver today's prayer.

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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God, we praise You for Your goodness to our Nation.

Instill in these Members of the House virtues of integrity, character and courage; always responsive to Your direction, aware of Your grace, and guided by what is right.

Illuminate their path with the light of Your companionship. Open their eyes that they will see goodness in that which they hope to achieve; their ears so they will hear the will of the people; and their hearts that their actions will show compassion toward all.

Continue to bless America and the members of our military, whose sacrifices allow us to enjoy our many freedoms. Unify us, not as conservatives, moderates or liberals; but as one Nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

In you, O God, we forever place our trust. Amen.

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