The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Danny Davis

Mount Hermon Baptist Church
Danville, VA

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Thelma Drake, (R-VA)
Date of Prayer: 09/17/2008

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mrs. DRAKE. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

I am proud to recognize and welcome Dr. Danny Davis , the senior pastor at Mount Hermon Baptist Church in Danville, Virginia. He is accompanied today by his wife of 30 years, Sandy.

Dr. Davis was born in Tennessee and grew up in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Having served in the ministry since 1985, he has pastored churches in Kentucky, North Carolina, Florida and Virginia. Not only does Dr. Davis have a heart for service in his local community but also for ministry through missions at home and abroad. He has been involved in multiple mission trips to Tanzania, Russia, Honduras, the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana, the United Kingdom, Greece and even Communist Cuba.

Dr. Davis' only son, Jordan, has served as a member of my staff for the past 3 years. Jordan's hard work and dedication have helped me to better serve my constituents. I know I have Dr. Davis to thank for having instilled in his son the same values he displays in his ministry as well as the importance of service to others and his country.

I want to thank Dr. Davis for being here today and offering today's prayer and I wish him continued success in his ministry.

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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Loving God,

You have shown us what is good, and that is "to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God."

Help us, your servants, to do exactly that. To be instruments of both justice and mercy, exercising those virtues in humility. Your Word requires it. Our nation needs it.

Forgive us when we have failed to do that. For therein we not only have failed ourselves. We have failed You as well.

Today, fresh and anew, we ask that those twin rivers of justice and mercy might roll down from on high. Let them saturate this chamber, permeating every mind, flooding every heart, cleansing every motive, and springing forth in every action.

And then let them flow forth from this place, nourishing our land, refreshing it citizens, and bringing glory to the God who placed in us such a sacred trust.

In Jesus' Name,

Amen.

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