The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Doctor Bruce Frank

Biltmore Baptist Church
Arden, NC

Sponsor: Rep. Heath Shuler, (D-NC)
Date of Prayer: 04/02/2009

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. SHULER. Madam Speaker, I want to thank my friend and brother in Christ, Pastor Bruce Frank , for opening the House of Representatives in prayer today.

Bruce Frank is the senior pastor at my church, Biltmore Baptist Church in Arden, North Carolina, where he provides spiritual guidance and inspiration for over 6,000 members.

Pastor Frank was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and grew up in Oklahoma and Texas. He and his wife, Lori, have two sons, Tyler and Conner. Before being called to our church, he served as pastor at Baptist churches both in Houston and Humble, Texas.

Pastor Frank has brought a renewed sense of spirit and purpose to my church and its congregants since he joined us in 2008. I am grateful that he was able to grace us with the same spirit and purpose as he led us in prayer this morning.

Pastor Frank , we love you. ;

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Dear Father,

We call upon You today as the Sovereign, Almighty, Holy God.

You have said if wisdom is lacking, ask and You will give it generously. So I pray for these congressional representatives to be filled with wisdom on what to do and the courage to do it.

Surround them with people who will speak truth to their ears, who place principle above temporary favor, for You have said "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord."

Give a recognition of an inadequacy for the task and a dependence on Almighty God to carry out that task, for You have said "God resists the proud, but pours out grace on the humble."

You are a God who abhors dishonest scales so please grant a determination to do the people’s business with the utmost integrity. Remind us daily that we will be accountable to You for our service.

In the name of my God, my Savior Jesus Christ, I pray.

Amen

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