The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Gary Hashley

Calvary Memorial Church
Gering , NE

Sponsor: Rep. Adrian Smith, (R-NE)
Date of Prayer: 07/15/2009

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. SMITH of Nebraska. Mr. Speaker, I rise in honor of today's guest chaplain, Pastor Gary Hashley . He is joining us from my hometown of Gering, Nebraska, where he serves the congregation at the Calvary Memorial Church. Pastor Hashley's journey began in Michigan, where he graduated both from high school and the Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music.

Over the years, he has served communities as diverse as Kalamazoo, Michigan, and LaGrange, Wyoming, before settling in Nebraska. It is an honor to be here with him today.

For 30 years, Pastor Hashley's service has had a profound impact on his community. He has led efforts to feed the poor, to spread his faith to those in need, and has even been active with local 4–H councils. I thank Pastor Hashley for his dedication, leadership, and service to our community and for his words of faith this morning.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God,

David, the beloved Psalmist and great King of Israel wrote, "Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day."

Today I echo King David’s thoughts for all Americans, but especially for these our elected representatives. Please show us what we need to see, teach us what we need to know, and lead us where we need to go as individuals and as a nation. I acknowledge publically that You are God and that all of us who are blessed to live in this great country need to wait on You, and to seek Your face today and every day.

Please guide the work done in this room and make Your presence known. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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