The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Robert W. Horner III

Peachtree Corners Baptist Church
Norcross, GA

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Bob Barr, (R-GA)
Date of Prayer: 07/10/2002

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. BARR. Mr. Speaker, it is indeed an honor and a great personal pleasure to welcome today and invite to deliver the invocation seeking the blessing of our Lord God Almighty to these Chambers Pastor Robert W. ‘‘Bob'' Horner III, Senior Pastor at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church in Norcross, Georgia.

One of the first entries in Pastor Horner's résumé is the fact that he is 6–foot–3. Now, for us folks of average height, 6–foot–3 is tall indeed, but the stature of this man of God goes far beyond 6–foot–3. He is indeed a giant among men. The strength and the height of his character and his stature is measured not in inches but in his great, deep, and abiding love for our Lord and his deep, abiding commitment to bring that message of salvation and redemption and commitment to those less fortunate, to all with whom he comes in contact, and many, many more all across this globe through the power of prayer.

It is indeed an honor to welcome today to these hallowed halls Pastor Bob Horner who leads the very large, very generous and committed congregation which I am proud to call part of my home in Georgia, Peachtree Corners Baptist Church in Norcross, Georgia.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our God and Father, we thank You for the privilege of life itself. And we are grateful that You have taught us that the essence of life is contained in knowing and following You. Thank You for this great Nation and the obvious Hand of God upon us.

May the challenge ahead for each of these Representatives be met with the strong help of the Almighty. Remind us that it is a clean life that is blessed by You, and grant grace, forgiveness, peace, wisdom, fortitude, and insight to each of these decision–makers today. May they seek Your truth as they make legislative steps that affect so many.

We honor Your presence here today. May the difficulties of deliberation be offset by Your mercy, which always leads to victory.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

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