The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend H. Warren Casiday

Emanuel Reformed United Church of Christ
Thomasville, NC

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Howard Coble, (R-NC)
Date of Prayer: 07/18/2001

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. COBLE. Mr. Speaker, Thomasville, North Carolina, is known as the chair capital of the world. It is also the home of the Emanuel Reformed United Church of Christ, where our guest Chaplain today has served for the past 7 years. We are pleased to have Warren , his wife, Marie, and son, Jason, with us today.

Mr. Speaker, I visited the Emanuel Church many months ago for a dinner on the grounds, and on that day some of the parishioners expressed interest in having their pastor to serve as our guest Chaplain and here he is today.
Reverend Casiday received his divinity degree from the Duke University School of Divinity in Durham; and Warren presently serves, Mr. Speaker, as the president of the Thomasville Ministerial Association and the Chair City Toastmasters in Thomasville.

Warren said to me, Mr. Speaker, just a few moments ago, "I am a follower of Christ and I am humbled and honored to be the guest Chaplain today." I say to him, Warren , we are honored and privileged to have you and your family and your congregation in Thomasville back home watching.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

May we join in prayer, please. O Lord, Our Lord, how majestic is Your Name in all the Earth. We pause at this moment to turn our hearts and minds toward You.

God, You have called each of these fine men and women to the respective positions in this great House to serve You, to serve their constituents, to serve each citizen of our great country. Bless each Representative as they respond to Your call.

Grant each of them wisdom as they seek to understand what is both right and necessary for America at this time. Grant that they may have the courage to reach the decisions that will be consistent with Your desires for our Nation. Grant each Representative the peace that comes with the knowledge that they have attempted to do Your will for our country. May You continue to bless this great Nation of ours through the faithful service of each Member of this distinguished House.

By Your grace, may each of these requests be granted. I offer this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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