The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Walter L. Solomon

Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church of North Pratt
Birmingham, AL

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Earl Hilliard, (D-AL)
Date of Prayer: 09/25/2001

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. HILLIARD. Mr. Speaker, we welcome Reverend Walter Solomon to this Chamber. We are very appreciative of his leadership in Birmingham, Alabama, and indeed in this Nation. His work on the national level with the National Baptist Convention is extraordinary. Many opportunities have been afforded this young man and many things are expected from him.

Mr. Speaker, as we move forward in these difficult times, there will be men like Reverend Solomon , who will make the difference. There will be men in this Chamber who will perform to the utmost. We thank him for coming this morning. May God bless him and his family, and may God bless America.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our Father, whose presence brings joy to every condition, and whose favor brings strength to every endeavor in life, we thank You for the blessings of this day. Thank You for life and for freedom. God, we acknowledge You as the ruler of our Nation.

Father, bless these representatives that You have given the task of leading this Nation in times like these. Father, lead them to do Your will. Allow them to uphold the traditions that have made our Nation great. We pray that they will be led with vision, integrity, structure, and accountability.

Father, bless those of this Nation who are hurting, those who are weak, those who are weary. Bless our President and his cabinet with wisdom, that together they may lead our Nation during this period of restoration.

Bless our Nation with favor, that we might do great things in Your name. Keep us together as one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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