The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Pete Williams

Harvest Baptist Church
Goldsboro, NC

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Walter Jones, (R-NC)
Date of Prayer: 10/23/2001

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. JONES of North Carolina. Mr. Speaker, I am proud and pleased to welcome Pastor Pete Williams and his family and friends to the United States House of Representatives.

Pastor Williams and his family live in Goldsboro, North Carolina, in Wayne County, home of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Pastor Williams is the pastor of Harvest Freewill Baptist Church in Wayne County.

I have known Pastor Williams and his family for 8 years, and I am most grateful for the friendship he has extended to me.

Pastor Williams is a true disciple for our Lord and he understands and reminds his congregation that the strength of America comes from God Almighty.

In this trying time, I want to especially thank Pastor Pete Williams and all ministers, priests, rabbis, and clerics who have helped all of America remember it is God who we must trust.

Again, I would like to thank my friend and brother from Christ, Pastor Pete Williams, for being with us today. God bless America.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father, we thank You for this beautiful day and for all the wonderful gifts that You have given to us. We thank You for the gift of salvation through Your son, Jesus Christ. We thank You for our families. We thank You for our country and the gift of government. We especially thank You for this House where we are gathered today and for the leaders that guide and defend our Nation. We pray that You will give the wisdom and knowledge that is needed to do Your business today. We ask that at this time of uncertainty that You would give the extra grace needed for the difficult tasks ahead.

We also remember those who have recently suffered and died for our country. These are true heroes. Father, on this anniversary of the Beirut bombing, we remember those heroes also. We thank You that we are a nation that is built on the foundation of Your word. Help us keep our Nation on these never–failing principles. Heavenly Father, we are proud to be "one nation, under God" and we commend this country into Your hands. We also ask for Your hand of protection during these times and we also want to especially leave this House in the blessed arms of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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