The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. Adam Dooley

Red Bank Baptist Church
Chattanooga, TN

Sponsor: Rep. Zach Wamp, (R-TN)
Date of Prayer: 10/01/2009

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. WAMP. I want to welcome this morning to the House of Representatives my pastor, Dr. Adam Dooley , who hails from Berea, Kentucky, graduated from Clear Creek Bible College, and went on to receive his Doctor of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He was the senior pastor at the Red House Baptist Church in Kentucky before he came to my home church of Red Bank Baptist in Red Bank, Tennessee.

Dr. Dooley , his wife, Heather, and their son, Carson, bless our large congregation there in Chattanooga, and today we welcome him to the House of Representatives as the guest chaplain and thank him for that extraordinary opening prayer this morning.

Welcome, Dr. Dooley .

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father,

We come seeking Your blessing on this hallowed hall and the men and women who serve here. We do so with full awareness of the Apostle Paul's teaching, that "there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God."

So Lord, we pray, that Your steady hand guide them, Your eternal wisdom inform them, Your compassionate heart encourage them, and Your relentless holiness purify them.

May their decisions preserve America as a city on a hill with a light that cannot be hidden. Forgive us of our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Bring us to a place of humility before You in order that we might enjoy Your richest blessings.

In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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