The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend David Ferrell

Calvary Tabernacle
Perth-Andover, ME

Sponsor: Rep. Michael Michaud, (D-ME)
Date of Prayer: 10/15/2009

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. MICHAUD. Madam Speaker, Pastor David Ferrell has been an active, compassionate, and inspiring minister for over 21 years. It is truly an honor to welcome him to the House of Representatives.

David is currently a pastor at the Calvary Tabernacle in Perth–Andover, New Brunswick, an educator at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and a man who has served in a variety of religious capacities. Many have benefited from his wisdom and compassion. He has traveled far and wide speaking at conferences from Maine to North Carolina, from Quebec to Pakistan.

I applaud the pastor for his many accomplishments, his thirst for knowledge, and his unending desire to help people. I wish him the best as he continues to be a positive force in this community.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Lord, I stand before You today and honor You as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

I ask Your forgiveness for human error and weakness.

I thank You for these leaders that You have put in place as a check and balance to the direction of our great nation. I pray that they be empowered with boldness and courage as they represent their constituents.

I pray for Your guidance over today’s proceedings and that Your wisdom rest on these elect for all future decisions they will face.

Remind us that when we don’t know what direction to take, we can trust in Your hand and Word to direct us.

I thank You for a strong United States and for the individuals who have answered the call to serve in this great House of Representatives.

I pray Your blessings be on this place from now and forevermore. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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