The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Very Reverend Miles E. Fowler

Big Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Lithonia, GA

Sponsor: Rep. Hank Johnson, (D-GA)
Date of Prayer: 06/10/2010

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Madam Speaker, it is my great honor to welcome our guest chaplain, Bishop Miles E. Fowler, to the House of Representatives, and I thank him for offering his beautiful and thoughtful prayer to us this morning.

Bishop Miles E. Fowler joins us today from Lithonia, Georgia, where he is the pastor of Big Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church, a position he has proudly held for the past 33 years.

Having served our Nation in the Air Force Reserve from 1957 to 1965, Bishop Fowler has since committed his life to the betterment of our country and its citizens through his ministry. As a pastor to more than 1,500 parishioners and a spiritual leader to more than 30 ministers under the auspices of Refuge Churches, his aim, personally and through his ministry, has always been to provide aid, assistance, and spiritual support in every aspect of our community.

As a committed husband, father, and grandfather – and his wife and some relatives are seated up in the gallery – Bishop Fowler recognizes the importance of family and has published two insightful works providing spiritual guidance for married couples.

Madam Speaker, I am pleased Bishop Fowler was able to share some of his words of wisdom and grace with us today. We recognize him for his continued commitment to his faith and community.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God of all creation, we humbly approach thy throne asking that you bless this august body of men and women as they endeavor to create legislation that will impact the lives of your people.

Lord, help these leaders to lean not to their own understanding, but to acknowledge you and seek your guidance that you may direct their paths.

We pray Lord, that you give them the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Sampson, the courage of Esther, and let these be tempered with your grace.

Finally, Lord bless President Obama, his family and all of the leaders of this great nation, in the matchless name of your Son Jesus, The Christ. Amen.

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