The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Bruce R. Scott

Pentecostals of South Lake
Merrillville, IN

Sponsor: Rep. Hon. Peter Visclosky, (D-IN)
Date of Prayer: 07/29/2010

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. VISCLOSKY. It is my honor to welcome to the Chamber Reverend Randy Scott, who led us in the opening prayer.

Reverend Scott has dedicated his life to the service of his community and fellow citizens in northwest Indiana. Before joining the church, Randy spent 37 years of his life as a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Local 374, in Hammond, Indiana.

After his retirement, Reverend Scott was touched by the Holy Spirit and realized that his life was destined for a higher purpose. He put his life in the hands of the Lord, who directed him to become a shepherd of His flock. Twenty–four years ago, Reverend Scott began ministering with the United Pentecostal Church International. Reverend Scott became the assistant pastor at the Pentecostals of South Lake Church in Merrillville, Indiana, where he has effectively ministered to the congregation for the past 20 years, enriching all those who pass through the doors. Reverend Scott has also dedicated himself to the Merrillville Clergy Association, where he has served as president for the past 3 years.

Reverend Scott is joined here today with his wife, Connie, and his daughter, Lydia.

It is my honor to welcome a man who encompasses so many of the wonderful qualities and experiences of the people of northwest Indiana, and I would like to personally thank Reverend Scott for offering this morning's prayer.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Loving Lord, Creator of everything! Thank you for allowing us to come into your presence. It is written in Your Word, if we would acknowledge you in all our ways, you will direct our steps. Thank you for The House of Representatives, I ask you to direct their steps today. Grant to them wisdom and understanding, let them make right decisions based on biblical principles.

Lord, just as you paid a price for our salvation on Calvary, there is a price being paid today for this great nation and our freedom! I ask you to be with our military personnel all over this world. Protect those in harm's way. Be with the family members at home; strengthen and encourage every spouse and child as they wait for the return of their loved one.

Bless our President and all the members of Congress with wisdom and protection today. Surround our nation with your presence.

This I ask in the Name above every name, In Jesus Name.


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