The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Gene Mills

Louisiana Family Forum
Batpn Rouge, LA

Sponsor: Rep. Steve Scalise, (R-LA)
Date of Prayer: 05/25/2011

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

The SPEAKER. Without objection, the gentleman from Louisiana (Mr. Scalise) is recognized for 1 minute.

There was no objection.

Mr. SCALISE. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my friend, Pastor Gene Mills, for opening us up in prayer today.

I have had the privilege of working with Gene Mills for years now in his role as the head of the Louisiana Family Forum, which has been a beacon of light defending family values throughout our State and working with ministers all across the country to spread the good word of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I also want to commend Pastor Mills for the work that he did after Katrina, organizing faith–based groups all around the State and all around the country to go in and do the Lord's work. When government couldn't even get there to help people, the pastors and the faith–based organizations around this country came together and they got that work done.

So I want to thank Gene Mills for being with us here today and for leading us in prayer .

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

We bow our hearts before You, the great and Mighty King.

May today's deliberations be pleasing in Your sight. Let our heart's desire honor each of Heaven's treasures––faith, family, and freedom.

Father, let Your grace touch each need present here today. May every family member represented know the love of the Father, the presence of His
Son, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Protect and guide our soldiers in the field and all of those who uphold law and order across this country and around this world.

Cause the muddy waters of the Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Ohio Rivers to recede rapidly and do no additional harm. But allow the rivers of living water to flow freely throughout this land.

Let Providence be evident in our actions today, and may we possess Your talking points, Your heart, and Your mind in the matters of national importance.

Finally, we pray, as we were instructed by Your word, for the peace of Jerusalem and throughout the Middle East. May Thy will be done today. In the name of the Father, His Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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