The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. George Dillard

Peachtree City Christian Church
Peachtree City, GA

Sponsor: Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, (R-GA)
Date of Prayer: 07/14/2011

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. WESTMORELAND. I want to thank Pastor Dillard for coming today and leading us in prayer. I want everyone to know that he loves his country and he prays for each and every one of us every day, as well as the other leaders of this country.

This is his fourth time to be here, only the first time as long as I have been in Congress; but his heart is to pray for each one of us and our leadership.

If you ask in Peachtree City where Pastor Dillard is located, they will tell you the big church with the red roof. But it's a big church with a big heart. He leads three services a day, and you can't say that he doesn't have some type of service for you, because he has a traditional service, he has a more jazzed up service, and then he has a coffee house service where he sits around and talks to the members of his congregation about things that they face every day in life.

So again I want to thank and recognize Pastor Dillard for coming and sharing with us today and for the heart that he has for his country and for each and every one of us.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God, give us the strength to prove ourselves a people mindful of Your favor, gladly doing Your will. Bless our nation with individuals who give honorable service, who live with integrity and govern with honesty. Save us from prejudice, confusion, pride, arrogance, and evil. Help us that we might see truth and seek it. Defend liberty, and fashion a united people out of many people and languages. Grant us wisdom for those entrusted with the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace, and through obedience to Your law we may show Your praise among the nations. Remind us, though the rule of law is the foundation of our society, laws without justice are empty words. In prosperity fill us with thankfulness, in trouble remind us to trust in You. Thank You for those brave individuals who stand in the gap protecting our lives and liberty. Lead us to faith in You, to good character, knowledge, discipline, patience, and love for others; draw us together as one; in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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