The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend David Harmon

Big Emory Baptist Church
Harriman, TN

Date of Prayer: 04/11/2000

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

The Reverend David Harmon, Big Emory Baptist Church, Harriman, Tennessee, offered the following prayer:

Our Father: I wish I had the vocabulary of angels. I wish, my Father, that I could speak the words of Heaven today to express what I feel in my heart. We thank You so much for our great Nation. We praise You for the wonderful things that You have done for us down through these years.

My Father, our Lord, we need and seek Your face in our Nation and pray that Your kind hand be upon these men and women who represent this great Nation here today.

Soon I am sure that these folks will forget me, but I hope there is never a moment that we forget You, Lord.

My Lord, You know our major needs, so I will not attempt to pray for them specifically. However, I pray that Your will be done in this place today, as it is in Heaven.

My Lord, we indeed seek Your input and guidance in every decision. We also pray that You will bring harmony to our Nation and peace to our world.

Heal our land, heal our people and saturate our hearts with the greatest love and compassion the world could ever know in our Lord Jesus Christ. And it is in His precious and holy name that we pray. Amen.

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