The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Joe F. Hayes, Jr.

Brevard First Baptist Church
Brevard, NC

Date of Prayer: 05/10/2000

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Father God, who spoke the heavens and earth into existence, thank You for first loving us and sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, that we might have a full and meaningful life. Forgive our many sins against You and against other people. Help us live at peace with our neighbors and in obedience to Your will as set forth in the Bible.

Gathered here today are leaders who have given their lives to serve others. Help them to love You first, their families second, and other people third, because without You first in our lives, without loving families, and without love for all peoples, we cannot expect this Nation to be great.

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray, amen.

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