The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend John Adams

First Baptist Church
Mantachie, MS

Sponsor: Rep. Alan Nunnelee, (R-MS)
Date of Prayer: 11/19/2013

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

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

There was no objection.

Mr. NUNNELEE. Mr. Speaker, I would like to welcome to the House of Representatives this morning Dr. John Adams, Jr., who offered the prayer earlier.

Dr. Adams is a native of Mississippi, and he is currently the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Mantachie, Mississippi. He is joined by his wife, Darla Kaye Fuller Adams.

Dr. Adams has served as senior pastor in churches in Mississippi, Texas, Colorado, and Arkansas. Dr. Adams has spoken throughout the South and around the country, sharing a 13–part series about the Judeo–Christian heritage of America. He also presently serves as the executive director of the Moral Action of Mississippi and of the national organization, the Moral Action of the Baptist Missionary Association.

We are honored to have him here today, and we deeply appreciate his service to our Lord and to the people of Mississippi.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Reverend Dr. John Adams, First Baptist Church, Mantachie, Mississippi, offered the following prayer :

Our Father, we bow before Your majestic throne today. We acknowledge that You are in Heaven and we are on Your good Earth.

Our prayers are given for each one in this Chamber, that Your love and wisdom be in each life. Today, we pray for our Speaker and each legislator, that Your hands will guide their hands.

Father, I know today that the best thing that I can do for these men and women is to pray for them. Give them courage to make the right decisions. Let the laws coming forth from these hallowed Halls be pleasing to You and be a benefit to our fellow man.

Allow these leaders to have a breath of fresh air today and to have the Spirit of God's Son in helping others. We ask Your blessings on our United States of America.

In the name of God's Son, we pray.


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