The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Nathaniel Demosthene

First Timothy Christian Church
Spring Valley, NY

Sponsor: Rep. Nita Lowey, (D-NY)
Date of Prayer: 01/12/2016

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise to thank Reverend Nathaniel "Nate" Demosthene of Nyack, New York, for offering today's opening prayer .

A graduate of Spring Valley High School and of Yale University, Pastor Nate teaches in the East Ramapo Central School District and at Rockland Community College.

For the last 5 years, he has led First Timothy Christian Church, which, under his guidance, has been a source of support for Haitian Americans in our community following the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Together we will continue to work toward our shared goals of democracy, prosperity, and success for the Haitian people.

Again I thank Pastor Nate for his excellent work and for being here today.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Reverend Nathaniel Demosthene, First Timothy Christian Church, Spring Valley, New York, offered the following prayer :

Dear Heavenly Father, it is with thanksgiving and a mournful heart that we approach this day as we remember the lives lost and tragically affected by the earthquake in Haiti 6 years ago this day.

Today we are grateful, God, for the lives rescued by the actions of our President as well as the bipartisan endeavors of the Members of this Congress and the heroic men and women in the armed services.

We pray for our elected Representatives in this assembly and ask that You imbue them with wisdom as they face ever–increasing difficult and complex decisions concerning the direction of this country. Enable them to act responsibly and selflessly in the fulfillment of their oaths of office.

Bless our Nation and teach us to leverage our resources to ameliorate the lives of our global citizens, especially the most vulnerable among them, both domestic and abroad.


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