The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Doctor Ted Traylor

Olive Baptist Church
Pensacola, FL

Sponsor: Rep. Jeff Miller, (R-FL)
Date of Prayer: 09/15/2016

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. MILLER of Florida. Mr. Speaker, it is my honor to welcome to the House today Dr. Ted Traylor, who has been the pastor at Olive Baptist Church since 1990. His weekly radio and television ministry, "At the Heart of Things," reaches thousands of homes along the Gulf Coast and through weekly podcasts and streaming. Dr. Traylor's bold and practical preaching brings people to a fresh understanding of God's Word and challenges them to become bondservants for Christ.
He is known for his uncompromising stand on Biblical issues and
strong defense of the Christian faith. He has preached extensively
throughout the United States in conferences and revivals. Emanuel
University in Oradea, Romania, has honored him by placing his name on the chair of Pastoral Leadership.
Dr. Traylor's family is his proudest accomplishment. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Liz, for 38 years. They have two children, Rachel and Bennett. Rachel is married to Brad Hinote, and they have two daughters, Kathryn and Elizabeth.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Lord, God, the great I am, we confess and acknowledge today that it all comes from You. You have made us and not we ourselves. Our very breath is from You, and our sustenance, happiness, and existence as a nation. Unto You we give thanks, Almighty God.
Thank You for this wonderful land called the United States of
America. Thank You for our liberty and all who defend it. Thank You for our rule of law and all who keep it, and we pray Your safety on those that enforce it this day.
Lord, forgive us and deliver us from any sort of reliance on
ourselves. Forgive us when we become proud and self–righteous with hearts as hard as stone. Thank You for Your forgiveness when we call upon Your name.
Lord, I would beg You today that You would send spiritual awakening in our Nation. I pray, God, that You would bless America and that America would, indeed, bless You.
And now, God of all wisdom, I bring our Representatives before You.
Refresh each of them with Your mercy for the day ahead. Cause truth and justice to triumph over personal preference, and direct every decision of this body. I am keenly aware that they also have individual needs, and we pray that by Your favor, You will help them as they carry their personal burdens as well as the burden of a nation.
I ask all of this through the merits of Jesus Christ, Your son and
our Savior.

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