The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend William Lynn Nash

Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church
Mangham, LA

Sponsor: Rep. Ralph Abraham, (R-LA)
Date of Prayer: 09/26/2017

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. ABRAHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce Brother Bill
Nash, a great friend who delivered the opening prayer this morning, and
what a prayer it was.

Brother Nash's wife founded Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church near my home in Mangham, Louisiana.

In the 15 years since he founded his church, Brother Nash has been
active in the community. He is the deputy sheriff chaplain for Richland
Sheriff's Department. He was named an honorary chaplain of the Louisiana Legislature in 2014.

Brother Nash is a true country evangelist and has been delivering
sermons since he was 15 years old. Mr. Speaker, we appreciate the
opportunity for him to offer the prayer this morning, and we thank him for all he has done for Louisiana.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our eternal God, may divine direction be upon the Members of the people's House.

The psalmist pleaded for Thy saving health among the nations. May the Representatives from Chicago to San Francisco, from New York to New Orleans, O God, be granted the wisdom of Solomon and the strength of the great apostle Paul.

May the anointing of Thy Holy Ghost bless this body, from committee rooms where compromise is made, to this very floor, may grace and peace
become our banner.

Forgive us, O Lord, of backsliding. Empty out our arrogance. Fill the Members of Congress with the very best of heavenly manna. Repair the breach, and may the House of Adams, Lincoln, and Rayburn become renewed with the best fruits of labor.

Lead this House to the mountaintop of victory today, so that 100 years from this very day, it may be said: It was good to have been here.

I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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