The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Pastor Tony Perkins

Greenwell Springs Baptist Church
Greenwell Springs, LA

Sponsor: Rep. Steve Scalise, (R-LA)
Date of Prayer: 03/08/2018

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Father, we thank You for today.

I thank You for the men and women in this distinguished body, whom You have given the privilege of serving the people of this country. May they understand the unique, but fleeting, moment they occupy in the history of man.

The challenges of our day are certainly many, and, as a result, the burden that those in this Chamber carry is very heavy. May they look to You as the Apostle James encouraged when we need the wisdom to face challenges and solve problems.

As citizens of this country, we pray for them, that You will give them wisdom, wisdom which is from above.

I ask that the Holy Spirit guide them like the pillar of fire and the cloud that led the children of Israel.

I pray they will recognize and declare dependence upon You, governing with an understanding of the Psalmist's words: "Blessed is the nation,
whose God is the Lord."

In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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