The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Minister Jeremiah Tatum

Willow Avenue Church of Christ
Cookeville, TN

Sponsor: Rep. Diane Black, (R-TN)
Date of Prayer: 03/21/2018

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mrs. BLACK. Mr. Speaker, it is my honor to welcome Minister Jeremiah Tatum from Cookeville, Tennessee, to our Nation's Capital.

In Congress, we begin each day thanking the Lord for His provision and asking for continued guidance, protection, and wisdom. It is a great privilege to have a fellow Tennesseean lead us in this sacred
tradition today.

Minister Tatum was born in Los Angeles County, California, and comes
from seven consecutive generations of preachers. His call to ministry began 27 years ago, and he is currently serving his eighth year as the pulpit minister of Willow Avenue Church of Christ in Cookeville.

In addition to local work, Minister Tatum preaches abroad and serves overseas with foreign missions. He encourages young men to become preachers and believes he has the best job in the world. Our community is so grateful for his service.

He is married to Amber, and they have three children: Luke, Daniel,
and LyssaBeth. I know his family and the Willow Avenue congregation are very proud to have him with us today, and I thank him for opening our
day in prayer.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Father in Heaven, we bow to You and praise You upon this, the beginning of spring. We are reminded that You are in control of all things, and it is by Your hand that they exist and were created.

Look down in mercy, we beseech Thee, on these our American States. Be Thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the councils of this honorable assembly; enable them to settle things on the best and surest foundation. Direct them according to the instructions of Your holy word.

We humbly ask for Your care and patience. We request the revival of the spirit by which we were founded and have endured. We pray for Your guidance upon our President, his Cabinet, the Members of our Congress, and each and every person within our government. We pray for Your truth
and love and peace to reign in our country and in our world.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

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