The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Chaplain Scott Foust, USAF

Arlington Cemetery
Arlington, VA

Sponsor: Rep. Rob Wittman, (R-VA)
Date of Prayer: 04/11/2018

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. WITTMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to thank Chaplain Scott Foust for his opening prayer and message this morning. Scott resides in Virginia's First District and serves as an Air Force chaplain at Arlington National Cemetery. He has answered the call to serve by helping Air Force families lay loved ones to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, both through coordinating funeral arrangements and providing grief counseling. He served as a pastor for 12 years before receiving a direct commission in 2007.

God calls on us to serve Him in many ways, and I commend Chaplain Foust on his service to our Nation, our airmen, and their families. I pray for Christ's guidance as the House convenes and we try to do His will in serving the American people.

May God always bless Chaplain Foust and his family as they continue
to spread Christ's Word and remain a light within the community.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Gracious Lord, when King David of old faced a seemingly insurmountable mountain of problems to solve, questions to answer, and obstacles to overcome, he uttered a brief yet powerful prayer: "Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to You I pray."

Similarly, after our very first President and Commander in Chief took his very first oath of office, he must have felt the weight of the daunting task before him, so he went off script and uttered a brief yet powerful prayer: "So help me God."

I can only begin to imagine the weight of care and the gravity of concern that this body carries, day after day, publicly and privately. With that in mind, before this session begins, we pause to acknowledge our utter dependence upon You, O God, and we humbly echo that powerful sentiment with this brief prayer: Help us, Lord.


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