The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Pastor Eddie Bevill

Parkridge Church
Coral Springs, FL

Sponsor: Rep. Ted Deutch, (D-FL)
Date of Prayer: 06/07/2018

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. DEUTCH. Mr. Speaker, I am proud to welcome my constituent, Pastor Eddie Bevill, to offer the opening prayer today.

Eddie is the founding pastor of Parkridge Church in Coral Springs,
Florida, where he has served since 1992. Pastor Bevill's leadership and service has been recognized with tenures on the Florida Baptist State Board of Missions as well as the Gulf Stream Baptist Association Board in Broward County, Florida. He is a pillar of our community. I am honored to welcome him to Washington today.

After the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, our community was gripped by unspeakable pain, confusion, frustration, and anger. In the moments, days, and months since, Pastor Bevill has offered a voice of peace, arms of comfort, and a guiding hand to surviving families, students, teachers, and others in our community.

At a time when it was so easy to be lost in despair, our community
has been so fortunate to have Pastor Bevill lead us toward a place of
hope and solace.

Pastor Bevill is joined here today by his wife Laura. They have been
married since 1988 and have four children.

I know that my wife Jill joins me in welcoming Laura today in support
of Eddie as he offers today's opening prayer.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father, we come to You now in humility, acknowledging Your omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence. Please hear our prayer for this great Nation. The men and women in this room have been given, by some estimates, an impossible task, but nothing is impossible with You.

I pray for their health, their families, their staffs, and their wisdom. Please give them Your grace and direction in all areas, so that they may be able to lead for the good of all people.

Your word in Micah 6:8 is a great reminder:
"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"

May this scripture be the marching orders for those who serve in this important position. May their decisions promote unity and harmony in the U.S. and the world.

In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

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