The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Henry Holley

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Marietta, GA

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Tom Price, (R-GA)
Date of Prayer: 10/07/2005

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. PRICE of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, what a distinct privilege and honor to come before you today to introduce our guest Chaplain, the Reverend Henry Holley . As Members of Congress we are truly blessed with the opportunity to meet and get to know many wonderful Americans from all walks of life, many of whom have dedicated their lives to the betterment of the human race. Henry Holley is one of Georgia's and America's greatest treasures and a man who has given all and then some in his work on behalf of a grateful nation followed by his glorious affiliation with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Following service in World War II in the Pacific, Reverend Holley continued on active duty in the United States Marine Corps until 1966. He then joined the Reverend Billy Graham, ultimately becoming ordained into the gospel ministry by the Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in my district in Marietta, Georgia.

He has literally given his life to further outreach and evangelism. Reverend Holley has organized 10s of crusades worldwide, many attended by literally millions. The Hong Kong crusade in 1990, for example, extended its message of hope and faith to over 100 million people with the gospel, an effort directed by Reverend Holley .

He has served as a special assistant to Dr. Billy Graham on projects and missions too numerous to count, and has recently lent his talent to Reverend Franklin Graham. Reverend Holley is the embodiment of love and compassion and humility. He has been supported in his life work by Betty, his dear wife of 56 years, who joins us today. For the past 33 years they have made Georgia their home. They have three children and four grandchildren. Reverend Holley has brightened and made more meaningful so many lives, and I am privileged to have been able to add my name to that list. I appreciate the opportunity to share him with the House today.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O Lord, you have said that first of all prayers, supplications, and intercessions be made for those in authority.

I pray for this chamber of representatives, that they may have wisdom, integrity, integrity, courage, and faithfulness in their performance. I pray for the Speaker of this House and our President. Bless each one with your Presence, enfold them with your Love and strengthen them by your Spirit.

May all remember that government is an institution ordained by Almighty God, for thou does not desire that mankind should live in anarchy in which everyone does that which seems right in his own eyes.

I pray for all citizens of our land. Cause us to know that righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach. May we do justly, love mercy and walk humble with Thee. God bless America!

With respect for persons of all faiths, I pray this in Jesus' Name.


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