The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Pastor Ryan Hodges

Rocky Face Baptist Church
Hiddenite, NC

Sponsor: Rep. Virginia Foxx, (R-NC)
Date of Prayer: 06/19/2019

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Ms. FOXX of North Carolina. Mr. Speaker, it is my honor to recognize today's guest chaplain, Pastor Ryan Hodges of Rocky Face Baptist Church in Hiddenite, North Carolina.

In 2005, Pastor Hodges earned his theology degree from Cherry Grove
Baptist Bible College in Wilkesboro. He has since served in four churches in our State, wherever God has called him to use his gift of preaching and zeal for souls. He is also a loving husband and father.

Mr. Speaker, the surest way to make a positive change in our country
is to follow God's will for our lives, which is itself a lifetime's

North Carolina's Fifth District is blessed to have a faithful servant
in Pastor Hodges, dedicated to helping others recognize God's love and plan for them. We are blessed to have his prayers and service today, as is everyone that God places in his life.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Dear Heavenly Father, in Jesus' name, I want to thank You for today. Thank You for salvation.

The Bible says, in 1 Timothy 2:1–2: "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be
made for all men; for kings and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty."

Thank You for the Members of this House, the men and women of this Congress, and for their families. I pray for their work, their wisdom,
and their walk.

I pray that You would forgive us our sins as individuals and as a nation. I am truly grateful that Jesus said: "...and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out."

Please help us to glorify You this day with our lives. Thank You for America.

In Jesus' name, amen.

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