The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Pastor Phil Waldrep

Phil Waldrep Ministries
Decatur, AL

Sponsor: Rep. Mo Brooks, (R-AL)
Date of Prayer: 10/17/2019

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. BROOKS of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, it is a great privilege to
welcome Reverend Phil Waldrep to the House of Representatives to serve
as today's guest chaplain.

Reverend Waldrep was born in Morgan County, Alabama, near Decatur,
and began preaching when he was 14 years old.

He earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of
Alabama and completed seminary at Luther Rice Theological Seminary in

Through his ministries, Reverend Waldrep connects with audiences of all ages and sizes with his sense of humor, powerful illustrations, and Scriptural insight.

He is a frequent speaker at some of America's largest churches and
conferences and has been a vocational evangelist since 1975.

Reverend Waldrep is also an author, having published "Beyond
Betrayal: Overcome Past Hurts and Begin to Trust Again," "Reaching
Your Prodigal: What Did I Do Wrong? What Do I Do Now?" and "The
Grandparent Factor: Five Principles to Help You Make a Difference in
the Life of Your Grandchild."

Phil and his wife, Debbie, live in Decatur, Alabama, and have two
daughters who, with their husbands, actively serve in the ministry.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our Eternal God, today, we pause to thank You for Your blessings and to ask that You remind us that with these blessings come responsibilities.

So, we ask that You will quieten our hearts that we might find time to listen to the dreams of a child or the memories of an older adult.

Help us to find time to thank a teacher, or a veteran, or someone who puts their life at risk every day that we might be free.

Help us to find time to assist the families of military personnel and time to pray for the safety of their loved one.

Help us to find time to see the needs, and the gifts, and the worth of others.

O Lord, help us to find time to be Your hands and Your feet in a world that desperately needs love.

In Jesus' name, amen.

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