The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Rev. Dr. J. Henry Buck, Jr.

Grace Baptist Church of Germantown
Philadelphia, PA

Sponsor: Rep. Dwight Evans, (D-PA)
Date of Prayer: 07/20/2023

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. EVANS. Mr. Speaker, it is my honor to welcome the Reverend Dr. J. Henry Buck, Jr., from my district as today's guest chaplain.
Reverend Buck is the senior pastor of the Grace Baptist Church, which has a rich history in Pennsylvania and the Germantown neighborhood. He has opened an early childhood development center to local parents, and he has created opportunities for many youth, and to date has sent five students to study at Howard University.
In addition, Reverend Buck started a pie company to help with employment for returning citizens. He is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
Mr. Speaker, I thank Reverend Buck for all that he does for our community and welcome him to the people's House.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Gracious God, we are present this morning by Your grace and Your mercy. We thank You for this privilege to be here to serve. We ask that in this most desirable time that we can learn, listen, love, and lead as we ingratiate ourselves in the fervor and favor of Your will.
We petition the power of Your wisdom as we seek to balance this Republic through reconciliation. Share and show us how to love unconditionally, help without judgment, and encourage without regret. Allow the spirit of unity to shelter in this place and peace to enable us all.
We thank You for the "We the People," regardless of partisanship or platform. Bless our courts and our military personnel.
In closing, give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespassed against us.
In the sovereign name, we pray.  Amen.

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