The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Pastor Jared Timberlake

Sandhill Christian Baptist Church
Wheelersburg, OH

Sponsor: Rep. Hon. Brad Wenstrup, (R-OH)
Date of Prayer: 12/01/2023

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. WENSTRUP. Madam Speaker, I rise today to welcome Reverend Jared Timberlake and his family to the House Chamber.
Reverend Timberlake has dedicated his life to selfless service, first through his time as a fellow Army soldier and then later through his work as a youth minister and pastor at Sandhill Baptist Church in Scioto County, Ohio.
As President George Washington said in his farewell address: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports."
Nearly 250 years later, I am glad we welcome our religious leaders to the people's House to open our work with prayer.
Madam Speaker, I thank Reverend Timberlake for his decades of service to our country and to the local Scioto County community.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father, we come to You today thankful for another day. We are thankful for Your blessings and Your love. God, I ask today that You would bring guidance to all of our Representatives and elected officials.
As a Nation, may we always seek Your face and Your will. Lord, I pray that You will bring unity to this House and to those that serve. May they serve for the common good of our Nation.
God, I thank You that You have allowed us to live in the greatest country in the world. I thank You for blessing America for 247 years.
Now, God, it is my prayer that America will bless You in all that we do, and that we will always be one Nation under God. Protect us and guide us in Jesus' name.  Amen.

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