The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Chad Eaton

Biltmore Baptist Church
Arden, NC

Sponsor: Rep. Heath Shuler, (D-NC)
Date of Prayer: 02/13/2008

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

The SPEAKER. Without objection, the gentleman from North Carolina (Mr. Shuler) is recognized for 1 minute.

There was no objection.

Mr. SHULER. Madam Speaker, I want to thank my friend and my brother in Christ, Chad Eaton , for opening the House of Representatives in prayer today.

Chad Eaton is the pastor of Sports Outreach at Biltmore Baptist Church in Asheville, North Carolina.

Chad is married to Kim Eaton , and they have one son, Cole.

Chad has been a great friend to my family and to me, and to the members of our church. I appreciate the dedication he has shown to reaching the youth in our community for Christ.

I ask my colleagues to welcome Chad as he has led us in prayer this morning.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Gracious Heavenly Father, we ask for your presence today in this great chamber. Please bestow upon each Representative today divine wisdom and discernment.

We stand at a difficult time in the history, not only of our great nation, but of the world. May the decisions made here today, not only honor the districts they represent but first honor You.

Father it is because of your great blessing and provision that this nation has prospered in the past. I pray that this body recognize its need and continued dependence upon You to maintain that blessing.

May these members seek to be servants today instead of being served and find favor with You because of their desire to know, honor and serve, only God the Father, with humility, character and courage.

May God once again Bless America!

I ask this in the strong name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


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