The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Maury Davis

Cornerstone Church
Madison , TN

Sponsor: Rep. Jim Cooper, (D-TN)
Date of Prayer: 05/18/2004

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

(Mr. COOPER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Mr. COOPER. Mr. Speaker, we welcome today Pastor Maury Davis, who delivered our prayer.

Pastor Davis was arrested at age 18 for the crime of first–degree murder. Following his trial and conviction, he served 8 1/2 years in the Texas Department of Corrections. During his incarceration, Maury found his Savior in Jesus Christ and led a revival among his fellow prisoners.

Following his unexpected release from prison, Maury served on the pastoral staff of Calvary Temple in Irving, Texas, under the leadership of Dr. J. Don George where he served as the Youth Pastor. There he met and married his wife, Gail, and in 1986 they became the parents of triplets, Gabrielle, Danielle and Galen. In 1994 their son, Dillon, was added to their family.

After 5 years at Calvary Temple, Maury answered the call to full–time

[Page: H3096] GPO's PDFevangelism and the young family traveled across the United States preaching in churches, youth camps, Bible schools and speaking to teens in public schools.
In 1991, after preaching one Sunday at the 250–member Cornerstone Church in Madison, Tennessee, Maury was offered the position of Senior Pastor. He accepted that appointment and has led Cornerstone to its current average attendance of 2,200 people every Sunday. He is also serving as an Executive Presbyter of the Tennessee District of the Assemblies of God.

We welcome Pastor Maury Davis to the House of Representatives today.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Dear Heavenly Father, I come to You in the matchless Name of Jesus Christ on behalf of our United States House of Representatives.

The men and the women who serve in this House have been entrusted with a divine and eternal responsibility to make decisions directing the greatest Nation that has ever been developed on the face of the Earth. This Nation, born by men and women of faith, needs Your help in this generation. I pray that You will speak to every heart in this room about Your love for them, as well as Your hopes and desires for greatness in each individual.

I pray in this House that there will be godly wisdom and spiritual insight into the circumstances that seem to be just happenstance. I pray for the people in this room that they will live their lives in such a way that the youth of this Nation can model themselves after them, that the laws they pass will help to perpetuate our national Christian heritage, and that their lives will leave a legacy of good, not of evil.

I pray for their families that, as they serve our country, their children will not be left out or left behind. I pray that You will use this body for Your glory and for the glory of the kingdom of God.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

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