The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Riley P. Green, III

Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries
Birmingham, AL

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Robert Aderholt, (R-AL)
Date of Prayer: 05/07/2003

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. ADERHOLT. Mr. Speaker, it is an honor for me to rise and introduce our guest chaplain for today, the Reverend Riley P. Green III. Riley Green is an ordained minister and a graduate of Beeson Divinity School, as well as Samford University where he received his master's in theological studies. He is currently working on his doctorate in education. He is a member of Hunter Street Baptist Church and serves as the director of administration of the Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries.

The goal of Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries is to protect, nurture, and restore children and families through Christ–centered services. Over 110 years ago, a Southern Baptist preacher affectionately known as Father Stewart wanted to help widows and orphans. His desire became a reality in 1891 with the establishment of the Louise Short Baptist Widows and Orphans Home in Evergreen in southern Alabama. From that one facility has grown to be Alabama's most diverse child and family care agency.

Riley lives in Birmingham with his wife, Yvonne, and their three sons, who are with him here today. Riley's mom is in the Chamber today as well. He is a friend whom I have known for many years and someone I know has a heart for seeking and doing the will of God. I thank him for his inspiring prayer this morning. We appreciate him taking his time to come and lead this Nation in a time of prayer, especially when our troops are at war.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father, I humbly come before You in
This sacred Chamber, acknowledging You as the
Sovereign Lord of the United States of America.

I pray for the Members of the House of Representatives,
That they would seek You first. That each Member
Would seek to lead this nation in Your righteousness.

Lord, be with each Member. Give them wisdom
As they make decisions and laws that govern
Our nation.

I pray that You would help each Member
In these complex times to see Your hand in all events.
Help each Member know Your love
and feel Your presence in their lives.
Help each Member to find rest in Your sovereignty.

O Lord, I pray for the men and women
Of our Armed Forces. Protect them and their families.

I humbly ask this prayer in Jesus name, and Lord,
Thank you for your continued blessings on America.


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