The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Gene Arey

New Harvest Church
Waynesboro, VA

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, (R-VA)
Date of Prayer: 05/15/2001

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. GOODLATTE. Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure today to say a word about our guest Chaplain who is also my constituent.

The Reverend Gene Arey, who was born and raised in Waynesboro, Virginia, has served as copastor of Waynesboro's New Harvest Worship Center with his wife, Linda. The couple cofounded the church, located at 535 West Main Street, more than 7 years ago. Reverend and Mrs. Arey , who are active in foreign missions, recently returned from Romania, where they also serve as church leaders. Reverend Arey was ordained by Archbishop Silas Owiti of Kenya, Africa, and Dr. Decker Tapscott, pastor of Faith Christian Church in Warrenton, Virginia. Reverend Arey is joined in Washington today by his wife, his son Larry, daughter–in–law Kay, and granddaughter Olivia who live in Greenville, Virginia, also in my district.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Father God, we acknowledge You as the Ruler of all nations and we pray for peace and justice in our world.

We pray First Timothy 2:1–4, "I exhort therefore, that, first of all,
supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made
for all men; for kings; and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For
this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who
will have all men to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of
the truth."

Father, I pray for our President and the First Lady. Bless them this day and give them the wisdom to do all that is set before them.

I pray for these Representatives, to have the wisdom of God to accomplish all that is set before them to do. Bless them for their commitment to serve the people of our nation and to carry our
their duties.

Father, in Jesus’ Name I call this United States of America blessed
in Jesus’ Name.

God bless America.

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