[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 205 (Friday, December 15, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Reverend Dr. Dan C. Cummins, Peoples Church, Jacksonville, Texas,
offered the following prayer:
Our Father in Heaven, during this Christmas season may we remember it
is better to give than to receive. And the best gift is the one given
to those who cannot repay.
And let us remember the homeless this holiday season, for so was our
Savior's family on the night of his birth.
And while the world went to be taxed, God taught the world about
giving your best to perfect strangers, for in so doing we may be
entertaining angels unaware.
And like the wise men, let us never consider the distance or
difficulty of our journey to offer our gifts to the King. And may we
follow the example of this King, who being the very image of God,
humbled himself to save others, laying down his life on the cross for
their sin. That was the most perfect Christmas gift of all.
In Jesus' name I pray.