The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Ken Wilde

Captial Chrisitan Center
Meridan, ID

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Mike Simpson, (R-ID)
Date of Prayer: 05/21/2002

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. SIMPSON. Mr. Speaker, I want to introduce to the House of Representatives the Pastor Kenneth Wilde. Pastor Wilde is the founder and executive director of the National Prayer Center headquartered in Washington, D.C. This important facility's primary function is to be a place of prayer for our Nation and its leaders. The center is open to Members of Congress and their staffs for times of prayer, devotion and spiritual encouragement.

Pastor Wilde is also the senior pastor at Capital Christian Center in Meridian, Idaho, where he and his wife Connie have served for over 18 years. The Capital Christian Center is one of the largest churches in the State of Idaho. In addition, he has served as the Chaplain of the Idaho State Senate.

Pastor Wilde is a graduate of Idaho's Northwest Nazarene College where he received a bachelor's degree in political science and history. He has a passion to see churches and believers of all denominations rally together in unified prayer for a revival in our Nation.

Mr. Speaker, I want to commend Pastor Wilde for his thoughtful words this morning and let him know that I am honored to have a fellow Idahoan share his faith and wisdom with the House of Representatives during these trying times in our Nation's storied history.;

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Dear Heavenly Father:

Today we rise with humility and thankfulness before our Creator and ask for divine assistance from heaven. We are of all people grateful for the bountiful blessings that you have bestowed upon our great land. As this body of legislators now begins its day of deliberations we ask that you send to them a supernatural ability to discern heaven sent solutions. That there would come such divine breakthroughs in areas of legislative logjams that we all would say with one voice, the Lord God Almighty, He has helped us.

We pray that you would extend your hand of health, strength, endurance, and grace to each Representative and their family members. As these men and women help steward our nation we ask as Jesus Christ asked, your kingdom come your will be done in their earthly endeavors today. Give us all now a vision, a hope, and a faith to lead this nation into the divine destiny that you have ordained that America achieve. May we be pleasing in your sight and may there come a voice of unity that erupts from this corporate body saying as Nehemiah of the Bible said: The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build. Thank you for your continued favor, aid, and grace in this challenging hour. In Jesus name, Amen.

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