The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Lawrence Lambert, Jr.

United Methodist
Greensburg, KS

Sponsor: Rep. Hon. Jerry Moran, (R-KS)
Date of Prayer: 10/04/2000

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. MORAN of Kansas. Mr. Speaker, I am here to welcome to the House Chamber and to our Nation's Capitol one of my constituents and one of the citizens of Kansas, Reverend Lambert , who is here today with his wife, Linda, and graciously delivered the invocation on our proceedings today.

Reverend Lambert is the United Methodist minister in the community of Greensburg, a community of several thousand people in the southern part of Kansas. It is a delight to have him and his wife with us.

I appreciate his prayers and concerns for our country and for the House of Representatives and for the task we have before us. This is Reverend Lambert's first visit to the Nation's Capitol, and we are delighted to have him as our guest today. ;

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God Almighty, Creator of all nations, acknowledging Your preeminence we acknowledge our humanness. Asking for Thy grace and mercy, forgive us when we wound Your heart and grieve Your Spirit in the world.

Renew our leaders and all Americans in the challenge to keep our nation physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Awaken the pioneer spirit within us to explore and reclaim the truths that founded this country and in which our nation with humility proclaimed:
"In God We Trust!"

Help us embrace Thy truth that outweighs any falsehood.

Empower congressional leaders to fulfill the mandate, not to be served, but to serve. Lift them on wings as an eagle discerning Your love, will and purpose.

Grant wisdom for a moral and just society, bearing always the poor and powerless as Your mandate for leadership.

Bless each House Member, their staff, and their
families, in Thy gracious Name.

Amen

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