The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. Jack Graham

Prestonwood Baptist Church
Plano, TX

Sponsor: Rep. Sam Johnson, (R-TX)
Date of Prayer: 04/13/2011

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas. Madam Speaker, it is with great privilege that I welcome my dear friend Dr. Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, one of the Nation's largest, most dynamic congregations, as our guest chaplain for today's opening prayer.

The mission at Prestonwood Baptist is to glorify God by introducing Jesus Christ as Lord to as many people as possible and to develop them in Christian living using the most effective means to impact the world, making a positive difference in this generation.

Pastor Graham is an anointed and amazing speaker, accomplished author, community servant and bold leader who truly walks by faith. It is an honor to have him here in the people's House blessing our Nation's business and government leaders in Jesus' precious name.

Thank you, Pastor Graham, for all you do as a true servant of the Lord. God bless you and I salute you.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father,

We are blessed by Your presence, amazed by Your grace, and dependent upon Your strength for each day. We praise You for Your abundant provision and are forever grateful for Your sustaining love. We do not take these blessings for granted. We make it our Holy Ambition to glorify you as we offer our lives in devoted service.

We pray for one another with the confidence that you hear repentant hearts and respond to those who humbly seek to obey You and live by Your wisdom.

We pray for personal renewal and robust faith, and a vibrant vision for the future. Remembering that righteousness exalts a nation, we turn to You and trust You to not only make us great, but to make us good.

We pray in the Name of God who is able to raise His dear Son, Jesus, to life and give us an Eternal Hope in Him. Amen.

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