The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Rob Hughes

Broadway Presbyterian Church
Sedalia, MO

Sponsor: Rep. Vicky Hartzler, (R-MO)
Date of Prayer: 11/16/2017

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mrs. HARTZLER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and thank Reverend
Robert Hughes of Sedalia, Missouri, for his leadership in the faith community.

After beginning his
career in film and television, working for media companies like Disney and National Geographic, Reverend Hughes left show business to do God's business. He entered the ministry, which led him to Sedalia, in Missouri's Fourth Congressional District, where he serves as the pastor at Broadway Presbyterian Church.

Reverend Hughes is well loved by the members of his congregation, and
he uses his time and talents to energize others about God's Word. It was my honor to recommend him as guest chaplain to lead the House in prayer this morning.

Reverend Hughes, thank you for your devotion to your community and
congregation and for bringing inspiration and encouragement to those
you serve. May God bless everything you set your hand to. Your service
to God and your church is appreciated.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Awesome and merciful God, we thank You that we can approach You directly in prayer, fully aware that prayer is not a shield protecting us from all evil but, rather, a reminder, first and foremost, that You alone are God, creator, redeemer, and sustainer of all, and we are not.

Gracious Lord, in ancient times King Solomon asked only for wisdom, not fame, fortune, or influence. Instead, he longed for godly wisdom. Whether as parent, teacher, minister, elected official, or in any other position of leadership, help us to lead with godly wisdom.

Heavenly God, as I proclaim Your threefold unity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, individual, yet eternally united as one God, I pray that this Nation, the United States, be also unified, respecting and valuing the individual, yet eternally united as one nation, under God, indivisible.

It is in Your name, I pray. Amen.

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