The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Jonathan Falwell

Thomas Road Baptist Church
Lynchburg, VA

Sponsor: Rep. Ben Cline, (R-VA)
Date of Prayer: 05/02/2019

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. CLINE. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize our guest
chaplain, the Reverend Jonathan Falwell of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Reverend Falwell has long been a leader in his community, the
Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States. His sermons are
delivered to thousands each week at Thomas Road, on television, and
through the internet. Jonathan Falwell followed in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Jerry Falwell, as senior pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church.

Jerry Falwell was founder of Liberty University, one of the largest Christian universities in the United States. In addition to his role as
senior pastor at Thomas Road, Reverend Jonathan Falwell also serves as
executive vice president of spiritual affairs at Liberty.

On this National Day of Prayer, I extend my thanks to Jonathan
Falwell for his devotion to Christ, his family, and his community.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our gracious Heavenly Father, we thank You for this great Nation that we call home. We thank You for blessing us so greatly through these 243 years of American history.

The Bible says: "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." So, today, Father, we ask Your forgiveness for the sins that we as a people, and we as a nation, have committed which have led us away from You.

We pray that You grant wisdom and guidance to all who serve in this room. We ask You to give clear direction as they set the course for our Nation, and we pray that You lead them as they lead us. We ask You to protect those who serve this Nation both here and around the globe.

And we ask You to continue to bless this great Nation that we call home.

In Jesus' name we pray, amen.

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