The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend William Johnson

Immanuel United Church of Christ
Ellinwood, KS

Sponsor: Rep. Roger Marshall, (R-KS)
Date of Prayer: 05/22/2019

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. MARSHALL. Mr. Speaker, I am often asked about what I value in life, and I speak of the four pillars of my life: faith, family,
community, and education. Today I honor faith.

It is a thrill and honor of my life to have my pastor here today to
help us open this Congress like we do every morning: with prayer.

I honor Pastor Bill Johnson and all the pastors across the country. Today, the pastor who baptized my four children, who married my daughter, we are so glad, so proud to have him lead us and open this House.

Mr. Speaker, there are many, many freedoms that we value, but there
is nothing I value more than freedom of religion.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O God, we pause to recall and thank You for the blessings we have enjoyed down through the ages. These blessings You give us so often come by the hand of others.

Thank You for the Honorable men and women of the U.S. House of Representatives and all those in service of our great Nation.

As we approach Memorial Day, we gratefully remember men and women of the Armed Forces of the past, the present, and future.

Let us remember greatness is not the number of people that serve us but the number of people that we serve. Looking to past servants, let
us do well the task that has been given our hands to do. May the season of graduation inspire us to grow in knowledge in order to equip ourselves as servants and citizens for God and country.


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