The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Kyle Wright II

Holy Cross Lutheran Church & School
Collinsville, IL

Sponsor: Rep. John Shimkus, (R-IL)
Date of Prayer: 09/12/2019

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. SHIMKUS. Madam Speaker, I rise to thank and welcome Pastor Wright. Pastor Wright serves as pastor of my home congregation, Holy
Cross Lutheran Church and School in Collinsville, Illinois.

He received his undergraduate degree from Concordia University in Austin, Texas, and a master of divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is currently pursuing a master of sacred theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.

He has served as a pastor for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
since 2006. During that time, he has also served as a resource hospital
chaplain, hospice chaplain, and on multiple boards.

His wife, Keri, is the help, support, and love of his life. They have
four beautiful daughters. Katie is 12; Gwen, 10; Lilli, 10; and Magie, also 10.

Yes, you heard it right, triplets.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, Amen.

I thank and praise You, Heavenly Father, for moving each and every one of these men and women to serve this country which You sustain in Your mercy. Watch over them this day that Your will be done in their discussions, decisions, and, most of all, their actions.

You are the God of all power and might who, out of love for Your creation, established order from chaos, peace from discord, and life from death.

For the sake of Christ Jesus our Lord, forgive us of our pride, our disobedience, and our poor stewardship of what You have placed into our care. According to Your mercy, open the eyes and hearts of Your people so they may know the depth of Your love found only in Christ Jesus.

Dear Lord, I commend to Your care our Congress,our government, and our Nation, as You judge and keep us according to Your just mercy.

In Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

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