The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Alberto Delgado

Alpha & Omega Church
Miami, FL

Sponsor: Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, (R-FL)
Date of Prayer: 07/08/2009

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. LINCOLN DIAZ–BALART of Florida. Madam Speaker, it is my distinct pleasure and privilege to be able to welcome Pastor Alberto Delgado to the House of Representatives. Pastor Delgado and his wife, Mariam, also a wonderful religious leader, are pillars of strength, faith, and good works in south Florida.

Their church, Alpha and Omega Church with more than 5,000 members, is a sanctuary which opens its doors to over 2,000 worshipers per service, with services in both English and Spanish. It is a place of miracles, where, as Pastor Delgado always reminds the faithful, everything is possible with faith and where the family and the word of God are revered.

The ministries of Alpha and Omega Church have already spread to other States in this great and generous land, and to other countries as well, including Cuba, Guatemala, Argentina, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Belize. And the work of Pastor Delgado never stops.

Welcome to the United States Congress, Alberto and Mariam. It is an honor to have you here. Thank you for all that you do.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Father we worship Your holy name!

In the Bible You command the church to always pray and give thanks for those who are in authority.

The United States and the whole world are now experiencing difficult times, because of it, confusion and fear reign in the hearts of many.

Father we have total confidence that You will stretch forth Your hand upon America. This great country of ours will defeat the present crisis, will enter a new level of prosperity, and will continue to be the example and the strength of the free world.

Father right now I decree a blessing upon Congress of the United States. I pray that Your Holy Spirit may fall upon each man and each woman present, that they may be illuminated with godly wisdom as they enter legislation. May Your blessings be also upon their personal lives and their families.

In Jesus’ name we prayed. Amen.

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