The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Ronald Auch

Prayer House Assembly of God Church
Kenosha, WI

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Paul Ryan, (D-AL)
Date of Prayer: 06/06/2001

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure of mine to be here to hear the words from Pastor Ron Auch from the Prayer House Assembly of God Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

It is a pleasure to celebrate the things that he has done on behalf of the residents of Kenosha County, and the fact that he was able to address the Nation in prayer this morning is a tribute to the sacrifices that he and his family have given to all of the folks in Kenosha.

Mr. Speaker, I know first hand the kinds of healing and gifts that he has done for constituents. He has helped friends of mine in their problems. He has brought the Savior into their lives and brought hope and spiritual healing to countless people.

Now he is building a new church, the Prayer House Assembly of God. It is 2 years old in Kenosha and up and running quite well. He has brought spiritual healing to the people of Kenosha, Wisconsin. I thank Pastor Ron for giving us a wonderful word to start our day's business today.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Father in Heaven, I thank You for this day that You have given us. We hold Your name in reverence. As we look at our world with its various needs, we realize how wonderful it would be for Your kingdom to come into the hearts of all men. We pray for Your will to be accomplished. We are a needy people. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us also as a Nation for the times we trespassed others' rights. Make us willing to forgive those who have done the same to us. Keep us from truly evil activities so that we can be a moral standard to our children, our families, our Nation and the world. I pray that You would bless each of the Members of the House of Representatives this day. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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