The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Won Sang Lee

Korean Central Presbyterian Church
Vienna, VA

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Tom Davis, (R-VA)
Date of Prayer: 10/10/2002

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. GREEN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, it is my honor today to introduce our guest chaplain this morning, Reverend Won Sang Lee , senior pastor of the Korean Presbyterian Church in Vienna, Virginia. I do this on behalf of the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Tom Davis).

Reverend Lee has been a spiritual leader in the 11th District of Virginia for over 25 years and he has spearheaded his church's efforts towards community outreach both locally and internationally. Reverend Lee is president of Seed International, a mission agency which provides support to missions around the world, including the United States and Korea. He is also Moderator for the Coalition of the Korean Churches in the Presbyterian Church in America, and cochairs the Korean World Mission Council for Christ.

Reverend Lee earned his B.A. in Philosophy from KeiMyung University and an M.A. in Philosophy from KyungBook University in Korea. He has also earned a Theological Master in the Old Testament from the Dallas Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

In November 2001, Reverend Lee received the Virginia Governor's Award for ‘‘Outstanding Religious Institution'' in Richmond, Virginia. This award was granted for his work in the Korean Central Senior Center, where he has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1994. Earlier this year, Reverend Lee was asked to lead the Virginia State House of Delegates with opening prayer in Richmond, Virginia.

I ask my colleagues in the House to join myself and the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Tom Davis) in welcoming Reverend Lee to this Chamber.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father, creator of the heavens and the earth, You are the sovereign Lord over all.

We thank You for blessing us with our lives, our loves and all our pursuits of happiness. We thank You for forming us as ‘‘one Nation under God.'' And, Lord, we thank You for calling these men and women to be, for this Nation, faithful and true representatives.

Heavenly Father, may You now enable these men and women of our Congress to lead our country with integrity, zeal and compassion.

Help them to embrace and realize their diversity to strengthen our country and keep it indivisible. Give them supernatural courage and determination to oppose any who threaten our liberty. Fill them with wisdom and impartiality to mete out justice for all.

For Your glory and honor, we pray all these things in Jesus' name. Amen.

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