The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Guillermo Maldonado

King Jesus International Ministry
Miami, FL

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, (R-FL)
Date of Prayer: 10/14/2009

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. MARIO DIAZ–BALART of Florida. Madam Speaker, Pastor Guillermo Maldonado is the founder of Rey Jesus International Ministry in Miami, Florida. It is recognized as the largest Hispanic church in the entire country.

He, along with his wife, Ana Maldonado, who is joining us today in the gallery, are spiritual leaders for so many in our community. His dedication and commitment to serving God and to serving his fellow man is, frankly, unparalleled.

It's a great honor, a huge honor to have Pastor Maldonado as our guest chaplain in the House today, for he is truly an inspiring figure. I am so glad that this House is able to benefit from the spiritual guidance that so many of us in south Florida have been able to do over the years.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father, thank you for this opportunity and for the religious freedom we enjoy in this country. We are grateful to our founding fathers who fought and died for us to have this freedom.

Today, I lift up a prayer for each Member of Congress and I ask You to give them the wisdom they need to govern and pass laws in favor of Your people.

Lord, you are who places and removes kings from their throne, and you ask us to pray for all those in positions of authority so that we may live peacefully in this nation.

Lord, let Your will be done in the House of Representatives as it is in Heaven, for it brings justice and peace to this country. Let Your Holy Spirit guide each one of these men and women, and rest upon their hearts and minds. Amen!

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