The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Sharon Daugherty

Victory Christian Center
Tulsa, OK

Sponsor: Rep. Mary Fallin, (R-OK)
Date of Prayer: 03/25/2010

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Ms. FALLIN. Madam Speaker, I am pleased today to be able to introduce our guest chaplain for the day, Pastor Sharon Daugherty, who leads one of our Nation's great institutions of faith, Victory Christian Center of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Sharon founded Victory Christian with her husband, Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty. Tragically, we lost him to an illness late last year, but Pastor Daugherty still is very committed to the church and has vowed to carry on the wonderful family tradition. Victory Christian Center operates a school for 1,300 students, has summer camps, local and worldwide outreach missions, an international Bible institute, youth programs, and a community health clinic. It also includes job fairs for those looking for employment. And it has much, much more.

Most of all, Victory Christian Center is the faith home to a congregation of more than 17,000 Oklahomans, one of the largest in America. This is a time when faith matters so much to our people. It binds us together, transcends our differences, and reminds us that our liberties are divinely grounded and divinely inspired.

Pastor Sharon Daugherty is a friend, a good neighbor, and a true faith leader in Oklahoma and America. I am so proud to welcome her today to be our chaplain of the day and thank her for a wonderful prayer.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Father God, we humble ourselves before You as we pray for our nation and our government. You said, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." We pray for You to be Lord over the United States of America. Thank You for our forefathers who established this government upon biblical principles. We ask for President Obama and for our congress to be guided by the moral and just standard of Your Word in their lawmaking. We pray that the fear of the Lord would be the standard of judgment and wisdom among all who govern. Help them to hear from You as the authority over this universe.

Holy Spirit, move upon the hearts of Americans in this hour and divinely intervene in our nation's behalf. We repent where we have been wrong. Help us to do what is right. We put our trust in You alone, in Jesus' Name we pray.

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