The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Doctor Mike Landry

Sarasota Baptist Church
Sarasota, FL

Sponsor: Rep. Vern Buchanan, (R-FL)
Date of Prayer: 05/16/2013

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

The SPEAKER. Without objection, the gentleman from Florida (Mr. Buchanan) is recognized for 1 minute.

There was no objection.

Mr. BUCHANAN. Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege this morning to welcome a very good friend to the Halls of Congress. Pastor Mike Landry , who delivered the opening prayer this morning, is a great spiritual leader in Sarasota, Florida. For the past 16 years, he has served as senior pastor to the Sarasota Baptist Church, located in the heart of my district.

My wife, Sandy, and I have had the pleasure of knowing the pastor for nearly 5 years. He is very devoted to his family, his church, his congregation, and serving the people of southwest Florida. He has made himself an incredible and beloved member of our community.

I commend Pastor Landry for his outstanding service to our community and to our Nation. It's my honor today to welcome him here to the House of Representatives.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father, I approach Your throne on behalf of a Nation that desperately needs You. We are faced with much division and disunity in our land, and we request Your healing and reconciling touch. We thank You that You are not a spectator God who sits in Heaven unconcerned and uncaring.

We acknowledge that the greatness of our Nation is due to Your blessing and provision. And we know that You have blessed us in order that we might be a blessing to other nations. We understand that to whomever much is given, much will be required.

Father, grant these legislative leaders wisdom and courage to make decisions today that honor You. May Your will be done on Earth, just as it is in Heaven.

Pour out Your grace and protect the marriages and families of these, our Nation's leaders.

I offer this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ.


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