The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Guillermo Maldonado

King Jesus International Ministry
Miami, FL

Sponsor: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, (R-WA)
Date of Prayer: 10/10/2013

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

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

There was no objection.

Mr. DIAZ–BALART. Mr. Speaker, today we have just heard the words of Pastor Guillermo Maldonado . We are honored to have him as our guest chaplain in the House.

Pastor Maldonado is the founder and senior pastor of King Jesus International Ministry in Miami. His ministry, Mr. Speaker, is one of the fastest–growing multicultural churches in the United States and is recognized as the largest Hispanic church in the entire Nation.

Pastor Maldonado , by the way, along with his family, has demonstrated unsurpassed leadership and dedication not only to his local ministry but to communities and ministries across the Nation. He and his lovely wife, Ana, are dear friends of mine and my family who I trust and I greatly admire. So again, we are truly blessed to benefit from his spiritual wisdom and his guidance.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our Father in Heaven, we come together in this House of the Congress to exalt Your Holy Name, thanking You for the rights and freedom You have given us. We ask You for Your wisdom to come upon each Member of Congress as they come together in the business of establishing righteous laws.

We pray, Lord, that Your Kingdom come, that Your will be done in this place as it is in Heaven. Only by Your Holy Spirit can there be real unity, real reconciliation, and real solutions to the pressing issues that come through this House.

Lord, Your Kingdom is righteousness, peace, and joy. May Your righteousness prevail. May Your peace cover each Member of Congress. Give them wisdom. May Your joy be heard throughout the land. May You bless the United States of America.

In Jesus' name, amen.

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