The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Glen Berteau

The Modesto House
Modesto, CA

Sponsor: Rep. Jeff Denham, (R-CA)
Date of Prayer: 09/09/2014

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. DENHAM. Mr. Speaker, it is a great honor today to introduce to the House our guest chaplain, Glen Berteau, of Modesto, from The House. Glen currently serves as senior pastor at The House in Modesto. A church of more than 8,000, his congregation was named as one of the 50 top largest churches in America.

The House's outreach has touched the lives of people all across the Central Valley. He is a leader who has pulled our faith–based community together and our pastors together to address so many of our issues in California's Central Valley.

Glen is a youth pastor and author of a popular youth manual and two books: ‘‘Christianity Life'' and ‘‘Christianity to Go.'' He is a gifted speaker and evangelist and teacher, speaking not only in California's Central Valley but in conferences all over the world.

Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in welcoming Glen this afternoon. We thank him for offering this morning's opening prayer in the United States House of Representatives.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

I thank God for the men and women of this House and their commitment, concern, and call to help America to be a great nation. I bless them and their families with health, wisdom, and supernatural peace.

George Washington said: "It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."

We need a visitation from Heaven. We need Your word to answer our questions. We need Your love to resolve our differences, and we need Your understanding to embrace our purpose.

Thank you, Lord, for sending us what mankind needed, a savior, Jesus Christ, who paid the ultimate price for freedom on the cross.

Thank you, Lord, for the men and women in the United States military who have paid the ultimate price, who gave their lives for our freedom.

We repent of our pride, embrace humility, and call the Creator of creation to bless America.

In Jesus' name, amen.

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