The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Bishop Joshua K. Lynn

Mastin Lake Church of God of Prophecy
Huntsville, AL

Sponsor: Rep. Mo Brooks, (R-AL)
Date of Prayer: 07/13/2017

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. BROOKS of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, it is a great privilege to welcome Bishop Joshua K. Lynn to the House of Representatives. I thank him for serving as today's guest chaplain.

Joshua is the senior pastor serving Mastin Lake Church of God of Prophecy in Huntsville, Alabama. He also serves as the area presbyter, regional overseer, of north Alabama.

Bishop Lynn earned his bachelor's degree and his master of arts in biblical studies from Clarks Summit University. He serves Huntsville not only as a pastor, but as a volunteer with the Covenant Christian Academy Athletic Committee.

Bishop Lynn and his wife, Chrissy, also direct a summer youth program at Camp Boothe in West Blocton, Alabama.

Bishop Lynn and Chrissy have been married for almost 18 years, and they have four children: Camille, Ava, Heidi, and Elias. I understand they are here with Joshua today. We welcome them to Washington.

I appreciate the work Bishop Lynn has done and the positive impact he has had on north Alabama by providing care and support not only for the
spiritual needs, but also the social and physical needs of our

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Holy Father, You are the almighty, all–knowing creator. We submit to Your infinite wisdom.

On behalf of our Nation and these leaders, we seek Your forgiveness for placing other ways higher than Yours. Grant us Your amazing grace from our sin as we turn to You. Open the ears of this body, this Nation's leaders, and all who call this great land home to hear Your voice. Tenderize the soil of our hearts so we may receive Your guidance.

Heal our land of bitterness, hate, and evil against You and one another. Grant our Nation a spiritual renewal and awakening.

Give this Nation and its leaders wisdom today and the days that follow. As we follow You, let Your favor be with us.

Let Your name ring higher than any other name. For it is in Your holy, loving, merciful, and gracious name we pray.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

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