The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Pastor Kevin McKee

The Chapel on the Campus
Baton Rouge, LA

Sponsor: Rep. Garret Graves, (R-LA)
Date of Prayer: 10/03/2017

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. GRAVES of Louisiana. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to
Pastor Kevin McKee, who opened with the prayer this morning in this

Kevin and his wife, Mary, have been amazing pillars in our community
as we have been through extraordinary challenges associated with Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike, and Isaac; a thousand–year flood last year; the worst oil spill in the Nation's history; the incredible shootings of five of our police officers last year; and racial divisiveness.

Kevin and Mary have been incredible at propping up our community and
sharing the Word in eastern Europe, China, and around the United
States. I want to thank both of them for their incredible service to
our State, our Nation, and our community as we have been through these
times of challenge.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O Lord, our God, creator of Heaven and Earth, sustainer of all things, grant this House the wisdom and courage to pursue justice in their legislation. Give them compassion and hope as they offer aid and relief to those who have suffered from the devastation of disasters. Give them unity that is necessary to achieve the highest levels of peace in our land.

Give the women and men of this Chamber the character and courage to pursue what is right and what is good. May they be able to discern what is best not only for their constituents, but for all Americans. Understanding the human condition and the mercy of God, may they work together to advance true liberty.

Be present today, O God of wisdom, to direct the affairs and deliberations of this honorable assembly and their committees.

This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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