The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Sam Smucker

The Worship Center
Lancaster, PA

Sponsor: Rep. Lloyd Smucker, (R-PA)
Date of Prayer: 04/10/2018

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. SMUCKER. Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure today to welcome the guest chaplain to the House floor. He is a leader in our community in Pennsylvania's 16th District, as well as my oldest brother.

Mr. Speaker, five other brothers of ours are in the gallery with us here today on what I learned was a very appropriate day, as this is National Siblings Day. I am so very pleased to host my brothers, who are enjoying the sites here in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Speaker, we have five sisters as well, but I guess that will be
another day.

My oldest brother, Sam, was born into an Amish home and was really used by God. Sam leads a congregation called the Worship Center in
Lancaster County. They have 4,000 members. He also leads a ministers'
fellowship impacting 100 other fellowships, and has traveled to 40
countries in missionary endeavors across the world.

Mr. Speaker, we are proud of Sam. He has had an impact not only on our community, but across the world as well, and certainly is a
spiritual leader for our family, and we welcome him here today.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our Heavenly Father, thank You for Your goodness to our Nation, giving us many blessings and freedoms we experience.

We have many challenges in our Nation. We need a moral and spiritual renewal to meet those challenges.

We ask for Your protection over our lives, our families, our communities, and schools.

We pray we would be able to live peacefully, marked by godliness and dignity. "Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord."

We pray that You would fill the men and women in this Chamber with Your wisdom as they consider the business at hand. We pray that the decisions that are made would be for the good of our Nation.

We pray You would give them courage to work together to make decisions that make our Nation strong and honorable to You. Father, I thank You for the service of these men and women.

In Jesus' name, amen.

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