The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Doctor Ted Kitchens

Christ Chapel Bible Church
Fort Worth, TX

Sponsor: Rep. Kay Granger, (R-TX)
Date of Prayer: 05/16/2018

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, I am proud to welcome Dr. Ted Kitchens as our guest chaplain this morning and greatly appreciate him leading us in prayer.

Dr. Kitchens is from the 12th District of Texas, which I proudly represent.

He's served as the Senior Pastor of Christ Chapel Bible Church in
Fort Worth for the past 36 years.

Under his leadership, Dr. Kitchens grew his congregation from 116
people to more than 6,000 members per week.

Christ Chapel Bible Church has also grown to become a vital partner
with the entire Fort Worth community.

Dr. Kitchens has been married to his wife Lynn for 41 years, and they
have two wonderful children, Kassie and Tyler.

I want to thank Pastor Kitchens for all he does to serve our community and for providing us with spiritual guidance on this day.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Father, we praise You for allowing us to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. We embrace the truth that we are all created in Your image. We all have value and purpose in this life and in this country because of Your love for us.

Your Word says: The foundation of prosperity is righteousness and that "when righteousness increases, the people prosper and rejoice." Would You cause personal and national righteousness to be our banner and our vision, that we might know your good favor across our great country.

Father, this House has business to do for "we the people" today, and I pray that all transactions that take place in these halls today would be made with spiritual wisdom resulting in the best for all.

I pray in the name of the giver of all grace and good favor, Jesus. Amen.

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