The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Mark Goeglein

Harrisonville Community Church
Harrisonville, MO

Sponsor: Rep. Vicky Hartzler, (R-MO)
Date of Prayer: 05/22/2018

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mrs. HARTZLER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to welcome my pastor, Mark
Goeglein, to the U.S. House of Representatives and to commend him for
his many years of faithful service to the Lord and to others. It is a blessing to have him here offering the opening prayer for today's legislative session.

Pastor Mark grew up familiar with the legislative process, as his mother was a longtime State representative from Indiana. I am thrilled
to have him here today and appreciate his support of me and his love for our country.

Mark has served in ministry for 25 years in churches in his home
State of Indiana, Texas, California, and now as pastor of the
Harrisonville Community Church in Missouri. I appreciate his passion
for sharing God's Word with his congregation and how his love of
Scripture shows in his preaching and in the faded thumbprint on his
Bible, testifying to the many years he has held that Bible preaching,
studying, and praying.

Besides a love of the Word, Pastor Mark loves the Pittsburgh
Steelers, basketball, and his family. He is blessed to have his wife, Michelle, here today along with daughter, Makenzie, and sons, Micah and Mason. This family is an inspiration to our congregation and a
testimony of God's faithfulness and goodness.

I wish Pastor Mark God's continued blessings and know his faithfulness will be richly rewarded.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Lord God of Heaven, You are the great and mighty God whose unwavering love and faithfulness for the world never ends.

We bow in humble recognition of Your holiness and majesty, asking that You will be open and attentive to the prayer of Your servants. May we love one another just as You have loved us.

We thank You for another day to do what is good, to do justice and to love kindness and to do what is best for this great Nation.

Bless those who serve in Congress and assist them faithfully. Grant each of them wisdom to make the best decisions. Provide strength for those who are tired, and allow courage to do what is right for this great Nation.

Help us to realize we are better together. Tear down the dividing wall of hostility, reconcile us, and restore us to pursue life and liberty together. Amen.

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