The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. Daniel C. Gunn

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church & School
New Providence, NJ

Sponsor: Rep. Leonard Lance, (R-NJ)
Date of Prayer: 06/13/2018

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. LANCE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce the Reverend Dr. Daniel Cube Gunn, who has so eloquently opened our session in the daily prayer. Father Gunn joins us in the House Chamber from St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and School in New Providence, New Jersey, a beautiful community in the district I have the honor of serving.

Father Gunn's professional ministry, education, and service to his and my faith of Christianity has spanned several States and experiences. He graduated from Lee College, earned his master's degree in divinity at the Church of God Theological Seminary and a master's
degree in philosophy at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Father
Gunn later completed a master's degree of sacred theology in
Anglican theology and ethics at Yale
University's Divinity School.

Father Gunn heard the call of ministry at a young age. During service in Tennessee, he served the Department of Corrections, bringing hope and wisdom to those incarcerated. He then brought his ministry to St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, completing a clinical
residency where he brought comfort to patients and their families.

Father Gunn was ordained to the deaconate and priesthood in 2002, and
his assignments brought him to Bronxville, New York; Wilkes–Barre, Pennsylvania; Clarksboro, New Jersey; and Ridgewood, New Jersey. Father Gunn was then named priest–in–charge and superintendent of St. Andrew's in New Providence, New Jersey.

I thank him for his stewardship at St. Andrew's. Its mission
statement gives the church the welcoming moniker of "a big heart,
making God's love known to the world."

I thank Father Gunn for being here and for offering our daily prayer.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God, who has given us this good land for our heritage, we humbly beseech You that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Your favor and glad to do Your will.

Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance; and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought here out of many kindreds and tongues.

Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in Your name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to Your law, we may show forth Your praise among the nations of the Earth.

In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in You to fail; all which we humbly ask in Your most holy name. Amen.

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