The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dan Spexarth

St. Catherine of Siena Parish
Wichita, KS

Sponsor: Rep. Ron Estes, (R-KS)
Date of Prayer: 06/26/2018

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. ESTES of Kansas. Mr. Speaker, I have the great privilege to
introduce the House to our guest chaplain, Father Dan Spexarth of
Wichita, Kansas. As an ordained minister for more than 30 years, Father Spexarth has served six parishes in our community, including St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Wichita since 2008.

Father Spexarth was born and raised on a wheat farm near Colwich,
Kansas. And after graduating from the seminary, we are fortunate Father
Spexarth returned to our community.

Father Spexarth has been a tireless servant of God, leading an active
parish committed to serving those in need in our community and
throughout the world. As Congress addresses many complex issues facing
our Nation, I am humbled by the opportunity to host Father Spexarth and
thankful that we can join together in prayer for our country.

Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in welcoming Father Dan
Spexarth, and thank him for offering today's opening prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

O Lord, our God, we ask You to abundantly bless these dedicated public servants and assist them in their tireless work on behalf of all Americans.

Give them clear minds to know Your will and understanding hearts, like King Solomon, to govern this vast people.

Fill them with courage and resolve and deep humility. Help them to listen attentively to one another and to work diligently with one another to find solutions to the challenges we face as a Nation. So many have worked so hard for so long. Let them not be dismayed or disheartened.

May the Prince of Peace protect the brave men and women of our military, deployed throughout the world. Please watch over their families here at home.

We give You praise, O Lord, and we give You thanks for our many blessings, especially our most precious gifts of life and liberty. We pray. Amen.

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