The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Doctor Jack Trieber

North Valley Baptist Church
Santa Clara, CA

Sponsor: Rep. Ro Khanna, (D-CA)
Date of Prayer: 06/27/2018

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. KHANNA. Mr. Speaker, it is an honor to introduce my friend and
constituent, Dr. Jack Trieber, pastor of North Valley Baptist Church in
Santa Clara, California in my district. I thank him for his words of
wisdom and comfort, and for joining us to deliver the opening prayer in the House today.

Pastor Trieber has been a source of strength and guidance for my
constituents for more than four decades. He is a personal friend and
counselor and source of strength to me. He and his wife, Cindie, have
been friends since I entered public service, and I appreciate that
Pastor Trieber accompanied me to last year's annual National Prayer Breakfast to join leaders from across the country in discussing the importance of faith to the strength of our Nation.

Under the pastor's leadership, North Valley Baptist Church has grown
from an assembly of 22 people in 1976, the year I was born, to a current average of 3,000 in attendance each Sunday.

He is a true patriot. He believes in this country, and it is a real honor to have had him open our House with his prayers.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Father, I thank You so much, Almighty God, that we can come into Your presence and pray for this great body of people that serve us.

We thank You for our Congressmen today. We pray that You keep them safe, men and women, their children, their mates, their grandchildren. We pray for our country today that it would have this day of safety and security.

Lord, it is my prayer that as our leaders serve today, that You give them wisdom, that You give them patience, that You give them kindness and understanding.

May we remember the words of the Scripture that: "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." Remember the Bible says today that: "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord."

We thank You for America. We thank You for the privilege of prayer in this very sacred assembly.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

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