The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Doctor Thomas E. Leuther

Family Worship Center
Columbia, MO

Sponsor: Rep. Vicky Hartzler, (R-MO)
Date of Prayer: 05/10/2019

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mrs. HARTZLER. Mr. Speaker, it is my distinct privilege and a
personal blessing to recognize my friend and today's guest chaplain,
Dr. Tom Leuther, and to welcome him to the United States House of

Dr. Leuther is the pastor and founder of the Family Worship Center, alongside his wife, Vicki, in Columbia, Missouri. Together, they minister hope to hundreds of families and provide a Christ–centered education to children from kindergarten through eighth grade at the Family Worship Center Academy, which they established in 1997.

Pastor Leuther has been a leader throughout his life, attaining his
Eagle Scout badge in 1973 and his doctorate of pastoral theology in
2010. He is well respected in the community and is a sought–after speaker nationwide.

I have been blessed to get to know Dr. Leuther and Vicki over the past several years. They are truly a special couple. I appreciate their love of the Lord, love of the families in their community, and love of our country.

I am thankful that Pastor Leuther could be with us today, and I know that the Lord will bless us as a result of his prayer. May the Lord
continue to bless this caring leader and the entire congregation at the Family Worship Center.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Gracious and Heavenly Father, creator of Heaven and Earth, we come to You, the author and the finisher of our faith, knowing that the work You have started in us as individuals and a nation You are well able to complete.

We pray for all appointed and elected officials to receive Your wisdom to lead and guide our Nation. We pray a hedge of protection around every member of the armed services, as well as this land, territories, and allies.

We pray for a special grace for the families and loved ones that are separated from those who are serving abroad. We ask that You lead us to become a nation that is known and demonstrates love and tolerance towards all mankind.

We humbly ask for peace of mind, health for our bodies, and strength to carry out Your plans and will. We pray Your kingdom come, Your will be done, in Jesus' name.


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