The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Michael Jackson

New Life Assembly of God
Janesville, WI

Sponsor: Rep. Hon. Paul Ryan, (R-WI)
Date of Prayer: 07/12/2006

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

(Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, it is my great pleasure to honor and welcome Pastor Michael Jackson here today as our guest chaplain. He has come all the way from my hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin, to lead us in prayer today, and we are blessed to have his guidance as we begin our legislative day.

Since November of 1999, Pastor Jackson has served as the senior pastor of New Life Assembly of God in Janesville, Wisconsin, and he has used his many talents to reach out to our entire community and help more and more people open their hearts to the Lord's grace.

While the church itself has grown and produced offshoots throughout nearby communities, as well as New Life Hispanic Church and the Korean Fellowship in Janesville, Pastor Jackson has not only served as a leader of a thriving church body, he has been a leader throughout our whole entire area.

Just one example of this is the annual Freedom Fest Patriotic Rally that the New Life Assembly of God has during the 4th of July. My wife and our kids enjoy this every single year. It is

[Page: H5050] GPO's PDFsimply one of the many gifts that New Life Assembly of God gives to area residents.
The church has also helped initiate a Day of Compassion in Janesville, which provides those in need with access to free food, health screening, spiritual counsel, and other assistance.

Pastor Jackson brings 36 years of experience as a pastor to his work in the church, the community, and to the House floor today.

Pastor, thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and praying with us this morning.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our Father, which art in Heaven, hallowed be thy Name. We need you today, here, now. Help us, we pray. Confer upon us your wisdom; grant to us your favor.

Lord, those who serve in this esteemed chamber are people created by You to be extensions of You. Touch their bodies. Give them your strength. Be with their families as well as their constituents. Grant them peace; your peace Oh God.

Their job is not easy. The weight of their many responsibilities has to weigh heavily upon them. Help them to run and not be weary; to walk and not faint. May the pressures of the day squeeze grace and goodness out of them. May the challenges of the day wring patience and humility out of them. Their's is a noble task; may they be noble as they carry it out.

In the name of Jesus my Lord,


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