The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. John Fullerton

First Presbyterian Church
Lakeland, FL

Sponsor: Rep. Scott Franklin, (R-FL)
Date of Prayer: 11/17/2023

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Eternal God, before whom nations rise and fall, by whose hand You establish those who govern, as You have established these men and women to serve in this Chamber, bless them now. Let Your face shine upon them. Be gracious to them.

Give them Your wisdom, deep humility, and a steely–eyed determination as they address and solve great problems. These Representatives come from the beautiful diversity of Your people. Give them unity in diversity. Help them speak the truth in love. Give them eyes to see each other as friends and not foes; as colleagues and not competitors. For those today whose heart is heavy with personal issues, concerns for family, friends, or self, be for them the God of goodness, compassion, and healing.

At the end of this day, may our country be better because these souls have gathered, and may Your glory be recognized through their work. Amen.

To learn more about Members who have sponsored a Guest Chaplain, please visit the Congressional Biographical Directory