Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) addressed the U.S. House of Representatives today to recognize Bishop Joshua K. Lynn of Mastin Lake Church of God of Prophecy in Huntsville, Alabama as today’s Guest Chaplain. Bishop Lynn opened the House in prayer to begin the day’s legislative session.
Video of Congressman Brooks’ and Bishop Lynn’s remarks is available HERE.
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Text of Congressman Brooks’ remarks:
“Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It is a great privilege to welcome Bishop Joshua K. Lynn to the House of Representatives. I thank him for serving as today’s Guest Chaplain. Joshua is the senior pastor serving Mastin Lake Church of God of Prophecy in Huntsville, Alabama. He also serves as the Area Presbyter (regional overseer) of North Alabama.
“Bishop Lynn earned his bachelor’s degree and his Masters of Arts in biblical studies from Clarks Summit University. He serves Huntsville not only as a pastor but as a volunteer with the Covenant Christian Academy Athletic Committee. Bishop Lynn and his wife, Chrissy, also direct a summer youth program at Camp Boothe in West Blocton, Alabama.
“Bishop Lynn and Chrissy have been married for almost 18 years and they have four children: Camille, Ava, Heidi, and Elias. I understand they are here with Joshua today. We welcome them to Washington.
“I appreciate the work Bishop Lynn has done and the positive impact he has had on North Alabama by providing care and support not only for the spiritual needs but also the social and physical needs of our community.”
Text of Bishop Joshua Lynn’s Prayer:
“Holy Father you are the almighty, all-knowing creator. We submit to your infinite wisdom. On behalf of our nation and these leaders, we seek your forgiveness for placing other ways higher than yours.
“Grant us your amazing grace from our sin as we turn to you. Open the ears of this body, this nation’s leaders, and all who call this great land home to hear your voice. Tenderize the soil of our hearts so we may receive your guidance.
“Heal our land of bitterness, hate, and evil against you and one another. Grant our nation a spiritual renewal and awakening. Give this nation and its leaders wisdom today and the days that follow.
“As we follow you, let your favor be with us. Let your name ring higher than any other name. For it is in your holy, loving, merciful, and gracious name we pray, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”