The “Chaplain of Capitol Hill” Continues Longstanding Tradition of Prayer Begun in 1992

FILE PHOTO: The dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is seen as the sun sets on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 26, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo

There was the “chaplain of Sunset Boulevard,” the “chaplain of Bourbon Street,” and various others in history. Today, the “chaplain of Capitol Hill” continues the long tradition in our nation’s capital.

As the chaplain makes twice-daily rounds for prayer at the Senate, Supreme Court, House of Representatives and the two “war rooms” on Capitol Hill, a senator pauses and asks for prayer for an upcoming hearing, a congressman for an ill family member, a staff member for a family problem, a Capitol Police officer for a job-related need and everyone in between.

Carrying on the great work of the Capitol Hill prayer warrior Dick Simmons, who founded the original war room in 1992, and at his request, the dual prayer times—7:30 a.m., when Congress opens, and noon, when it breaks for lunch—provide a twice-daily forum for those working on Capitol Hill to stop by for on-site prayer, carrying on the ministry that will celebrate 30 years in 2022.

“Thank you so much,” says a senator, with tears in his eyes. “I am just about to go into an important hearing. You can’t imagine what it means,” or “Guess what? God answered our prayer!” an excited congressional staffer stops by to say.

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SOURCE: Charisma News