Celebrating the First Act of the First Congress

Federal Hall, New York City, April 30, 1789

It was a watershed day in history. Thirteen years before, on July 4, 1776, thirteen small colonies banned together and declared their independence from Great Britain.  One Revolution and several Constitutional Conventions later, a fully functioning Republic was born - complete with its newly elected leader, President George Washington.

After being sworn in on the steps of Federal Hall in New York City, President Washington, the Supreme Court justices and members of Congress walked to Saint Paul’s Chapel, the little miracle chapel that survived unscathed the attacks of 9/11, and while in session, dedicatory prayers were offered for the new Republic. The Divine Service was led by the Senate chaplain, the Right Reverend Samuel Provoost.

Washington A Man of Prayer, in its eighth year, is an annual re-enactment in Statuary Hall with members of Congress celebrating this inaugural day of the first president and the first act of the First Congress. 

Enjoy a pictorial review of Washington A Man of Prayer 2018. Honorary Congressional Co-hosts were Senator Tim Scott and Representative Tom Suozzi. The Museum of the Bible displayed Presidential Bibles and items in Capitol Room H122.  An afternoon tour of the Jefferson Library of Congress was highlighted by a specially arranged display of artifacts of the 1789 inaugural of President Washington in the Whitall Pavillon.      


What is Washington A Man of Prayer 2019


Washington A Man of Prayer 2019 is a bi-partisan celebration and reenactment of this historic day in American history. Both Chaplains Admiral Barry Black of the Senate and Fr. Patrick Conroy of the House offered prayers and blessings. Members have the opportunity to offer a one-minute prayer for the nation or give a tribute to President George Washington.

2019 Honorary Congressional Hosts

Representative Bobby Rush

Representative Virginia Foxx

Pastor Dan & JoAnn Cummins, 

Event Originators and founders of Capitol Worship Ministry 

Musical Production

Steve Amerson, 

Amerson Music Ministries

National Christian Choir

Washington, DC, 

Kathy Bowman, Director 

Museum of the Bible - Jefferson Library of Congress Displays and Tour


Enjoy a daylong display of Presidential Bibles and artifacts presented by the Museum of the Bible presented in Capitol Room H122. 

Then take an afternoon tour of the Jefferson Library of Congress with a special Whitall Pavilion display of Washington 1789 Inaugural artifacts. 

We are grateful to have the Museum of the Bible and the Jefferson Library of Congress partner with us in making this a very special event.

How Members of Congress Can Participate


1. Members may participate by simply attending the event. They are encouraged to invite family and friends. Staff members are always welcomed. Reserved seats are available for members and guests.

2. Members may offer an inspirational one-minute tribute to President George Washington. 

3. Or, members may offer a one-minute prayer for the nation and its leaders just as prayers were offered in St. Paul’s Chapel on April 30, 1789.


Have your Staff RSVP to 

Pastor Dan Cummins at this email: CapitolWorshipMinistry@gmail.com  

1. How many in your party

2. Will you offer a one-minute prayer or tribute

3. Will you attend the dinner as our guest


Washington A Man of Prayer 2019

Wednesday, September 25

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Statuary Hall - US Capitol

For more information how you may attend contact:

Pastor Dan Cummins 



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