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Osteen is a well-known televangelist and senior pastor at Lakewood Church, a megachurch in Houston. 

He served as guest chaplain in the House on Tuesday at the request of Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeThe nearly 60 Dems who voted for impeachment Lobbying world Dems aim to elect Conyers replacement on Judiciary this month MORE (D-Texas). He prayed for wisdom, courage and compassion.

Osteen was in Washington through Thursday, and had meetings planned with House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJohn Feehery: A political forest fire Trump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery MORE (R-Ohio), Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRyan pledges 'entitlement reform' in 2018 Richard Gere welcomes lawmakers' words of support for Tibet Dem lawmaker gives McConnell's tax reform op-ed a failing grade MORE (R-Fla.) and others, according to ABC News. He told ABC News he urged Congress toward more compromise. 

“I think God blesses unity. Sometimes we have to realize if we can’t get 100 percent of what we want ... we can get 80 percent,” he said.