He served as guest chaplain in the House on Tuesday at the request of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas). He prayed for wisdom, courage and compassion.
Osteen was in Washington through Thursday, and had meetings planned with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Sen. Marco Rubio (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.