Rep. Steve Scalise made an emotional return to Capitol Hill on Thursday, three months after he was seriously wounded in a shooting during a Congressional baseball practice session. Scalise who is now well, said his prayers during his recovery process, had all been answered.

The House Republican Majority Whip thanked his wife, Capitol officers and the doctors who worked tirelessly to save his life and said that he was a 'living example that miracles happen,' NBC News reported.

Scalise also mentioned during his speech that he received get-well wishes from international leaders who included--British Prime Minister Theresa May, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and King Abdullah II of Jordan.

He also observed that other leaders who he had never met, also sent messages of goodwill.

Standing ovation

The Louisiana Congressman received a standing ovation from both sides of the House and said 'it felt great to be back.' An aide close to Scalise told NBC News that he plans to resume working on Capitol Hill while continuing with outpatient rehabilitation.

The aide also disclosed that Scalise was well enough to travel to his home in Louisiana, but could not say when.

Scalise received moral support from former Rep. Gabby Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, who was also shot and wounded in January 2011. After he finished his speech, the former Rep. tweeted that 'Steve Scalise had the strength that only survivors knew,' while she welcomed him back.

The return

Scalise came back shortly after CBS ran an excerpt from the first interview since he was shot, describing his ordeal and the recovery process.

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In the interview, Scalise said that Doctor's literally "put him back together again.'" This was after he realized how much damage he had suffered when he was shot.

In the interview that will air on Sunday, Scalise said that the bullet went through his hip and pelvis, and shattered his femur. He described the internal damage as serious and added that steel plates had to be used in some areas, to put him back together again, just like "Humpty Dumpty."

In June, during a GOP Baseball Team practice session for an upcoming charity game, a gunman identified as James T. Hodgkinson, opened fire on the team. In total, four people were shot, including the House majority whip, while two others sustained injuries.

At the time, doctor's said the legislator had sustained a gunshot wound to the left hip, which caused "significant damage" to bones, internal organs, and blood vessels.

Hodgkinson was later killed in a shootout with police.