The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Karekin II

Catholicos of All Armenians
Holy Etchmiadzin, AL

Sponsor: Rep. Joe Knollenberg, (R-MI)
Date of Prayer: 10/10/2007

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Lord, we thank you for bestowing us with the Grace to pray today for the leaders of this nation who labor in the universal cause of liberty and justice. Increase their wisdom and resolution. Their actions grant inspiration and fulfillment to the desire for justice that lives in every heart. Our Father in heaven, render guidance to all nations, including the Republic of Armenia – our homeland and center of our faith – the Mother See
of Holy Etchmiadzin.

With a solemn burden of history, we remember the victims of the Genocide of the Armenians, the consequences of which are still felt by the entire world, even after nine decades. Grant rest to the souls of all victims of crimes against humanity and bestow peace and justice on their descendants. Give pause to those who trample life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Lord, bless this land and people. Grant peace and safety to America's sons and daughters who serve their nation abroad. May the United States continue her mission as a great beacon of hope.


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