WASHINGTON–His Holiness Karekin II, the Catholicos of All Armenia’s, gave the opening prayer in the US House of Representatives Wednesday.
Below is the text of his prayer:
"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 the solemn burden of history, we remember the victims of the Genocide of the Armenia’s, the consequences of which are still felt by the entire world in new manifestations of genocide. 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.