Στις 7 Μαϊου στη πρόσκληση του Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Democrat Jack Reed (D-RI) . Ο Πατριάρχης του Μεγάλου Οίκου της Κιλικίας, Αράμ Α’ ήταν ο επίτημος καλεσμένος του και τέλεσε την εναρκτήρια προσευχή στη Bουλή των Αντιπροσώπων των ΗΠΑ.
His Holiness offered the following prayer:
In the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Almighty God, we ask you to guide our reflection, our action and all our endeavors; and we ask your guidance especially in the deliberations and decisions of this noble body, because strong, wise and visionary leadership is essential for the well being of nations.
This year is the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the many that followed in the 20th Century. In commemorating one-and a half million Armenian martyrs, we claim justice. Indeed, justice is a gift of God, and violation of justice is a sin against God.
We beseech you, O Lord, to bless the United States of America and its people. Empower them to continue serving humanity through your goodness, as they did when they sheltered the remnants of the Armenian nation and all those who sought freedom and justice.
O, Lord, give your children wisdom, love and compassion so that they may live and prosper with the gifts of your Spirit – justice, truth, freedom and righteousness.
May your name be praised forever and ever. Amen.