From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Western Diocese, Armenian Church of
North America, Burbank, California, offered the following prayer:
Almighty God, it is with a grateful and humble heart that I gaze upon
You with supplications for lasting peace, prosperity, and commonweal
for the great country of the United States, which so many people of
diverse backgrounds proudly call home.
As the spiritual leader of the Armenians on the West Coast, I bring
the intercession of my flock, and I ask You O Lord to grant wisdom,
compassion, and righteousness to all Congressmen and Congresswomen so
that they may lead this country through the paths of justice, liberty,
Compassionate God, forgive the sins of all Your servants and make
them vessels of Your divine will so that in all their endeavors they
may remember Your commandments and act according to the United States'
national interests in defense of the country's sovereignty.
This I ask in Your holy Name.