美國聖公會為中國禱文(1913年)A PRAYER FOR CHINA, the Episcopal Church(1913)

Note: In 1912 Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui (Holy Catholic Church in China) was founded when the Anglican missionary dioceses in China were united into one province. The Episcopal Church published a brochure in 1913 and asked congregation to pray for the ministry of the new province. Here is the statistics of American mission in China in 1913:

Bishops,3. Priests 64(Foreign,34;Native,30). Deacons 16 (Foreign, 4; Native, 12). Total number of workers, 627 (Foreign, 148; Native, 479). Mission Stations, 103. Churches, 28. Chapels, 40. Schools, 130 (day, 105; hoarding, 25). Hospitals, 5 Dispensaries, 9. Native Communicants, 3059.

 

美國聖公會為中國禱文(1913年)A PRAYER FOR CHINA(1913)

上主,求大發慈悲予中華人民;雖今世偃蹇坎坷,求使他朝終得太平,增益力量。又求常賜之望、勇,賜其官聖智及無私之印。求使之得知真理,使之自由。蓋君聖子福音昭顯愛德,聞之有福。願君聖名得榮,願天國臨格神州大地。藉賴我主耶穌基督而求,阿們。

HAVE compassion, we beseech Thee, O Lord, upon the people of China; that through the stress and trial of the Present they may reach the peace and strength of a better day. Give to the people hope and courage, and to their rulers wisdom with unselfish zeal. May they know the truth, that the truth may make them free. Bless those who tell and those who hear the message of love revealed in the Gospel of Thy Son; that Thy name may be glorified and Thy kingdom come in this great nation, through Jesus Christ our Lord.A men.