"A Prayer"

O Lord Jesus Christ, who in the days of Thy flesh didst vouchsafe to accept the services of faithful women, we beseech Thee to grant Thy blessing upon our endeavors to aid and encourage missionaries. Put into our hearts the things that we should do and say to promote thy glory and further the object we have in hand. May those of us who Thou hast called to service hear and obey Thy voice. Grant that we may never be discouraged under difficulties, but go forward in faith and hope -- looking unto Thee. Have pity on those who know Thee not, on those who have forgotten Thee, on those who are far from the Church of their fathers in a strange land. Visit them with Thy salvation. Hasten we pray Thee, Thy Kingdom, that all may come to the knowledge of the Truth. Hear and answer us, O Lord, our strength and our Redeemer, who livest an reigneth with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.            Amen.

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