DAY OF PRAYER for the Church and the People of South Africa
by Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
New York, New York, United States
Resource for a day of prayer for the Church and the people of South Africa on Sunday, November 9, 1958. Prayers are offered for the people of the Union of South Africa; the Archbishop, the bishops, the clergy, and the laypeople of the Church of the Province of South Africa; those who are striving for unity across racial lines; those who are putting Christian love into action; those who do not recognize others as their brothers, that they may realize Christian love; the rulers of South Africa, that their hearts may be changed; the persecuted people of Zeerust and other areas; children whose lives are being stunted; those suffering bodily harm, mental torment, and spiritual deprivation because of unjust laws; African families torn apart; those on trial for treason; the people of South West Africa, who are denied their freedom; the Reverend Michael Scott and his mission at the United Nations. Thanks are given for the witness of the Church of the Province of South Africa in the face of apartheid. Quotes a prayer from Chief Hosea Kutako of the Herero nation of South West Africa; "0 God, help us who roam about. Help us who have been placed in Africa and have no dwelling place of our own. Give us back a dwelling place."
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Winifred Courtney Collection, National Archives of Namibia