Family Prayer Covenant

Father leading family worship

English Translation

Top corners: Honesty, Actions
Top middle: Eternity
Surrounding character for eternity: Blessed family worship

Arch: As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord(Joshua 24:15)

Top right column: The promise is for you and your children (Acts 2:39)
Top left column: Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved– you and your household (Acts 6:31)

Top of the room: Christ is Head of the Family
Couplets in the room: Teaching the family to obey God’s words
Piously worship and respect the true God

Words in the middle: God’s ten commandments: 1. You shall have no other gods before God 2. Do not worship idols 3. Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God 4. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy 5. Honor your father and your mother 6. Do not murder 7. Do not commit adultery 8. Do not steal 9. Do not give false testimony 10. Do not covet; Jesus said, love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind; and second, love your neighbor. All the law hangs on these commandments

Whiteboard: The entire family worshipping
The Lord’s blessings come to the house, love within the family: [between] father and son and brothers. Suffer and rejoice together wholeheartedly, people in this family are so fortunate. Men, women, elders and youths praise the Lord’s holy name. Give thanks to the Lord and pray together. All present their bodies as living sacrifice, people in this family are so fortunate. Parents are kind and children respect them, the whole family loves each other [thanks to] the holy scriptures. Read the Bible often and observe the Sabbath often; people in this family are so fortunate. Pray to the Lord for incremental blessings every day, such that the family will never have disputes. Have peace among each other, and love your neighbor as yourself, look up to the Lord to receive more blessings.

Bottom columns: Impress [the commandments] on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. (Deuteronomy 6:7-9)

Bottom center: Family worship poem 1) you should have a set time morning and night daily; 2) if there are relatives or friends or male or female workers in the house, they should worship together; 3) the literate ones should read some of the the scriptures, the whole family should pray together (if the whole family is illiterate, they don’t have to read the scripture, but they should pray together)

Bottom: You and your household will be saved (Act 11:14)

Printed by Commercial Press of Shanghai [Published by] The Religious Tract Society for China, Hankow and Shanghai, Cat. No. 341 Family Prayer Covenant

Simplified Transcription


恒 – 有福家庭礼拜





上帝十诫第一除了上帝以外勿有别神第二勿拜偶像第三勿妄称神名第四当守安息日第五当孝父母第六勿杀人第七勿奸淫第八勿偷窃第九勿妄证第十勿贪心 耶稣曰当尽心尽性尽意尽力爱上帝其次爱人乃法之总纲 敬录

阖家敬拜 上主赐福降临家中 家人相亲父子弟兄 同苦同乐一心一意 此家之人真有福气 男女老幼尊主圣号 一同谢恩一同祷告 都将此身献为活祭 此家之人真有福气 父母有慈儿女能孝 一家相亲无边圣道 常念圣经常守主日 此家之人真有福气 敬求上主恩典日增 使此一家永无纷争 互相和睦爱人如己 仰望上主常赐福气

也当殷勤教训你子无论你坐在家里行在路上睡卧兴起 常以此为训诲应当系在臂上为记号戴在额上为妆饰(申命记六章七至九节)

家庭礼拜愿词 一每日早晚有一定之时 二家中如有亲戚朋友或男女工人当共同礼拜 三识字者宜读经数节全家宜共同祷告 若全家皆不识字可免读经亦宜共同祈祷

可以叫你和你的全家得救 使徒行传十一章十四节句首

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