China, O China, may the Lord rescue you from your black shrouds of greed! For none other can save you.
God, give me tears to weep for a people who shun Your ways, give me love greater than my hatred for their – my – transgressions! Speak peace to the people who have abandoned goodness, hear in Your lovingkindness, O Lord, and change us, for we are a people of unclean lips, of cold-heartedness, of murder and massacre, of grievous sin against You.
My God, my God, why do the nations rage and the people plot in vain? Lord, send calamity and save the people from the calamities of the heart! Deliver us from the hand of the evil one, and cleanse the land of the curses of sin!