“Father, please strengthen my brothers and sisters
who are being persecuted for their faith.
Lord, as they sit in prisons and fear the footsteps
of their persecutors approaching,
give them Your strength.
My brother’s house has been burned and his city destroyed.
His children left alone in fear.
Lord, in his heart remind him of the Word, as he sits in darkness.
Give my sister Your Word of comfort.
Light her cell with Your presence.
Help her endure the pain and help her know that You see.
Give them endurance as they sing songs of praise to You.
Bring hymns to their hearts.
Father, forgive me for forgetting to lift them up,
and instead whine about how the music bothered me at church today
and was not what I had hoped for.
Lord, help me to see through their eyes,
count the cost, and love Your Word of Truth.
In Jesus Name”
Please check out these sites for more information on the persecuted Church …
… They are our brothers and sisters.
Remember the prisoners,
as though in prison with them,
and those who are ill-treated,
since you yourselves also are in the body.
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