Father, I do thank You for the privilege we have in coming to Your throne of grace in prayer, so that we may seek You for help and comfort in time of need. Lord, I come to You today and lift up my work colleagues in prayer, who have singled me out as a target for persecution, simply because I believe in Your name. Lord, we are called to bless those that persecute us, to turn the other cheek, to bless and not to curse and so I ask Your blessing on each colleague who is doing all they can to bully and shame and humiliate me. Give me Your strength and grace to face this persecution each day and enable me, by Your Spirit, to love them and not to hate them, to bless and not to curse.
Father, I know that much can be wrought through prayer and I recognise that this is a spiritual battle that needs to be fought on my knees, and so I ask that by Your Holy Spirit You would turn this difficult situation into victory against the enemy, who seeks to destroy and isolate us. Lord, however long it takes, I pray that You would turn the hearts of those that are persecuting me, and warm them with the Spirit of truth. Convict them I pray, of their need of a Saviour.
Father, in my heart I know that the sarcasm, humiliation and persecution that I receive is in reality hatred against You and the Lord Jesus. Thank You, that You have deemed me worthy to fellowship in Your suffering. Turn this situation I pray, into one that glorifies Your holy name. In Jesus' name,