Our gracious God and Heavenly King, how we love and bless You for the grace that You pour out on Your children day by day. Thank You that we are Your children, and that You chose to humble Yourself by coming to earth, to die a cruel death on a cross, so that we might live in heaven with You, for all eternity.
Lord, we come to You interceding for our suffering sisters and brothers who have been caused to walk the path of persecution and pain for Your name’s sake. Work through the life of each one, that through them Your holy name be lifted up. Cause those that are inflicting such pain on Your body, the Church, to be brought to the place of true repentance. May they turn from their ungodly ways to discover the one true way to true forgiveness of their sins, and eternal life, through faith in Jesus Christ.
Thank You for the faithful witness of these dear, persecuted sisters and brothers in the Lord. Keep each one under Your banner of love, and may Your holy angels minister to all their needs so that they may know Your peace in their heart, a perfect peace that only You can give. And Lord, we pray that through the life-witness and testimony of each one You may be glorified. We commit each one into Your care. In Jesus' name,