A Prayer for Christians suffering Persecution around the world
Jehovah Nissi, Oh Lord my God, as we hunger and thirst after You, diligently seeking You, there are those around us that may not comprehend Your Great, Divine power, causing them to react negatively against us. They mock, they laugh, they degrade and persecute us, Your children, but You are a just God and You will never leave us nor forsake us in these difficult times.
Psalm 119:86 All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for men persecute me without cause.
Psalm 119:157 Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.
Correct those that persecute us, Lord, help them to experience Your unconditional love, joy, peace and happiness but, most of all, allow them to feel Your Holy presence and turn from their wicked ways. May they join the body of Christ, so that they, one day, can also dine at Your Holy table in Your mighty kingdom.
Psalm 119:161 Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.
Matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Father, as they persecute and belittle us, give us strength to rise above it and become mighty soldiers in the army of Christ. Help us to not take offense by it and allow us to baffle them with kindness, love and peace so that they would one day like to know You. We pray that those who are persecuted will rise up and overcome the world. In Jesus mighty name Amen!
1 Peter 4:12-14 – Suffering for God’s Glory
Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
Matthew 5:12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.