There is a lot of news lately. Persecuted Christians around the world and, yes, here in America, are having a very tough time of it. It is difficult to take. Though these brothers and sisters have earned the Crown of Life, my heart goes out to them. They live such torment, I can't even imagine it. I always wonder what I can do, what is it I can do to help them? Over and over the answer comes: PRAY! Pray I will.
Please visit the Crown of Life blog for just a bit of news. Though they may not be pretty, the details from these difficult stories from around the world could help you with your prayers.
O LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear. (Psalm 10:17)
"O Lord God, your Son Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
In his resurrection he restores life and peace in all creation.
Comfort, we pray, all victims of intolerance
and those oppressed by their fellow humans.
Remember in your kingdom those who have died.
Lead the oppressors towards compassion
and give hope to the suffering.
Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
Prayer from The Church of England