Pray for persecuted Christians
“My people are being persecuted, tortured, cruelly massacred by the enemies of the Gospel. Many, even as they were being tortured & murdered , forgave their muderers. Their families also forgave. Stephen as he was being stoned to death forgave, following the example I gave on the cross, ‘Lord, forgive them, do not hold this sin against them.
You know the result: I broke in on Saul asking, ‘Saul why are you persecuting Me?’ This brought about his conversion & he became the great apostle Paul.
In similar ways, your intercession for the protection of our brothers and sisters, forgiveness & intercession for our persecutors will bring about great results & marvellous conversions of our persecutors. Forgive, bless & intercede for the protection of our brothers and sisters & the salvation of the persecutors. Then I will intervene as I did at Stephen’s request.
(as received by Deacon Stan Cor; shared with permission)