Prayer of the Day

Thirty Third Sunday of the Year

November 13th, 2016
"Men will seize you and persecute you; they will hand you over to the Synagogues and to imprisonment and bring you before kings and governors because of my Name and that will be your opportunity to bear witness." Luke 21 : 12
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Persecution and even death have marked Christianity from the very beginning,  so it shouldn’t surprise us that Christians today are still suffering for their faith in many parts of the world.  The fact that this is happening in distant lands doesn’t mean that it isn’t our concern.  No,  these are our brothers and sisters in the faith and it is our duty to help them.  But how can we help?   Fortunately we have a weapon we can all use on their behalf – it is PRAYER.   There is no one who can’t pray.  Whether we’re young or old,  healthy or sick,  we can all offer a prayer every day for the persecuted Church.  And we can be sure that our prayer will help someone to remain strong and faithful to the Gospel in spite of persecution.

Prayer

Lord we bring before you our brothers and sisters who are suffering because they are your followers. We ask you to pour out your Spirit upon them to strengthen them and help them to bear witness to you. Amen