Oh Lord, I pray for those people who are being persecuted in all the world. Give them peace, so that they may be able to get through their suffering with You by their side. I feel terrible just thinking about what these people have to go through. In Your Name, there is much persecution and hatred towards those who love You. This may not be the case in countries like the United States, but in Arab countries, Africa, and many others, persecution is on the rise. Lord, I know that it has been said that trials will come our way because of our faith. And even if Your saints are not feeling the pain of this persecution now, help them to think of those who are. To keep them in their prayers, for they are not as fortunate as they are. I also pray for those bold missionaries who have stepped foot in these Islamic countries, knowing that their life and the lives of their families are at stake. But it is worth it still. If one of these people who brought pain upon Your people comes to know You, then it was worth it. If one person in their village came to know You while they were there, it was worth it. Lord, keep them safe until their journey ends. I love You. Amen.
Psalm 79:4-6 (KJV)
4 We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.
5 How long, Lord? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?
6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.
In life’s difficult trials it is so easy to blame God and believe that He has given up on us. In our tears, we may ask why us?