Read Psalm 59:1-5

An early Christian, Minucius Felix (AD 150-270?) wrote, “What a beautiful sight it is for God when a Christian mocks at the clatter of the tools of death and the horror of the executioner; when he defends and upholds his liberty in the face of kings and princes, obeying God alone to whom he belongs. Among us, boys and frail women laugh to scorn torture and the gallows cross, the wild beasts and all the other horrors of execution!”

Dear God, we pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ suffering persecution and death around the world. May they know they are always walking toward eternal life as they follow as we follow the path you have set us. Amen.

“Rise up, O Lord, come and see:save us from the enemy” Help me dear God along a path that sometimes is dark and lonely stay with us God!