Pray for the persecuted

Living for Jesus is not the world’s primary interest. To be one with God and walk the straight and narrow path is opposite of what the world endorses. “Live your best life today for tomorrow you may die” is their mantra.

In the midst of David’s persecution, he sought the high road by seeking God’s path in Psalm 27, while dodging the enemies surrounding him, who wished to do him harm. Such as it is with the persecuted Christians around the world who suffer for their faith by the enemies of God.

As believers, we attempt to walk a path that is pleasing to the Lord, and in America, thus far, our path to worship is still protected. We may have our challenges, struggles, and trials, but often, our issues pale in comparison to what other Christians around the globe are facing when their actual faith is challenged…or their very lives.

In the midst of spiritual warfare, we join our hearts in prayer  while keeping in mind Matthew 5:44, “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” and Romans 12:14, “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.” 2 Timothy 3:12 says, “…all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted…”

Although all of us who claim the name of Jesus will be victimized to some degree, we know the good Lord remembers our frames and will not allow us to suffer beyond what we are able to bear through His strength working inside us. May those suffering servants around the world feel God’s grace poured out on them today, and may his spirit carry them into tomorrow.

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