Lord Jesus Christ, we pray for the persecuted church throughout the world. Our clergy and laity are facing so many persecutions and other challenges emanating from the fact that they are serving you.
Lord God, most people have forgotten why you created them, and that is to know, love, serve, praise and glorify you and only you alone. When the clergy and laity preach about this they get persecuted and hated.
Jesus Christ, when You sent out Your disciples out to proclaim the Good News to the world, You made them aware that they will face rejection and persecutions from the very people they preach to and pray for. We therefore acknowledge that this persecutions are part of our ministry which you left for us.
We therefore pray that make these persecutions directed to Your Church to be a yoke that is good to bare and a burden that is light. May we embrace these challenges with a big smile just like your apostles did because we know after we accomplish or work we will receive our wages from you on the last day. Amen.