03 February 2011

From Pr. Simojoki

on persecution of Christians in east Africa - you can read here.  Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison.  I am reminded of the prayer we pray for those in such trying times every Tuesday in the Treasury of Daily Prayer:

...strengthen them for a good witness, and let them not waiver in the confession of Your name.  Teach us through their example, and the example of so many holy martyrs, to be ever watchful for the confession of Your Son's name.  Let us not be put to shame when the evil foe lays his hand on us.  But if it is Your will that we be persecuted for confessing Jesus as our Lord and our only Savior, then strengthen us in Your grace that we may withstand all trials, and grant us peaceful rest...

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