“But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
—2 Cor. 12:9-10 (ESV)
Prayer + Reflection
- Pray that persecuted Christ-followers would encounter the sufficiency of God’s grace like never before.
- Pray that persecutors would stop and would come to accept Jesus Christ, as Saul of Tarsus did.
- Ask God to transform the systems, regimes, empires and beliefs that support or allow persecution.