Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Speaking Up

 Revelation 20:4 (NIV)
   “….. I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God….”

Proverbs 24:11-12 (NIV)   
    ”Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. 12 If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?”

Proverbs 31:8 (NIV)
   ”Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…”

Father because of the appalling slaughter of these Christian men I am reluctant to place this picture on the prayer blog, yet the visual impact of what is portrayed leaves me no choice. I pray for the families of these men and so many others that have been martyred for their faith in Christ. These are noble, decent men who simply loved you and paid the ultimate price for their devotion.

I ask Father that the voices of many nations, along with that of America, will be raised to speak up on behalf of Christians and others suffering degrading treatment at the hands of godless men who do not value human life or the dignity with which all humans are born.
And help us Father to follow the admonition of Hebrews 13:3 (NLT) “Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies.” And I pray this in the Name of Jesus who understands and sympathizes with those going through such horrific ordeals: “Since he himself has gone through suffering..…” Hebrews 2:18 (NLT)


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