This Sunday is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
The Voice of the Martyrs ~ prayer updates ~ For RESOURCES
"Since Jesus laid down His life, 43 million Christians have become martyrs.
Right now 200 million people face persecution for believing in Jesus and 60% of those people are children, according to Christians in Crisis International Ministry, a prayer advocacy ministry for persecuted believers." (go here to read more from Campus Crusade for Christ International)
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. ...
"Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering."