The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul
Red Wednesday in Memory of Persecuted Christians, 27 November 2019
Revelation 15:1-4 ><)))*> ><)))*> ><)))*> Luke 21:12-19
Today, O dear Jesus, we gather as one nation to remember the 300 million Christians worldwide who are persecuted in various forms because of their faith in you: those who were denied of work, housing, liberty, and most especially, life.
We remember and pray for our Christian brothers and sisters who were unjustly tortured and murdered because of carrying a cross and confessing their love for you, Jesus Christ.
Jesus said to the crowd: “You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair of your head will be destroyed. By your perseverance you will secure your lives.”Luke 21:17-19
May those who have suffered and those still suffering be consoled with your love and peace, Lord.
Have mercy on their persecutors, let them realize that religion should bring us together and not apart.
Most especially, Lord Jesus, teach us to remember in carrying and embracing our crosses in the midst of these persecutions. Wash away our sins of indifference. Give us courage to follow promptings of your Holy Spirit in working for genuine peace and justice.
Empty ourselves of hatred and mistrust of one another to always remember we are all brothers and sisters in the Father. Amen.