Father God, In Jesus Name I ask that Your Holy Spirit be strongly present, be “visible” to those who suffer for The Name of Jesus. Help each Christian to offer love and compassion as an answer to hatred and cruelty. Oh Lord please help us in these confused times to stand strong and to stay united in You and with one another, helping one another and praying for one another. Let Your love be shed abroad to every person who reads these words. Fill us up with joy and love. In Jesus Name.