God, My heart grieves with my brothers and sisters in Christ who have given much, if not all, to be followers of Yours. They often do it knowing the risks, because their passion for You and the spread of the Gospel means more to them than their own safety. Thank you so much for them, Lord. May Your tender loving compassion be with them, comforting and encouraging them every step of the way as they sit in prisons or suffer at the hands of the persecutors. I ask these things in Jesus’ name.