Heavenly Father, we thank you & praise you for your love & the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Father, while these believers are being lashed & beaten, please help their bodies to transcend from this plane to where their minds will only know of you. Please intercede so that they feel not the pain but only your love & your precious presence. Father, if they must go through this punishment, please allow there to be a witness of your love & powerful grace left behind. In Jesus Christ, amen.