We pray for the Middle East, that your love might overcome hatred. Grant hope we pray to those in seemingly hopeless situations. Help your people to stand firm in the face of persecution, knowing as they do that their reward is eternal, beyond value, and absolutely certain. Pray also for their persecutors, that they would realise, as Gamaliel did in Acts chapter 5, that they are opposing you – but you will forgive them if they truly repent. May Your Will be done. Amen.