Lord God, thank You that You love and care for each of your children. However, surely, those who are persecuted for their faith in You hold a special place in your heart. Draw them closer to You, dear Jesus, as they celebrate your coming, Immanuel. In their turmoil, give them your peace that passes understanding. Give them joy as they bless You.
Holy Spirit, fill them to overflowing that they may not lose hope. Let them know they are part of the whole body of Christ, and that we love them.