Lord Jesus, protect my beloved brothers and sisters in Christ who are persecuted for their faith. Host of the heavenly armies, rescue those imprisoned for their faith in you. Show yourself strong on their behalf. Turn the eyes of their captors away from them. Open their captors hearts to the love and mercy of God for those held captive. I pray those held captive would be such a witness of courage in the face of danger that many enemies of Christ would become saved.