Lord Jesus, You are the God through whom all blessings flow. You are the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. There is no God besides You. I praise You for my brethren in Christ who are embracing severe suffering on Your behalf. You are their sword and shield. Continue to bless them with needed strength in facing the evil one. Though thousands may stand against us, we shall not fall, for You are our refuge. To live is You, King Jesus, and to die is gain. Amen.