“God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.” Matthew 5:11-12 NLT
God, I love You, thank You, and give You praise! I come and bow humbly at Your mighty and beautiful feet begging for Your mercy and grace. I lift up my brothers and sisters to You today as well and ask for Your blessings to be upon us. Thank You for the reassurance of these verses today. Give us the strength and courage to endure. Give us the strength, boldness, and courage to continue moving forward as You guide us, lead us, and give us clear direction and illuminate the next steps that You have for us. Help us each down the paths that You have created for us and make us and mould us to be more and more like Christ each day. Comfort us and bless us with joy and peace as You promise in Your Sovereign and Holy Scriptures. You are glorious, wondrous, and we are in awe of You. We love You and praise You and ask these things in the name of Christ Jesus our Savior and Lord; AMEN!