Pray with me:
All-powerful, ever-living God,
turn our weakness into strength.
As You gave Your martyrs
the courage to suffer death for Christ,
give us the courage to live in faithful witness to You.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
– Revelation 20:4