Prayer for the 21 Coptic Christian martyrs.

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.

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

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Prayer for the 21 Coptic Christian martyrs.

  1. Amen.

    But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,
    and no torment will ever touch them.
    2 In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died,
    and their departure was thought to be an affliction,
    3 and their going from us to be their destruction;
    but they are at peace.
    4 For though in the sight of men they were punished,
    their hope is full of immortality.
    5 Having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good,
    because God tested them and found them worthy of himself;
    6 like gold in the furnace he tried them,
    and like a sacrificial burnt offering he accepted them.
    7 In the time of their visitation they will shine forth,
    and will run like sparks through the stubble.
    8 They will govern nations and rule over peoples,
    and the Lord will reign over them for ever.

    (Wisdom 3:1-8)

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