Dear Father God,
We may rest assured that your grace and peace are for each one of us.
We are so grateful that faith and love can grow even when your people endure persecution or affliction. Father, this shows us that you are continuing your just work in us.
You justly repay with affliction those who afflict your people. You give relief to the afflicted and to all of us, when Jesus is revealed as the conquering and triumphant King. He will work vengeance on those who do not know you, our God, and on those who do not obey the gospel.
We pray that You will make us worthy of Your call, and fulfill by Your power every good resolve and work of faith according to the grace of our God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.