The Persecuted Church
12 About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. 2 He killed (A)James the brother of John (B)with the sword, 3 and when he saw (C)that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was during (D)the days of Unleavened Bread. 4 And when he had seized him, he put him (E)in prison, delivering him over to four (F)squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people. 5 So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest (G)prayer for him was made to God by the church.
Just reminded to day to pray for the persecuted Christians and churches all around the world. There is still a widespread killing and imprisonment of Christians in other parts of the world. Let’s take a minute to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ and the persecuted church.