A Collect to Honor Jesus in Persecution
Lord Jesus, who was persecuted by those you came to save, let us not be surprised if we are also persecuted when we follow in your footsteps, but when we are accused, let us check our hearts to be certain that we are like you, honoring your name and the virtues that you came to show us, through you who reigns in great love with the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen.
"But before all this occurs, they will arrest you and persecute you; they will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of my name." - Luke 21:12