Prayer During Persecution
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Peter therefore was kept in the prison, but constant prayer was made by the assembly to God for him.
They stoned Stephen as he called out, saying, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!" He kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, "Lord, don't hold this sin against them!" When he had said this, he fell asleep.
The multitude rose up together against them, and the magistrates tore their clothes off of them, and commanded them to be beaten with rods. When they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely, who, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison, and secured their feet in the stocks.read more.
But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.
But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,
rejoicing in hope; enduring in troubles; continuing steadfastly in prayer;