20 Bible Verses To Pray When Facing Persecution as God’s Children

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Today we will be dealing with 20 Bible Verses To Pray When Facing Persecution as God’s Children.

By human reasoning, it should be expected that if a believer conducts himself after the manner of Christ, people should respond positively. However, the Christian must not think that his Christian life will be without challenges. The apostles faced a lot of criticism and had challenges preaching the gospel after Jesus left. After all, the Pharisee and Sadducees schemed against Jesus by having one of His own to betray Him.

The painful truth is that all who desire to live godly life in Christ Jesus, should be ready to face persecution. The disciples of God all faced persecution, the likes of Steven, John the Baptist, Peter, to mention a few. Today’s topic is to encourage us to hold firmly unto the Lord Jesus also, to maintain Jesus Christ as the Lord of their life. The journey may be rough and tough.

The pains may be intolerable. But the reward is immeasurable. More so, living after the manner of Christian principles is not a guarantee that one shall be free from accusations, even framed up allegations, from the evil minded worldly people. Persecution emanates from the wicked mind of those who are not comfortable with what, to them, are strict Christian principles.

However, despite the presence of persecuting influences, Christians should live in harmony with the will of God. Believers should, of necessity, always live with a good conscience, and so, be in accord with the will of God.

The good news is that, those who would persecute innocent Christians, are continually put to shame by the Christian’s good conduct. So, regardless of the environment in which believers live, they must continue to live according to firm Christian principles and remember that Jesus Christ suffered on the cross, though He was wholly innocent.

 

1. Matthew 5:10-12

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

 

2. 2 Corinthians 12:10

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

 

3. Romans 8:35

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

 

4. John 15:20

Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.

 

5. Revelation 6:9-11

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.

 

6. Galatians 5:11

But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed.

 

7. Matthew 5:11

Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

 

8. 2 Corinthians 4:8-12

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.

 

9. Mark 4:17

And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away.

 

10. Acts 8:1

And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

 

11. Mark 10:29-30

Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.

 

12. John 15:18-20

If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.

 

13. Matthew 13:21

Yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away.

 

14. Mark 10:30

Who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.

 

15. Jeremiah 20:11

But the Lord is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble; they will not overcome me. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten.

 

16. 2 Corinthians 4:8-11

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

 

17. Matthew 13:20-21

As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away.

 

18. Acts 11:19

Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews.

 

19. Acts 13:50

But the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city, stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.

 

20. Galatians 4:29

But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now.

 

 

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