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May 24 – Noon


Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

(Matthew 5:12)


Dear God,

You have taught us in this verse that those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake are blessed, and that great is their reward in heaven. Please help me to remember this truth as I face challenges and difficulties in my life. Give me the strength to hold onto my faith and to persevere through trials, knowing that You see my suffering and that You will reward me in the end.

Help me to keep my eyes focused on You, and to find comfort in the promise of Your blessings. I pray that You would give me the courage and endurance to endure any persecution or hardship that may come my way, knowing that You are with me every step of the way. Thank You for Your promise of a great reward in heaven, and for the hope that it brings to my heart. In Jesus’ name, Amen.