|163. Rescue me from persecution
O Jesus, preserve me from the pain of persecution in Your Name. Endear me to Your Heart. Rid me of pride, greed, malice, ego and hatred in my soul. Help me to truly surrender to Your Mercy. Take my fears away. Help me to unburden my pain and take all persecution away from me, so that I can follow You like a little child, in the knowledge that all things are within Your Control. Free me from the hatred shown by all those who proclaim to be Yours, but who really deny You. Let not their cutting tongues scourge me or their evil acts divert me from the Path of Truth. Help me to focus only on Your Kingdom to come and to persevere, with dignity against any insults, which I may endure on Your behalf. Bring me peace of mind, peace of heart, peace of soul. Amen.