For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God. -- 1 Peter 2:19 Holy and merciful Father, please bless Your children today who suffer pain and hardship while displaying the grace of Jesus. Whether these problems are because of persecution or because of life's difficulties, I pray that You strengthen my brothers and sisters who are suffering. In the name of the Lord Jesus I pray. Amen.