A Prayer of the Persecuted
"O Lord, remember not only the men and women of good will,
but also those of ill will.
But, do not remember all of the suffering
they have inflicted on upon us:
Instead remember the fruits we have borne
because of this suffering -
our fellowship, our loyalty to one another, our humility,
our courage, our generosity,
the greatness of heart that has grown from this trouble.
When our persecutors come to be judged by you,
let all of these fruits that we have borne
be their forgiveness."