USCCB - (NAB) - November 18, 2007:
"'Before all this happens, however, they will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name. It will lead to your giving testimony. Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand, for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute. You will even be handed over by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed. By your perseverance you will secure your lives.' "
Prayer for Today:
Dear Lord, gives us wisdom and perseverance. Teach us what to say and when, so that by our testimony we can lead our family and friends into the fullness of Truth. Especially as we head into Thanksgiving Day with families gathering all over. May our love for You shine through us!