“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other
Merciful Lord Jesus, following you to the cross is difficult and scary. Why do you call us like sheep to be led to be slaughtered? I don’t want to be hated! I want to be loved. I’ve been betrayed and hated. It hurts! Comfort my troubled heart with your Word. Surround us with your mighty angels. Please don’t let go of me! Amen!