"Paul, that great warrior of the gospel, witness to miracles, survivor of the wrath of angry mobs, asked the believers at Ephesus to pray that God would give him boldness to preach (Ephesians 6:18-20).
"Sometimes we think heroes of the faith do not need us, that they are at some "higher level" of spiritual strength and courage. We need their testimonies to inspire us, but they all still need our prayers.
"Our persecuted brothers and sisters in the jungles of Vietnam, in the Middle East, in Africa and around the world ask us to pray for them. The body of Christ is a living entity - pain here, joy there, abundance here, poverty there, courage where needed. We all exchange strength with each other - please lift our family up in prayer this year. Paul needed it. So do they."
(Tom White, from Voice of the Martyrs, October 2010)