God of All the Earth, as Your saints gather under threat of persecution, we trust in You for guidance and protection. Help us to find encouragement in Your Word, and to be edified by fellowship with one another. Grant us to be bold in the face of danger, and to have the full conviction to uphold the truth. May our lives be instruments in Your hands to proclaim the gospel and do good works. We worship You and trust in Your plan for us. Amen.