I've been thinking about this for awhile now and how much in awe I am at the martyrs that sacrificed themselves either by crucifixtion or some form of execution. I wish I had that deep of a spiritual conviction to do the same if the time ever arises. I can't even imagine the agony one must have had to endure.
I wanted to ask a prayer request for those that suffered in the flesh and those that may suffer in the flesh in the future that I hope God is with them and doesn't abandon them when the despair is too much to carry.
Sorry if this comes off as pretentious or dumb, but if I was in that kind of a situation I would hope to have all the prayers I can get to strengthen me.
Lord have mercy.