Praying from 1 John 3:13 relating to Persecution, Worldly Opposition.

Dear God, I pray that you give me the strength and courage to face the hatred and persecution of the world. Help me to remember that I am not alone and that you are always with me. May I never be surprised by the world’s hatred, but instead, may I stand firm in my faith and continue to love and serve you. Amen.

Verse: Don’t be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.
1 John 3:13

This is a Command. The verse is telling the reader not to be surprised if the world hates them.