Source: Associate Press Online
Story: The 29-minute IS video appears to show militants holding two groups of captives, described in text captions by ISIS as "followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church.”
Prayer: Lord Jesus, you have called all of us to “take up the cross and follow you” ( Mk. 8:34). We thank you for our courageous brothers and sisters in the Middle East and North Africa who are giving their lives rather than renouncing their faith in you. May these faithful “followers of the cross” be an inspiration and challenge to all of us who confess you as Lord.