Lord, today we pray for Jordan, which at one time was one of the most liberal nations in its region in terms of freedom of religion. We are saddened by the increasing persecution of Christians, including interrogations, abductions and abuse. May Jordanians of all faiths long for and work toward true freedom of religion. Lord, we particularly pray for Christian converts from Islam, who face the worst persecution. Give them wisdom as they live their lives. Help them to know if they should flee their land. Also make it clear to them if you want them to stay. Lord, we pray about the refugee crisis, which greatly affects all Jordanians. Keep Jordanians hospitable and refugees grateful. And may refugees have the opportunity to experience warmth, friendship and love, as well as the chance to hear about you. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.