Thanksgiving 4.32 | NIV
For the martyrs and confessors, the lights of the church, and the good examples of those who have gone before me to heaven.
I bless you for all those who have been enabled to commend themselves as servants of God in great endurance, in troubles, and in distresses; 2 Corinthians 6:4(NIV) who when they have been brought before kings and governors on account of Christ’s name, it has resulted in their being witnesses, Luke 21:12-13(NIV) and you have given them words and wisdom that none of their adversaries were able to resist or contradict. Luke 21:15(NIV)
That those who for Christ’s sake faced death all day long and were considered as sheep to be slaughtered, were in all these things more than conquerors, through him who loved them. Romans 8:36-37(NIV)
That they overcame the accuser of the brothers by the blood of the Lamb, by the word of their testimony, and by not loving their lives so much as to shrink from death. Revelation 12:10-11(NIV)
I bless you for the cloud of witnesses with which your people are surrounded, Hebrews 12:1(NIV) for the tracks of the sheep, Song of Solomon 1:8(NIV) for the ancients who were commended, Hebrews 11:2(NIV) and are now, through faith and patience, inheriting what has been promised. Hebrews 6:12(NIV) Lord, give me to follow their example, as they followed the example of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:1(NIV)