What is The Martyrs’ Cross?
It is the prayer tool pictured below. Production is actually currently paused and we’re not sure when we’ll begin again. But here’s the thing, we’re also a family, there are tens of thousands Martyrs’ crosses out in the world being WORN by both Christians living in hostile or restricted nations as well as ones with more freedom.
We are wearing it around our necks to pray for each other, especially to remember persecuted followers of Jesus, and their persecutors—around the world—in prayer and loving action. But if you don’t have one around your neck, you can still join us.
Some people call it jewelry, and that’s alright, but to us—it’s more. To us, it’s a WAY. The Martyrs’ Cross is a message we wear around our hearts and minds.
Worn in over 26 nations by believers in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who are giving up all to know Him, The Martyrs’ Cross is a symbol of remembrance and solidarity. Our message is clear: we will not forget, we will pray. And they are praying for us too.
Join us in prayer every Sunday night by receiving an email with a prayer we can all join in. You can read it word for word or simply use it as a reminder and encouragement to pause and pray. We are pausing to place our eyes on the beauty and truth of God. We remember our family, we remember we are family, together. Join us and sign up for the weekly prayer companion, The Place Called Prayer, below— it’s completely free.
The Martyrs’ Cross is a family. We are a community of love and prayer.
By God’s grace and with a commitment to believing in His faithfulness:
We fight for awareness for all of us in the midst of a culture of distraction. When life gets crushing, we will remember how Jesus suffered and as 1 Peter 4:13 says “be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.”
What will you get out of subscribing to our site?
The tools and writing we provide point to the Author and Finisher of our faith. We bring awareness and remembrance of those who are unjustly treated and persecuted for their faith, yet remain faithful. We will lead the way in being bridges of connection, in acknowledging with our lives that all people are made in the image of God and are therefore sacred. We bring courage and companionship to stay aware and prayerful.
By subscribing you will:
-Be notified when new articles are posted to the site, (no more than once a week), and
-Receive the weekly prayer companion, The Place Called Prayer, (via email) on Sunday nights
Often times the things that are most important to us can get lost in the fullness of our lives. It takes intention to make space for prayer. We want to come alongside you and help you make the priority of prayer a regular rhythm in your life.
“We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God’s work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.”
― Corrie ten Boom
“Prayer makes your heart bigger, until it is capable of containing the gift of God himself. Prayer begets faith, faith begets love, and love begets service on behalf of the poor.”
― Mother Teresa
“Come!” say the Spirit and the Bride.
Whoever hears, echo, “Come!”
Is anyone thirsty? Come!
All who will, come and drink,
Drink freely of the Water of Life!
“As the pastor’s wife, I have often told youngsters a story of the boy who stood on the shore and waved to a ship at sea. A man beside him said, ‘Don’t be silly. The steamer will not change it’s course because you wave.’ But the ship turned, came to shore and picked up the boy. From the bridge he shouted, ‘Sir, I’m not a fool. The captain is my father!’ We also know that he who steers the universe on its course is our Father and that He hears our prayers.”
~ Sabina Wurmbrand
“Let us make revolutionists and terrorists a matter of prayerful concern, asking that they may use their energies in the service of peaceful reforms.”
— Richard Wurmbrand