New Book Release—Beloved Prayers

“Raynna’s heart isn’t just to capture pretty words on a page but to lift our souls from one level of prayer to an altogether other level. I have personally experienced that elevation of soul when she prays, and I know you will.” -Jay Myers, Creator of The Martyrs’ Cross At first glance, this little prayer book may look like a book of prayers to pray for the persecuted body of.. Read More

Becoming Enfleshed

by Jay Myers Dear Friends, today I’m grateful to share with you the heart of my husband and the artist behind The Martyrs’ Cross, Jay Myers. In the Biblical calendar, this weekend marks both Shavuot and Pentecost, it’s the perfect time to ponder and seek the Father to enter our world, to become enfleshed. Our hope is that these truths wash over you and nourish you wherever this finds you.. Read More

Intercede On

Dear Praying Family,   My heart is bursting it’s banks as I continue to work on The Martyrs’ Cross Prayerbook/ Companion… I am struck again and again with how we are called to be the living body of Messiah in this earth. The church is not a place, but a people who witness to the reality of our living God.   We have many examples of leaders in the Scriptures, men.. Read More

The Martyrs’ Cross & Prayer Book Update

Hello! Just sending a quick note out to you all to let you know a deadline for May has been set for The Martyrs’ Cross Prayer Book. Would you all pray for us in this? Your companionship and support has always been deeply felt and helpful to us. Also, we are in the beginning stages of potentially creating The Martyrs’ Cross Pendant again. Many of you are on the waiting.. Read More

Hello Family! Please Subscribe.

Dear one who has landed on this page, Hello! The Martyrs’ Cross is a symbol, but it is also a voice and most of all, it is a family. Our family is so deeply happy to get to continue to link arms and hearts with so many kindred souls who want to pray for and remember, through word and deed, our family members who are persecuted for being disciples of.. Read More

Belonging

Belonging—it’s been on my mind recently. The way the word longing is in the midst of it. The way we respond—and don’t—when an invitation to belong comes our way. We want it, we want to belong, but…when the wholeness of the risk involved comes into view, we often hesitate, if not freeze. Paul spoke of belonging and counting the gain and even the loss of everything (including belonging) as nothing.. Read More

Let us Make Revolutionists and Terrorists a Matter of Prayerful Concern

Christmas Greetings Dear Martyrs’ Cross Family! I keep thinking lately about the Scripture that says, “It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart.” (Ecclesiastes 7:2) Considering what it was the teacher was saying, I realized I used to confuse this thought with the idea.. Read More

Do Not Be Afraid: Keep Praying

“It is of great importance, when we begin to practice prayer, not to let ourselves be frightened by our own thoughts.” ― Teresa of Ávila, The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila by Herself Sometimes in prayer, it’s easy to get distracted. Sometimes, it’s easy to get frightened. Sometimes, it’s easy not to pray at all. Sometimes, we just have to pick up where we left off—not condemning ourselves for.. Read More

A Treasure We Already Hold

I went through some serious diagnostic testing this past week. This is the second time in my life that I’ve been through this and it was surreal to be here again. Two great things came out of this for me. First, I found out I do NOT have the issue I was being tested for and, secondly, in the slightest—yet very real—proximity I “fellowshipped” with many many going through similar trials. Both,.. Read More