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

Teach Us to Count Our Days…

Hello Friends! We are in the days of the Biblical month of Iyar, the days that are counted from the feast of Passover to the feast of Shavuot. (This can be studied in Leviticus 23) Every year these “days between” are of counting. This is done as a way of expectation and preparation, fifty days, seven weeks. The sages compare these days to being like a Bride preparing herself for.. Read More

New Beginnings

Hello family, Sorry if you received our last mailing this morning (it was from months ago). Today, I was actually trying to send out a very different note! I’ve made a mistake, plenty, but today -two- I am ready to fix: Hi, my name is Raynna, and I’m the writer behind The Martyrs’ Cross. I took a break from writing here several months ago in hopes that it would help.. 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

The Place Called Prayer

In all our glory or shame, our joy, pain, and even our apathy: “prayer” is the place of being known and knowing the great I Am. A most holy place has been built within us, with as much detail as Solomon’s colonnade. What is True Simply by being, a fabric of life-song weaves in perfect unison with our daily duties, our jobs, our relationships—all of our lives, all the work.. 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

Light & Sparks of Light

“Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus the Messiah, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful.”- 2 Corinthians 4:5-6 Hello Friends, It’s now been a little while since you last.. Read More

Meaningful Opportunity to Connect With Persecuted Christians & Some Personal Martyrs’ Cross Family News

Do you ever have trouble relating to what the Bible says about “remembering those bound…as though you were bound with them”? Never living in a place that persecutes believers can make it hard to imagine what it would be like to not own a Bible or talk freely about what is most important to you, or much much worse. This has been the driving force behind The Martyrs’ Cross. For.. Read More

Above All, Love

Friends, I’m writing to you today, choosing to believe that trust and hope do not disappoint, even in weakness or hardship, because it is in the power of God, and not my own. I trust today. I do not write you here, all of the below, because it is perfectly in place in my life. No, it’s not, not even after nearly 20 years of really trying. I am writing.. Read More