“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” said our Lord Jesus (Matthew 5:44). Pray today for the men and women of the Islamic State group who, in their efforts to please Allah, are inflicting savage cruelties beyond imagining on anyone who does nor share their extremist ideology. Pray that they may come to understand what truly please the God who made heaven and earth. Pray that they may turn in revolution from the horrors they have committed, and find healing and hope in Christ. Remember especially followers who are already sickened and disillusioned with IS but cannot leave the organisation for fear of a terrible punishment.