Christians are persecuted because of their truth about the word of God. They are hated by others, you know people do not want to be told that they are wrong. They are hated by other, you know people do not want to be told that they are wrong, they don’t want the truth.
In John 15: 18-19, Jesus encouraged his disciples about hatred. If the world hates you, they also hate Jesus Christ. If you were of the world, the world will love you but because you are not of the world, Jesus had chosen you out of the world that is why the world hates you.
John 17:14-18 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by your truth. Your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
We should pray for those who persecute us for God to forgive them.