Too afraid to share your faith with the ungodly?
Anne Askew was imprisoned and greatly tortured for her faith. Placed on a cruel rack, her joints and bones were pulled out of place. She fainted from the pain, but when she regained consciousness, she preached for two hours to her tormentors. On the day of her execution, she was carried to the stake in a chair because her bones were dislocated and she couldn’t walk. At the last moment, she was offered the king’s pardon if she would recant. She said: “I did not come here to deny my Lord and Master.”
She died praying for her murderers in the midst of the flames.
–From Jesus Freaks by The Voice of the Martyrs