Perpetua was a noblewoman from Carthage who had a guaranteed life of comfort ahead of her. Born in the late 100’s, she lived with her husband, her son, and her slave. Then she converted to Christianity, a decision that changed everything.

On this episode of Prayer amid Pandemic, Megan DeVore, associate professor of church history and early Christian studies at Colorado Christian University, shares about how Perpetua’s brother’s death left an impression on the saint, what strengthened her faith despite intense cruelty and hardship, and what the church can learn from Perpetua today.

Constantin V. Lysakov, pastor Moscow Bible Church, offers this episode’s prayer.

Read Christianity Today’s latest coronavirus coverage

What is Prayer amid Pandemic? Read more

Rate Prayer amid Pandemic on Apple Podcasts

Follow the podcast on Twitter

Follow the host on Twitter: Morgan Lee

Music by Urban Nerd Beats, Prod. Riddiman, and Oliver Dúvel

Prayer amid Pandemic is produced by Morgan Lee, Mike Cosper, and Erik Petrik