Polycarp's Prayer

Yesterday in the third week of our class on Revelation we studied the letter to Smyrna in chapter two. Polycarp, the Bishop of Smyrna lived during the second century and suffered persecution and death at the hands of the Romans. Considering that Polycarp may have been present for the initial reading of Revelation to Smyrna and how it contains warning of the coming persecution, this was an excellent time to look at Polycarp's prayer before his martyrdom.