Nov. 02, 2017 | Pakistan

Pray for Zhafar Bhatti, Imprisoned Since 2012

[285] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Zhafar.

Zhafar Bhatti, who was arrested and charged with blasphemy in July 2012, remains in prison, where he has been beaten several times. Zhafar, a traveling salesman for various medications, often used his door-to-door presentations to also share the gospel. He established a small NGO called “Jesus World Mission” with the purpose of helping the poor. On July 11, 2012, he was accused by a fellow NGO worker of sending blasphemous text messages from a mobile phone that she had given him. Zhafar and his wife left their village to avoid a riot, and police arrested him on July 26, charging him under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. Other prisoners have beaten Zhafar several times and tried to poison his food, and Muslim prisoners continually pressure him to embrace Islam. Pray that Zhafar will remain strong in his faith, and pray that he will be released and reunited with his family soon.

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  • Father, I continue to lift Zhafar before you & ask for safety, a quick release from prison, a strengthening of his faith, a fruitful witness and a heart of love and forgiveness for his persecutors. Protect & strengthen his wife & provide for her physical, emotional, spiritual & financial needs.
    Glorify Yourself through this couple. In Jesus name, amen
    Sheron L - USA
  • Father, I Pray that Zhafar will remain strong in his faith, and pray that he will be released and reunited with his family soon. In Jesus name, amen
    Kate G - USA
  • Thank You, LORD, for Brother Zhafar's steadfastness and faithfulness and his courage. We pray that Your justice and righteousness will flow like a mighty river and stream and that he be released and reunited with his family. We also pray that through his efforts, others will be led to Christ and they accept Him as their Lord and Savior. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
  • Father, give courage, strength, wisdom and peace to Zhafar. Protect him as he stands for You in a dark place. Please release him soon if You will. Provide for his family during this time. May others see Jesus in him and be drawn to a love saving relationship with the Savior. Thank you for being faithful. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • O Mighty God, praises and thanks unto You for Your precious servants like Zhafar. Please, LORD, deliver him from this trial and keep his faith strong until his release. Please soften the hearts of his fellow prisoners to have compassion on him, and may they be brought to Christ through his witness. In Jesus' Holy Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Lord, I lift up my dear brother & pray for supernatural protection for him. May he not be fearful to eat or fearful of anything. Let the beatings stop in the name of Jesus! Let him have great favor with the prisoners & the authorities so they can no longer abuse him. May many listen to You calling them through my brother. In Jesus name.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Zhafar--that he would feel Your presence and that he would be able to minister now even in his harsh circumstances. I pray for courage, strength, and energy to be bestowed upon him. I pray for the other prisoners and guards---that their eyes would be opened and they would see Christ through Zhafar. I pray for his release.
    Tom Esch
    Mark A - USA
  • Gracious father of heaven and earth please I pray for Zhafar that you would release him from prison and allow him to come back together with this family. I pray that you would pour your spirit into him and increase his faith and help him to stay strong. Please give him favor. In Jesus name amen
    Nancy G - USA
  • God, encourage and comfort Zhafar. Remind Him of your Word daily and strengthen his faith. Let him feel Your great presence in his soul. Give him peace. Let him rest in Your Truth. Protect his heart and mind from evil, cover him with Your Truth. Whatever sickness he has, please heal him. Provide his family with what they need. In Jesus Name, Amen!
    Eli G - Philippines
  • I pray for Zhafar again. Hold him in your strong arms - keep him safe. Give him comfort and peace. Heal his body and refresh his spirit. Hold him up and give him power to go forward. Pam - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Jesus, five years is so long for Zhafar and his family. Please encourage and sustain them during this ordeal. Don't let it last one day more than it needs to. In the meantime, please use this greatly in the lives of everyone involved-husband, wife, children, fellow inmates, guards, friends, relatives. May the end result be great fruit for the Kingdom.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Dear God- We pray for Zhafar-protect him and keep him strong. We pray for mercy and that he will be released quickly. Soften the hearts of his captors and draw them to you. In your son's precious name I pray. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Father, let this evil be turned to good, and many saved.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Dear Lord I pray for Zhafar. That You would be with him through his continued imprisonment. That You would give him Grace and bless him for so strongly standing for You, feeling Your presence even in the midst being surrounded by unbelievers. I pray that he will be released soon by miracle. Give him Your peace throughout this time. In Your name, amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, I pray for Zhafar that he would be strong in his faith. While he is imprisoned give grace for him to continue to trust you. Touch his body with healing from persecution and change the hearts of his persecutors. May he be released soon and be reunited with his family. May they be strong and comforted by your presence.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father I pray for my brother Zhafar that you would help him to remain strong in his faith father I pray that you would release him from prison soon and reunited with his family continue to use him where you’re at and protect him in Jesus name amen
    Edward M - USA
  • Father God, we only ask for Your mercy upon Zhafar. Lord, for You all things are possible. Lord, release him from this prison...Lord, have mercy...hear our cry...Lord. Protect his wife, strengthen her and Zafar's faith. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Radhika V - India
  • Lord God,
    I humbly pray for Zhafar. He has proven his faith much more than I. Let him be as the church of Smyrna in Revelation 2-- to only have a limited time of persecution. Let him be released. But let him to continue to be faithful unto death if it is called for-- and look forward joyfully to the crown of life.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Our Father who art in Heaven hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not unto temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory forever and ever. In Jesus Name. Amen.R
    renee h - USA
  • Father, please keep this brother strong in the midst of the persecution he has experienced the last 5 years. Father, keep him and strengthen this brother that he would keep his testimony. Father, I pray that Your mercy and grace would carry this brother. This I pray. Amen.
    joey S - USA
  • Abba, please send your mighty angels to protect this person, put a hedge protection around him and family protecting him against harm, and pour the blood of Jesus on him. I pray for a miracle to have him released and remain strong in his faith in Jesus name. Please purify and sanctify his food in Jesus mighty name. Amen
    Tammy R - Canada
  • Protect Zhafar from danger and from despair. Brighten the darkness around him and keep him in perfect peace. Bring healing to his mind and soul. Wrap him in glorious hope and give him a knowledge of your purpose through this trial. Be beautiful for him and give him eyes to seek eternal things. Place favor around him for your message to be received.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Dear Daddy, please release Zhafar from prison very soon, and may he be reunited with his family. Please don't allow him to be beaten any more, and may the guards and prisoners who know Zhafar come to see that Christianity is truth; that Jesus died for their sins and loves them. May they come to a belief and acceptance of Jesus. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • In Jesus name Father I ask for Zhafar to be ministered to by angels, to be encouraged & strengthened by sharing the Gospel with other prisoners. I pray your Holy Spirit will move in the hearts of his fellow prisoners, they will see the love of Jesus & know they can be set free. I pray the prisoners would no longer desire to harm Zhafar but protect him
    Debby S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for strength, deliverance and victory for Zhafar. Prisons can not stop the Love of Christ for his people, give this man physical and spiritual strength to overcome his situation. Guide him Holy Spirit in what you would have him accomplish for Your Kingdom. Lord deliver him to preach Your Gospel to the needy. In Jesus's name
    Scott N - USA
  • Dear Almighty God, Father, please hide Zhafar under Your wing, comfort and cheer him with Your love. Wrap him in Your arms. Please set him free from prison. Thank You. In Jesus's Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Dear Lord, has it really been that long? How can most of us even imagine what Zhafar is going through! My heart bleeds with you brother, but you are blessed. Jesus is holding your hand even now. Don't give up your faith, Jesus is near, he won't let go. God bless you Zhafar. Thank you Lord Jesus for watching over our brother, we love you!
    Pamela L - USA
  • Jesus, You came to set prisoners free. I ask that you do just that for Zhafar. I pray for your grace and wisdom he will need until that day.
    Carolyn M - USA
  • Dear God, please sustain Zhafar. Protect him physically, but, more importantly, spiritually. Remind him of your presence and love. Let this be an opportunity for him to spread your Word even farther. We ask all according to your will. Amen.
    Delphine H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for Zhafar and his family as he is imprisoned for his faithfulness to you. Use him as Your mouthpiece in prison to share the gospel of Jesus. Provide for and protect his family, and give all of them strength and hope for each day. I pray that You would secure his release and bring this family back together. All for Your glory!
    Jan H - USA
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