Christians from a house church in Iran meet to worship secretly
Christians from a house church in Iran meet to worship secretly
Nov. 20, 2015 | Iran

Pray for Christians Arrested at Church

[501] prayers in [28] nations have been posted for Arrested Christians.

Iranian security agents raided a house church in Tehran province on Nov. 1, arresting at least 14 Christian converts from Islam. Another Christian connected to the group was arrested at his home the next day. Many members of the house church are former members of the Emmanuel Protestant Church in Tehran, which was forced to stop its Farsi-language services in 2012. Farsi is the most widely spoken language in Iran, so government officials have tried to limit religious services to the Assyrian language, which is spoken by a small minority. After the Emmanuel Church was disbanded, its former members formed several house churches. The families and friends of those arrested have not been told where they are being held.

Write your own prayer for Arrested Christians

  • Lord we ask your continuing wisdom and guidance.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Lord, your words in Psalm 107 state, "Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
    He rescued them from their distress" for these as you have done for many! Hear our prayer, Lord! Give them peace and joy in all situations. Let us imitate their faith.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Father God, I ask for Your continued hand on the believers in Iran. When they feel "trapped," please assure them of Your love their true freedom in Christ. Make a way for them, dear Father, to worship with other believers in these dangerous areas. Please release those imprisoned and help all to take heart by the power of Your Spirit in Jesus' name.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • Dear Father, I lift up these people who are being held again to you. Work a miracle and have them all released. May they feel your love and presence, they and their family and friends. Glory to God for what you are about to do. Pam F - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Father, I pray for those arrested for simply being Christians in Iran. Father, wherever they may be, please comfort and encourage them in their incarceration. Father, I pray for their release soon.
    joey S - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for these brave people. Please heal and comfort and restore those who were arrested. May they be released, Lord. Comfort and provide for their families. Holy Spirit, be near to them.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Father God, in Jesus name I pray for courage and hope and comfort for these being persecuted in Iran. Send Your Holy Spirit and empower them with renewed hope and joy to live and cling to you Jesus. Strike the enemy down that opposes Your name and let this persecution be used to advance Your kingdom. Open doors of hope and refuge for them. Bring peace.
    Kimberly R - USA
  • Heavenly Father, protect and strengthen our brothers and sisters who were arrested for the sake of your name. Grant your peace to the families who don't know the whereabouts of their relatives. Convict the hearts of the security agents and give them a glimpse of your love. Bless your house churches and keep them safe to worship. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Salina C - USA
  • Dear Lord , praying for these Iranian christian. Lord bless this Christians. Give them strength and courage . Lord send thy angel to release them from the jail . Please open the Iranian authorities eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from the power of satan to God . In Jesus name I pray , Amen .
    Mahil G - India
  • Father, please release these Christians who are being held. Please protect them and keep them safe. Let them feel Your peace and Your presence with them during this time. Release them and allow them to go back to their family members. Please fight for them Lord!
    Roma K - USA
  • Father, please be with those arrested for their obedience to you. Give them peace and patience, and boldness to share your love and truth with all they come into contact with, regardless of their situation. May they remember Shaul in prison and be strengthened and edified. Glorify Your Name through them, Father. In Yeshua's name, amein!
    Embriette H - USA
  • Lord, may loved ones of those arrested be in peace as they wait to hear about arrested loved ones if they haven't already. Let the arrested believers be safe & be in peace and released acc to Your will. Let Your gospel be preached through Farsi & every other language imaginable in this land!! Blessings & growth to all the house churches!! Amen.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Praying for protection, courage and boldness for my brothers and sisters in Christ. In Jesus name amen.
    Nancy M - USA
  • Oh Father, I pray that you would keep your protecting hand on these Christians who have been arrested. Keep them safe and may they soon be released.. Give them courage and peace during this trying time. Give hope to the families of those being held.We pray that the government may lift its language restriction for Christian services. In Jesus' name,
    Lois Y - USA
  • Father, You know exactly where these arrested Christians are and we thank You that you are with them. Please protect them and help their family and friends to learn where they are. Please, in Your perfect time, get them out of prison. Please give boldness to Your people and wisdom in how to serve and worship You under pressure from authorities.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father I pray for those arrested that they will be protected and released. Bring justice and righteousness for the oppressed. I pray for the family and friends of those arrested, that you will keep them strong and safe. Bring them under your everlasting arms. I pray for peace in this area and that government officials will change their minds. Amen.
    rachel n - USA
  • Lord I pray you stop these evil forces that are standing against your children! Help our brothers and sisters to continue their ministries in home churches under your cloak! Move forces so that those being held are released and reunited with their loved ones. Jesus save them from evil and empower them to stand for your name sake. Amen!
    Ingrid V - USA
  • God, comfort those in prison for the sake of your name. Give them strength and courage to continue confessing the Gospel to those around them. Glorify yourself in the prison(s).
    Ryan G - USA
  • Father we pray for Your mighty power to raise up new young leaders in Iran that will boldly set those imprisoned free from the bondage of the evil there. AMEN
    orvis m - USA
  • Oh Lord, give the arrested believers strength and peace for whatever they have to endure. Please let them be released very soon. Please protect the other believers and increase their boldness to share with others regardless of the risk. May your truth spread like wildfire in this hostile region of the world. May they find hope in Emmanuel, God with us.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Thanks be to God for you, brothers and sisters, for being willing to obey God and not man. Your willingness to risk your earthly freedom to worship God Almighty who alone gives freedom is a testimony to those of us who still can assemble for worship. May the Spirit of the Living God cover you and give you strength as you serve God wherever you are.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • God, I lift up these Christians to You. You know exactly where they are. I pray that You would strengthen both them and their families. Give them peace and strength to endure these days. May they sense Your nearness. Holy Spirit speak to them. Draw the hearts of their persecutors. Use their reactions as a testimony to Your glory.
    Renee W - USA
  • Father, I lift up these 14 Christian converts from Islam to You. Give them courage, give them great grace to endure everything the enemy tries to throw at them to either discourage them or make them give up. Set them free Lord in Your time and way. In the prison, give them great grace to be witnesses and lights in the darkness. In Jesus Name.
    Anne S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for your hand of protection to be upon these Christians who have been arrested. We pray that they may be allowed to communicate with their families and that they may soon be released. Give them your peace and strength as they are being held captive. May your Name be glorified. Amen.
    Lois Y - USA
  • Father, I pray for Your great joy, Your presence to be with Your people in the midst of their circumstances. May they be strong in You wherever they are. Comfort them, hide them under Your wings. May they love You more and know You more each day in Jesus' name. Thank You!
    Mariel C - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I thank You for the faithfulness of these brethren and the sacrifices they have made for Christ. Be with them wherever they are being held and show them favor in the eyes of their captors. Speak peace to their families. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Abraham J - USA
  • Lord, the gospel is changing lives in muslim countries! Where it's darkest, the light shines brightest. Please be with these believers and grant them freedom from their captors and favor with the government to be allowed to worship You.
    scott L - USA
  • Father in heaven, I pray for these Christians who have been arrested, Help them to hold fast to their faith. Give them hearts of love and forgiveness for their captors. Bring many to yourself through their experiences. Care for the physical, emotional, spiritual and financial needs of their families. BriNG bout their release. In Jesus name, Amen
    Sheron L - USA
  • Lord we pray for their safety. You allowed this to happen for a reason; perhaps so the church, and Your Word, can spread even further. We pray for our brothers and sisters in Iran.
    Michael M - USA
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