Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani faces new charges for his Christian activities.
Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani faces new charges for his Christian activities.
Aug. 12, 2016 | Iran

Pray for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, Continually Harassed by Authorities

[325] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Pastor Youcef.

An Iranian pastor who has been imprisoned repeatedly for his Christian activities was arrested again on July 24 and charged with “acting against national security.” Youcef Nadarkhani was released from custody after being warned that he has no right to evangelize. When he was arrested in 2009 on charges of apostasy, authorities also sentenced his wife to life imprisonment in an attempt to persuade the pastor to convert back to Islam. Youcef’s wife was subsequently released, but he served nearly three years in prison. He and his wife were also briefly jailed in May of this year. Please pray that Pastor Youcef and his family will remain bold in their faith.

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  • Lord, send your peace. Send your protection. Give stamina and discernment. And do the same for me.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • Dear GOD & FATHER JESUS CHRIST, (Isaiah 9.6) Please give everyone the wisdom to ask for the HOLY SPIRIT (LUKE 11:13) as well as YOUR wisdom (JAMES 1:5), AMEN.
    eric H - USA
  • Lord, may each attack only strength and confirm them. Bless their ministry with astonishing fruit, so that others must draw alongside to help them with the load of fishes. Use these persecution mightily for their good and the good of Iran.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank You for Your holy servants, Youcef and his wife, and their work to spread Your Good News. Keep them steadfast in Your Word, and bold to proclaim it. Aid them by Christians, and non-Christians You cause to look with favor upon them; bless all in Iran who hunger for You that they would be filled with Your Spirit. In Christ, Amen.
    Craig M - USA
  • I pray hat pastor Yousef will remain bold and his family to support him and protect them from adversity. I pray fro them to be strong in the lord and the power of his might.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • FATHER please protect Pastor Youcef and his family and friends
    Teresa H - USA
  • Dear Lord, destroy the work of the devil. Lord your servants are suffering so great. Answer our prayers, Lord. Transform all this pain into glory for your name. You are doing a great work in Iran Lord. Bless that work with the salvation of millions of Muslims. Be with this Pastor Lord and comfort him and his wife. Give them grace, peace, and love.
    James M - USA
  • You are not forgotten here in Texas. We are praying for you. We love you
    Charles O - USA
  • I PRAY NOTHING HAPPENS TO YOU OR YOUR FAMILY BUT KNOW THAT EACH CHILD THAT DIES BRINGS CHRIST RETURN CLOSER. MARTYRDOM GIVES A CROWN IN GOD'S KINGDOM FOREVER & DEATH LEADS TO LIFE FOR OTHERS. KNOW GOD LOVES YOU & YOUR FAMILY DEARLY. YOU ARE LAMBS WITHIN HIS CARE. MAY YOU FEEL HIM WRAP HIS ARE AROUND YOU ALL IN JESUS NAME. AMEN
    Craig C - USA
  • PASTOR, YOU HAVE THE EYES OF OUR FATHER. GOD BLESS YOU GREATLY. LET YOUR HOLY SPIRIT FLOW THRU YOUR SON, WIFE & FAMILY. MAY IT EAT AT YOUR ATTACKER THAT YOU HAVE WHAT THEY DO NOT!! THE SALVATION OF THE TRUE & LIVING CHRIST. KNOW THAT YOUR FACE SHOWS THE LOVE OF GOD. PLEASE JESUS CONTINUE TO TESTIFY TO THE LOST THROUGH YOUR SAVED SON & HIS FAMILY
    Craig C - USA
  • Dear Lord soften the hearts of the Iranian authorites, Islam authorites, and all of the iran islam citizens; I pray Christian religion of jesus Christ will get established in iran and islam. father I pray Pastor youcef and his wife will be released. I pray peace will begin. So worship, prayer, thanksgiving, and Christian living can begin there. Amen.
    Misha B - USA
  • Great God and Father of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, thank You for Your blessing upon Youcef and his wife as they witness for You. They are lights to their nation. Keep them, protect them, strengthen them for the continued fight. In the Name of Jesus. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Mighty Savior, Work miracles for this Pastor and his wife and all fellow Christians in that country. Speak to them personally form your Word and give them direction and courage to keep following you. Protect them. Thank you for answering Lord, Pam - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Father, I pray that you would continue to use Youcef for you glory. I pray that you would lead and guide him. Speak peace to him when the enemy is coming at him. I pray you watch over he and his family. Help them to remain faithful. May they feel your arms around them. Give his wisdom, boldness, strength to do what you have called him to do.
    polly c - USA
  • My Child I am here for you. I know the desires of your heart. I know every intimate detail of your life. I am with you always and forever. Don’t ever feel you are alone for I am with you till the end of your time here on earth. I will walk through the valley of death with you. You are a child of God uniquely made in my Image. Do not fear!
    Estelle S - USA
  • Father God we give You all honor and glory for the faithfulness of this pastor and his family! Father, Your Word says that it will not return void unto You and that no weapon will prevail against us. Father, I pray for protection of this family as they press on for the prize and to win souls for Your Kingdom! Amen
    Cheryl C - USA
  • LORD thank You for Your son Youcef and wife,going in and out of prison yet have not denied You. Strengthen them, embolden them the more, their faith will not fail and they will not suffer loss. They will continue to be lights shining in the darkness of their community. The persecutors oh God, take away their peace until they have surrendered to You.
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Abba I ask that You would go before Youcef & his wife to bear the wrath of the enemy & come behind them with Your glory to be their rear guard; cause the Host of heaven to encamp round about them to keep them in all their ways & cover their heads in every battle! Bless them for their faith in ministering the gospel. In Jesus name I ask, Amen!
    Lora K - USA
  • Father, I pray for Pastor Youcej and his wife that they may stand steadfast in the faith, be strong and of good courage by the power of Holy Spirit. Grant them to boldly testify and bear witness of Lord Jesus. Grant that they may be in perfect peace and that the Excellency of the power be of You and not Pastor Youcef and wife. Thank You and Amen
    Janet R - USA
  • Father, I lift up Pastor Youcef and thank you for his boldness and commitment. May he and his family continue to serve you faithfully everyday. Empower and strengthen their heart, mind and fill them with your Holy Spirit and guide them for opportunities to share and advance your gospel.
    In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Salina C - USA
  • Father, thank You for the bold and unapologetic faith of Pastor Youcef and his wife. I pray that You will confuse and confound the Iranian authorities who continue to harass our brother and sister and their family. Provide opportunities for ministry despite the obstacles. Enable Pastor Youcef to boldly proclaim the gospel to receptive hearts and minds.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear Lord , I pray for this Iranian Pastor Youcef and his wife . Lord bless them and protect them from all evil and dangers . Bless and prosper his evangelical work . Thank you for his faith in you . Give courage to continue to serve and worship you . Lord open the eyes of the authorities to see real God and his salvation . In Jesus name I pray Amen .
    Mahil G - India
  • Lord we lift up Pastor Youcef & his wife & family 2 You asking 4 supernatural peace & deliverance from the pit of prison in Iran. We pray his bold witness 4 You will B monumental reaching the unreachable with Your Truth. Holy Spirit work a mighty work we give You glory,Lord. Comfort & guide & provide 4 Youcef & his family. In Jesus Name Amen
    Jill C - USA
  • Thank You , God, for releasing Pastor Youcef after his previous prison term. Thank You that he has continued the ministry You gave him. Encourage him and sustain him to remain faithful. Use him in this current incarceration to reach prisoners and the authorities for Christ. Encourage his family and church in whatever the results will be of this.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Dear Jesus, I pray for Pastor Youcef and his family and for all Iranian believers for your protection and provision, for courage and strong faith to stand firm in their Christian conviction. Surround them with your favor as with a shield and may Muslims see in them the Light of the world and turn from Islam to Christ. Keep them safe, Lord. Amen
    Catherine P - USA
  • I pray that Pastor Youcef and his family will remain bold in their faith in spite of the constant harassment and imprisonments. May their accusers have no charge against them and their stays in jail be short. May they be able to share while they are imprisoned and even still have peace in spite of their circumstances. Give them reason to rejoice.
    Joan B - USA
  • In Jesus name I pray for these faithful believers to be able to practice and profess their faith. Keep the authorities from persecuting them father God.
    mark h - USA
  • Lord thank you for keeping Pastor Youcef and his wife through the various challenges and persecution. Lord please grant them more grace and boldness that they may proclaim your word. Protect them Lord against any further attacks, meet their needs, raise help for them and let more souls be won to your kingdom through them in Jesus name.
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Father i especially pray for protection on this family. Lord please pour your grace of safety on this family so that they musnt be jailed once and again .
    Precious N - South Africa
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