Uzbek Christians are at risk for even having a Bible in their home.
Uzbek Christians are at risk for even having a Bible in their home.
Dec. 28, 2017 | Uzbekistan

Pray for Irina, Facing Charges for Possessing Christian Materials

[310] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Irina.

On Nov. 10, police in Andijan, in eastern Uzbekistan, raided the apartment of Irina Stepanova, a member of a local Baptist church. Although they claimed to be searching for illegal guns, police instead confiscated three Bibles, a Baptist song book, Christian magazines and booklets, 22 CDs and DVDs, and six personal notebooks with poems. Irina was subsequently charged with the illegal storage and import of religious materials with the intent to distribute. Pray that Irina will remain strong in her faith, will reflect the love of Christ throughout her trial and will be cleared of the charges.

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  • II Thessalonians 3 I pray for Irina that through her the word of the Lord my run swiftly and be glorified. I pray she would be delivered from these unreasonable and wicked men. Establish her and guard her from the evil one, letting her know that the Lord is faithful. May the Lord direct her heart into the love of God and into the patience of Christ
    Julie C - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for remembering Irina. Thank You for loving and helping her. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father I pray that Irina will remain strong in her faith, will reflect the love of Christ throughout her trial and will be cleared of the charges in Jesus Name. May the rest of the Christian continue in faith and in unity with love, strengthening one another in faith. May more people be added to their number in Jesus Name, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Dear Jesus, stand by Irina. Do not let her poems and journal be destroyed. Restore the Bibles and Christian song book and literature to her. Free her and redeem her time and suffering. Convict the people who raided her apartment and help them see what a wonderful citizen she is. Help many turn to Jesus because of her.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • As Irina faces these charges may she remain at peace and take the opportunity to demonstrate her faith. Deliver her from any bitterness toward whoever may have informed on her. Comfort her at the loss of not only her Christian materials but her six personal notebooks which she cannot replace.Strengthen her and may You be glorified throughout her trial
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Father let Irina rejoice and be glad, for her reward in heaven is great; for in the same way the prophets were persecuted who were before her. Let her rejoice in her sufferings for your sake, as in her flesh she does her share on behalf of Christ's body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions. Keep her strong.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Dear Lord, I hold up to you Irina and fellow Christians. Lord may she hear from you as she reads your Word. Guide and help her I pray. Help her to stand strong and trust in you. Pam F - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Lord, thank you for strength, power, and a sound mind. Make your presence known to all who surround Irina.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Heavenly Father, We know trials come to make us strong. I pray that Irina is strengthened and remains encouraged. Give her joy and peace in the midst of her trials, and soften the hearts of those who accuse her so that the charges will be dropped and her property returned. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • Father, please work Your will in this situation. Will You please have the charges dropped? Give Irina courage and peace at this time and may she grow closer to Jesus and allow Him to live through her so others will see his love and want to know Him. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father thank you for Irina's faithfulness. Bless her in this persecution, give her the strength and courage to lead others in prison to you. Fill her with a joy inexpressible and the power of your Spirit. Let her know she is not forgotten or alone. Bring her safely through this trial. Let her know your promise you will never leave her.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Dear Father I pray for Irina charged for possessing Christian material. Give her strength and courage as she faces a trial. May she confess her faith boldly before the authorities. May her boldness in Christ touch the hearts of her persecutors to release her. I thank You Father for heavenly justice. I pray in Jesus Name. Amen
    Zanele E M - South Africa
  • Father please protect this family. Please allow them to stay firm on their faith. Allow all these charges be clear and that they will continue to worship you
    Isabel S - USA
  • Father, I pray for Irina. May she remain strong in her faith and reflect the love of Christ throughout her trial. May she be cleared of all charges.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Heavenly Father,
    God news is good news there is no harm in the LOVE of sharing the truth of the word. Holy Spirit preserve from all evil, change the hearts of these whom do not believe grant by faith the gift to believe. Let love abound more and more, in Jesus name, Amen.
  • Father I lift up to you my sister Irina and pray that you intervene in her trial so that all charges will be dropped. I further ask that all her material taken will be replaced so that she may continue to share the gospel for your glory! Holy Spirit fill her with courage and boldness when she faces those who accuse her. Amen.
    Ingrid V - USA
  • LORD,
    Deidre S - USA
  • Dear Jesus, This young Christian has been on my heart. YOU know her personally. Protect her. I pray for her speedy release. Please may her persecution and oppression end. YOU work in mysterious ways. Free her! May she stay strong in her Christian faith. May she know the entire body of Christ prays for her. Give her comfort. In YOUR name I pray, Amen
    Augusta M - USA
  • I claim a mighty deliverance for this sister in Christ. Father, comfort her while she goes through this and giver her great grace to endure this terrible ordeal. Definitely intervene and have her cleared of all charges.
    Kathleen R - USA
  • Dear Lord
    Please protect Irina thrpugh all of this. Let all the charges be dropped. May her faith not be shaken. May Your Love be known through every moment of this. Give her Your strength, Lord!
    In Your name I pray, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. Father in heaven give her the power to speak the Holy Spirit's Wisdom, that the Light grows brightly in the dark places. You have overcome them and through You she has overcome all. Thank You that You have defended her. In Jesus Powerful Name amen!
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Lord, we know that you are above all authority and will help us in our time of trouble. Arise and act for your daughter, Irina, and save her from this persecution. I pray that you would strengthen her faith during this time through your Spirit and that her accusers would see it and be convicted of their own sin. Bring justice for Irina in Jesus' name!
    Brad H - USA
  • Father, I pray that You would strongly uphold Irina now, strengthening her faith in You, and filling her with Your Holy Spirit of power and love. Protect her and let her be cleared of all charges against her. Continue to use her as a light and witness for the Gospel of grace there in Uzbekistan. Encourage her, and show her Your hand at work today!
    Jaleh W - USA
  • Father I ask you to move on behalf of this believer that her name will be cleared, that her faith will remain firm and that Your love will shine through her. Amen
    Elaine H - USA
    Babatunde O - Nigeria
  • Holy Father, I pray that Irina's love for You glows brightly, in her heart, and in her actions towards those who are persecuting her. May her integrity cloak her with strength and kindness. Give her Your peace that passes all understanding and may she bring glory to Jesus as she goes through this trial. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord, we commit this to your hands and pray that you will bring great victory and peace.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray that you will allow the authorities to be lenient with Irina. May they become interested in the materials they confiscated from her home. I pray that You would give her a beautiful boldness during her trial, and that every word that comes out of her mouth will be directly from Your Holy Spirit. Please bless her and her church.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for always being with us. I pray for healing for those persecuted and forced to flee homes, comfort for family and friends of those lost or injured, security for those sharing You despite threats, and salvation to those who are persecuting your Church. I pray Your light would shine for many to see through these trials. Amen
    Olga G - USA
  • Lord I pray for Irina and I pray for the truth of the Gospel to encourage, comfort and bring her hope. I pray for favor with the judges and those who are in leadership in Uzbekistan. I ask Lord for encouraging women in the Church to come around her and encourage her and help her to stand firm in Your truth and her belief in Jesus.
    Joy H - USA
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