There are Christians in Pakistan who are willing to approach even the most intimidating person in order to share the gospel.
There are Christians in Pakistan who are willing to approach even the most intimidating person in order to share the gospel.
May. 18, 2018 | Pakistan

Two Christians Arrested After Sharing Literature

[316] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Samir and His Friend.

A Pakistani Bible school student was arrested and detained for a day after giving Christian literature to a Muslim man who had asked for it. Samir was in the market with a friend when a Muslim shop owner asked for a set of his Christian books. After Samir gave them to him, the shop owner called police. Police then questioned Samir and his friend, confiscating their literature, money and phones before taking them to the police station. The two Christians were locked in an interrogation room for nearly 12 hours, until being released by a higher ranking officer who said he respected Christians. While in detention, the men prayed and recited as many Bible verses as they could remember. Both men continue to share the gospel with Muslims today, and Samir said the experience has made them even bolder.

Write your own prayer for Samir and His Friend

  • Our Father, please help Samir and His Friend to evangelize with Your Love in their heart. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father, thank you for using the higher officer to shelter these believers. Please bless their memories and allow them to mentally record all of your word that you know they will need in the future. Bless them and embolden them to become great witnesses. Thanks for every bold witness in each and every Muslim country. May the Spirit move greatly there.
    Cathleen W - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for allowing Samir and his friend to fall into this trap. Deliver them from bitterness toward the shopkeeper. Thank You for taking what men meant for evil and using it for good - for the strengthening and preparation of Your servants. Bless this officer and reveal Yourself to him as the God of truth and mercy who seeks his salvation.
    Toni D - USA
  • Thank You for Samir and his friend, for their courage and confidence in You. May they continue to grow and increase in boldness and may their spiritual vervor see great fruit. Soften the hearts of those they speak to to receive Your gospel and may they be protected to continue proclaiming You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Samir and his friend and their willingness to share the gospel despite the opposition they face. It is so great to hear that they stood strong in the face of arrest and detention and that they are now even bolder in their witness. I pray that those they encounter would be touched by Your great love and thirst for You.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Help this pastor get released by God .
    Debbie V - USA
  • Thank you God for Samir and his friend, we pray that you will be with them, encourage and grant them boldness and favor even as they preach the good news, we ask that you pls protect them and their loved ones. And let every efforts of the enemies be wasted even as more souls are won to your kingdom through the Church around the world in Jesus name.
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Father, thank you for Samir & others that have the courage to share their faith in hostile environments. Protect them & surround them with your angels to guard them in all their ways. Thank you for their boldness. May they continue in the strength of the Lord & allow his light & love to flow through them, Amen.
    Donna S - USA
  • Dear FATHER GOD JESUS CHRIST, (Isaiah 9:6)

    Please saturate Your Church with Your HOLY SPIRIT , AMEN. (Luke 11:13)
    eric H - USA
  • Dear Lord, please soften the hearts of those that wish to persecute Your believers. Help them to see that Christians are not a threat to them--and that justice should prevail for all. Please send protection, peace, an even stronger faith, and comfort for these victims and for those who wish to spread the Good News in the Name of Jesus, Amen.
    Betty A - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for the officer who respected Christians. Please have an encounter with the shop owner who falsely asked for the books and had them arrested. May Pakistan become a country of fair-minded people towards Christians so they too may come to know the Gospel. Thank you that Samir feels even more bold. Bless them. In Jesus name. Ame
    Linda R - Australia
  • Lord help Samir and his friend to keep reaching out to win the lost to you Lord. Give them steadfast assurance that you are with them.In Jesus' name. Amen.
    Reatha G - USA
  • Father, thank you for the release of these Christian brothers and that it has grown their faith even more. Prepare the hearts and minds of people who will hear about Jesus or receive gospel literature so that many more may be saved. Protect my brothers as they share the gospel. May they let Jesus live through them. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Thank you Father for emboldening these men of yours. We pray that all their work for you will bear fruit and that the church will take root and grow. Keep them safe and give them more opportunities to share the Gospel of our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ.
    Carol R - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for the faithful work of Samir & his friend. Thank you for their faith, faithfulness, boldness, and courage. Thank you for the example they are to all of us Lord. Give them and us opportunities to share our faith with others, to be bold and courageous, thinking not of ourselves, but you, that your will be done. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Dear Lord, thank you for the favor you gave by the high ranking officer. We praise You for Samir and his friend. Holy Spirit thank You for bringing to mind Bible verses and prompting in prayer, Your timing is perfect. Continue their love to minister to Muslims, may many say Yes to Jesus. Let us see how you grew spiritual maturity and also follow.
    Peg B - USA
  • Lord I pray for the muslim shop owner that you will come into his life and save his soul and fill him with your holy spirit; that he will become a new believer in christ. Lord I pray for all the policemen who are lost lord I pray you'll come into their lives and save their souls and fill them with your holy spirit as the two christians witness to them.
    Misha B - USA
  • Father, I wish all stories of the persecuted church would end like this. I pray you help this young men to continue to share the gospel even when it doesn't turn out as well. I pray for the one who turned them in, I pray your Spirit deals with his heart and he repents. I pray for all who this young men share the truth with. Pour out your Spirit
    polly c - USA
  • Hallelujah! Hallelujah! We praise You Lord God Almighty for Samir & his Friend.
    We will always be grateful for them and for others who are encouraged by Samir & Friend.
    Call in Your people. Let Samir & his friend find Your People waiting for Your salvation. Yes Lord, let Samir & his friend find Your People waiting to hear of Your salvation & be saved
    rian P - Philippines
  • Lord, thank you for those who are willing to stare down evil with Your Truth. Lord, please visit this man in a dream and change his heart. Help him to see Love and that there is nothing to fear in Christians. Open so many hearts that Samir and his friend meet. Lead them to those ready to be harvested, for they are such good workers! Bless & keep!!
    Amy G - USA
  • Thankyou Father for keeping these men safe and giving them the opportunity to continue sharing the gospel with muslims ! Continue to put a hedge of protection around them Amen...............
    Hilary M - USA
  • Hallelujah, thank You for this passion You have placed in these men. Thank You Lord, You are amazing.
    Please work this in my life aswell. Please bless these men even more, that they will see the work of their hands bring forth much fruit. That they will see lives transformed, by Your goodness, by Your power and by Your grace. You are worth it all Lord!
    Piet K - Netherlands
  • Praise our Lord for the boldness of these young Christians as they let Jesus be known in this dark world, and for their continued fervor. May we learn from them as the End Times draw near. God, we are so grateful for the work of Your kingdom and for the glory You receive.
    Meg K. P - USA
  • To God be theglory, great things you have done, thank you for the release of your servants that Satan had plan to destroy, thank your intervention. Strengthened them that they will remain bold for the kingdom .and souls, continue to bless their ministry and grant your protection as the strive to fulfil your mandate for their life thru Jesus,. Amen
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father God,
    Praise You for Samir and his friend's strong faith in You, especially during their ordeal.Thank You that in detention, they prayed and recited Bible verses. Bless their continuing efforts to share the gospel with Muslims, and bring their accusers to You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Debbie D - USA
  • Father God, I ask for protection over Samir and all the saints in Pakistan. Please assure them of Your love and thwart the attempts of those intent on evil against them. Please make the name of Jesus mighty in the land so that all will repent and turn to Christ. Give them boldness to make Jesus known and ways for them to gather together in Jesus name.
    Kathy G - USA
  • "That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.
    Tony d - Philippines
  • Dear Lord
    Thank You for the boldness and great faith of Samir and his friend. Thank You for protecting them in when arrested. Thank You for them man who released them! What amazing servants these men; with such hearts for others. Bless their work for You. May their great witness bring many Muslims to a saving knowledge of You.
    In Jesus name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Continue to guide Samir and all his friends as they continue good works in your Name. Provide them with Bibles and testimonies to share of what a wonderful God you are. Bless them with food and shelter and eager converts. Keep them away from Muslims that only want to cause them harm. You are the Truth and the Way. Lead their way Dear Father. Amen.
    Mary L - USA
  • Dear Jesus,
    I lift up these brothers to You Father. Please be with Samir and his friend and give them both boldness and courage to continue to share the Gospel. Protect them from harm, Jesus, and bring them peace each day. I pray that many people in Pakistan with come to know You. I pray this in Your Holy Name, Jesus, Amen.
    Samantha M - USA
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