In Uzbekistan, believers meet in secret.
In Uzbekistan, believers meet in secret.
Aug. 02, 2018 | Uzbekistan

Police Warn Christian to Cease Religious Activity

[242] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Saidjon.

Police in Urgench, Uzbekistan, broke into Saidjon Urazov’s apartment recently and warned him to stop participating in illegal Christian meetings (evangelical churches are denied registration in Uzbekistan). In addition, they presented a document forbidding him from keeping religious literature in his home or teaching religious doctrine. Saidjon refused to sign the document. In July 2017, police with automatic weapons raided the church Saidjon attends, detaining and searching everyone present.

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  • We pray for Saidjon and the other believers to remain strong. We ask the Holy Spirit to impress on their hearts and minds what to do and what to say at each interval.
    Kathleen R - USA
  • Please Lord, I pray for Saidjon and his church. I pray that they will be strengthened in their faith and that the police officials stop harassing them and allow them to worship in private and in peace. I pray that you will help the state of Urgench in Uzbekistan to stop persecuting innocent Christians. Again, I pray that Saidjon gets spiritual help.
    Brian E - 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. Amen!
    Tony d - Philippines
  • Please Lord please bless and protect Saidjon and believers in Uzbekistan with a peace that transcends all human comprehension. Please draw their persecutors to You in the Mighty Name of Jesus I pray, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Father, I pray you would be with this man and others who are serving you. I pray you would guide them and give them wisdom. I pray that these believers keep their eyes on you and not waver. I pray you would speak to the hearts of those who try to stop them. Pour out your Spirit upon them. Comfort those that are weary, strengthen them.
    polly c - USA
  • Our Father, strengthen Saidijon in faith and keep him always closer to You than any evilness he has to confront. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father thank You for Saidjon. Please protect him. Please give him strength and bless him with your peace. I pray that You would be with him. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Please encourage Saidjon to remain faithful to You, and may any fears he has be demolished by meditating on the promises of Your word. May he continue to walk in obedience to you, and see those in his church do the same. May Your people remain bold and faithful witnesses because they trust You as their Protector.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord please bless Saidjon. Reassure him that whoever trusts in you shall never be ashamed. May he continue to faithfully stand for you knowing that you will renew his strength. You will be his protector and guide. You are the God of his salvation and You will reward him greatly throughout eternity for the stand he takes for you now. Lord give him peace
    Joyce A - USA
  • Father, while the pressure on Saidjon must be overwhelming, may you give him courage and boldness and not give in to fear. May he trust in Jesus alone. You are the Almighty God and able to do anything you wish. May many more people come to know Christ through Saidjon as they all grow mature in their faith. Please protect him.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord we lift up this man and all the people involved God bring many to faith in Jesus Christ through the witness of these people, provide for them give them peace and your presence we asked for mighty miracles To be done and your name thank you Jesus amen
    Julie R - USA
  • lean on the Lord in your times of struggle. the bible says "when the enemy shall come as a flood, then the Lord will set up a standard against him." stay strong and pray always, and He will comfort you in all situations. see you in heaven to enjoy the Lord Jesus for time and eternity.
    Donald F - USA
  • Thank You for Saidjon's courage in refusing to sign the document presented to him. Give him boldness and wisdom in teaching the Word. Encourage the believers who were detained from Saidjon's church. May their fear of You be stronger than the fear of government regulations. Use their testimony to reach the police who are trying to intimidate them.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father God, let your church go forward in this region, change the hearts of the authorities so that your faithful may worship. In Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Father, strengthen and sustain Saidjon Urazov and the other Uzbek believers as they seek to worship and serve You. Shield their activities from the awareness of the police and others who would endeavor to do them physical and spiritual harm. When harassment and persecution occurs, enable our Uzbek family to forgive others just as You have forgiven us.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Holy Father, wrap Your arms around Saidjon. Fan the flame of his love for You, and may its brightness draw others to Jesus and Your salvation. Surround him with others who are believers so they may mutually edify each other in this dark and hostile place. May Your name be glorified! In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Saidjon kept being a faithful witcess for his faith
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father, each week it is different believers and different countries but the same old enemy. Please give this believer your peace and the secure knowledge that there is nothing new under the sun and Jesus has overcome everything that the enemy does through the governments and people he controls. Thanks for believers in these difficult areas
    Cathleen W - USA
  • Praying for you to continue to share the Gospel of Jesus and the Lord strengthen and encourage you
    Kim Y - USA
  • Father God, Satan must fear you greatly to motivate ungodly minds to break into houses for FEAR of Christian meetings. You are the God who drives the darkness OUT. Please give strength and hope to believers there, reminding them that Your promises will prevail as the gospel message storms "the gates of hell" in Jesus name.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Abba, please protect these brothers and sisters in Christ. Keep them safe as they assemble to worship, pray, and study. Pour out your favor and blessings to strengthen their faith, embolden their witness, and provide much fruit . Give the hope, joy and peace. Grant them incredible opportunities to share the gospel and see others come into your kingdom.
    Kim H - USA
  • Father God, strengthen Saidjon and his fellow believers as they stand strong in the midst of such adversity. Help them to have a bold witness for you. I pray that you will supernaturally keep them safe and cover them with your protection. Please glorify your name in the lives of these believers. I pray in Jesus' name, Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Praise you for the boldness of saidjon in the face of persecution. Give him a steadfast heart after you and fix his gaze on things above. You are preparing a great reward for him. Thank you that you are worth every cost. Protect and keep him and his church. Remove the pride and lies of the enemy from Uzbekistan's government and police. Lift the veil.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Heavenly Father I thank you for the steadfastness of your son Saidjon. I pray that you strengthen him in the light of all these strict laws. I pray that that he obtain favor before these authorities and that he will again be strengthened in doing your work. I bless your name for answered prayer.
    Evelyn F - USA
  • Father, have mercy on this struggling church. Encourage them to be bold and to be faithful. Teach them to rely on Your strength and not on their own. Let them be filled afresh with your Holy Spirit and give them wisdom to know how to walk through this difficult situation. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Louisa C - USA
  • Thank you father that I can intercede for my brother Saidjon. Give him strength to stand against opposition and persecution. I pray for his protection by you father. Bind the enemy from him Lord as he brings your message to others. I pray peace for him and I pray for his persecutors to come to know you. All of this I ask in Jesus name.
    Jackie S - USA
  • I am praying this scripture for you. "Lord there. Is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, Lord for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against the vast army, Lord you are our God; do not let mere mortals prevail against you." 2 Chron. 14:11 Faith that will not shrink,though pressed by this evil world
    Elaine M - USA
  • Oh Merciful & Valiant Protector, thank you for giving Saidjon boldness & courage. Lift him high upon a Rock so that his head is lifted up above all his enemies. Use these encounters as opportunities for the officials to be exposed to & changed by the gospel. Give this church favor & strength. Make Your name great in Uzbekistan Holy Trinity! Hallelujah!
    Schivon B - USA
  • Lord, please give strength and comfort to Saidjon and his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ as they're being threatened by the police. Please keep them safe and help them to be able to continue to worship You freely. May their example be a light to the community and show the police who You are.
    Christa B - USA
  • Father and Creator, I cannot imagine how it must feel to suffer this kind of persecution, solely because of my faith in Jesus, but I pray that Saidjon feel a sense of purpose to spread the Gospel of Your Son to anyone who is willing to hear it. Renew his spirit Lord, and give him the strength to reach those that You would lead him to give the gospel.
    Steven M - USA
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