Behnam Ersali and Davood Rasooli (Photo Credit: Mohabat News)
Behnam Ersali and Davood Rasooli (Photo Credit: Mohabat News)
Dec. 27, 2018 | Iran

Two Christians Arrested After Phone Calls Apparently Intercepted

[374] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Behnam and Davood.

Two Christian converts, in Mashhad and Karaj, were arrested recently as a result of what appears to have been tight government surveillance. Behnam Ersali and Davood Rasooli, both Christian converts from Islam, had arranged by phone to meet in Mashhad. Behnam was already in Mashhad, staying with a friend, when six security agents burst in and arrested him. Davood was arrested at his home, where officials confiscated some books and other personal belongings, before he could leave for Mashhad. Based on the quickness and obvious coordination of their arrests, other Christians think Iranian intelligence officials had learned of their planned meeting by intercepting their phone calls. Christians in Iran ask us to pray that Behnam and Davood will know God’s strengthening power and wisdom during their interrogations. Pray also for the men’s release.

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  • Bring millions to faith in Jesus through your gospel. Grant them peace and joy and eternal hope. Love and life through them. Make them see that you are Lord of all, that your troops outnumber, outrank and over power all of the troops of earth and hell. We are waiting for that time.
    mark m - USA
  • Protect Behnam and Davood. Let them stay strong and lovingly proclaim the gospel to whomever you lead them to.
    michele r - USA
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    Erin L - Albania
  • Lord, we ask that Behnam and Davood will have been equipped with God strengthening power and wisdom during their interrogations and will remain calm cool and Collective. Father it is our prayer that these men be released in Jesus name amen !
    Robin S - USA
  • Father, i pray that Behnam and Davood will know Your strengthening power and wisdom during their interrogations. Lord, please release them in Your time and way; and help them not to be discouraged, but come out of the interrogations stronger in their faith. In Jesus Name, Amen!
    Anne S - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for Behnam and Davood. Please help them, You know what they need. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father God, I pray for the release and protection of these two men. I pray that you will give them the words they need during these interrogations. I pray Father for the salvation of governments who make up the laws in this world and end the persecution of Christians. I pray also that you strengthen these two men in their faith. In Christ's name Amen
    Pat D - Canada
  • Father God, we pray for the brethen in Iran - that they be galvanized in their commitment to Christ & serve as witnesses for Him. We also pray for their release and for the government to provide law that will propagate the Gospel.
    Everett T - USA
  • Father, cover Behnam and Davood with your blood. I thank you for divine protection, favor & release from the enemies' grip. Thank you Iran is being saved, the strongman is bound and the enemy & cohorts are running scared and fighting amongst themselves. In Jesus' name Amen!
    Brenda T - USA
  • Free our brothers in Christ and make them strong witnesses.
    Debbie V - USA
  • I pray for my brothers in Christ. Lord give them the words to speak in their defense. May they persevere. May they feel Your strength, power, and peace. I pray for a quick release. In the name of Christ I pray - Amen.
    Lisa B - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray that Behnam and Davood has experienced Your presence during this time of interrogation and harassment. Place other believers around them and encourage them to be bold in Your name. Let them know they are remembered by others and we are lifting them in our prayers! In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I do ask that You would work to release Behnam and Davood. May truth and justice prevail and may the judge rule accurately on their case. Please strengthen these men with Your word and may they take every opportunity to make You known. Protect them from discouragement, but may they remember at every point that You are with them.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, please give strength and comfort to these two brothers while they are being interrogated. Let their lives bear witness to their interrogators of the reality and presence of God. I ask that the decisions made concerning them will be lead by the Holy Spirit. Let the choices they have made honor Your holy name. Be glorified in their lives.
    Karen K - USA
  • Lord, please judge these wicked rulers, heavenly and earthly, for the breach of justice which You have entrusted them to keep. Uphold the cause of those who love you, and cause their face to shine. Keep your promises to them, and break the fangs of those who hate them.
    C B - USA
  • Dear Father GOD Jesus Christ (Isaiah 9.6 ),
    Teach us to eat Your Word , Your Flesh, Your Holy Spirit (John 1:14,6:55,56) and saturate us with your HOLY SPIRIT, AMEN
    eric H - USA
  • Lord, although Behnam and Davood may have suspected that they were being "watched" their fears are realized and now they have been taken into custody. Lord, please reveal Yourself to both of these men in a way that is so powerful and tangible that they will know that they know their God reigns and is in complete control. Grant them peace and grace.
    Matt B - USA
  • Father, I pray for these two men who have decided to follow you. I pray you strengthen them and give them wisdom as to what to say. I pray they feel your presence around them. Comfort them and give them courage. I pray they know you are with them. Please, move and have them released. Go before them and fight their battle.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Lord, please help these Christians feel the presence of Your Holy Spirit and the comfort and peace that come with it. Protect them and keep their faith in You and Your Son strong. Help them to take one day at a time and not worry about tomorrow. Keep them safe in the face of persecution and justice be done.
    Betty A - USA
  • Lord I pray for Behnam and David that they will know God strengthening power and wisdom during their interrogations. I pray for your perfect love to fall on these two men so fear would be cast out in Jesus name. I pray for their release and justice to come. I pray that they would maintain their witness for you. In Jesus name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father God, how horrifying this imprisonment must be for my brothers in Iran, Mashhad and Karaj. Please protect them, Father, from harm and release them from prison. I also pray for the protection of all Christians in Iran,, and Your love that they possess will touch the hearts of other Iranians. I praise You and ask this in Jesus's name. Amen.
    Mary I - USA
  • Give them the gift of tongues and interpretation. Confuse the enemy, route their plans. Nothing is too difficult for You and all things are possible with You. You help Your servants. Thank you Jesus You encourage them by strengthening them. We praise You for what You are going to do and what You are doing even now.
    In Jesus Name Amen
    Maria R - USA
  • Dear God, Please cover Davood and Behnam with protection. Keep them safe. Help it so that others will see their resolve and will turn to You. In Jesus name, Amen
    karen b - USA
  • Lord, please strengthen these men and give them your peace and hope. May others be drawn to you through their faithful witness
    Jeff F - USA
  • Heavenly Father: I pray for the release of Behnam and Davood, in your perfect time and way. Give them wisdom in answering the questions coming to them. May their lives show forth the love of Jesus. Give them opportunities to share the Gospel. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • That they may be delivered from all tribulation, wrath, danger, and necessity, let us pray to the Lord.

    Help them , save them, have mercy on them, and keep them, O, God, By Thy Grace.
    Dennis M - USA
  • Heavenly Father, In your great mercy, reveal to Behnam and Davood of Your strength and encouragement to be strong in the Lord. May they experience your faithfulness and the power of your grace to be living instruments for Christ.
    By Your mercy, may their lives be living testimonies of Jesus and His great love. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Dear Father I pray for Behnam and Davood arrested for being Christians. Give them strength and comfort them in prison. May they touch many souls for Christ. Protect them and may they be released from prison and continue to serve You with renewed commitment. Forgive the persecutors and may they find Jesus while there is still time. I pray in Jesus Name
    Zanele E M - South Africa
  • Father please keep these men strong and faithful and help them through the interrogations. Give them your spirit and your courage. Please help their faith to grow in this difficult time and let them know your presence with them every minute of every day.
    Diane B - USA
  • Our Loving Heavenly Father, let Behnam and Davood feel your presence and love for them during this unwarranted persecution. Grant them unusual courage, wisdom and Holy Spirit power during their interrogations. May you deliver them from their persecutors and any bodily harm. In Jesus' name.
    Sam and Rita V - USA
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