Iranian believers worship Christ in secret. They gather knowing a network of government informants could expose their house church, leading to their imprisonment.
Iranian believers worship Christ in secret. They gather knowing a network of government informants could expose their house church, leading to their imprisonment.
Aug. 01, 2019 | Iran

Eight Arrested in Coordinated Raid

[238] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Sam Khosravi and his family and friends.

Eight Christians from the city of Bushehr were arrested on July 1 in raids conducted by Ministry of Intelligence agents. The eight arrested include Sam Khosravi and his wife, Maryam Falahi; Sam’s mother, Khatoon Fatolahzadeh; Sam’s brother, Sasan, and his wife, Marjan Falahi; Pooriya Peyma and his wife, Fatemeh Talebi; and Habib Heydari. All eight were converts from Islam. They were not together when they were arrested, however. They were arrested in coordinated raids that took place at 9 a.m. Children in the homes during the raids saw their family members treated harshly by agents. Sam’s mother, Khatoon, 61, was later released because of her age, but the others are being held in solitary confinement. According to a VOM ministry partner, at least 34 Iranian Christians have been arrested this year. Pray that these brothers and sisters will remain firm in their faith despite their imprisonment.

Write your own prayer for Sam Khosravi and his family and friends

  • Father, I ask in Jesus name for a hedge of protection around these precious people, bless them finacially and Abba comfort them.Amen
    Cheryl B - USA
  • Father with all that is going on with Iran, your children need your strength and peace. I pray you help them remain faithful and steadfast. I pray you give them wisdom and boldness. I pray you pour out your Spirit of conviction on all those who hear. Open their eyes. Strengthen those arrested. Free them, Lord. comfort their families. Work a miracle
    polly c - USA
  • Lord Jesus, be with the Christians who are being held in Solitary confinement. May they experience Your presence, forgive & love their persecutors. Give their children a sense of Your Presence too, so that they might trust you in the midst of these challenging circumstance. Provide for their needs and give them the strength to continue to worship You.
    Sharon C - USA
  • Lord Jesus, be with the Christians who are being held in Solitary confinement. May they experience Your presence, forgive & love their persecutors. Give their children a sense of Your Presence too, so that they might trust you in the midst of these challenging circumstance. Provide for their needs and give them the strength to continue to worship You.
    Sharon C - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on these individuals.
    Peter K - USA
  • Please Lord I pray that these believers would remain firm in their faith. Please end this severe persecution and please cause their persecutors to turn to You for salvation. Please greatly encourage them in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Father I lift up these Christian brothers and sisters. Please protect them & their children. Provide for all their physical needs. Fill them with Your H.S. & gove them strength & hope as only You can. Father work wthu the jailors, courts, & Your power to release them. In Christ's most precious name. Amen
    Denice D - USA
  • Father, if these Iranian brothers and sisters in-Christ are still imprisoned, I pray that You will pave the way for their early release and reunification with family and friends. I pray that Sam and his family will continue to remain firm in their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and glorify and honor You as they speak and interact with prison officials.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Our Father, there are many Christians in Europe Who forget that we are at war. We do not take a gun or machete but the Word of Yours. We are Your soldiers and we truly understand
    Loyalty - Duty - Respect - Selfless Service -
    Honor - Integrity and Personal Courage but we need Your help to press through, so help us! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Thank you for the movement of your Spirit in Iran. We plead for protection for these believers and a mighty strengthening of faith.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Father, we pray for these 8 people who were converts from Islam. May the Lord touch their hearts and encourage them. Please heal any injuries. In the precious name of Jesus!
    Jen D - USA
  • Lord, May your presence and power be so evident, girding up this believers to endure for you. We ask for their release. Father, rebuke satans attempts to kill, steal and destroy faith and life. Bring comfort, provide supernaturally, impact the prisons with your presece as your people are there. Oh Lord, salvation to this nation, sustain your own.
    kathy C - USA
  • Dear Lord
    I pray for these men and women who have been arrested. Be with them, may Your Spirit surround them and comfort them in a powerful way. Speak to them and strengthen them. Let them not be afraid; give the courage. Let their faith not waver in the face of this persecution. Empower them to share Your Light wherever they are.
    In Jesus' name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Help these fellow Christians be released without compromising their faith or other Christians.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord God, I ask that You would fill these men and women with your courage and love as they suffer. May they demonstrate Your love and trust Your steadfast care. May their children be cared for and have unwavering faith in You despite this deep suffering. I do ask that justice would be served and they would be speedily released.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear Father God, we pray for Sam Khosravi and his family and friends that have been arrested that they will remain faithful to you and will be released from prison. We pray during this difficult time that their faith will strengthen. May others in Iran turn to Jesus for salvation. In Jesus name amen.
    Connie V - USA
  • The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, and the MOI agents from using anything against Sam, his wife, family, friends, and the Body of Christ in Iran. Lord Jesus, Please Cause Your Peace, Love, Truth, Justice and Word to go forth and Prevail; Please Change and Open the hearts of the MOI agents and others to You, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we Plead Your Holy Blood over Sam, Maryam, Khatoon, Sasan, Marjan, Pooriya, Fatemeh, and Habib; Please Grant them Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, Favor, Justice, Way to spread Your Gospel to others while in and out of prison, Release from prison for the remaining seven, and Blessed Assurance, In Thine Holy Name Lord Jesus, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' HOLY NAME, we lift Sam Khosravi, his wife Maryam Falahi, Sam's mother Khatoon Fatolazadeh, Sam's brother and sister-in-law Sasan and Marjan Falahi, Pooriya Peyma and his wife, Fatemeh Talebi; and Habib Heydari up to You. Thank You for Blessing Khatoon to be released from prison, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Holy Father, surround Your children with others who believe and who will encourage them to remain steadfast. May they be ambassadors for You as they are in terrible places. Let their prisons become mission fields. May they be released soon to their children and friends. Strengthen their resolve to be faithful to You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father, we lift up for your touch these 8 Christians who have been arrested for their faith. Comfort each of them as they are isolated. Fill them with your strength and peace and bring to their minds encouraging verses of Scripture. And we ask that you would glorify your name by having them released. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Lois Y - USA
  • Lord, I am thankful for the power of prayer. I know that You remain by the sides of Your children as they wait for their release. Please be with their children as they also wait to see their parents again. May Your powerful Word be spoken within prison walls causing change from the top down. Grant them a quick release, Lord. In Your Son, Amen
    Connie A - USA
  • Dear Lord, May these believers well strong in You and the power of Your might. Thank You that greater are You in them than the enemy that has come against them. Manifest Your life through them as a testimony to all they encounter while they are being held. In Jesus name, amen.
    Fabiana C - USA
  • Father, thank you for the faith of this family. Please help them now to remain firm in their faith as they suffer for your name. Remind them that this suffering is not forever and that you will reward their efforts eternally. Please use them to spread the gospel, as Paul and Silas in prison. Provide for these children, Lord God.
    emily g - USA
  • Dear father, I pray for these persecuted Christians in Iran. Especially these that have been arrested and their families and the congregation there. Please protect them and deliver them! You have overcome the world! Cause them to overcome and be faithful and to grow in faith and love. Draw many to you through their testimony. Help them to abide in you
    Sandi T - USA
  • Father, hear the cries of people this morning, their loved ones and their children. Grant them freedom I pray, in the name of Jesus. Do what only you can do. Make a way in out if no way as your children call upon you. Crown them this morning with ur loving kindness and tender mercies. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
    Diana Z - United Kingdom
  • Father, hear the cries of ur children as they call upon ur name. Rescue them from the attack of the enemy. Comfort and provide for their families in their absence. I pray for their protection in jail. Let them be treated with compassion and deliver them I pray. In the mighty name of Jesus. Amen & Amen.
    Diana Z - United Kingdom
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Iran's believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Sustain Sam Shosravi, his family, friends & all believers in Iran's prisons. Bring their President to repentance. In Jesus' Name.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please be with the seven Christians who remain in solitary confinement. May your Spirit fill them with power. Please be with their children and help these children be at peace and have good people to care for them. Please stop these riads and allow your Gospel be preached throughout the land.
    Paul E - USA
  • Jesus, by your power please help these brothers and sisters to remain firm in their faith despite their imprisonment. May you keep them steadfast and visit with them while they are there, especially in solitary confinement. Be triumphant as only you are in their lives and may their example be a witness to their persecutors to turn them from sin.
    Paula L - USA
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