Sharing your faith could be an imprisonable offense in Iran.
Sharing your faith could be an imprisonable offense in Iran.
Oct. 24, 2019 | Iran

Three Christian Converts Sentenced to Prison

[213] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Asghar, Mohammadreza, and Friend.

Three Christian converts from Islam were sentenced recently to six months in prison because of their Christian faith and activities. On Sept. 16, 2019, Asghar Salehi and Mohammadreza Rezaei, along with another Christian convert, were summoned to court and issued six-month prison sentences for “propaganda against the system through promoting Zionist Christianity.” Intelligence officials had arrested Asghar and Mohammadreza in September 2018 after raiding their homes. Asghar was blindfolded and interrogated for three days before being transferred to another prison, where he was held for eight more days until being released on bail. Mohammadreza was also released on bail. Pray for these men and their families.

Write your own prayer for Asghar, Mohammadreza, and Friend

  • Father God my understanding is that these young men cane to Christ by faith, and receiving salvation and eternal life, their jobs are to deliver the good news, how then can they if their being tried for their faith? Persecuted for their beliefs? They must be set free so they can continue to preach the gospel , I pray their released soon to carry on
    April B - USA
  • Thank you for these believers, Lord. Please do not let them be intimidated into retreat. Thank you for the spread of your word in Iran. Continue to show your power there, great God. Turn authorities to you.
    emily g - USA
  • Father, thank you for the courage and increasing faith of these men. Protect them on their journey according to your mercy. May your word pierces the hearts of those impacted by these men. LORD, continue to use these men for your glory so that they bring more people to Christ. Supply their needs and keep them safe. In Jesus Christ's name. Amen!
    Joana P - Puerto Rico
  • Jesus, I pray that you will strengthen these brothers and that their story will be told to many who will then find faith in you. I pray that their release will be permanent and their work will continue in their village. Please keep them and their families safe.
    Paula L - USA
  • Lord please help Asghar, Mohammadreza, and their Friend and families. Help them through this trying time. I would pray that their cases would go well and that they would not have to go back to jail. Prepare them for Your work and provide for their families. Praying for the Iranian people as they are facing a hopeless time may they find hope in Jesus.
    margaret m - USA
  • Lord God, please be with Asghar, Mohammadreza, their families and all being persecuted for their Christian faith in Iran and around the world. May they not have to serve their prison sentences and Iranian officials might have living encounters with you to stop any further sentences against Christians. In the mighty and powerful name of Jesus. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
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    MIRIAM S - Argentina
  • Please, Father in Heaven, protect these men from the investigations, surveillance and vigilante attacks. Bring justice and freedom in Iran. Strengthen these brother's faiith so that even more will see the love of Christ and believe.
    Michelle H - Nepal
  • Heavenly Father, praying for discernment & guidance for Asghar, Mohammadreza, & Friend.
    Persecution runs rampant in Iran: raids, interrogations, disappearances are standard in a country that has zero regard for Christ. Send them Your strength to withstand such attacks. And a firm resolve to follow Jesus at all costs. Amen.
    Veronica R - Canada
  • Lord we praise you in midst of these persecution of our brother in Iran. Give them strength to go through the furnace of fire in their journey with you. Let your hand be upon them and keep them from evil. Let the prison warders be touched by their faith and commitment in you. Help their families and provide for their needs. I ask in Jesus name.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father, I pray you give my brothers wisdom in speaking to those who oppose them. I pray you put the words in their mouths as your Word says you will do. I pray you help your children to be sensitive to your Spirit and listen for your voice. I pray you open the eyes of those spiritually blind. May they see their need for you and the truth. Move, Father
    polly c - USA
  • Lord God, I thank you for the faithfulness of these men and their willingness to share the gospel in spite of persecution and danger. Please protect them and promote your gospel in Iran that many may hear of the good news of Jesus Christ and be saved. I pray that you will strengthen these men and continue to give them a great testimony. In Jesus' name,
    Julia F - USA
  • Please strengthen & bring peace, joy & hope to these men & to their families that is miraculous & passes all understanding. Please help them to trust in You & to continue to speak & live the truth as You guide them in wisdom & supernatural leading. Please provide for their needs & may their innocence be obvious to all. May Your will be done in this.
    Hilary H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these 3 Christian men & their families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of officials to You. May these men & others find favor with them. May religious liberty, truth & justice prevail. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Gracious God, please help these new believers persevere persecution and continue to put their trust in Chris Our Lord. Holy Spirit fill these believers with the Joy and the Peace of God. I pray Lord that all involved in the persecution and ill treatment of our brothers may come to the saving knowledge and grace of King Jesus. In Jesus name Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • PRECIOUS YAH what these three brothers and their families and other brothers and sisters need is YAHUSHUA YOUR HOLY GHOST WIND OF REVIVAL Ignited in Full Force. Help us to be steadfast strong unmovable as YOU command. YOU know who YOUR children are around the world, YOUR true faithful. Give us the relief of pain, take our fears let us be full of faith
    David B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these 3 believing men & their families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide the. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of officials to You; may these 3 men & other believers find favor with them. May religious liberty, truth & justice prevail. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord God, these men are being hunted by the evil one. Please confound those that are doing this. May they be hidden in plain sight. God, be ever near. Hold onto them as they live in this constant state of stress. May they be uplifted in Your word and strength. Bless their families as they wait, too. Strengthen their church body and hold themclose
    Amy G - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I pray for these men and ask that justice would be done. Please allow for the truth to be seen and acted upon. May they have courage and strength to stand firm in the midst of this persecution, and may their families trust Your goodness and presence in their lives. May they continue to follow You faithfully no matter the cost.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Thank You for releasing Mohammadreza and Asghar, and please protect the other person. Guide them and grant them Your peace. May they find comfort in Your Word and be guided by the Holy Spirit. We ask for many to come to saving faith in You alone and all Iranians would seek You as their Lord and Savior. Please strengthen the ministries in Iran.
    Beth P - USA
  • Father, Thank you for the faith of Asghar & Mohammadreza. Increase their faith & calm their fears. Give them courage, strength, a strong awareness of Your presence, an eternal perspective & a bold witness that bears much fruit. Protect their homes and families. Help them forgive their persecutors. Make them men of prayer. In Jesus name, amen
    Sheron L - USA
  • Father God, I lift up these children of yours & pray for your comfort, peace & strength to rest upon them. Let them praise You in the face of their persecution. Let them find favor with the guards & may the guards & their families accept Jesus through their witness. Provide for and protect the families of Asghar, Mohammadreza and friend in Jesus name.
    David S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these 3 believing men & their families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of officials to You. May these men & other believers find favor with them. May religious freedom, truth & justice prevail. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I thank you that you are a God who sees. You are not an idol made by man, but the creator of men. Be with Asgard, Mohammadreza, and their friends in prison. Help them to be like Paul and Silas, full of praise not because they are imprisoned but because You are worthy of praise. Their witness is preaching faithfulness to me.
    Brenda C - USA
  • Dear Eternal Comforter, Please comfort these men in prison as they go through terrible hardships for your name. Please bring strength and courage when they are weak and feel like giving up. May they feel your awesome presence in the prisons, and may their lives be an inspiration to others. Please protect their families and provide food, Amen.
    Kari M - USA
  • Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness. above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. praying alw
    Janet H - USA
  • Father, thank You for preserving and protecting Asghar, Mohammadreza and their friend. Despite the harassment and persecution of the Iranian officials, I pray that they will continue to faithfully serve You and honor Jesus Christ through their lives and testimony. Fill them with the Holy Spirit and equip them with the armor of God to be salt and light.
    Patrick V - USA
  • "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. 12 Rejoice glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you
    Ray R - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these 3 Christian men & their families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of officials to You. May not only these men but all area believers find favor with them. May peace, truth & justice prevail. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God in the name of Jesus, I pray for the continual protection and encouragement of these men. Bless them for their Boldness to share the Gospel. I pray that their families are comforted and protected by your hand. I pray that you strengthen them and keep them safe. Amen.
    Jonathan M - USA
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