Families often apply heavy pressure to new converts to get them to come back to Islam.
Families often apply heavy pressure to new converts to get them to come back to Islam.
May. 07, 2020 | Iraq

Iraqi Christian Asks for Prayer After Brother's Murder

[273] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Brother of Murdered Christian.

An Iraqi Christian is asking for prayer after his brother was killed because of his faith. The man’s brother was apparently murdered by family members who were angry that he had shared the gospel with an elderly parent who was about to die. Pray that the Christians in this family will remain faithful amid these tragic circumstances.

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  • Father God i pray for this family and i pray that you will comfort them and give them the peace and strength they need. In Jesus name i pray Amen. So sorry for your loss and continual prayers.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Lord, please heal the hurting hearts of this man for the loss of his brother. May the family members who trust in you not turn away because of this tragedy. Remind them that you are the faithful rewarder of all those who trust in you. Comfort their hearts by reminding them that there is a day coming when we shall live with you in joy and peace.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Lord,please comfort my fellow brother. Thank u Lord.
    Joshua J - Nigeria
  • Heavenly Father, please bless this man who's brother was killed in Iraq for his faith and trust in You. Grant to this family Your comfort and peace. Help this family to remain faithful in spite of persecution and being in dangerous situations. I ask for this in Jesus' Name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on our faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Father, I pray for my brother who is grieving over his brother. I pray you comfort him. Father, help all your children keep their eyes on the eternal. Let them know they are not alone; you are right there with them. Strengthen them, comfort them, guide them. I pray for those who did this crime. May your Spirit of conviction deal with their hearts.
    polly c - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus, may Your comfort surround this man and all others who loved the murdered Christian. May they walk in Your grace to love their enemies and to proclaim Your truth as life. May his death spur Your church on to even greater faithfulness, and may each one know Your ever-present strength and hope.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Praying for this Iraqi family that they will stay strong for the Lord. Praying for the rest of the family that they will come to know Jesus. In Jesus' Name, Amen
    Alicia T - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper
    barry p - USA
  • Abba! Bless this young man, work in him and make him bold and in love for you, not embittered. Show him how strong his brother was to give your good word to the dying family member . Holy Spirit work in this boys heart and make him a warrior for you and your kingdom. Provide your peace that surpasses all understanding and comfort him .
    Tarik H - Canada
  • Father,

    Let this little brother rest, in pride and peace, knowing his big brother is a true superhero. We know you will not be mocked. We know our bodies are a temporary shell; that this little man's brother chose what is better, that it WILL not be taken from him, that You are so pleased with his courage in the battle. Give our man here comfort.
    Angie M - USA
  • Lord comfort this little man, may he feels a deep sense of your love, comfort and strengthen in you.
    May he know that there are many people thinking and praying for him and family.
    Peggy M - Malaysia
  • Gracious Father, I pray for comfort, peace, and joy for my brother in his heartbreak. Let him see through your eyes, love with your heart as he boldly preaches your truth and salvation to those who are so lost. Lord, be glorified in all of this as you do a mighty work of the Holy Spirit in showing your love to those who desperately need you.
    Mary W - USA
  • Father God, protect this believer so that they might thrive in the percecution and use his witness to bring the gospel of truth to others in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Lord Jesus bless those Christians in Iraq. Send your Holy Spirit to them to give them guidance and wisdom. Give them strength and courage to remain strong in their faith despite persecutions they may face. Send other Christians to them to help them grow in their faith and bring others to salvation. Give them peace, comfort and love in this time
    Angie E - USA
  • Holy Father, thank you for the believers in Iraq who are walking in the light of your countenance and exalting your righteousness. May their witness draw others to saving faith. Please comfort The afflicted and teach them good judgment and knowledge
    Julie C - USA
  • Lord it is so heartbreaking when I hear of this kind of tragedy. I pray for these family members that put their trust in you and are treated this way. Give them strength to continue their walk with despite all that is dealt them because of their faith in you. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!!
    Jackie S - USA
  • Father thank You for those who are martyred for the faith. Thank You for the Church. I pray that You would send Your Holy Spirit to comfort those in Iraq who have lost family members due to persecution. Please send Your Holy Spirit to comfort and protect. I pray that Christians in Iraq would be strengthened so they can remain faithful. Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father God, it is hard to understand how Your people share the love of Christ and are abused for it. Losing a child is devastating, I know. Please comfort the brother and mother of the one who was taken. Ensure them of his life with You forever and ever. That he will see his brother again because of what Jesus did. Guide them by Your word and Spirit.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord, we ask for this one grieving his brother's death. Please help him to forgive and bring him peace, knowing that his brothers is in his eternal home with you. Please help his testimony bring other family members to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Give him brothers and sisters in Christ who feel like family. May he find rest in you, Father.
    Jackie V - USA
  • O Father of all creation, have mercy on our Iraqi brother who lost his murdered brother. We ask for Your Holy Spirit to comfort and strengthen him and his other family members in faith while sharing love and grace on those who don't know You, Lord Yeshua. We pray for Your forgiveness and blessings on those hostile to Your Church in Iraq, O GOD. AMEN.
    Sirian T - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we thank You for the privilege of standing with this Iraqi Christian in prayer. Give him & other Christian family members Your comfort, heal hearts that they may love & forgive those who have killed his brother. Strength their faith to boldly proclaim Your Gospel to his family & community. Draw many to You through his testimony. Praise God
    Sharon C - USA
  • Holy Father, there is so much at stake. Following you is gaining everything even if we lose our lives. Hold this family together by your grace. Let the murderers believe in the forgiveness through the blood of Jesus and be transformed. Let the other family members grieve with hope. Bring healing. All good things from, through, and for Jesus Christ a
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Father God I pray for the brother who lost a family member through murder because he believed in in Jesus Christ. Let your Spirit give him comfort during this time of mourning. I also ask you to fill him spirit of forgiveness for those behind the killing. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord I lift up the Christians in Iraq being persecuted for Your name. I pray Lord that they would be bold and winsome and also wise and faithful. I pray Your truth would hold them over and keep them safe. I pray for their testimony to be a living light to all those around them. I pray for miracles that point to You to pour out and speak life into them.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, would You speak comfort, forgiveness, & grace to the dear loved ones of our slain brother. May the believers in that area go to a new level in their faith, and may Your light shine through them, drawing many to You. Reveal Your purposes for the brother & family as they hear You speak to their hearts. May the killers hear You Holy Spirit, IJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We lift up the Christian members in this family. Do not let fear rule in their hearts, even in this tragic time. We know that the murdered brother is now safe and blessed in Your arms, wearing a robe of white. He stood faithful to the end and his reward will be great! Be with all of them - comfort them, strengthen them and give them peace
    Madison F - USA
  • Oh Lord, these are such sad and tragic situations. Only You can bring the change that is needed. Convict and convince this family of their sin and need. Show them Your goodness and draw them to repentance. Help this dear young man to stand strong in his faith and trust in Your full provision no matter what may come. Save, deliver and defend. Amen
    Martha M - USA
  • Dear God,
    Lord, thank you for the faith of these people. May they not lose hope. May they know that love is as strong as death. Simply put, Lord, may they be comforted. And may the one who died rest in peace and be with you in paradise. May those around them believe. And I also pray for that elderly family member. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • With hope in you, our God, I pray with solidarity for these Iraqi Christians to be filled with joy and peace, knowing nothing can separate them from the love of God through Jesus Christ our Lord! I specifically pray for this family whose Christian family member was murdered by his own family. May you grant them courage to hold onto their faith. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
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