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

[258] 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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  • 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
  • Father God, Please bring your peace, your hope, your comfort to this family. Please meet this young man's needs according to your will. May you bring him great strength. May you build him up to do great works in You. Please meet all his needs according to your will. In the name of Jesus AMEN
    Sarah L - USA
  • Loving and Merciful Father, I lift up this brother of murdered Christian brother to You. Pour out Your Holy Spirit upon him. Fill him with Your Love, Strength and Power. I declare Psalm 91 over his life. Send Your ministering angels to minister Peace, Comfort and Grace. Open the eyes and hearts of his family to the gospel of Peace. In Jesus Name Amen!
    Miranda N - USA
  • oh Lord Jesus , please give strength for the brother. give him more faith so that he can feel joy from You.
    remember him that his brother have been with you and all the saints.
    Give him strength to be a witness for Your kingdom, Ameen
    Japara S - Indonesia
  • Jesus, help Your people to see their unsaved family through Your eyes, with love and compassion and not fear. Give them courage to share the truth about Your salvation, and soften hearts so that they will all know the joy of following You.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • God I thank you for opening the eyes of this young man to know Jesus as Lord and Savior . I pray that his family will also get to know Jesus as Lord and Savior. Please help the family members grieving his death heal. I pray they have Peace
    Tara A - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the brother of a murdered Christian & other Christians in this family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage n& guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring the family members apparently guilty of the Christians' death to repentance. In Jesus' Name Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • I pray that this family experiences the powerful hand of God in their suffering and grief and that the experience of extreme injustice does not alter their faith. I pray that the family be comforted and strengthen in their grief. I pray that the perpetrators come to Christ and repent of their sin upon this family, community and all of God's people.
    Denise T - USA
  • Father, I thank You for the great faith and courage of this man who chose to share the truth of Your word hoping to see another soul saved despite the danger it posed to himself. I pray You will comfort His brother as only You can. May You bring beauty from these ashes, that in the end You will be glorified. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Nancy E - USA
  • Father, I thank You for the great faith and courage of this man who chose to share the truth of Your word hoping to see another soul saved despite the danger it posed to himself. I pray You will comfort His brother as only You can. May You bring beauty from these ashes, that in the end You will be glorified. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Nancy E - USA
  • Father, I thank You for the great faith and courage of this man who chose to share the truth of Your word hoping to see another soul saved despite the danger it posed to himself. I pray You will comfort His brother as only You can. May You bring beauty from these ashes, that in the end You will be glorified. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Nancy E - USA
  • O my Lord, thank you for this man's bold faith to share with his parent. Be with the rest of the family who are Christians. Please protect them from those who murdered their other brother. Appear in dreams to the murderer. Bring their hearts to You in repentance, O God. Give wisdom as the family is trying to work through this and provide comfort!!
    Amy G - USA
  • Father, please give comfort to my brother during this time of grief. May the entire family someday come to have a saving relationship with Jesus. Please protect my brother and any other Christians as they trust Jesus fully. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear Jesus, we rebuke the devil in the name of Jesus to get away from this family. Thank You for the courage of the man who shared the gospel with a dying parent. Please lead the rest of the family to You, Lord, through the witness of this man, now a martyr for his faith. Please comfort his grieving brother and sustain him. In Jesus' name, Amen!
    Kathy F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the brother & other Christians of a murdered believer: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring the family members apparently guilty of the murder to repentance. May the Gospel heal this whole family. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Romans 8: 38-39"I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things to come, (39) Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us (them) from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."O,Jesus, May the Christians in this family remain faithful in time of this trouble
    Rebecca L - USA
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