Ahmed found his way to the Lord despite unbelievable obstacles.
Ahmed found his way to the Lord despite unbelievable obstacles.
Jul. 30, 2020 | Egypt

The Lord Jesus Has Chosen You

[338] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Ahmed.

A young man was beaten, held captive and later disinherited after becoming interested in Christianity. Ahmed was 16 when he found a scrap of paper on his bus seat that said, “The Lord Jesus has chosen you for Him.” This piqued his curiosity and set him on a journey of seeking Jesus. When his family found Christian books in his room, they beat him and brought in an imam to try to change his mind. Later, they decided to send him to Saudi Arabia, where his father owned a factory. There he was imprisoned in a small room for seven years before his family allowed him to return to Egypt and then married him to a cousin. In Egypt, Ahmed was able to access Christian media on the internet, and his faith grew. His family cut him off and removed his inheritance rights to his father’s business fortune. Last year, Ahmed started a small restaurant business to support himself, but when the neighbors found out he was a Christian, they burned it down. Pray for Ahmed and his family to look to the author and perfecter of our faith as he suffers.

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  • Dear Lord
    Cause Your face to shine upon Ahmed. He has been such a faithful servant to You! He has endured so much persecution, more than we can even imagine. Bless him mightily! May he be constantly filled with Your Spirit and glory. May he bring many to You. You have chosen him to do great and powerful things. May his family come to salvation. Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • We pray that you continue to stand strong in the face of persecution. We pray that you'll be able to rejoice in the Lord no matter where he is. We pray that you know that Jesus loves you more than you can imagine and that Jesus will work all things for your good. In Jesus name, amen.
    Lim R - Singapore
  • Show Ahmed what to do next and help him to take care of his family. Help those in Egypt who suffer for you, teach them how to pray and trust in you.
    michele r - USA
  • Father, all the day long your children are beaten and imprisoned. I know you see each one. I pray for Ahmed, Lord move on his behalf. Guide him in which direction to take. Speak to the hearts of those who oppose him, open their eyes to the truth. I pray you give him wisdom and help him forgive. I pray for his wife that she would come to know you. Move.
    polly c - USA
  • Almighty God and Father of Heaven and Earth. We praise you for your faithfulness and grace upon Ahmed. Thank you for continuing to bless him with courage and strength to fight the good fight. Help him Lord find new ways to provide for his family. We pray for the restoration and salvation of his father, mother and siblings. In Jesus Precious Name
    Alvin A - USA
  • Thank You for Your faithfulness to Ahmed in revealing the truth of the Gospel to him. May his refusal to deny Christ, which cost him earthly treasure for the sake of heavenly treasure, speak to his family members and win them to Christ. We ask for Your abundant provision for Ahmed and his family during these trials which are perfecting their faith.
    Toni D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, please strengthen our brother Ahmed. Please save his wife and children. Please make them bold for the gospel and please meet their every need, especially as they suffer for their faithfulness to You. Thank You for saving Ahmed. Save very many through him for Your glory LORD! In Jesus name. Amen!
    Caroline O - USA
  • God, I thank You for Ahmed's faithful witness, and the encouragement his story provides. I praise You for reaching all those who will believe in Jesus. I pray for Ahmed, that he will not let the persecution lessen his desire to live for You. I also pray for his family, that they would each reject the false religion of Islam, and trust in Christ.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Keep our brother safe.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Ahmed you are loved by God and He is watching you. The Lord God will keep and help every step of the way. The evil will not prevail because satan was defeated on the cross. Help from God is on the way do not be dismayed.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord, thank you so much for the faith of Ahmed. Please provide for him and his family as he follows you. Thank you for joining him to VOM. Please also connect him to other believers in Egypt, Lord. You are powerful beyond the forces of darkness.
    emily g - USA
  • Lord God, Thank you for the power of name of Jesus that drew Ahmed to seek and pursue a relationship with Jesus. God, please increase his faith and grant him strength to endure hardships that come his way. Bless his efforts and grant him peace, life, health and hope. May his family see the love of Jesus through him and be saved. Pat US
    Patricia S - USA
  • Lord bless Ahmed and strengthen his faith in Jesus Christ restore unto him every thing the enemy has stolen let his light continue to shine brighter in the darkness and let many come to know You through his witness bring his family to Christ deliver him from evil and all of harms way. Bless him Lord with life health and prosperity in Jesus name amen!
    Jay F - USA
  • Lord bless Ahmed and strengthen his faith in Jesus Christ restore unto him every thing the enemy has stolen let his light continue to shine brighter in the darkness and let many come to know You through his witness bring his family to Christ deliver him from evil and all of harms way. Bless him Lord with life health and prosperity in Jesus name amen!
    Jay F - USA
  • God, help Ahmed to remain faithful to You and continue to provide encouragement and discipleship for him. Make him a bold witness for you and please work in the hearts and minds of his family members. Comfort him and help him to look to what You have for him in the future. Help him not to grow weary of doing good but to persevere.
    Beatrice W - USA
  • Lord God, You alone can uphold Ahmed in the midst of His suffering. Please help him to continue to trust You and Your word, believing that the eternal weight of glory will far outweigh the pain of this time. May he be able to support his family and may they trust You even as persecution mounts. Please soften the hearts of his neighbors to You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord I ask for hope for Ahmed, and for You to do miraculous things as He seeks You. I pray for family, friends and neighbors to see his relentless faith and have their curiosity in You sparked. I pray for reconciliation for him with his family and for peace to settle on every home he enters into. I ask for Your presence to be felt strongly around him.
    Joy H - USA
  • Jesus in your mighty name may you give my brother Ahmed strength to persevere against the attacks and that someway Lord you can bring his family to the knowledge of Christ our Savior!
    Moises N - USA
  • Heavenly Father will you please give Ahmed peace that surpasses understanding? Will you please bless Ahmed with a new business and keep the people in his neighborhood from burning it down again? Will you use Ahmed to bring his family to faith in Jesus Christ? Amen.
    Kurt G - USA
  • Loving Heavenly Father, we lift up Ahmed into your hands and pray for your mercy. We ask you to pour out your mercy and grace on him. May he draw his strength from you and fix his eyes on you. Pray for protection and safety in Jesus Name, Amen.
    Lynn D - India
  • Father God,
    Today I lift up Ahmed to you and I ask that You would make Your Presence Known to him. Help him in every way to feel You as he walks though his day. Help Ahmed to know just how much he is loved by You. From the book of Jeremiah 33:3 You say "Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
    Cathy B - USA
  • Almighty God, I pray that you will protect Ahmed and provide for him. I pray that you would soften the hearts of Ahmed's family and draw them to Jesus Christ. I pray that you would not let Ahmed's suffering be in vain but that through this you will glorify the name of Jesus. Father, strengthen Ahmed and encourage him through this time. Bless him, Lord.
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father. Thank you for the love of Ahmed for you. Grant him strength as he continues to learn more about you. In Jesus's name. Amen
    Karen C - USA
  • Lord Jesus send your Holy Spirit to Ahmed to comfort him, give him strength, encouragement, peace, hope, courage, wisdom and joy. Help him to forgive those that have hurt him. Open the eyes of his family to accept salvation and use Ahmed to bring others to salvation. Provide a home, job and food for his family. Remind him that heaven is his reward
    Angie E - USA
  • Jesus, keep Ahmed close to Your heart. Comfort him, encourage him, and provide for him. Bring his family into Your salvation.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Father thank You for Ahmed, please help him and have mercy on him. I pray that You would be his provider and please send comfort to Ahmed. Please bless him continually and fill him with Your Holy Spirit and with wisdom. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • My Lord and giver of life, I pray you put upon Ahmed's heart to count it all joy when suffering shame or threatenings because of your great name, Jesus Christ the Almighty. There is no greater treasure in life than to have the Son of God so, " let us rejoice in that we are counted worthy to suffer for His name." Acts 5:41
    In Jesus name with love, Amen
    Seth S - USA
  • Father, I pray Ahmed continue to look to You and You continue to draw him to You through Your word and show him grace and mercy. What a tragically beautiful contrast, one tries to draw with force while the other draws with a still, small voice and love. Lord, protect him and bring his family to faith in Christ.
    scott L - USA
  • Lord You are the Way, the Truth and the Light! We thank You for having rescued Ahmed from the grips of his family. Despite what he went through, He chose You! Lord, please remain with Him along His path of growth. Give him the opportunity to share his story with others who are searching for the One who can fill their vacant whole in their lives.
    Donna H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Ahmed: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide him. May he stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring his persecuting family & the neighbors who burned his business down, to repentance. May they be reconciled to You & to Ahmed. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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