Iranians worship in a house church.
Iranians worship in a house church.
Aug. 06, 2020 | Iran

Twelve Arrested in Coordinated Raids

[262] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Arrested Christians.

Intelligence agents from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) arrested 12 Christians in coordinated operations on Tuesday, June 30, and Wednesday, July 1. The agents first raided the home of a recent Christian convert in western Tehran on June 30, arresting six of the approximately 30 Christians present. The agents then went to the homes of three other Christian converts for whom they had arrest warrants and arrested them. Finally, the following morning, they arrested three more Christians in the city of Malayer. Local Christians believe the raids were coordinated with the help of an informant who had infiltrated the group in previous months.

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  • Dear Jesus, I continue to pray for each of these Christians who were arrested. Whether they are released or still in prison, You know their needs and You can heal them of any physical or mental and emotional trauma. Help them and their families.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • OLord, free these believers in Iran. Return them to their families. May the informant's heart burn with sorrow & sadness at the betrayal. Strengthen these saints in their persecution. Give them Your peace. May their captors treat them with favor. Turn them to You. May your name be lifted up in these prisons. Come Lord Jesus to take your people home.
    SM D - USA
  • Father, I pray that these believers have been released and had favor with those in authority. I pray that persecutions of Christians will cease in Iran. I pray that Your church will stand strong in Iran and that many will come to know You as Savior and Lord....even those in the Muslim religious leaders in the mighty name of Jesus!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • I pray that these individuals will be healed and released back to their families with their lives first and foremost however father if it be your holy will to take them, then do please give them the courage to stand firm in the faith when the time comes. Bless the persecutors and may all turn out for the best on the land in Jesus' name, amen
    Angela L - USA
  • God, I pray that you have a hand on these Christians that have been arrested. Lord, please help their situation. In Jesus' name.
    Crystal L - USA
  • Blessed LORD, please be with these dear Christians in a mighty way. Set them free from captivity, Lord! May even the informant be saved. Thank You in Jesus' Name. Amen
    Christienne D - USA
  • For all those persecuted for the lords work and to all our brothers and sisters in the lord i pray when you all pass away you may R I P this to me dose not only mean rest in peace but intended to mean by prayer risen in peace at the time of the resurrection of the dead to live forever this time this is my prayer for all those in JESUS love your all
    Themis K - Australia
  • Heavenly father, plead the cause of these persecuted believers in Iraq with those who strive against them. Stand for their help and turn back those who plot their hurt. Please provide for and protect these believers and give them joy in their soul as they rejoice in your salvation. may your word run swiftly and be glorified in Iraq
    Julie C - USA
  • Please Lord please stop this horrible persecution in Iran. Please free the Christians that are in prison and drop all of their charges. Please greatly encourage and protect them in the MIghty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    Be with each of these arrested Christians in a powerful, undeniable way. Fill them with Your courage and strength to face what is ahead. We know all things work together for good for Your people; Lord, bring so many to You thru their witnesses wherever they go. We pray for their release; soften the hearts of those against them.
    Madison F - USA
  • Help the Iranian Christians. They are suffering so for you. Let them have powerful witnesses to those around them. Soften the hearts of officials.
    michele r - USA
  • Almighty God and Father of Heaven and Earth. We pray for your protection and love to all our brothers and sisters who have been arrested during these raids. We ask for your joy and peace be upon them and their families during these difficult times. We seek the guidance and discernment of the Holy Spirt for the believers. In Jesus Precious Name.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Father, move on the behalf of your children here in Iran. I pray your will be done. I pray they would feel your presence and know you are with them. I pray you would watch over them. I Pray for the informant that you would deal with his heart. Open the eyes of the officials. Father, free them if it be your will, rebuke fear. Pour out your Spirit.
    Polly C - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for blessing our brothers and sisters with the privilege of suffering for You. Your Word says that those who suffer persecution for You are blessed. Strengthen those who have been arrested, and provide for their needs and the needs of their families. Grant them forgiveness for the one who worshiped among them and betrayed them.
    Toni D - USA
  • dear father, i thank you and pray for your children in iran. please give those who were arrested and their families strength through this trial. please keep them safe and prevent further raids on my brothers and sisters homes. i pray that they will grow in faith and be able to meet in fellowship with each other and help each other. amen
    esther l - Germany
  • Lord, I ask that these brothers and sisters in Christ remain faithful through this. I ask that they stand strong and will be a light to those that imprisoned them. I ask that their faith and their commitment to Christ will be seen by their guards and will allow them to lead those seeking to Christ. I ask that it is your will that they are free soon.
    Spencer B - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, please protect our brothers and sisters in Iran. Please thwart the efforts of those that seek their harm. Supernaturally protect them and give them powerful ministries despite all the enemy tries to do. Give them Your peace and joy and fill them with Your love for others and the desire and ability to share Your gospel! Amen & Amen
    Caroline O - USA
  • Father, thank You for these precious believers and keep Your arms around them wherever they are. May they stand firm in their faith through the power of the Holy Spirit and share the Gospel every chance they get. May those prisoners have hearts prepared by You to received the Gospel Truth and may the authorities in Iran and their informants also
    Gail M - USA
  • Free our brothers and sisters in Christ.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father, we ask You to comfort the families of these who have been arrested and assure them that You are still in control. Strengthen our brothers and sisters as they face ongoing persecution and violence. We ask You to bring scripture to their minds and to draw near to them in their spirits. Give them a strong sense of Your presence in the darkness!
    Gina A - USA
  • Dear God, we pray for grace and mercy for our brothers and sisters who have been arrested in Iran. Give them the strength to persevere even behind bars let them be the light to other inmates. Let hope arise in their hearts and their minds as prisoners of hope.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear Heavenly Father, For these dear Christians being arrested and persecuted, please grant them the grace to continue looking to you and strength to endure. May the testimony of their lives be a living witness for you Jesus and may those who oppose them be brought under conviction. Bless them as only you can to bring glory to You. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Oh what sorrow dear Father to see christians in yet another country in jail for loving You . Help the captors to reflect on the loving hearts of Christians and be converted rather than be persecutors. Help the light of Christians to shine brightly to grant them favor in the eyes of their captors Bring peace and understanding ro Iran In Jesus name Amen
    Robert C - Canada
  • Father, I declare divine protection salvation and deliverance over your people in Tehran. Lord deliver them from evil and keep them from harm's way in Jesus name. Silence the enemy and confuse everyone who opposes Your church. Thank you for blessing your people and strengthening their faith in You. Let revival break forth in Iran!
    Jay F - USA
  • Father God I pray against any govnment agents that are wrking covertly amongst these churches in some of these countrieszLord give your people your grace and your love and peace to guide them every step of the way .Bless these ones your people and help them to seek your wisdom and guidance as they pray to you.Bless yr
    People Jesus wonderful name Amen
    lexton s - New Zealand
  • Lord Jesus, please comfort these Christians and sustain them with the promises of Your word. May they stand boldly for You and be witnesses that bring You great glory. Please give them the strength and joy to forgive the informant and to trust that You are sovereignly working over all things, that their suffering will not be wasted.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Thank You Daddy that there are still believers in Iran! Keep them strong in their resolve to follow You despite the arrests and persecutions. For those who infiltrated with a bad intentions, LORD fish them out and bring them to repentance in the name of Jesus Christ!
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Lord we pray for your protection and peace over your people. We ask you Jesus to fill them with your Holy Spirit of boldness, love and sound mind. We pray for you to guide them every step of the way, in Jesus mighty Name, Amen
    Lynn D - India
  • Kind Father, I pray this morning for your children who have been arrested in Iran. I pray that you will give them a sense of the presence of Jesus. That they will see beyond the pain and the fear and see Jesus. Give them words to say and love even for their enemies. Bring salvation and revival to the jail where they stay in Jesus powerful name. Amen
    Linda B - USA
  • Heavenly Father: I lift these dear believers to You, asking that You would encourage their hearts and help them to be strong. Give them grace to show Your love to those who are arresting them. Bring them through this time victoriously. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
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