Believers are imprisoned for their Christian activities, but others continue to share the gospel in spite of the risks.
Believers are imprisoned for their Christian activities, but others continue to share the gospel in spite of the risks.
Nov. 26, 2020 | Iran

Imprisoned Christian's Son Expelled from School

[208] prayers in [11] nations have been posted for Ali and his son.

An imprisoned Christian is asking for prayer specifically for his son. Ali was arrested for his participation in a house church, and he is being kept in a prison separate from other Christians arrested at the same time. He also says he is often insulted by other prisoners for his faith. Imprisonment is difficult enough, but Ali has an added stress: his son was expelled from school after his father’s arrest, also losing his scholarship. Worrying about his family has overwhelmed Ali at times, but he says he is learning to turn to God in these moments and trust that both his life and his family’s lives are in God’s hands. He told a VOM partner that he is thankful for all the brothers and sisters who are standing alongside him as he endures this trial. Pray for Ali in prison, and pray for his family outside the prison as they navigate challenges without their husband and father.

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  • Dear Jesus, You know how Ali and his son are now after more than a year. Please provide an education for Ali's son and help Ali both physically and mentally and preserve his spirit and help him to grow strong in you. Guard and protect him and all Christians in Iran.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • I pray that Ali and his son have been able to go forward and heal and rebuild their lives.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • OLORD, comfort Ali and his son in their loss. Provide his son the education he needs. Provide and protect his whole family while he is unable to be with them. Return him to his family soon. Give them the food, shelter, and fellowship they need to grow in faith. May these believers grow in faith and confidence in your love for them. In Jesus, Amen
    SM D - USA
  • Lord, I ask Ali's release from prison and restoration of his son's education. Bless them to overflowing with the skills to be used by you, the desire to serve and and the people they will impact for you by their faith. Provide for Ali and his family the sustenance they need and that which you desire to bless them . Thank you, Jesus
    John H - USA
  • Help Ali be released and his son find a better school.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father God, your servant Ali is looking up to you as saviour God to help his family and particularly his son who has been expelled from school. I am calling upon you LORD to help them to rebuild their lives in the midst of persecution for their CHRISTIAN faith. Deliver them from this evil and give them peace. I ask al that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Heavenly Father I ask that you come speedily to the fescue of Ali and his Family . Help them to be courageous , Isiah 41v10, Fear not for Am with you I will help you, so learn to lean on Jesus he is faithful, he will make a way , he has done for others he will do for you. Our God is able to exceedingly abundantly more than we can ask or think,
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Lord send your Holy Spirit to encourage Ali & his son to give them strength, courage, hope, faith, wisdom, peace and healing as they continue thier walk with God. Use them and thier witness to bring others to salvation. Send people and resources to help them grow in their faith. Provide for thier needs for houseing, jobs, health, prison release
    Angie E - USA
  • Lord
    We lift up Ali & his family to You. They are all facing persecution for Your name's sake. Bless them for it. Be with Ali in prison, speak to him, comfort him. Keep his faith strong & flourishing. Provide for & protect his family. Any sacrifice for You is always more than worth it. We pray that You give them grace & blessings in all they face. Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, I place this family in your hands. You see their suffering and know their pain. I pray you strengthen Ali in prison, move on his behalf. I pray for his son who is suffering also, please, move. I pray for his wife, watch over her. I pray they all see the eternal and what is really important. Comfort them through the pain and loss.
    polly c - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for provision for this suffering family. Please reassure our brother that his petitions are being heard and that You are working on his behalf and on behalf of his family, no matter how circumstances appear. Give him courage to continue in the faith; provide for his son's schooling even without the scholarship. Be glorified in this!
    Gina A - USA
  • Father, I lift up Ali and his family as they navigate life while Ali is in prison. Encourage his son. May he remain faithful in spite of losing his scholarship. Show him the way to go forward with your help. Thank you for strengthening Ali and helping him to trust you. Continue to help him grow in faith and trust, along with his family.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Lord God, I pray for Ali and his son during this difficult time. Please provide for Ali and the needs of his family. I pray that you would work mightily in their lives and be glorified. I pray that their faith would be strong and they would continue to trust you at all times. Please draw many people in Iran to faith in Jesus Christ. I pray in Jesus's n
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear Father in heaven, please give Ali the strength he needs to endure his time in prison. Please give him Your peace that passes all understanding. Please intervene for him so he can be released to go home to his family. Please be with Ali's son and allow him to resume his education. Please change the hearts of all nonbelievers in Iran. In Jesus.
    Madeline T - USA
  • Dear Father, I ask that you would allow Ali to gain his freedom very soon. In the meantime, give him supernatural joy and peace as he is in prison. May he lead others to Christ by his example. Allow his son to return his school. May you bring a great and wonderful revival and awakening to Iran for Your glory!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Lord I lift up my dear brother & his family. May he always remember Yes he & his family are in Your hands & see his worldwide family believing for him,. What the enemy meant for evil will be turned around for good IJN! We are believing for favor in prison. May those searching for You find You as Ali witnesses of Your goodness. May He hear You IJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Ali, that You would sustain him in prison. I pray likewise that You would sustain his family during this time. I pray his son's scholarship would be restored. I pray that Ali would be released from prison and reunited with his family.
    scott L - USA
  • Lord , we pray that you would comfort Ali and you would use him to further your kingdom. We pray for his family. Give them courage and strength. Help them to know that you are right there with them
    Heather O - USA
  • Almighty God and Savior. Give Ali and his family continued strength from your Holy Spirit. Bless him with the laser like focus on Jesus and to continue the good fight. We ask for the support and the love of other believers to go along side them. Thank you Lord for this family and their sacrifice in preaching the Gospel. In Jesus Precious Name Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Father God, I ask for PEACE that Jesus gives to know that all worldly institutions will pass, but GOD and His word remains long after the wicked have died. Please strengthen the faith of Ali, his mom, and other loved ones. Let Ali and His family sense You great presence. We ask for Your divine rescue to bring Ali safely back to his family.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord, please remind Ali that he is not alone. Please bless him in mighty ways for his willingness to stand strong in his faith despite extreme persecution. We ask for an even better schooling situation for his son, and that Ali will remember you love and care for his son even more than he does. Increase his faith, and give him supernatural peace.
    Jackie V - USA
  • I pray lord for you to continue providing protection over Ali's and his family, lord give him strength, encouragement so they continue to learn in their faith! Lord I pray against schools and others who aren't allowing their students to worship and pray to you! Please father, safe to live with you in the name of Jesus,amen
    sandra n - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we lift up Ali, his son & family to you. Help them each to be sustained in their faith and cast all their anxieties and fear onto you. We rebuke the evil one in the name of Jesus who is trying to plant lies and fear! Father fill them with your presence and your comfort. Protect them, guard their hearts&minds in Jesus. Amen!
    Miranda B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Ali, his son & his the rest of his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give Ali peace & sustain his son in prison. Give wisdom to his family out of prison as they navigate life without him. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord God, I do ask that You would strengthen Ali and give him great hope and faith in Your provision and care for his family. May he trust You and believe that You give greater gifts than the world can take away. I ask that his son would also be encouraged by this truth, and You would miraculously provide another way for him to receive education.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father you are close to the downtrodden. Please make Your love and care known to this family as they seek your favor in their circumstances. Please send The Holy Spirit to provide for their guidance, and sustenance. Lord would you please bring a change of heart and mind over those who have persecuted Your children. Save the lost and dying I pray. Amen
    Christine L - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, we know that You are our sole provider and that we cannot do anything without You! We are interceding on behalf of Ali and his family. Lord, please guide them, strengthen, them and encourage them as they suffer for Your glory! Please help those in Iran to come to know You as their Lord and Savior and help them to put Your first!
    Donna H - USA
  • Almighty Father, we beseech you to intervene in Ali & his son's life. Please reinstate his son in school where he had a scholarship so that his faith does not deter his studies. Deliver Ali from imprisonment so he can worship & serve in the glorious name of Christ. Help them to find favor in the eyes of others to gain freedom. In Jesus holy name Amen.
    Robert C - Canada
  • Lord,
    Keep Your hands on brother Ali. Help him to get thru his stay in jail. Keep him in peace when he sees nothing but darkness. Be a light for him in that cell. Thank You for the help Lord you brought to his family at this time of there lives. Continue to meet every need. Be there place of Refugee. Cover them all in Jesus blood. In Christ Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Father, we lift up Ali and his family to You in these difficult days. Be ever present with Ali and the other believers in prison and encourage them. We ask You to guide and protect the families during this time of separation. Please be with Ali's family and his son in their concern for his scholarship and schooling. We ask You to provide all needed
    Gail M - USA
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