A red New Testament in Farsi next to a portrait of the Iranian ayatollah.
A red New Testament in Farsi next to a portrait of the Iranian ayatollah.
Apr. 22, 2021 | Iran

"The Most They Can Do is Kill Me"

[272] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Hamed.

A Muslim religious leader and professor named Hamed began chatting with Christians on a Christian broadcasting website. He was angry that someone would proclaim Jesus as the way and the truth. That conversation turned into Hamed writing in every day with questions. A week later, Hamed wrote to say that he had given his life to Christ secretly, but that he was afraid of the reaction of his family and workplace. “I felt so much peace after reading the Bible,” he said. “I studied the Bible thoroughly and searched online for more commentaries on it.” Hamed also said the content of what he was teaching his Islam students had changed, and they had noticed. His wife confronted him, and when he revealed he was following Jesus, she threatened to divorce him. “I am now a secret Christian and have to speak to you in private,” he wrote. “The most they can do is kill me, but they can’t take away my love for Jesus!” Pray that Hamed and other secret believers like him will stand firm in their faith and have a positive influence on those around them.

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  • Father God, I thank you that you have revealed yourself to Hamed and for his faith to receive Jesus. Please help him, give him wisdom and protect him. I pray that the gospel would be powerful in the country of Iran drawing many who seek the true God to faith in Jesus. Lord, work powerfully among the people and glorify the Name of Jesus in Iran. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord God, I do pray that Hamed would walk faithfully with You and be submissive to the guidance of Your Holy Spirit. May he proclaim You in all the situations You lead him to, and may he have wisdom to know how to live before his wife and others who know of his new faith. May he grow and mature through studying Your word and through prayer.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear Hamed, May the love of God for you wash over you repeatedly, assuring you of His love, His purpose for your life, His plan for your future and the security of your days in His perfect plan. May you find peace that passes all understanding, may you be free from fear, may you be bold when the Holy Spirit leads you to be bold and your wife be saved.
    Laurie H - USA
  • Praise You Father for the beautiful work You are doing in Hamed's life! May He continue to grow in YOur Word & in fellowship with other believers. May many be drawn to You through his witness, incl his wife, family, & friends. Refine his faith in Your fire in Jesus' Name. Praying Psalm 91 over him. May he see Your mighty hand moving & protecting
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father God - Praise You for bringing Hamed to faith in Jesus! I am thankful he has peace in knowing You and in reading your Word. I pray Your protection on him and that You will help him grow in his faith so others around him may also come to know You. May those around him desire to know the one true God through his faithful witness. Amen
    Jan H - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shalom, God of peace as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for Your Word. We praise You for faithfulness of Hamed. We ask for a hedge of protection on him and angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, may faith be refined into gold for Hamed and others alike, who denied the best the world offers and seek you instead. May their loved ones come to know your kindness, sovereignty, forgiveness and salvation because they witness over-hauled lives of your faithful servants. May peace replace conflict by your gospel, so more worship Thy glory.Amen
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • Jesus I lift our brother Hamad in this time of difficulty. May his family find Jesus, may many who know him come to know Jesus through his testimony. Protect him from any harm, give him wisdom and courage in his walk with you. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • "so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it." The Lord's word reached out to Hamed and grabbed him and he has turned to the living God. Praise be to God. May Hamed grow and flourish in faith in a hostile land! Amen
    Phil H - USA
  • "so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it." The Lord's word reached out to Hamed and grabbed him and he has turned to the living God. Praise be to God. May Hamed grow and flourish in faith in a hostile land! Amen
    Phil H - USA
  • "so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it." The Lord's word reached out to Hamed and grabbed him and he has turned to the living God. Praise be to God. May Hamed grow and flourish in faith in a hostile land! Amen
    Phil H - USA
  • "so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it." The Lord's word reached out to Hamed and grabbed him and he has turned to the living God. Praise be to God. May Hamed grow and flourish in faith in a hostile land! Amen
    Phil H - USA
  • "so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it." The Lord's word reached out to Hamed and grabbed him and he has turned to the living God. Praise be to God. May Hamed grow and flourish in faith in a hostile land! Amen
    Phil H - USA
  • "so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it." The Lord's word reached out to Hamed and grabbed him and he has turned to the living God. Praise be to God. May Hamed grow and flourish in faith in a hostile land! Amen
    Phil H - USA
  • Praise You, Lord, for bringing Hamed to know You!! Thank You for his testimony of coming to learn about You and receiving salvation! I pray that he will continue to learn about You through the Scripture and that he will grow in his faith. Please protect him and others who have to live their life in secret.
    Christa B - USA
  • Heavenly FATHER, I thank you for your son Hamed that has come to have the knowledge of Truth. I ask that strengthen his faith and you reveal more of yourself to him in JESUS MIGHTY NAME I have prayed.
    Irene I - USA
  • Dear Lord, We praise and thank you for the faith and faithfulness of our brothers and sisters in Iran. Thank you for Hamed and his belief in you. Please bless his wife and family with thoughts, dreams and visions of you - please bring them to know and love you.
    Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • God Bless You Hamed! Consider the words of Hebrews 13:21; God will "Strengthen and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; while He works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to Whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen." God loves you, Hamed!
    Tracy H - USA
  • Jesus, you can do the impossible. Do it in Hamed's life and family and acquaintances.
    Gustav J - USA
  • Dear Father, your Son brings healing and redemption to the thirsty souls of man. Thank you that Hamed opened his heart to you. Praise your name. Strengthen those who face the threat of destruction because of their faith. Protect them from evil. Provide for their needs, body, mind, & soul. May your name be glorified in Iran forever. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Take care of our brother Hamed and give him strength.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Holy Father, there is a time and season for everything. Be with Hamed, and others, as they grow in their faith and love of You. Be with everyone around them, prepare their hearts to receive Your word. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We praise and worship you for the power of Your Living Word to change hearts. Praise be to you that it is as a magnet and draws hearts to you. For those who are secretly giving their hearts to you, increase their faith. Grant them grace to be firm in their faith and share the love of Jesus with those around. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Praise You Father for the Work that You do in our hearts to lead us to Your Grace & Mercy we rejoice with the salvation of Hamed and ask that Your Will be done in his life and that You would use him to bring his family and associates to the knowledge of Jesus and His Free Gift continue to protect guide & provide for Hamed in his walk with You
    Dennie L - USA
  • Lord, Hamed is Your child. He is weak & You are strong. You are life - You are His life.
    Let him stand for You. Let him not fear or be shaken or ashamed.
    Give him wisdom and leading for how to live out his faith. How open should he be about it? Help him know & not be afraid.
    Please make a way for him & use him to bring others to You!
    In Jesus' name!
    Mark A - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for great faith of Hamed and family. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels from heaven to minister to them. So Be It. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Our Father- Hamed stepped away from death to life . please protect him and by your Holy Spirit give him courage to continue in his newfound life in Christ. Thank you Father for saving Hamed. In Jesus' name.
    helen b - USA
  • Thank you for saving Hamed, Lord. What a wonderful testimony. No doubt he has the potential to influence many for Christ. Please allow him to do so, mighty God. Unite the secret believers and give them a shining testimony to the world.
    emily g - USA
  • All mighty father God creator of heaven and earth give brother Hamed the strenght and the wisdom to be firm in his faith in Jesus Christ.We can do all things in Christ that strenghtens us.In Jesus all of our sins are forgiven and we have eternal life.Thank you all mighty father God for giving us Jesus.Lord protect brother Hamed.
    Ivan C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Hamed & other secret believers in Iran: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May Hamed & other believers exert a positive influence on others around them. Bring Hamed's wife to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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