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"

[285] prayers in [21] 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 help Hamed and others like him to stand firm in their faith. May they find fellowship with other believers. Help them to witness for you and to bear fruit.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • O, the power of the Word to save and transform. Bless our brother Hamad in his new relationship with Christ. Thank You that the changes in his life are evident to those who know him. Thank You for the joy he has is knowing You. May this joy draw others to You, first and foremost his wife. Protect Hamad so that his life can influence others to seek You
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, we thank You for Hamed and for his willingness to risk all for the privilege of knowing You through Christ Jesus our Lord. Strengthen him by Your Spirit and grant him grace in the days of persecution to come. Jesus, we praise You for the strengthening of our own faith by the powerful witness of our persecuted brethren. May Your kingdom come!
    Gina A - USA
  • Father thank You for Hamed, I pray that he would learn more about You and that he would continue to seek Truth and find Truth. I pray that You would fill him with Your Holy Spirit and bless him with wisdom. I pray that Hamed and other believers will stand firm in their faith and be a light to those around them. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father, how encouraging to hear the word of faith by Hamad in this time of trial and persecution. It is such a blessing to see a believer truly know Christ and to know that He is the pearl of great price. Please continue to minister to Hamad, growing him daily in wisdom and understanding and knowledge of Christ. Please work in family's hearts.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    Thank you for Hamed. I pray that his faith grows stronger everyday. Cover him with your grace and mercy and lead him in the path you have for him. May he lead many others to Christ. Protect him and guide his every step helping him to be strong and courageous for you.
    Amy H - USA
  • 'Father, my prayer that he will grow in the knowledge of Your will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, that he will have a walk worthy of You, fully pleasing You and increasing in the knowledge of You. May the eyes of his understanding be enlightened that he may know what is the hope of Your calling. That he will grow and know Your deep love.'
    Adele W - South Africa
  • Dear Lord God, I ask that You will touch the heart and mind of Hamed; touch him in such a way that he will be filled with the Holy Ghost of Jesus Christ. Touch and protect his heart from turning back and give him more strength and courage to continue in the ways of Christ Jesus. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Samuel W - USA
  • Dear God, I pray for Hamed, that he will be strong and continue growing in the faith, in spite of persecution. May his wife and many students become believers as they see his faith and a strong church be raised up in that area. Protect and provide for him and the many secret believers in Iran.
    Martha T - USA
  • But I pray for Hamed that you would encourage him and strengthen him to remain firm and his faith. Father please help him to be an example of your love and a witness for you to his family members and students. Thank you for his boldness and his love for you! I pray for Holy Spirit fire on him and all secret believers in Iran. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father
    We praise and thank You for our brother, Hamed. Oh Lord, that we would all count the gospel more precious that life as he has. We ask that You would provide safe and positive situation for him to reveal his new faith to others. I pray that through him, his wife and his students would come to know You as Savior. Be with him always
    Madison F - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Roi, God Who Sees, as brothers and sisters in Christ we honor You for faithfulness of Hamed. We ask for provision for him , a hedge of protection on him and angels directly from heaven to minister to him. So Be It. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, I pray for Hamed and others like him. I pray you shower them with wisdom and boldness to know when and where to share your truth. I pray for his wife that her eyes would be opened. Bless Hamed, guide him, go before him and open doors. Let all those who hears and sees him know that you are the truth.
    polly c - USA
  • 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
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