Fariba found peace in Christ after a stranger on a bus shared a Christian book with her.
Fariba found peace in Christ after a stranger on a bus shared a Christian book with her.
Aug. 19, 2021 | Iran

Suicidal Woman Finds Hope in Christ

[198] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Fariba.

Fariba is married to a drug addict, and they have a teenage son. They live in a small room in a machine shop, and Fariba works long hours as a housecleaner to try to make ends meet. Desperate and hopeless, Fariba decided to commit suicide because she felt her life was worthless. After she bought the pills with which she planned to kill herself, she was sitting on the bus when a woman sat next to her and handed her a book. Fariba tried to refuse the book, but the woman told her that it was a gift from God for her to know that He loves her and cares about her. Moved by the stranger's kindness, Fariba asked the woman to tell her more. After talking for a while, the woman prayed for her and encouraged her to read the book and use the contact information contained inside if she had any more questions. Fariba decided to read the book, and she found peace in God through it. Now, she hopes that God will use her to reach others like her. "I was hopeless and disheartened, and I wanted to end my life by killing myself, but God had a plan for me," she said. "He found me, He saved my life. Please pray for me that I can share the gospel with other women who need to find their identity in Christ."

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  • Thank you, Jesus, for Fariba. Thank you for the Christian that shared the book. Please help Fariba to trust in You when she becomes discouraged and please give her wisdom and help her reach others also struggling with despair. Please help her husband overcome his addictions and help her son also. Send Your Holy Spirit to them to heal and comfort.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • My dearest sister in Christ,
    I praise God you are added to the family of believers. You are priceless to Him and us. I pray for deliverance from addiction for your husband, and for him and your son to come to faith in Christ. I pray for boldness and wisdom to empower you to share the hope of Christ with others. May peace and joy be with you,
    Hannah W - USA
  • Father, it is so encouraging to hear of stories like these where the lost are being found. Thank you for putting that lady on the bus in Fariba's pathway. Thank you for your Holy Spirit that has opened her eyes and given her life. I pray that you will bless her and keep her in her new found faith and bless her desire to share Christ as well.
    Vicki W - USA
  • It's no secret what God can do, thank you father God for your goodness and your love, all glory to thy greatName , do strengthned Fariba as you allow the gospel light to shine on her, provide. Her mentor that will help her to grow in her faith in her new found Saviour, and do let. The light shine in her. Home and save her. family, in Jesus nam
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Heavenly Father, thankyou for bringing Fariba from despair into the joy of your salvation! I pray that you fill her with an abundance of grace & wisdom as she shares your Word of life with others who are lost & lonely. Bless the woman who shared your Word with Fariba & bless Fariba with a ministry directed toward women who need hope & a reason to live.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    I praise and thank You for moving in such a powerful way! I pray for my new sister, Fariba; thank You for bringing her into Your family. I know you have wonderful plans for her life! May she, through You, be able to touch the hearts of many for Your kingdom. Empower her to share the good news of salvation with joy and strength!
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, Praise you for your wonderful ways! Praise you that you see all things and all people! Thank you for moving the believer to approach Fariba on the bus and for Fariba's response. You heal the broken hearted. May she reach others with her story of how you reached her.
    Laurie P - USA
  • Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest for your souls. Father we praise you for Your faithfulness and loving kindness which endures forever. Please continue to bless Fariba, giving her boldness to share her testimony with others who seem to have no hope. In CHRIST's name, amein.
    Elisheva T - USA
  • Thank you for this lifesaving intervention, Lord. Continue to grow Fariba and use her to be your light in darkness. Grant that her husband would be released from drug addiction, please, Father.
    emily g - USA
  • In the forgiving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Roi, God Who sees, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we bless You for faithfulness of Fariba. We ask that she not be deceived, a hedge of protection be upon her, and angels directly from heaven minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • In the marvelous name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ we adore You for faithfulness of Fariba. We ask that she might know height and depth of Your love, a hedge of protection be upon her and angels directly from heaven minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, thank you for the faithful servant who ministered to Fariba. Please continue to walk with her as she remains faithful to you. I celebrate Fariba's life with her even now! Happy Birthday into the new life you've received Fariba! I thank you for another sister in the faith. I pray you strengthen Fariba with Your steadfast love and unchanging Word
    Adria C - USA
  • Father God, please bless the "woman" on the bus who helped Fariba in her desperation with the truth that God loves her and will make a way when things seem hopeless. Help Fariba to know her Savior Jesus more and more through Your word and PROTECT her from harm. Help her husband and son to see the truth that Jesus is our living God.
    Kathy G - USA
  • You arrive right on time! Thank you for the obedience of the woman on the bus. Thank you for the Christian literature in her language. May Fariba share the gospel with multitudes. Protect her physically from all harm. Your angels keeping watch around her Lord of Hosts. May she grow in knowledge of you giving her all the resources she needs.
    Lori R - USA
  • Help Fariba with her mental illness and keep her hopeful.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Thanks God for inspiring Fariba to keep her life. May she grow in faith and love for you. Thank you for the witness of the woman who gave her the Bible. May we in free lands be inspired to do more for the kingdom! Amen
    Robert M - USA
  • In the giving name of jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, we praise You for faithfulness of Fariba as she delights in You and stands for righteousness. As brothers and sisters in Christ we ask for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to her. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, thank you for reaching out to Fariba and showing her your great love for her. I thank you that she was willing to listen and read the book. I thank you for the woman who faithfully shared the hope that is within her. Thank you for the Holy Spirit who moved in this woman's life. Please guide and direct her now to spread the good news. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father - thank you for reminding Fariba that you Love her, care for her, and that you are watching over her. Continue to Bless Fariba, and send other women across her path that she may share your Word and your Love.

    Fariba - thank you for sharing your story.
    JoAnne J - USA
  • Praise Your holy Name, Jesus. Your timing was perfect for Fariba, as it is for us all. Thank you for giving her ears to hear, & a heart open to you. Bless her & encourage her as she trusts you more each day. Bring the gift of a believing friend to help her. Change her husband with your love & forgiveness. Raise them up with your message for others.Amen
    SM D - USA
  • Praise Your holy Name, Jesus. Your timing was perfect for Fariba, as it is for us all. Thank you for giving her ears to hear, & a heart open to you. Bless her & encourage her as she trusts you more each day. Bring the gift of a believing friend to help her. Change her husband with your love & forgiveness. Raise them up with your message for others.Amen
    SM D - USA
  • May Christ touch the lives of all those whose labors seem to be in vain and prosper their comings and goings in the unity of God the Father,Son, and Holy Ghost
    Freddi H - USA
  • Lord, thank You for Fariba and the lady who shared Christ with her!! Lord, thank You for giving her hope! You are our rescuer!! May You bless her in all she does and me she be able to share the hope that You've given her!!
    scott L - USA
  • Father, thank You for directly intervening and saving Fariba's life and soul. Thank You for the woman who was perceptive enough to see that Fariba was in crisis and needed what only You can provide. Thank You that the plans of the enemy were thwarted. Thank you that because of Jesus Christ, Fariba has a purpose for living and dwelling place in heaven.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, thank You for reaching out to Fariba in Iran and saving her life and soul. Bless the woman that You moved to sit next to her and share Christ. Bless Fariba and have Your hand mightily upon her to be Your witness. Protect her with a hedge of Your angels and supply all off her needs for finances. Deliver her husband from drugs and save his soul.
    Alan G - USA
  • Dear Jesus, help me to be bold and to share the gospel with others as this woman did with Fariba!! God bless You and thank you that you have disciples all over the world to touch those and encourage those who may be lost or contrite in spirit. I pray that Fariba will grow in faith and will bless others! Thank you for giving her hope and a future. Amen!
    TIffany T - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father Thank you for connecting Fariba with a sister in Christ at exactly the right time when you had opened her heart to receive the truth and save her soul. I pray Lord that she would continue to grow in you and share her faith with those whose hearts you have prepared. Glorify yourself through your children Lord. Amen
    Tammie J - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for Fariba, and how you are working in her life. Please heal her husband, and maybe and her son come to know you as Lord and Savior. Please help her to continue to reach out to others with your love.
    In Jesus,
    Amen
    Lis S - USA
  • Father, you see the hearts of all mankind. You know those that are seeking truth, and you send it. It is up to us to receive. I pray for Fariba that you would strengthen her walk with you. Guide her to a group of believers that will encourage her. Speak to the hearts of her husband and son. Open their eyes to the truth that they too need you. Use her.
    polly c - USA
  • Father, thank You for rescuing Fariba through this amazing believer! Continue to use her to point to Jesus! Bless Fariba and provide ways for her to grow in her faith and gon on to tell others to the good news that she has found! In Jesus' name
    Carolyn L - USA
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