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

[190] 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 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
  • Father, what a divine appointment. Fariba's now experiences life and not death. Thank you for the faithfulness of this stranger who sensed her need and listened to the Holy Spirit lead her to witness to this young woman. Thank you for this special plan for Fariba. Use her story to lead many other's to salvation in Christ.
    Betty D - USA
  • Loving and Merciful Father, thank you for sending the woman on the bus & for the book she shared with Fariba. Angels unawares! How great is Your Love and Mercy towards us! I declare Psalm 91 over Fariba's life. Guide her on her journey as she shares her testimony with others Let her husband's heart be opened to Jesus & His salvation. In Jesus Name Amen
    Miranda N - USA
  • Father how marvellous You brought Your truth & love to Fariba! May she grow in that knowledge, grace & love. Keep her steadfast in her allegiance to Christ & use her witness to bring other Iranian women to Christ. Thank You for this dear lady's courage & love to share that book with Fariba... bless her & continue to use her to bring others to Christ
    Carolann P - Canada
  • Thank you, Father, for saving Fariba from hopelessness. Please help her continue to grow in her faith and knowledge of you. I pray that she will be able to influence and encourage other women to look to you as she shares her story with others. Thank you for being a good God who loves and cares for each of us.
    Christa B - USA
  • Lord, in many Muslim countries, women have few legal rights and they are mistreated. I thank you that you still love these poor souls. Please bless Fariba as she goes forward to discover your plan for her life. Bless her as she learns more about you and use her to bring hope to the hopeless and love to the forsaken. In Jesus's name I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Mighty God! Sovereign God You reign forever! Thank You for moving mightily in your daughter Fariba's life! Touching, healing, & saving her Jesus from the crown of her head to the soles of her feet & from the inside out! Lord giving her eyes to see her identity is found in You! Holy Spirit fill her mightily so she can do all you've called her to do!
    Kisha M - USA
  • Lord you know F in her troubles and you have rescued her. Let there be opportunities for her to grow this seed of faith. Replace her depressive thoughts with an inquisitiveness about you and the life you offer. Let those she has contacted bring her more wonderful truths about this God she has placed her trust in. Gv her hope in the midst of her trouble
    Tan-Yeo L - Singapore
  • In the delivering name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ we ask for praise You for faithfulness of Fariba. We ask for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
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