An Iraqi Christian is struggling with long term health problems after enduring many beatings for his Christian faith.
An Iraqi Christian is struggling with long term health problems after enduring many beatings for his Christian faith.
Oct. 21, 2021 | Iraq

Christian Convert Rejected by Family, Struggles with Deteriorating Health

[182] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Youhanna.

Youhanna's wife and children left him when he placed his faith in Christ several years ago. His extended family beat him severely many times because of his faith, and he was imprisoned in an attempt to force him to return to Islam. Eventually, he relocated from his area of Iraq to Iraqi Kurdistan to flee the hostility. As a result of sustained physical abuse, his long-term health is deteriorating, and he was recently diagnosed with a chronic pain disorder. He asks for prayer that God will "use him in encouraging brothers and sisters to unite as a church and care for the needy." Pray also that he will be encouraged and strengthened in his faith amid his health struggles.

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  • Please use this dear brother, as he has asked, to be an encouragement to other believers. May he have many opportunities to care for the needy, and as he serves, may his own heart know Your comfort and peace. I pray that he would have relief from these health struggles, and that he would continue to grow and mature in his faith.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, thank you for the faithful witness of Youhannan's life of following Jesus no matter the difficulties he has endured. Please continue to use him as an encouragement to other believers and to show the love of Jesus to others through acts of kindness. As the great Physician, we ask you for healing and pain relief for Youhannan. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, we grieve these persecutions in the lives of your people at the hands of the wicked. It breaks our hearts. While others persecute the truth of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we PRAY, knowing our God is REAL and He is coming back! Please provide for Youhanna's needs. Convict his wife and others of the lie of Islam so they will turn to JESUS.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father, you see my brother and know his pain. I pray you wash over him with your healing virtue. I pray you strengthen him and give him wisdom. Speak to the hearts of those who persecute him. Bring justice to this situation. Lord touch him and heal him. Move on Youhanna's behalf. Let him know you have not forsaken him. Open the eyes of his wifefamily
    polly c - USA
  • Lord I pray for Youhanna that he would be able to see and experience miraculous things for Your glory and see the provision of that to a fathers son. I pray Lord for Your hand to hold him securely and for Your love to comfort him. I pray for his faithfulness to lead many to the good news of the Gospel and for him to see others taste the freedom of You.
    Joy H - USA
  • Our prayer is God will use the ailment of Brother Youhanna's as a witness to bring souls to the His kingdom. He healed so many when He was in this world and raised the dead anf His glory was magnified, we pray the same for brother Youhanna in Jesus Name.
    Adekola A - USA
  • Great Physician, I pray for healing for our brother, Youhanna. As he leans on You for his strength renew his heart and spirit as he uses his experiences to encourage others. Bless and comfort him as only You can. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we adore You for the faithfulness of Youhanna, we ask for healing, a hedge of protection on them and heavenly beings to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, Abba, as I consider our brother, Youhanna, my heart breaks for his intense suffering, but also rejoices in his intense faith! His desire for the church to be united and to care for the needy echoes my own. So I pray first in line with this unity in the truth and love with the body of Christ as I also pray for relief from his pain. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Father, I thank you for Youhanna I pray you would continue to use him to shine your light and use his life as a testimony to your faithfulness! In Jesus Name Amen
    Amanda H - USA
  • Youhanna May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ God All Powerful the One and Only true God bless you for your courage and boldness. You are a true warrior of Jesus Christ (Mathew 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.) Glory to Jesus Christ that He has opened your eyes.
    kAy'Cii K - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven. I praise You for saving Youhanna. Now I ask that you will use him to encourage others to unite as a church and care for the needy around them. Please provide Youhanna relief from his physical suffering and that despite the adversity people will see his strong faith and that You will be glorified. In Jesus name. Amen
    John S - USA
  • Lord, please help my brother to stay positive. Please help his family in turning to You. Please give him comfort in his pain. Thanks for getting him to a safe spot. Please use him in mighty ways Jesus in Jesus name amen.
    Sierra H - USA
  • Help Youhanna become strong in faith and health. Help him be a witness to your healing.
    Debbie V - USA
  • In the love of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of mercy and comfort, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Youhanna. We ask for healing, for mercy and justice, for hedge of protection be on him and angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the continued faith of Youhanna. Please bless him as he continues to spread the gospel message to those around him. Let him spread encouragement for the Christians to unite together as the Church. Strengthen him as he faces health problems from serving you. Bless him. In Jesus's name I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Youhanna: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide her. May she stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Surround him with Christian community & give him full recovery. Bring his wife & children to repentance. May they be reconciled to You & to him. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Youhanna and his willingness to follow You despite intense persecution from his family and the pain he has had to endure. May his life be a living testimony of Your love, power, and faithfulness. Please use him in encouraging brothers and sisters to unite as a church and care for the need; may he be encouraged and strengthened.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father, please strengthen Youhanna's faith, for you give power to the weak and strength to the powerless. For you uphold with your righteous right hand, and you are all grace, encourage and restore him and make him strong. From you comes endurance and encouragement, please give believers the same attitude of mind toward each other that JC had, in unity
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    Please Heal Youhanna of his chronic physical ailments. Make his resolve stronger and resolute, let him exemplify your ways, so that he may inspire others in trusting Jesus Christ.
    Please heal lord and soften the hearts of his wife and children, so that the children may honor their father and in doing so, they honor you lord.
    Wisdom H - USA
  • Thank you Lord for this strong brother. Please answer his prayers and use him to unite others in your love. Continue to bring hope those who have no hope and strength to those who seem weak.
    randy r - USA
  • Heavenly Father, what a son You have in Youhanna. Against all difficulty, He has continued to be faithful and endure. I pray that You would remove all pain both physically and mentally. He desires to be a living sacrifice for You. May Your words in His mouth bring believers together in caring for the needy and strengthen Him for each new day. Amen.
    Peg B - USA
  • Our Father,
    Heal Youhanna. Keep him steadfast to look to you as you have steadfast love for him. Use him to build up your body. Help him to endure the pain with joy. Relieve his pain. For your glory
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Lord God, I lift up Youhanna to you asking for complete healing of his mind, body and spirit. I thank you for his faithfulness to you in spite of the persecution. Please convict those who treated him this way of their sin and show them the way of forgiveness through Jesus Christ alone. Help Youhanna to continue to share his faith and give him joy. Amen
    Julia F - USA
  • Holy Father God of Heaven and Earth. Thank you for the inspiring testimony of Youhanna. Thank you for giving him boldness and courage in the faith. We pray for his overall healing and well being. Surround him with other believers for encouragement. Use him Father to spread the Gospel of Christ. In the wonderful name of Jesus Christ Our King Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Our Father, help You Hanna and meet his needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for Youhanna who has suffered for your Name's sake and that you will encourage and strengthen his faith in you and overcoming the pain from his physical injuries. Help him to be an encouragement to his church family and in his ministry to others. In Jesus name, Amen
    Steve P - USA
  • Eternal Father, bless this brother. Strengthen him in his faith and use him to encourage others to unite to care for the needy. Watch over him and make him to know You as a healer. Let know that all things are in Your hands, and You have a purpose for him. Make him to be an encouragement to those who have left Islam and seek the truth. Amen.
    Andre K - USA
  • Father, You're the great physician so we ask You to intervene in Youhanna's life, especially his deteriorating health condition as result of the many beatings that he endured. Please provide relief from the chronic pain and bring healing to the areas of his body that have been physically damaged because of his willingness to love and obey Jesus Christ.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord my heart goes out to my dear brother & we lift him up . May he be blessesd & bring him healing in Your Name. Speak hope & encouragment to his heart & surround him with believers who can support him with hope & in practical ways. We are believing for healing & absorb his pain while he waits. We agree with his prayer for You to use him IJN.
    Lisa T - USA
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