Abid, an Afghan refugee, has been reading the Bible and is eager to know more about Jesus. Pray for his salvation.
Abid, an Afghan refugee, has been reading the Bible and is eager to know more about Jesus. Pray for his salvation.
Dec. 16, 2021 | Iran

Sharing Jesus in the Stable

[236] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Abid.

A Christian worker in Iran has distributed Bibles and Christian literature at the stables where his daughter takes horse-riding lessons. Though he questioned leaving the materials in a dirty stable, he felt led to evangelize there as he reflected on Christ's birth in a manger in a stable. Recently, the worker discovered an Afghan refugee, Abid, reading one of the Bibles left by the worker. The next day, the Christian began a conversation with Abid, learning more about Abid’s family and his life in Afghanistan. Eventually, their conversation turned to Christianity. Abid asked the worker if he had ever read the Bible, revealing that he had begun reading the Bible, and that Jesus had appeared to him several times in dreams. The Christian worker then told Abid he had put the Bible in the stable, and he continued to share the gospel with Abid, who is very eager to know more about Jesus. “I want you to pray for me that God will give me wisdom while I’m walking with my dear brother during his journey and growing in his faith,” the worker said. Pray for Abid to place his faith in Christ, and praise God for the worker’s faithful evangelism.

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  • King God thank You for Your mercy. Give Your grace and wisdom to Abid and his Christian friend. I ask that You open Abid's heart and give him a passion for You. Witnessing is no good without You guiding the Christian worker and giving him the words to say. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
    Allison F - USA
  • Father. I pray for Abid that he will surrender his life to you as you grant him dreams, open his heart and eyes to the light of the gospel and he will come to accept as Lord of his life, do provide mentor for him that is versed in the scriptures and able to share it with him Fluently so he can be convicted, and bles the front line worker for wisd
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father, I pray for Abid that he would completely surrender to you . I pray for this worker that you would give him wisdom as he shares the gospel with Abid and others. I pray your protection upon all those who find the Bibles and reads them. Open their eyes, Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name
    Polly C - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ thank You so much for appearing to this man, please protect him and his family as he continues to follow You and share the gospel of Your Kingdom, please don't let any harm come to them, please.
    christine s - USA
  • Father, thank You for this meeting between a brother and a seeker. Father, may the word become plain to Abid. Father, open his eyes to the words of scripture that he would be saved thru faith in Jesus. I rejoice and thank You that he is seeking You. Amen.
    joey S - USA
  • Father, in your wisdom our salvation began with our Lord born in a manger, where He was visited by both wise men and humble shepherds. In your love and wisdom, please favor the worker and Abid thru their fellowship, which Abid will find our Lord's salvation and the worker will rejoice over working with you. Praise you for the worker's faithful service
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • I pray for both Abid and the worker will have hearts that will burn for Jesus, and that they will fall in love with Him, the message, and redemption He spreads. I pray that they can have a great friendship
    Skylar H - USA
  • Thank you Lord for pursuing Abid, through dreams, and sending Your Word, and your people to him! I pray that you would not only save Abid, but that he would become a tireless evangelist, bringing so many other Afghans to faith in You. Lord, that he would be part of a massive movement of Afghans to Christ! Thank you for this Iranian's obedience to you.
    Margaret M - USA
  • Father God, I thank You for this worker's courage to leave a bible for everyone to read. I thank You that he was bold and was willing to share the gospel with anyone who showed an interest in Your word. I pray for Abid that he will come to know Jesus and that Abid puts his faith in Jesus. I pray for the safety of both the worker and Abid. Amen.
    Spencer B - USA
  • Lord what a beautiful story that you placed a Bible in the hands of this Afghanistan man named Abid. Please draw him continuously by your Spirit with the help of this Christian worker who placed this Bible in the stable. Please continue to work in the situation and bring many others as well to you in Jesus name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Jesus, please continue to encourage Abid in dreams and visions and help him read the Bible more and learn how You care for him. Help him have courage to place his faith in You, Jesus. Give wisdom to the man who is leading him. Guard and protect them both!
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Holy Father,
    Bring Abid to fully trust in you for salvation and to walk as a disciple. Help the worker to continue to serve your will and to speak up even though it is dangerous. Help me and other believers in the US to be so compelled.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • In the great name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, our great God and guide, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Abid. We ask that You will continue to be his guide, for a hedge of protection on him along with angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • My dear brother inn Christ,
    I praise God for your faithfulness in sharing the Good News with those in need. I pray that you may have boldness, wisdom, and courage as you proclaim His Name. I also pray for those who receive your materials to come to faith in Jesus, and for them in turn to boldly witness. Remember that God's Word never returns void.
    Hannah W - USA
  • Thank You for this man's faithful witness to You, and for Abid's desire to know more about You. May their conversations be fruitful and may Abid come to repent and trust You as Savior and Lord. I pray that many more may find these Bibles in the stable, and may this man have more opportunities to share You with the searching.
    Danielle H - USA
  • O JOY to those who seek to share your beauty in the lowly place like where you were born, dear Jesus. Give cleansing, to those who read these materials. Give mercy & love to the seekers. Give this brother, who loves you, boldness & protection as he shares your hope. Give him wisdom of what to say & how to minister in your name. All glory & honor to You
    SM D - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the evangelical worker who is leaving bibles in stables. I lift Abid to you and ask that you fill his hunger to know you and to share this faith with others he knows. May your word grow in this region because of the desire these two believers have to know and walk with you. Please keep them protected and safe.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Lord God, we rejoice at Abid's sure belief in Jesus in time and his willingness to give up everything to follow Jesus, even his physical safety and give wisdom and grace to this person leaving bibles and other materials for Abid and protect them both. Bring others as well in this stable to faith in Jesus and establish a church in the stable, amen!
    Forrest B - USA
  • As I read often where persons in controlled countries, who have heard something about JESUS, have dreams that explain JESUS to them and tell them what to do next, This is great. GOD operates in this manner in these countries, just like HE did in the New Testament. It is sad that Americans do not believe in this mode of operation by GOD. Praise JESUS!
    Bobby C - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Nissi, our Banner, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Abid. We ask for deliverance, sustaining, a hedge of protection on him and angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father we thank you for patience, mercy and grace as we discover who You really are! We thank you for having shown Jesus to him in his dreams and ask you to help the Christian worker to be able to help him to understand who You are through the Bible. Help Amid, and many others like him, to understand who You are and serve You! Amen!
    Donna H - USA
  • Father, It is thrilling to know Your Word is being shared wherever You Ordain & that people who are seeking You in truth are finding You thru those who are faithfully obeying the guidance of Your Holy Spirit. Thankyou for this Christian worker in Iran & may he be blessed with wisdom as he leads Abid & others to Your Saving Grace thru Jesus Christ.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Praise God for this dear servant of God. May God use him in many ways to share the gospel to a lost and dying world, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Father, I praise You for the way You bring people to You in drawing by Your Holy Spirit! May You draw Abid to ou and may he know the hope to which You call him your glorious grace! In Jesus' name
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father, we do praise You for the passionate commitment of our Iranian brother in Christ for reaching out to others with Your Word. May Your Word enlighten and encourage Abid as he seeks to know and understand who You are. Reveal Yourself to Adid in an unmistakably powerful way so that he will know beyond any shadow of a doubt that Jesus Christ is Lord.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Father, thank you for Abid!! I pray that you will open the eyes of his heart so that he can see you Jesus! Thank you for the Bread of Life! Thank you for your word! We are nothing without you Lord! Please give Abid understanding, wisdom and knowledge as he reads your word! Hallelujah! Amen!
    Kerene S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for this precious believer that he will gain your wisdom while walking through this journey, and finding faith with his dear brother Abid.
    I pray for Abid to place his faith in you, and praise you for the worker's faithful evangelism. Amen
    Nyomi A - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we bless You for faithfulness of Abid. We ask for a hedge of protection be upon him, his ministry, and angels directly from heaven to minister to and encamp around him. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • I praise you God for this workers face full evangelism. I pray for Abid To grow in knowledge and faith in you. May he joyously eat your word. May he recognize the one he has seen in his dreams is the one that the Scriptures are talking about. And may he bring many to Christ.
    Lori R - USA
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