Some Iranian believers have been released from prison after the Iranian Supreme Court stated that participating in house churches is not a criminal act.
Some Iranian believers have been released from prison after the Iranian Supreme Court stated that participating in house churches is not a criminal act.
Jan. 13, 2022 | Iran

Nine Christians Released from Prison Pending Review

[178] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Recently Imprisoned Believers.

Nine believers who have spent nearly three years in prison have been released while their sentences are under review. The believers were arrested in Jan. and Feb. 2019 and later sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for “acting against national security.” But in Nov. 2021, the Iranian Supreme Court ordered a review of their sentences and stated that participating in house churches is not a crime against national security. Pray that these believers will be acquitted following the review. Pray that the court’s decision will lead to freedom for other Christians in Iran who remain in prison.

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  • Father thank you for bringing these Christians to this point. Give them freedom from prison and soften the hearts and minds of the Supreme Court further to look at all Christians who have been persecuted and placed in jail. Keep your home churches safe and give their congregants supernatural strength of Faith to continue to grow your kingdom in Iran.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Father, I thank you that these men have been released and I pray that you will bring favor with the court that they can remain free. Please keep them strong, help them to trust in your Sovereignty whatever the outcome. Please work in their families giving them faith and strength and in the hearts of the authorities that you might change their hearts.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Father, I thank you for this change of heart in the Iranian Supreme Court. I pray that others will also be released. I pray that you give your children wisdom, boldness, and gentleness as they deal with those that don't know you. I pray you open the eyes of those they minister to. Pour out your Spirit, Lord strengthen your children, save the lost.
    polly c - USA
  • To God be glory for his acts of mercy to the innocent, I pray that such cruelty against the brotherhood of man be stop and let the law serve the purpose that it was design for, against criminals and not against law abiding citizens. Thank God for som justice , although those ignorant citizen should discipline, I pray for the release of others
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Thank You, Lord! Prov.21:1 in action, and please for other brothers & sisters in Iran, do likewise. "SINCE God is for us, who can be against us? SINCE God is on our side whom shall we fear?" No one . Please pour out Grace on our family in Iran to hide the WG richly in their hearts "that they may keep calm in the days of adversity. Amen.
    Jennifer P - USA
  • Father, for by you kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just. Thank you for moving the judges heart to review the sentence. For you free your love ones from snares, in your justice, please let these believers be discharged. May this good ruling extends to other believers suffering under the same travesty. May their freedom delights you. Amen
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • In the great name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness and release of Iranian imprisoned believers. We praise You that they acknowledge Your name is majestic, for their faithfulness. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    We see You at work in the lives of these nine Christians. We ask that Your Will would be done. Move in the heart of those reviewing these cases. May each of them, and many others, be acquitted through the decisions. Bring hope, Light and freedom! We bless Your Holy Name!
    In our Lord and Savior Jesus,
    Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • In the protective name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Nissi, our banner, as brothers and sisters in Christ we adore You for faithfulness recently imprisoned believers. We ask for Your favor, Your banner, a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Jesus, thank you so much for this Iranian Supreme Court decision! I pray that many other believers in prison will be released because of it! I pray that these believers released would be strengthened, refreshed, and encouraged in their faith and that they will continue to bear witness about You God. & I pray that they will be fully acquitted.
    Katherine S - USA
  • Praise your name on this ruling from the Iranian Supreme Court! Release the captives in Iran who suffer for following you. Let all see that you are a God who is victorious. Let many come to receive you. Bless these believers upon their release with healing courage, hope & joy. Reunite their families and make your face to shine upon them & be gracious.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Thank You for allowing these believers to be released, and I do pray that the review would provide a full acquittal for them. May the courts act in accordance with true justice and may this case be a catalyst to release many believers. I pray that the Iranian Christians would be encouraged in You as they wait.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We praise you that the Supreme Court ruled that participating in house churches is not a criminal act, and pray this will lead to many releases and less imprisonment. We ask your spirit to spread a growing sense of religious tolerance in police, lawyers, judges and rulers in Iran and other nations.
    Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Oh Lord, You are God even of those who don't yet know You. I pray for continued favor for believers in Iran. That the judges and authorities would grant them release from prison and the ability to meet and worship You. Please strengthen and encourage these believers- giving them great wisdom in sharing the gospel; bless them. In Jesus's name, Amen
    Beth G - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Iranian imprisoned believers, we ask that they rest in You because You are strong, a hedge of protection be on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for these brothers in Iran who have faithfully fellowshipped in house churches despite the threat of imprisonment. Thank You that they have been released. I pray that they will be acquitted following review and that this will led to freedom for other Iranian Christians in prison. May You be glorified throughout the process.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Most Holy God, thank you for release of your imprisoned children in Iran. I pray it be your will their sentence will be over turned and their testimony of faith, love and forgiveness will encourage many to reach out to the Savior and experience your glory. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen
    Tammie J - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the faith of these believers and I praise you that their case is coming up for review by the authorities. Please use these faithful believers' faith to inspire others to remain strong. May your will be done in the court's decision and may the Christians remain faithful no matter what. In Jesus's name, I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Dear Father, I thank you for the recently released believers! May they be acquitted and continue to share the gospel with those around them by their actions and words. I ask that the court's decision will lead to freedom for other Christians imprisoned in Iran. Strengthen them and uphold them by Your righteous right hand I pray! Amen
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Father we praise you for the release of these believers. Father we pray that the final verdict will be in the believers favour, that they will be free to have church in their homes. We pray for the release of other Christians in jails in Christ name amen.
    Diane E - Canada
  • Father, thank You for this decision by the Iranian Supreme Court to negate the false edict that house churches are a crime against national security. May these justices have the moral courage to review other similar false edicts and right the wrongs from past prejudices and willful ignorance. We pray for the complete acquittal of these nine believers.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, we are so excited to hear this example of a house church being looked at in a better light! Please use this case to pave the way for the release of more of our brothers and sisters. And now we pray for those who have been released, that they will process their trauma and acclimate back into their families and be able to find work.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank You for the encouraging events regarding these believers' prison sentence. Thank You that participation in house churches is not considered a crime against national security. May they be acquitted, and may other imprisoned Christians also be released under the same rulings. Thank You for any encouragement for Christ in Iran! Amen.
    Lynne W - USA
  • Praise God for their release. May the court affirm there is no threat but love, mercy for the word of God, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • OLORD, thank you for the believers in Iran. May they be lifted up to glorify your name, Jesus. Give your saving grace to the thirsty hearts who long for Your living waters. May your strength & might be shown in prison, & thru your church. Protect your people & provide for their needs. Grant favor to the prisoners, & free them. In Jesus Name we pray.
    SM D - USA
  • Father God, I give you praise and thanksgiving for the release of these prisoners in Iran and I pray that more freedom will follow for all believers to freely gather together and worship Jesus as Lord. I pray that there will be many conversions of other Iranians in this country. Please draw many to faith in Jesus Christ alone and magnify your name.Amen
    Julia F - USA
  • Father wi pray for our brothers and sisters in Iran. we ask that those who are in prison would be as Paul, able to minister to those who guard them and those who are beside them in prison. We ask that You would open the doors to them being released . You are a God of miracles and we ask this miracle on behalf of those who are suffering in Iran.
    kathleen r - USA
  • We praise you Father for bringing thru this law change in the supreme court and may it be upheld in every district, every city and town in Iran. May prisoners be speedily released and charges dropped under this law change. Hallelujah! Continue to work mighty acts in this nation to build your church.
    Carolann P - Canada
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Raah, our Shepherd, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we adore You for faithfulness of Iranian imprisoned Christians. We ask that they continue to call upon the Lord, for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Abba! I thank You that it is not by might nor by power, but by Your Holy Spirit, sayth the Lord of hosts. May wisdom from upon high permeate these judges hearts, that my brethren may be set free from their earthly bondage. And may they continue to tread steadily along Your pathways. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
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