Nov. 03, 2022 | Afghanistan

In Hiding from the Taliban

[211] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Ali.

Ali rejected Islam and had been searching for the one true God since he was 15. A friend provided him with a Bible, and through God’s Word, Ali found what he was looking for: “I don’t know very much about Jesus, but I enjoy His presence every day, and I won’t give Him up for anything in the world!” The Taliban have since identified Ali as a convert, which they consider a crime worthy of death, and have started searching for him. When Ali learned this, he fled. Neighbors told him that shortly after he left, armed Taliban soldiers arrived looking for him. Ali says he has had many opportunities to flee to a safer country but that he will remain because he wants to be a witness to his fellow Afghans. “I believe Jesus is alive and can protect me from all danger and hardships,” Ali said.

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  • LORD, I pray You are still protecting this young believer. I pray his witness & Your word in the A1611 Bible have helped bring many to believe on You by Your increase. May Afghanistan become a haven for the Christian faith even though right now the Taliban persecutes Your body there. Please bring a leader sympathetic to the faith. In LORD Jesus' name
    Devin C - USA
  • Oh Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ, these people are in turmoil, and they need Your help, and they need Your presence, they need Your comfort!
    christine s - USA
  • Dear brother in Christ, I pray in the name of Jesus that he will strengthen, comfort, and encourage you. Know that your reward will be great in heaven. I pray that he will change the heart of your persecutors. 2 Timothy 4:7- I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith.
    Susan R - USA
  • Dear God, We thank you for the freedom we have to worship you here. Help us realize it isnt like that in many parts of the world especially Afghanistan. Please protect bold believers form e Taliban and fanatic muslims. Holy Spirit fall!
    Robert M - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for Ali and the faith You have given him. Please help him to be a shining light for You, turning many to your Word. Please continue to provide and protect him, helping him continue to grow in his faith, disciplining many.
    In Jesus,-
    Lis S - USA
  • Lord, thank you because you Love Ali. Lord, give him boldness. By life and death, let your Name be Glorified through him. Let him not fear the men, but fear God. Let him not fear death. And help him to win souls. He will finish strong and well, seeing Jesus sitted on the right hand of the throne of God. In Jesus Name. Amen
    Sharon-David A - United Kingdom
  • Dear Lord please give Your grace and protection to this Afghan believer. Give him peace in his heart even as he goes through trials. Help in understand Your purpose for his life and use him mightily. Change the hearts of the taliban and all persecutors and bring revival. Thank You. In Jesus Name amen
    Allison F - USA
  • The God who said out of darkness light shall shine is the one who shined in our hearts to illuminate the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus.
    We have this prophetic word made more firm to which you do well to give heed as to a lamp shining in a dark place until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
    Shine through Ali
    Craig R - USA
  • Thank You for drawing Ali to Yourself and giving him courage to be a testimony for You. I pray that he would be connected to other believers and be discipled and grown in this new faith, and that he would indeed have many opportunities to declare You to other Afghans. May his life be a bold and fruitful witness for You in the midst of darkness.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the holy name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Tzevaot, Lord of Hosts, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise for faithfulness of Ali. We ask for encouragement, for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven, I praise you for our Christian brother, Ali. Thank you for his faithful witness for You and love of you. We ask you to provide for him and protect him as he shares the Gospel with his fellow Afghans. Strengthen him to be a mighty warrior for the Lord! May many come to know You Lord through Ali. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Jennifer T - USA
  • In the name of Lord Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Ali. We ask for provision, hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Keep Ali safe from harm and keep him faithful to you, alone.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Merciful Father, save Ali from those who hate him without a cause, who are his enemies wrongfully. Please deliver him from those who hate him. Turn to him according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, for he is in trouble. As he seeks You, let him rejoice and be glad in You. Make haste to deliver him and continue to be his strong refuge
    Julie C - USA
  • Almighty God of heaven and earth. We seek Your grace and power upon Ali. Be with him Lord as he continues to share the Gospel of Christ with other Afghans. Give him the protection and the discernment as he moves around village to village avoiding the taliban. In Jesus wonderful name, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirt Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Our Father, be with Ali as he serves You in a hostile country. Protect him from evil. May his life be a witness to those who need Jesus as their Savior. Surround him with believers who will encourage him and support him as he lives his life for You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Thank You for Ali's strong faith and his determination to remain faithful to the Lord and share his faith with all the Spirit directs his way. Protect and keep him and grant him Your words to point each seeker to their Savior.
    Gail M - USA
  • Thank You for Ali's strong faith and his determination to remain faithful to the Lord and share his faith with all the Spirit directs his way. Protect and keep him and grant him Your words to point each seeker to their Savior.
    Gail M - USA
  • Father please protect Ali and help him to live as a witness for you.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Thank you Lord for our brother Ali. Please protect and encourage him, and help him to find community in his new place. Provide everything he needs and help his new faith to grow and become strong. May he have the opportunity to share the good news of salvation with others and see transformation.
    Jackie V - USA
  • In the righteous name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Tsidkenu, God of righteousness, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise for faithfulness of Ali. We ask for justice, for hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to minister to him . Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, I praise You for sending Jesus and leaving the Holy Spirit Who draws human souls to the knowledge of salvation thru Your Son. God bless Ali and so many like him throughout the world. May the cowards and enemies of the cross, threatened by Your love, repent of their foolishness and violence. May they find Jesus!
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father grant Ali the ability to remain under the radar. Grant him opportunities to share his faith with many and protect him from those who would seek to trap him. Provide for his needs and strengthen his spirit for the times ahead. May he receive great joy from You! In Jesus name, Amen!
    Landen R - USA
  • I praise You Lord for Ali's faith in You. I pray that You will protect him and that he will continue to share his faith in Jesus Christ with non-believers. Please stop the Taliban from putting fear in Christians. Protect your children, dear lord!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We thank You for Your Word that says when we seek You that we will find You when we search for You with all our hearts. We praise You for Ali sought you in this way and that You were found of him. We declare Your mercies are his every morning for protection and wisdom in ways to bring the Gospel to all his people, in Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • Beloved Redeemer, thank You that Ali loves You deeply and loves his fellow Afhans to the point of risking his life to help them find find salvation! Please spread Your protective covering over him. Keep him safe as he ministers to others. Reveal to him who is ready to listen. Be with all the believers in Afghanistan. Provide for their safety and needs.
    Jean S - Canada
  • Holy Father, thank You for this brother's testimony that You are able to protect and keep him. You have given him courage to be a witness in a dangerous place. Father, may others see his boldness and believe on the Lord Jesus. Father, keep Ali. I ask this in Your Son's name. Amen.
    joey S - USA
  • Father, I pray for Ali in Afghanistan. Thank You for drawing him to Christ and saving him. His life is in danger and he is bravely staying to be Your witness there. Bless him with all he needs and protect him from Islam and evil with a hedge of Your angels around him wherever he goes. Use him as Your witness in this nation to help many come to Christ.
    Alan G - USA
  • Father, I praise You for Your work in Ali's life. I thank You for saving Ali and I ask You to protect him as he hides. Lord use him to spread Your word that many Muslims would come to know You. In Jesus name, amen
    Teresa V - USA
  • I pray Lord that your presence is felt in everything this man does, I praise You for opening Your word and Your life to him. Please hedge him in and make him bold in proclaiming the best news ever, in Jesus name I pray
    Joe C - USA
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