Christian converts in Pakistan face severe repercussions for leaving the Islamic faith.
Christian converts in Pakistan face severe repercussions for leaving the Islamic faith.
Mar. 24, 2023 | Pakistan

Christian Artist Seeks Asylum Following Attack

[165] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Pious.

Pious is an artist with a Muslim background who trusted in Christ about five years ago. As a result of his faith in Christ, he lost his job and faced much pressure from his family. In April 2021, attackers kidnapped, chained and beat him before cutting his throat. Some passersby intervened and rescued him, but the attackers, whom police linked to members of Pious’ family, threatened to return. Pious hid for several months until he could obtain a visa to leave the country. He is now seeking asylum in a neighboring country where local brothers and sisters in Christ have welcomed and mentored him.

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  • My good & glorious God. I pray for all our Christian brothers & sisters in the body of Christ. Where we are weak, give us strength. Where we are persecuted, keep our faith strong. Where we need guidance, give us the holy spirit & your word to guide us. We ask these things in Jesus's name, Amen! You are our one true God who loves us & we trust in you.
    Janice H - USA
  • I hope and pray in Christ Jesus' name for a daily abundance of blessings, especially your Holy Spirit, wisdom, healing, restoration, love, grace, compassion, mercy, protection, deliverance, resiliance, and so much more. I hope and pray that things are going well and improving everyday. May God bless you, those around you and far away. Amen.
    Gabriel S - USA
  • ABBA FATHER, I pray that YOUR peace reigns inside Pious, in Pakistan, that is beyond all man's understanding, that only comes from knowing YOU, JESUS, and knowing that we, as YOUR born again, HOLY SPIRIT filled children, that when we die, we will be with YOU in heaven, for all eternity! YOU are the PRINCE OF PEACE, JESUS! Bathe him in YOUR Love for him
    Michael V - USA
  • Gracious Father! I am thankful for the saving of Pious' life! May he continue to heal and grow spiritually as he seeks asylum in another country. I pray for softened hearts within his family and that they, too, seek to know You. Bless the Christians who have welcomed Pious into their fold, Lord. In Your Son, Amen
    Connie A - USA
  • Father, please protect Pious and him to spread Your Word where he is at. I pray You will bless him and provide a solid Christian family for him. In Jesus Name, amen
    Debbie M - USA
  • Dear Jesus, protect and provide escape to Pious. Thank You for his witness and thank you for his gifts as an artist. Comfort and physically heal him. May his art being many times know You, Jesus!
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Father I pray they will sense your presence and know many around the world are for them. I pray they will experience your comfort and opening doors for them to evangelize. Pray for boldness to preach the gospel. They will mature in their faith. Pray many would receive Jesus through their teachings. That they would know joy in their sufferings.
    Patricia B - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Pious and his willingness to follow You even in the face of murderous persecution. Thank You for the passerby who rescued him. May his attackers be brought to justice and made into friends by the saving power of Jesus's resurrection. May he be granted asylum and be used by You in the way You have planned for him.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for providing a place for Pious to live and thrive as a Christian. I thank you that there are people there ready to take him in and mentor him. May he be used greatly by you in this country. I pray that you would change the hearts of these violent Muslims and bring many of them to Christ. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Lord, thank you for providing asylum for Pious and giving a welcoming heart to the believers who have welcomed him. Give them wisdom to lead him in truth. Reveal your love, power, glory and goodness to Pious. Thank you for giving him courage to endure. May you empower him to share your work through his art. Bless the stranger who intervened!
    Lydia S - Uganda
  • In the giving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Pious. We ask for provision, for a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, please continue to have the saints nearby to shelter and encourage Pious during his time of renewal away from his native land. Bless your church and Frontline workers throughout Pakistan may they feel your presence each day.
    Barry P - USA
  • Lord Almighty God we are grateful for what you have already done for Pious. Lead him in way of righteousness for your name. keep him from evil so that he may not cause pain. i ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Sabaoth, Lord of Hosts. as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pious. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen.
    Gary F - 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
  • Father in Jesus Name we lift up our brother to you for physical and Spiritual strength to stay faithful and overcome, we pray that asylum will be granted and Pious walk with you will be blessed as he witnesses his faith to others . May no weapon formed against him prosper, and may all his needs be met . Amen
    barry p - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that Pious would be able to find asylum in this country, and that You would heal him physically and emotionally from all he endured. May he continue to grow in his faith and find a way to support himself, and I pray that the members of his family who attacked him would come to repent and believe in You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord thank You for always leading us right where we need to go to find Your healing and provision. Let Pious find a family community in this new country. Banish loneliness from his heart and fill him with Your Spirit in the name of Jesus.
    Alison M - USA
  • Lord Father,
    Please be with our brother Pious. Help him to heal fully and keep him safe. Thank you for those who rescued him. Help him to experience your devine and infinite love and win others to salvation in Christ. In Jesus name, amen.
    Scott P - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank You for Christian brothers and sisters who are providing asylum for Pious. I pray he continues strong and steadfast in his faith and witness for You. Please provide for his every need. God, I pray that Muslims come to know Christ as Savior and Lord. I pray You make a way for Pious to support himself and trust You fully.
  • Lord I praise You for the strength of Pious to choose faith in You despite the pain it has caused him. I pray Lord for his faith to be built on solid foundation with other believers and for him to be able to trust deeply in You. I pray for his family members to come to repentance and then faith in Jesus as they see His beaty and goodness.
    Joy H - USA
  • Heavenly Father we thank You for rescuing and restoring Pious from this horrific attack. Continue to heal him in body, mind, and soul. We ask for grace to bring about this move to another country. May his artwork continue to glorify Your name. In Jesus' name we pray Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • In the agape, sacrificial name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Great Deliverer, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pious. We praise You for delivering him. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Our Father, place hands of healing on Pious. May he be a light to those in darkness and bring many to You. Bless all those he comes in contact with and may his faithfulness bring glory to You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Father God, I thank you for saving this brother's life. Please help him to completely heal from the attack. I pray that t he perpetrators would be convicted of their sin and turn to Christ for salvation. Please help Pious to continue using his gifts for God's kingdom. I pray for the people in Pakistan to hear the gospel of salvation in Jesus. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Heavenly Father as you know absolutely everything that goes on you know who these groups are father God and you know what they are intentions are nothing escapes you father Lord I pray for the protection of the families they're being persecuted I pray that you will protect him and encourage them with your love and kindness that never fails amen
    Sylvia L - USA
  • Dear Father, protect Pious. Please grant him peace. May he use the artistic gift you have given him in a way only You can so others will turn their hearts to Jesus, especially his family. In Jesus Holy name Amen.
    Peggy A - USA
  • O Lord you are truly our helper! Thank you for saving Pious' life in the attack and for the church in this other country welcoming him. May he grow in his faith in this new community and become a bold witness for Christ. As we pray for his attackers, may they be convicted of the evil in their hearts and turn to Christ themselves. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Father, thank You for the salvation of Pious in Pakistan and protecting him from death at the hands of his family and violent Muslims. Grant him safety in another country and train him run what he needs to be able to be a witness to Muslims and help turn people from Islam. Heal him from all of his injuries and supply all of his needs, giving him asylum
    Alan G - USA
  • Please protect your precious child Pious, from enemies within and without. Please give him a new family, and a new vision to continue the good work that you called him to do. Give him the rest, and renewal he needs, and Your hope bubbling up from inside him. You love him, and want him restored. Thank you Jesus!
    Margaret M - USA
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