Pastor Anooshavan Avedian
Pastor Anooshavan Avedian
Feb. 01, 2024 | Iran

Pastor Faces 20-Year Sentence

[234] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Pastor Avedian.

On Sept. 18, 2023, Pastor Anooshavan Avedian, who is 61 years old with a wife and two children, was summoned by police to Evin prison to begin a 10-year prison sentence. Pastor Avedian was arrested on Aug. 21, 2020, when approximately 30 security agents raided his home while family and friends gathered to pray and worship. The group met in his home because the government closed their church several years earlier. Government agents confiscated Bibles and mobile phones, taking Pastor Avedian and two Christian converts to Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison. The converts were released two days later, but Pastor Avedian was held for 26 days and harshly interrogated. Pastor Avedian was tried on April 11, 2022, before an Iranian judge and sentenced to 10 years in prison for engaging in “propaganda contrary to and disturbing to the holy religion of Islam.” Avedian faces an additional 10 years of “deprivation of social rights” upon his release.

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  • Please precious father free my brother Pastor Avedian, please comfort his family with a piece that transcends all understanding. I pray for his immediate release, and please drop all charges in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen.
    AMANDA Y - USA
  • Father God, I lift up Pastor Avedian to you who is enduring harsh persecution. I ask that you will cover him with your protection. Please encourage and strengthen him during this time. I pray that he will see evidence of your Holy Spirit at work all around him. I ask that you will provide for all of his needs. Please also provide for his family. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father, you love Pastor Avedian dearly. Please give him courage and strength at this time. Provide for him and protect him and his family who no longer have him close. Please release him at the time you know is best. May he, his family, and the church trust Jesus fully and be led by the Spirit. Thank you for how you will work mightily. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • In the agape love of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of love, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for Your compassion to Pastor Avedian. We ask for provision, for healing, for a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We're lifting up to you Pastor Avedian. Visit him in a miraculous way in prison. Renew his spiritual strength, grant him joy that surpasses explaining and a peace that passes all understanding May His life be a testimony to those who are opposing him. Jesus touch hearts and draw them to you. In Jesus name Pat US
    Patricia S - USA
  • Lord, I pray for my brother, Pastor Avedian. I pray that you give him strength and courage for what he is facing. I pray that he will not grow weary but continue to trust and place his faith in you. I pray for his family and friends, that they will hold on to the truth, and You would protect them against harm. Help them feel and see Your love.
    Taneisha O - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that You would comfort and uphold Pastor Avedian and his family as they suffer. May they trust You and believe that You are with them and You will reward them for what they endure for Your sake. Keep them unified as a family and may they continue to seek You and have opportunities to proclaim the gospel because of this trial.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, we intercede on behalf of our imprisoned bother in Christ, Pastor Avedian, and ask that You protect his spirit, soul, and body during captivity. Strengthen Pastor Evedian, moment by moment, day by day as he wages war against the world, the flesh, and the devil. Help Pastor Avedian's wife and two children to not become discouraged or lose heart.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Avedian, his wife, 2 children & church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Give the Pastor favor with authorities so he'll be freed from prison & reunited with his family & church.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Avedian, his wife, 2 children & house church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Give the Pastor favor with authorities, enabling his prison release & reunion with family & church.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, you ask us to remember those in prison as if we were there with them. Please encourage and strengthen Avedian during his time in prison; give him faith to praise you. Give him courage, and through him show Yourself to prisoners and guards alike. Provide for and protect his family and church. Show Yourself stronger than the oppression. Comfort him
    Lydia S - Uganda
  • Holy Father,
    I pray for Pastor Avedian and the two new converts! Give them all strength and wisdom to stand for you! I pray they will have access to the Word! Wrap Your arms around them so that they are not alone. I pray the guards would also trust Christ! Help them to be faithful! Be with their family! Provide for them spiritually & physically!
    Peggy S - USA
  • The Lord bless you and keep you;
    The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
    The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6-24-26
    June W - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Avedian, his wife, 2 children & house church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Give the Pastor favor with authorities so he may be freed & reunite with his family & church. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for Pastor Avedian, his wife, children, and his church. I pray You protection for Pastor Avedian while he is in prison. Please provide for his family and his church. God, i pray, Pastor Avedian, his wife, children, and church remain firm and steadfast in their faith and bold in their witness. I pray opponents of Christ repent
    HELEN W - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Avedian, his wife, 2 children & his church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Give the Pastor favor with authorities to free him, reunite him with his family & his church. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I want to lift up my dear brother Pastor Avedian. Would You speak hope, courage, grace to him at this time, as well as his family. May they all feel Your presence like they never have before. May Your will be done in this situation & may "You surround him w Your favor as w a shield". Ps 5:12. May many come to You through this in Jesus'Name
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father, please grant grace and peace to Pastor Avedian who is now serving a 10 year sentence at one of Iran's most notorious prisons. Grant him a platform in which to share the gospel throughout this prison such that many previously without hope would now be radically saved and share their faith boldly with other inmates and prison officials, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • These are such difficult times for Pastor Avedian. May he be given the opportunity and the courage t proclaim Your name while in prison. But, please release him soon. if not, please give him strength to endure. May his family keep their hope in You.
    Rennae S - USA
  • Precious Lord, please grant wisdom, discernment and patience to these fellow Christians as they face what You've placed before them. May they continue to shine as lights where they are and may many be drawn to You because of their bravery. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. MARANATHA!
    Della H - USA
  • Father, I lift up Pastor Avedian as he is living out Mark 13:9-11. Give him strength to stand in these evil days and a voice to proclaim the gospel while in prison. Watch over his family and congregation in his absence. I ask Holy Spirit that You continue to provide from them, both physically and spiritually in the weeksmonths ahead. In Jesus name...
    Dewayne N - USA
  • Thank You for the courage of our brother who obeyed God rather than man. Strengthen him and use him in this new ministry, one of reaching prisoners with the gospel. Anoint him with Your Spirit and grant him opportunities to share the freedom he has found in Christ with those whose hearts You have prepared. Provide for his family and his church.
    Toni D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Avedian, his wife, 2 children & house church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Give the Pastor favor with authorities so he'll be freed, reunite with his family & church. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Holy God, Please help Anooshavan Avedian and his family during this trial and tribulation, be the fourth man in the fire for him and permit him to be released immediately according to YOUR will as you sent the angel to release Peter from prison, nothing is impossible for you Lord, In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Sabrina T - USA
  • Father, please strengthen your servant, pastor Avedian, during this time of terrible persecution and imprisonment. Give him your supernatural strength to endure and rely completely on Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. We pray that there would be more freedom for Christians in Iran in Jesus' mighty name, amen.
    Matthew E - USA
  • Heavenly Father, my heart breaks for this beloved pastor who is being persecuted for his faith in the Lord. My desire is for him to be released from prison and reunited with his family. While in chains, I pray for his continued strength & faithfulness, and that he not lose hope. I pray You will comfort his family and provide for all their needs .
    Curtis M - USA
  • Oh my Lord. I lift Pastor Avedian to you and ask for comfort beyong understanding for him. Strength to endure. Help him to pray for his persecutors and continue to worship His Lord. I pray protection over his family. Please bring Justice, Father. in Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy H - USA
  • Lord, do a miracle for Anooshavan and turn his sentence around, just like you released the apostle Peter by an angel in the middle of the night. Lord, show Yourself strong to him and before all his enemies. In Jesus' Name we pray and believe!
    Libby L - USA
  • In the name of kind Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of kindness, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for Your kindness to Pastor Avedian and family. We ask for a healing, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Avedian, his wife, 2 children & house church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Give the Pastor favor with authorities so he'll be freed, reunited with his family & church. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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