Iraqis who convert to Christianity can face violent reactions from their Muslim family members.
Iraqis who convert to Christianity can face violent reactions from their Muslim family members.
Mar. 28, 2024 | Middle East

Parents of Convert Shoot Relative in Leg

[146] prayers in [10] nations have been posted for Amir and his family.

“Please pray that my parents will calm down and surrender to the Lord,” requested Amir, an Iraqi convert to Christianity. He recently learned that his enraged parents had shot his brother-in-law in the leg in retaliation for Amir and his family converting to Christianity and fleeing the country. Other members of Amir’s family have had to flee for their lives after converting from Islam. Despite the pressure and danger, Amir prays that more family and friends will come to know Christ as their savior. He also hopes that someday churches will be allowed to exist openly in every part of Iraq, including in Karbala, a city considered sacred in Shia Islam. “I hope someday we can go back and worship the Lord freely there,” he said.

Write your own prayer for Amir and his family

  • Lord God, strengthen Amir, his brother in law and all believers in his family. Grant them the faith to fight the battles of unbelief or discouragement. Replace what has been torn from them. Bring more of their family to you. Change Iraq. Change Karbala. Let these become places with free and open worship of you.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Ori, Lord Our Light, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Amir and family. We ask for Jesus, Light of the World, enlighten their lives, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • I pray for the brother in law that got shot in the leg. I pray for Amir's family that they will come to repentance and come to know the Lord. I pray that all the Muslims in the nation will abandon Islam and come to know Jesus as Lord. May the Quran be discarded for the pack of lies it is. May Islam fall completely and all faith in it fall. Amen
    Eric D - USA
  • In the strong name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Tsuri, our Rock, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for Your help to Amir and family. We ask for continued help,, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • LORD: Thank YOU for those in Amir's family have turned to YOU. I ask for YOUR protection and provision. Strengthen them day by day. Save those who don't know YOU. Open their eyes to turn them from darkness to light. Cause Your truth to prevail in their family, in their neighbor, in their city, and across the land. In Jesus' name
    P F - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that You would strengthen Amir and his family in You, that they would be growing spiritually and would have opportunity to share the gospel with the rest of their family. I pray that his parents in particular would have softened hearts to the truth and relationships could be restored. Please use Amir and his family to spread Your truth
    Danielle H - USA
  • Mighty God and Father in Heaven, I pray for all of our dear and precious saints in this area of the world. I ask that you please be with them and perform miracles on their behalf. Lord please eliminate the pain of this brother who was shot in the leg. Do a mighty work for this dear child of the Most High God. Lord protect, provide, and strengthen. Amen
    Anthony D - USA
  • Father God, I pray for Amir and his family and especially his parents. I ask that they would be convicted of their sin and see their need for a Savior. I pray that they would hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and believe in Him and trust in his free gift of salvation and redemption. I pray that they would put their trust in Jesus and receive eternal life
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven, please protect brother Amir and his relatives from harm. Bless more of his families and friends to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ. May they gain freedom to worship in their land. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
    Teresa P - Korea, South
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Amir & his believing relatives: 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! Bring Amir's unbelieving loved ones, particularly his parents, to repentance. And so may all Iraq be saved. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Amir & his believing relatives: 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! Bring Amir's unbelieving loved ones, particularly his parents, to repentance. And so may all Iraq be saved. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord,
    Help the rest of Amir's family come to know Christ. You know their hearts and know how to reach them. I pray that the town Karbala will be able to have people worship the true God. Amen
    Kamryn T - USA
  • Heavenly father God I thank you for this young man Amir and I asked that you please open his family's eyes and hearts to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior we clean them right now in the name of Jesus.
    Pam W - USA
  • Lord God I thank you for Amirs n his familys faith n salvation I pray for his parents salvation also and for healing from you for his brother n law I pray for protection n safety for Amir n family and family that has had to flee I pray that the body will receive the freedom to worship safely in Iraq n that you will add to that body In Jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Amir & his believing relatives: 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! Bring Amir's unbelieving loved ones, particularly his parents, to repentance. And so may all Iraq be saved. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Father, heal Amir's brother-in-law's leg completely. May the healing be a testimony to your goodness to those who love you. May the love of Christ be magnified within this family. Tear down any evil & satanic strongholds of this family. Clear their hearts for Jesus. May the powerful name of Jesus be lifted high in Iraq. Sweep away the darkness.
    Shelly D - USA
  • Dear Lord of Heaven and Earth, bless Amir for his faithful witness to You in Karbala, Iraq. Please heal his brother in law who was shot for his conversion to Christianity. May more Muslims come to faith in Christ and that believers in Iraq may some day be able to freely worship You without fear of persecution. In Jesus name. Amen
    Bill P - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Amir & his believing relatives: 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! Bring Amir's unbelieving loved ones, particularly his parents, to repentance. And so may all Iraq be saved. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, you see the suffering your children are going through. I pray you give them wisdom and boldness as they share the truth with their families. Lord, the heartache they must feel in being rejected and hurt. Help them forgive and persevere. I pray for each one. Strengthen them, comfort them, heal them, use them to stand strong and declare the truth
    Polly C - USA
  • Lord, I lift up my dear brother Amir & would You ground him & other believers in Your Word & Your faith. May they never look back in Jesus' Name. Please encourage him as You draw his loved ones. May they hear Your whispers upon their hearts. Remind them they are all under the shadow of Your wing, hidden in Christ. Move them if it's Your will IJN.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Heavenly Father these sons of Hagar are so evil I ask you to stop them all I ask you to bind them all up I ask you to cast them all away
    christine s - USA
  • Lord, strengthen Amir, his family + other believers in their shoes. Heal Amir's brother in law. Continue to open the eyes of Amir's family and Iraq in general. Especially during Ramadan, speak clearly to Muslims through visions and live the your children. Break down strongholds in Jesus' name, making way for believers to meet together, even in Karbala!
    Lydia S - Uganda
  • Father thank you for Amir's faithfulness to you. Father we pray that his parents will see you in Amir and other family members and turn to you and be saved. I pray that Iraq will become a nation where people can freely worship and serve you. Thank you for your faithful servants whom have continues spreading the gospel. Protect them in Jesus name Amen.
    Rebecca S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Amir & his believing loved ones: 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! Bring Amir's unbelieving loved ones, particularly his parents, to repentance. And so may all Iraq be saved. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Abba God, we join with all those in this chat praying for Amir, his family and relatives. Keep them safe by the power of the name of Jesus. May Amir's prayers enter the Holy of Holies by the Precious Blood of Jesus and bring rich harvest of salvation of souls in Iraq. We believe as a big family of VOM that this prayer is being answered. Thank you Lord
    max d - India
  • In the truthful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Yahweh El Elmeth, God of truth, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You that Amir and his family know Jesus as the truth, way and life. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • My Lord Jesus Christ, I pray for the same petition as Amir...that there will be churches in Iraq and that all can worship You freely, not only in Iraq, but all over the world.
    Denise G - Canada
  • Holy, Almighty Father God, I pray for Amir and other believing family members who have had to flee persecution. May they all be resettled in places where they can support each other and thrive in Christian fellowship. Heal the wounded brother-in-law. Work a miracle in Karbala, especially in this time of Ramadan. May Christians be able to live in peace.
    Rose T - USA
  • Praise God for this family and for their conversion. I pray you protect the brother-in-law as he heals. I pray that you will draw the family to you through this and may your salvation be seen in Iraq. Help this country to come out of the darkness of Islam and may this family find safety where they are. I pray for the underground church in Iraq.
    Deanne M - USA
  • Father, take the seeds of Christian faith that were sown at great cost by American soldiers in Iraq,! and water them with the tears of all believers who pray for the shackles of Islam to fall away in Iraq! Protect Amir, his family and friends of faith. Conceal them from all that is evil. Distribute audio Bibles widely.Open eyes, ears and soften hearts!
    Danae V - USA
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