Chrisitan literature is a powerful witnessing tool in Iran.
Chrisitan literature is a powerful witnessing tool in Iran.
Apr. 11, 2024 | Iran

Magazine in Elevator Restores Man's Faith

[147] prayers in [8] nations have been posted for Farid.

Farid placed his trust in Christ six years ago, but with no church to attend, he had not been growing in his faith. While riding in an elevator, a Christian woman gave him a magazine and said, “This is a gift for you.” Farid was startled and wondered if it was a special kind of advertising campaign. But after the woman left, he read it. “I came upon a page that really touched my heart,” he said. “On that page, they interviewed believers who shared their stories of faith. One was a story was about believers who, like me, had given their hearts to Jesus but then forgot that they even were Christian.” Another story discussed a worship song that Farid remembered from a Christian satellite TV channel years earlier. “Right then I was encouraged to renew my forgotten faith with God,” he said. “The magazine reminded me that even if we forget God, he will never forget us.”

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Write your own prayer for Farid

  • Thank thee, Lord, that thou wilt never forget us.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Help Farid to grow in your love and forgiveness, and to bear much fruit.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, you love your son Farid deeply. Thank you for how you are working in his life. Please grow his faith in You. May he experience an intimate relationship with Jesus as he learns to let Jesus live through him. Thank you for how you will accomplish your plans for his life if he will allow you to do so. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear Jesus, please send Your Holy Spirit to encourage and comfort the lonely Christians without other Christians to worship with them. Thank you for the woman that gave Farid the literature. Bless and encourage her.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear brother in Christ- never stop believing what the one true God can do! He's alive and moving as we get closer to His return! Don't stop believing He cares for you. Your reward is great in Heaven. May He bless you and keep you in His hand.
    Susan R - USA
  • In the eternal name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Olam, God eternal, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Farid. We intercede for redemption and restoration, for blessing, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, Farid and believers like him desperately need fellowship and we ask for You to supply avenues for meeting other believers and that technology such as FaceTime, Zoom and on-line platforms would at least allow some contact with other believers. Father, give the leadership in Iran creative ways to support isolated believers in order to grow in Jesus
    Forrest B - USA
  • Father God I praise You alone for reinvigorating the faith of Farid and for speaking to him right where he was at. I praise You for how You seek and save the lost and work for the good of Your children. I pray for Farid to have other Christians around him that he can spend time with and enjoy. I pray for him to have believers pray for him and with him.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, heavily anoint all Christian media in Iran. Bring faith in Christ to tens of millions of Iranians. Bless all distributions of Bibles and literature to reach softened hearts, and conceal front line workers. May new believers in Iran find freedom in Christ declaring, Whom the Son sets free is free indeed. Bring great waves of salvations! Amen!
    Danae V - USA
  • Father, Great is your faithfulness!! Thank you for being faithful to Farid. Thank you for the woman who shared the magazine. You work in marvelous ways. You are so good to us. Encourage other believers like Farid and strengthen their faith. Bring them into fellowship with other believers. May Bibles get in their hands. Jesus reigns in Iran!
    Laurie P - USA
  • Merciful Father, thank You for this encounter that has helped restore farid's Christian faith. Help him to stand fast, Grant him everlasting consolation, comfort his heart and establish him in every good word and work
    Julie C - USA
  • Father God, I thank you that in your sovereignty, you have restored Farid's faith and encouraged him to grow in Christ. I thank you for this woman who followed the prompting of the Holy Spirit. I pray that you will continue to minister to Christians in Iran like Farid, who need encouragement and growth. Thank you for spreading the gospel in Iran.Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • In the precious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Roi, God Who sees, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Farid. We praise You that You see. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Strengthen Farid to remain faithfully close to You. The work you have begun in him, you will continue until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Thank you for your faithfulness! Use Farid to be a bold witness and to represent you will to those who don't yet know you. May he be an ambassador of Jesus, eyes fixed on heaven.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Farid & all believers yet in need of Christian resources: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Build up Farid's faith through Christian material he's received. Strengthen many others through receipt of their own Bibles.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. I praise You for moments like this! Your Word never returns void even when sent out in the simplest of ways! I pray more would be encouraged as You place in their path the words they need to hear. Give them strength to remain firm to grow & be filled with the Holy Spirit! In Jesus' Gracious Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Farid & for all believers who need Christian resources: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Build Farid up through recently received Christian material. May other believers be given Christian materials. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Farid & all believers till needing Christian resources: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Build Farid up through his new Christian materials. May many Bibleless believers get their own Bibles. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • Abba Father You bless those with a pure heart. Your eyes move to and fro on earth & know the hungry souls. please soften our hearts to reach out financially and with prayers. Wepray of more with bold faith and burning desire to speak of You & Your kingdom so searching souls find comfort and hope of eternal life. Jesus use us as prayer warriors
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • Thank You for Your servant that placed this magazine in the right hands. I pray You'll continue to send Your messages out at the right time and use them. Please protect and encourage Farid. In Jesus Name, amen
    Debbie M - USA
  • Thank you God that you go after your children regardless of what situation we find ourselves in. Thank you that you're going to finish what you began in this man , Farid. Help him find a Bible study or a church with on fire believers. Please raise up more believers in that land. Protect them in Jesus name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Lord God, you have shown that Phil. 1:6. You have begun a good work in Farid and you will bring it to completion. Let him fight the good fight, remember his identity and walk in your fullness. Fulfill his resolve for good that he will lead others to you. Stregthen the woman who gave the magazine and the spread in the future for your belived Iran.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Farid & all believers in need of Christian resources: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Build Farid up through Christian material he's received. Through Bible distribution, strengthen many other believers. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, Thank You for bringing Farid to the knowledge of Christ! We know that You will complete the good work you have started in him. We ask that you miraculously connect him to a Christian Fellowship that will disciple & encourage him to the full maturity in Christ. Help him to be disciplined & stay in faith so that his life will count for Christ.
    Maureen E - USA
  • Father God, Thank You for the woman spreading word of You in an elevator! May Farid's faith in You be strengthened and may he find fellowship with other Christians quickly so they can support and strengthen each other in following You. Please protect him from violence or imprisonment. In Jesus' name, Amen .
    Rena B - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, please continue to bless Farid and all those in Iran, and around the world, whose faith has become stagnant. Bless them with Bibles, stories of faith, songs of encouragement, home churches, and Bible study groups; so that they can continue to grow in their faith, and in turn become a Blessing to others.
    Amen
    David B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Farid & all other believers in need of Christian resources: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Build Farid up in his faith through Christian material he's received. May every believer receive a Bible of his own. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I thank You for orchestrating events to remind Farid of his former faith. I pray this time he will not forget, but would remain faithful & strong, though living in a nation hostile to the message of the cross. I also pray You would bless that woman who faithfully left the magazine, knowing that doing so could cost her life.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Dear Lord, there are no "accidental events" or "coincidences" with You. Thank You, Father! Amen.
    Lynne W - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Farid & all believers needing Christian resources: 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! Build up Farid's faith through materials he's received. May Christian resources reach more believers.
    Lisa D - USA
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