Distributing Bibles and Christian literature in Iran can lead to prison time.
Distributing Bibles and Christian literature in Iran can lead to prison time.
Apr. 25, 2024 | Iran

Imprisonment Leads to Salvations

[142] prayers in [6] nations have been posted for Iranian Pastor.

An Iranian pastor who was released from prison in 2023, after serving many years for leading a house church, reported that God enabled him to work as an evangelist behind bars despite constant surveillance. He said that when he started his sentence, “I began to think that this was a dangerous place and that it would not be possible to witness to anyone.” But later he found ways to secretly witness to others and eventually led 13 prisoners to Christ. “During the recreation times, I would walk around in a spirit of friendship with these new believers and teach them how to grow in their faith and answer their questions,” he said. The pastor hopes to somehow continue discipling those prisoners from outside of the prison walls: “I realized that if I had not been imprisoned, these 13 would not have had an opportunity to hear the gospel and believe in Christ,” he said after his release.

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  • Jesus give this pastor love power and protect to help others find Christ. You are not forgotten. God loves you and is pleased with your work for him. We ask this in Jesus name. Thank you.
    Craig M - USA
  • Thank you Lord for taking what the enemy meant for evil and turning it into wonderful blessings. May those who accepted Christ continue to grow in faith and truth. Guide the pastor in what he should do, if anything, to disciple them. May he be led by the Spirit and discern your voice clearly. Continue to draw more people to Jesus in and out of prison.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim Shomri, our Protector, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Iranian Pastor and prisoners. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank You Father for the victories this brother saw and experienced while in prison. He served You where he was at, like the Apostle Paul. Father, what a lesson, to serve Christ where we are. May those in prison continue to grow in the Lord Jesus. Keep them, protect them from Satan's attack. I pray this thru Christ. Amen.
    joey S - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the faith of this Iranian pastor and for his willingness to keep preaching Your name at the threat of his own life. I pray for the believers in prison to be able to access Bibles and hear about You and from You. I pray they would connect with the Holy Spirit and be enabled to do great works in Your name, even from behind bars.
    Joy H - USA
  • In the name of the Good Shepherd, Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Rohi, The Lord is our Shepherd, we praise You for faithfulness of Iranian Pastor and believers. We ask for dreams, for hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, we rejoice that 13 people are now redeemed. May this pastor be able to disciple all of them on their release, and may they find fellowship with You and each other while still in prison. May the gospel continue to spread in the prison and may Bibles brought into Iran be undetected by authorities and turn hearts of stone into hearts for You.
    Beth P - USA
  • Lord, bless this Pastor. May Your words through him bear much fruit in the lives of the 13 that received Your gospel. Provide protection and opportunity for discipleship. May these 13 find 13 more each to share with and may Your Spirit open the eyes of many that You might have even greater glory for the sake of Your Name. In Jesus. Amen.
    Jeromy P - USA
  • Thank You for using this dear man's imprisonment for the advancement of the gospel, and for his courage and desire to proclaim You. I pray that he would be able to continue encouraging these believers, that they would have access to Your word and be a spiritual support to one another, and that they would continue to grow.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear family 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
  • Father God, I thank you for this faithful pastor who used his difficult circumstances to share his hope in Jesus. I pray that the prisoners would continue to grow and be strengthened in their faith and knowledge. Please continue to spread the gospel throughout Iran, drawing many to faith in Jesus. I pray that you will help this pastor. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • In the ever present name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Yahweh Shammah, God Who is there, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for Your presence with Iranian Pastor. We praise You for release for answered prayer. We ask for hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to and through him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord Jesus I thank you for the Iranian pastors ability to witness to people in prision and lead 13 of them to Christ. I thank you that you turned that imprisonment into a blessing for him and to serve your glory. I pray that these converts will still be able to be ministered to. I pray their faith will grow. I pray the pastor will lead more to Christ
    Eric D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for an Iranian Pastor & the believers he serves: 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! Empower this Pastor to serve believers in the prison he was freed from & outside of it. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for an Iranian Pastor & believers he serves: 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! Empower this Pastor to keep serving believers in the prison he was freed from & out of it. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • We praise You, Lord, for enabling this Iranian pastor to be an evangelist in a very difficult place! Show him how to continue to disciple the new converts now that he is out of prison, and cause them to share the truth of Jesus while they are still imprisoned. May many Muslims come to saving faith in You.
    Beth O - USA
  • Dear Jesus,

    I thank you for giving the pastor from Iranian the power, love, and sound mind make it through prison. I also thank you for leading 13 more souls to your eternal kingdom. In the name of Jesus Christ, bind the Spirit of Anti-Christ in Iran. Let more souls be welcomed into Abrahams Bosom. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Christopher W - USA
  • Father, we are Your servants. Sometimes our position as servants puts us in places we don't want to be, but You have a good plan for our lives. This pastor found himself in a place he didn't want to be, but You needed him to go and share. Thank You for the lives changed by Christ behind bars. May Your work continue! In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Lord, thank you for how you can take evil and turn it into good. Thank you for these souls that came too you through this pastor. Holy Spirit, help them remain strong & lead other's to salvation in You. And show this pastor how to disciple these new believers from outside the prison. May a church be born in that prison because of our brother's witness
    Cheryl W - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for an Iranian Pastor & for all believers he serves: 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! Enable this Pastor to keep serving believers, whether in his former prison or out of it. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father in heaven, you are a saving God. In the midst of captivity, you call people to yourself. Thank you for using this pastor to spread the Good News that Jesus saves in the prison made by human hands. Thank you for setting these 13 captives free! I pray that these 13 would in turn share the Good News with others, for their good and your glory. Amen.
    Kirk B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Iran: 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! Empower one formerly imprisoned pastor to keep serving believers in & out of prison. In this way, may all Iran be saved. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, we know that everyone on this earth is Your child. We are all lost & need a Savior & You have graciously offered Your Son as The Lamb who takes away our sins. Please help all of the prisoners who were disciples by this Pastor continue this religion in jail and help them to witness to other prisoners so that Your Word continues to be known,
    Donna H - USA
  • Father, we choose to remember (by praying for) prisoners as if chained with them, since we are also in the body (Heb. 13:3). We pray for those who are being persecuted for righteousness sake. We call them blessed and declare that no one will be able to harm them because they are followers of what is good. We pray they will not afraid (1 Peter 3:13-17).
    Rob N - USA
  • We pray for those who are being persecuted for righteousness sake. We call them blessed and declare that no one will be able to harm them because they are followers of what is good. We pray they will not be afraid-1Peter 3:13-17. No weapon formed against them shall prosper and every tongue that rises against them shall be shown to be in the wrong-Is 54
    Rob N - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for an Iranian Pastor & the believers he serves: 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! Empower this Pastor to serve believers, both those in the prison where the Pastor was freed & out of it. Am
    Lisa D - 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 Iranian Pastor and imprisoned Christians. We intercede for blessing, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. If persecution should come upon these 13, may the faith You have fostered in them boldly declare the power of their Savior. Give them strength. You are their shield & buckler in the time to come. I pray their testimony glorifies You; their friends & family saved by it. In Jesus' Gracious Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Dear heavenly father thank you for this man who was bold enough to convert the prisoners, please help the prisoners grow in their faith in you, please help the pastor to connect with these people and provide them counseling and fellowship
    christine s - USA
  • Lord God, you are so good as Isaiah 64 says you do unexpected things on behalf of those who wait for you. Thank you for these 13 who have unexpectedly come to you. And now do something unexpected to make a way for this Iranian pastor to continue to disciple those inside the walls of the prison.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
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