May. 23, 2024 | Iran

Kolbars Imprisoned, Killed for Converting

[148] prayers in [8] nations have been posted for Kolbars.

Kolbars are Kurds who live mostly along the Iranian border with Iraq. For generations, they have carried items over high mountain passes between the two nations. Their name means “those who carry loads on their back.” It is extremely dangerous work — every year, kolbars are killed by freezing temperatures, from falling off precipitous heights or after being shot by Iranian border guards. Desperation and a lack of job opportunities drive many Iranian Kurds into the life-threatening career: “They are a neglected people group,” said a front-line worker. He described how gospel workers in Iraq have been ministering to kolbars and have seen some come to know Christ as their Lord, only to be murdered by family members or imprisoned by border guards. “One woman was arrested and was ministering to other prisoners in Iran. But we haven’t heard from her in a long time and don’t know how she is doing,” the front-line worker said.

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  • In the resurrected name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim Chay, Living God, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Kolbars. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father,
    Strengthen the Kolbars who know you so that despite their dangerous job and desperate situation they may share your love and peace with all they meet in their travels. May they be one of the weak things in this world that puts to shame the strong.
    Ross J - USA
  • Father. no one is unnoticed or unloved by you. I lift up the Kolbars to you and ask you to move on their behalf. I pray you help them realize you are real, and you love them. Send people to minister to them. I pray you move mightily. Nothing is too great for you, in Jesus' name, make a way. Holy Ghost convict hearts, open blinded eyes, heal hearts.
    Polly C - USA
  • Father, as the Light of Your Word is being brought to the Kolbars we ask that a mighty revival might take place in their hearts and lives. Bring them to a saving knowledge of Your grace. Beautiful are the feet of those bringing the good news. We pray their message will open the eyes of many. May those imprisoned find strength in You.
    kathleen r - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for the Kolbars who have decided to trust in Jesus as their Savior. Thank You for the front line workers who so carefully minister to them. I pray that You would strengthen them and encourage them in their faith, that they may know that following You is worth any cost. May You bless them in very practical ways, demonstrating Your love.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Lord, raise thy mighty arm to save the Kolbars and bring them into thy Kingdom.
    Margaret D - USA
  • In the name of Lord Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Kolbars. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • In every corner of the world people are encountering you Jesus. You specialize in the marginalized. I pray for the Kolbars. Give them strength, wisdom, courage, and joy. I pray you continue to provide resources and opportunities for ministry. Provide them uncanny safe passage. Soften the hearts of those who will be encountering the message
    Dana V - USA
  • In the forgiving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Kolbars. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, Jesus came to save the most wretched. Give many bibles to the Kolbars and bring them to saving faith. Shield and protect them as they do their dangerous work and conceal them from Iranian guards and all enemies. Harness their strength and endurance and transform them into champions of faith who distribute bibles. Raise up a key leader. Amen.
    Danae V - USA
  • My Jesus, I ask you to go to the Kolbars and minister your healing and hope to them. Wrap them up miraculously with tender compassionate care. Attend to their needs in intimate, personal ways so they know without a doubt you are faithful and mighty to save. Let the persecutors around them fall in humble submission to You. Send healing, signs & wonders.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christian workers serving Kolbars along the IranIraq border: 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! Through them, save Kolbars & their families. Guard believing Kolbars. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. May the prisoners have their needs met, for You are their Provider. In this woman's captivity, I pray You would make her strong, that they would know the God who loves her & keeps her despite what they do. Save even these. I pray Your salvation continue among Kolbars. In Jesus' Gracious Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Merciful Father, please hear our prayers for the Kolbar people who are learning of Your love and truth. Please preserve the lives of these new believers from fear of the enemy, hide them from the secret plots of the wicked. Grant the prisoners release from prison and provide for their physical, spiritual and emotional needs
    Julie C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christian workers serving the Kolbars along the IranIraq border: 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! Through them, reach Kolbars & their families. Protect believing Kolbars. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, we intercede for this unique and seemingly neglected people-group on the other side of the world, the Kolbars. Thank You for the gospel workers in Iraq who faithfully minister to the Kolbars. May their interaction with the Kolbars result in planting, watering, and harvesting Your Word; thirty, sixty, and one hundred fold for the glory of God.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christian workers serving the Kolbars along the IranIraq border: 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! Through them, may all Kolbars & their families be saved. Protect all believing Kolbars.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, I praise You that You know all about and love the Kolbars. I pray that You will grow Your church among them. I pray for the protection of frontline workers and for the protection of new converts. Lord, You know the status of this sister in an Iranian prison. If she is still alive, may she know Your strength and power. I pray for her release.
    Holly T - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christian workers serving Kolbars along the IranIraq border: 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! Through them save the Kolbars & their families. Protect all Kolbar Christians. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • FAther,, You love the Iranian people & we pray that all those who seek You would be drawn to You in Your mighty Name. Remind them they are under the shadow of Your Fatherly wings. May they encourage each other & be grounded in Your Word. We lift up the sister whose wheabouts are unknown. May she be safe & at peace. Draw the persecutors to YouIJN.
    Lisa T - USA
  • God, I pray for the Kolbars. I am thankful for the outreach efforts that have brought some to faith in the Lord. Of these, some have been killed by family members hostile to the Lord. I pray other Kolbars would accept the free gift of salvation available through the Lord, and for You to protect them as they mature in faith & share the Gospel Message.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Dear family in Christ- I pray for you every day. God is faithful and he hears our prayers. I believe he's coming back soon and how glorious it will be when we see Jesus face to face. The Apostle Paul and so many of our brothers and sisters fought the good fight. Stand fast. Look up. Our redemption draws nigh.
    Susan R - USA
  • Father God, I lift up the Kolbars in Iran and pray that your message of salvation in Jesus Christ alone will be heard by all of them. Please draw them to yourself and help them in their work and lives as they try to provide for their families. I pray that they will witness your faithfulness and it will strengthen them as they seek Jesus. In His name,
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christian workers serving the Kolbars along the IranIraq border: 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! Through them, may all Kolbars &their families be saved. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Gracious Lord God, You've told us You know when a sparrow falls. You see the Kolbars on their their dangerous journey. You know all about those who have trusted in Jesus. Do not let any who hope in You be put to shame. May many more Kolbars hear the Gospel and find salvation. Be with the imprisoned woman. Keep her safe. Help as she ministers to others.
    Jean S - Canada
  • Father I lift up this group known as Kolbars who have a dangerous job carrying items through the mountains. Keep them safe and meet their needs. Help them come to know Jesus as their savior. In Jesus ' name I pray. Amen
    Sheila T - USA
  • Father, we pray for this mostly unknown and oppressed people group, who are not unknown to you. We know that you desire all peoples to hear and believe the Good News as it is in Jesus and we pray that the Kolbar people would come to Christ through front line workers. May you watch over the woman who was arrested and preserve her in the faith, amen.
    Matthew E - USA
  • Father, let these Kolbars feel your love and hope. Let them be great encouragers and earn great respect wherever they are. Keep the sister who has been witnessing to others strong in body and spirit.
    michele r - USA
  • Our God is Greater. Truth is revealed on the cross. Life is given in the resurrection. We must proceed by the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Do not be surprised by the response of this world to the Light & Love of Christ. it is a privilege to follow Christ and be filled with the Holy Spirit. remember you areint he hand of God. Prevail daily.
    Nicole P - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Yeshua, Our Savior, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for saving Kolbars from sins. We ask for healing, provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
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