These five Iranian Christians were arrested for their involvement in house churches.
These five Iranian Christians were arrested for their involvement in house churches.
Apr. 21, 2017 | Iran

Pray for Pastor Victor and Other Believers Facing Charges in Tehran

[159] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Pastor Victor and friends.

Several Christian men face charges related to evangelism in Tehran, and two are still in prison. Pastor Victor, Amin Nader Afshar and Kavian were arrested at the pastor’s house during a Christmas celebration in 2014 and released on bail in early 2015. Pastor Victor was charged with evangelism, acting against national security and conducting illegal Christian gatherings. Pastor Victor’s son, Ramiel, was then arrested at a picnic in August 2016 along with Amin and three others. Two of the men, Amin and Hadi Askary, are still in prison. All five have been charged with acting against national security and organizing and creating house churches, and Ramiel faces additional charges for propagating the teachings of his father. Pray that the two still in prison will be released, that bail money will be restored and that the case against Pastor Victor will be dropped. Pray that the judge and other officials will rule justly and come to know the truth of Christ that these men are proclaiming.

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  • Dear Heavenly Father: Use Pastor Victor, Ramiel, Amin, Hadi and Kavian for your glory both in and out of prison. May the glorious Gospel of Grace be shared with fellow prisoners and guards by the two who are still in prison and continue to give boldness to those who have been released. Thwart the plans of the Enemy in every way. In Jesus name, Amen
    Nancy R - USA
  • This i know Lord, that Your Children are free to proclaim Your love to all men. I know also that You already have approved the release of Amin and Hadi but awaiting time for good reasons only You know. Give them patience Lord. We pray that You'd call the judge of Ptr Victor's case to be Your son. Open his eyes to 'see' and 'know' You as his Savior Lord
    rian P - Philippines
  • Holy Father, Please be with your sons who are facing charges. Give them strength and pour out Your Spirit so that they are bold and courageous for You. May those who interact with them in jail see the love they have for You and be drawn to knowing You more. Let them know that they are being prayed for the world over-they are not alone. In Jesus' name
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord God, you are aware of the situation in each of these Christian men's lives. I pray your light will shine through them, wherever they are, & many will believe in Jesus. Be glorified in Iran. Give Christians courage, peace, protection, and great faith. May the the hand of God be at work, opening prison doors, setting captives free. Jesus!
    Laura R - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    Thank You that You are with our Christian brothers. Continue to make them strong in Your power and strength. We pray for those that have falsely imprisoned them, may they come to know You as Savior and Lord. Free those that are still imprisoned and that their bail money will be returned.
    In Jesus name Amen
    glenna h - USA
  • Father, I pray the men still in prison will be released and that the charges against all will be dropped. I pray the bail money will be returned and that officials involved will know the truth about You. Please increase the faith of the men and their loved ones and give them courage and guidance. May Your will be done. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Rena B - USA
  • Dear Lord and Heavenly Father, I thank You for these who continue to stand for You despite pressure and imprisonment. Please continue to give courage and strength to these Iranian believers and intervene on their behalf. Please allow them to be released and for the charges against Pastor Victor to be dropped. To God be the glory.
    Merv K - Australia
  • My Child I am here for you. I know the desires of your heart. I know every intimate detail of your life. I am with you always. Don’t ever feel you are alone for I am with you till the end of your time. I will walk through the valley of death with you. Do not fear!
    Estelle S - USA
  • Blessed Lord please help with the release of Pastor Victor and friends. May the nation of Iran come out of darkness into your presence. I pray that revival would come about. I pray for safety of all Christians. In Jesus name. Amen
    Randy S - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for the church in Iran. It pains my heart to hear of the state persecution they face for simply gathering together and telling others about You. I pray that their lives may be a witness to others of Your love and faithfulness. May they soon be released and their bail money restored and their charges drop. Please guide those in authority
    Lysander S - USA
  • God grant favor to these men and may the joy of the Lord fill the prisons where they reside. May song break forth and many souls be won to the coming Kingdom of our Lord. Jesus, until the fullness of the Gentiles is complete. May God's will be done in prison and out whatever it takes to not lose one soul to the enemy's camp. Save the judges.
    Robin H - USA
  • Lord I ask that you comfort these men and their families. Please provide for them and let true justice be done for them. I ask that they be released and that the officials that rule over this case see the truth and come to know you. I thank you for these men. I pray in Jesus Christ name. Amen.
    Bobby R - USA
  • Lord please let the ones in prison be released, and build their faith continually. Thank You that all these men have had the courage to share their faith in this hostile country. Let there be salvation against all odds!
    Jocelyn L - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray that Your will be done in all circumstances involving Your children and servants, and the demonic forces that control Islamic lands. Lord God, embolden these five men and their families despite their difficulties. May their love and service for you bring glory to You and Your kingdom, in Jesus' name, Amen.
    John B - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray that Pastor Victor and the 4 others will rest in the knowledge that You walk with them in this difficult time. I pray for favor in the eyes of the judges and officials so that they will be acquitted and that these officials themselves will come to know the message of Christ and accept Him as well. In Yeshua's name, Amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • Oh Lord God I look at your servant Pastor Victor and his friends with grace and favor at this moment of need. I pray for them to be released from prison and as a our provider help with financial resources needed. I ask in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • fathergod I thankyou for the five Iranian men's Christian faith that they have in you and your son; I pray there will be peace in Tehran; and that the Tehran government and policemen will all come to know jesus Christ as their lord and savior; I pray they will attend church regularly and join in prayer and worship services; and all citizens. amen.
    Misha B - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray that you would help Pastor Victor and friends, Lord create circumstances that would allow Amin & Hadi Askary to be set free. Father, allow their finances to be restored them. Lord give strength and peace in this situation, and help them to keep their trust in you. Save those that would hold them captive. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Cassandra L - USA
  • Father, bring Your justice for these men and the cases against them. Be their advocate, even within the courts of man, and silence the charges against them. Restore all that has been lost to them, and set all of them completely free very soon. Show Your great power on their behalf so that Your enemies will be in fear of You and Your children bold.
    Chad K - USA
  • Father protect these wonderful Christian soldiers from evil and harm. Release them to further your kingdom in Iran. Let the Christians in Iran flourish and grow. Give these brave men hope, renewed faith, knowledge, wisdom. Let them minister to others in prison bringing guards and prison officials to you as well as other officials. In your NAME Jesus.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Father, I pray for all those in Iran that are being persecuted and in prison for the Name of Jesus. Set them free Lord and break their chains. Grant Your church in Iran favor and have the judicial system protect their rights. Bless Pastor Victor, vindicate him, and have all charges dropped. Set free Amin and Hadi. Grow and protect Your church in Iran.
    Alan G - USA
  • In agreement : I Pray that the 2 still in prison will be released , that bail money will be restored and that the case against Pastor Victor will be dropped. I also pray that the judge and other officials will rule justly and come to know the truth of Christ that these men are proclaiming.
    I thank you for the promise that if any two of you will agree,
    Carolyn M - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for Your intervention in releasing these two brave men from prison, may the authorities hear the truth and wisdom that they speak and free them. I pray that all five men facing charges will have their cases dropped and all financial aid will be given, may Your hand of protection be on them in Jesus loving name Amen.
    Shaunagh N - United Kingdom
  • Lord I pray for these men that you intervene in their case and grant them freedom. I asked that the judges will rule justly and uphold their religious freedom. All the cases against them will be dropped. Through their imprisonment, the officials and other Iranians will come to the knowledge of the truth and love of Christ.
    Sola O - Nigeria
  • Eternal Father, all thing happen according to your will. I ask that you bless Pastor Victor and your other children that have been arrested in Tehran. Let justice preside over each of their cases. Open the hearts of the officials and bring them to the truth of Christ. Let those in prison be released. Glorify your Holy Name in these hearings. Amen.
    Andre K - USA
  • Lord, thank You for keeping the lives of these men. You are He who turns the hearts of kings as You desire (Pro21:1). We ask that You turn the hearts of the authorities there in favor towards these men. We pray You would make a way for their release and restoration and that the authorities themselves will be struck with the Truth. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Nancy E - USA
  • Lord, thank You for these who continue to stand for You despite pressure and imprisonment. Intervene on their behalf-allow them to be released and for their bail to be restored. Allow the charges against Pastor Victor to be dropped. Open the eyes of the judges to how awesome You are. Continue to give courage and strength to these Iranian believers.
    Sunita J - Japan
  • Father thank You for these faithful servants. I pray over these who are still in prison, that You would give them supernatural strength and protection that they will spread Your word throughout the prison and many will come to know You. I pray that the case against Pastor Victor will be dropped, the bail money restored and the officials come to know U.
    Tricia W - USA
  • Father, You are bigger and greater than any difficulty Your people face in this life. I pray these believers will trust You and walk in faith. May they walk through the doors You have opened for ministry and may the blessing of freedom be provided for those who are in prison. We pray the charges will be dropped and Your truth proclaimed to all. Amen
    Bruce B - USA
  • Father please work justice for these children of yours. Help them to maintain their strong faith and witness for you.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
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