The Old Testament found within this Azeri Bible is listed amongst 28 other banned books in Azerbaijan.
The Old Testament found within this Azeri Bible is listed amongst 28 other banned books in Azerbaijan.
Jun. 05, 2014 | Azerbaijan

Pray for Believers as Old Testament Banned

[209] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Christians in Azerbaijan.

On May 5, a news agency in Baku, Azerbaijan, published a list of banned religious books, including the Old Testament. The list, said to be produced by state police and expert analysts, includes 28 titles claimed to be "some of the most radical and dangerous" religious books. Many believers are concerned that police in some areas of Azerbaijan may use the list of banned books as a reason to conduct raids and confiscate Bibles and other Christian literature. Religious literature is tightly controlled in Azerbaijan, and those caught with "illegal" materials often face criminal charges. "We need to pray to God for wisdom as to how to respond to this ban on the Holy Scriptures in Azerbaijan," one believer said.

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  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ around the world, we praise You for Your wonderful love. We praise You for faithfulness of believers in Azerbijan. We ask that Your Word will not return void, for a hedge of protection around them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
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    Carla M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, come to the assistance of Your people. Make haste to help them. Holy Spirit, come to comfort and provide for these precious Christians of courage. Provide for them and strengthen them. Give them wisdom and discernment.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Thank You Father, for Your work in Azerbaijan. Please give Your wisdom to the Christians in Azerbaijan and teach them all they need to know. Lead them and guide them and give Your love in their new hearts so they can allways know the right thing to do. With You and in You everything is possible. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • God in Jesus' name, hide the word in their heart. Amen.
    Reatha G - USA
  • LORD we know Your word can never be bound, even Paul declared so! So LORD continue to do Your good work among the Azerbaijanis, cause a hunger and thirst to know You to arise in the heart of many, cause them to begin to seek You and may they find You in Jesus name! Amen!!
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Lord, save these dear servants from hate and revenge and give them unconditional love for their enemies. We pray for strength, understanding and wisdom for these, our brothers and sisters in Christ. Give them a full measure of your Holy Spirit, and make them new in You!!
    mark m - USA
  • We are praying for you here in Dallas, Texas. Remember the Lord your God is with you no matter where you go. (Joshua 1:9) We love you
    Charles O - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Your help, to turn the hearts of rulers and leaders here toward a benevolent view of Believers, their work, and Your word. I pray that the government would be brought face to face with its claims and that good leaders would prevail. Please help my brothers and sisters to keep the precious words You have given us. In Jesus' name.
    Mike S - Japan
  • Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Father, I pray that not one believer or non-believer be caught or convicted with having Your Word. I pray the enemy's plan backfire & let the people of Azerbaijan become interested in this banned book, read it and be saved to the glory of God. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Brenda T - USA
  • Jesus, you're the word and promise that from you and your love nothing can separate us for you have already won. Thank for that truth. Continue to remind the Azerbaijan Christians of your love and promise and faithfulness. Protect your presence in their life. Allow them to commit your word to memory and use confiscated bibles to impact officials. Amen
    caroline c - USA
  • Father, please protect Your children as they read Your Word in Azerbaijan. Let Your Word shine forth and bring light to those in darkness.
    Roma K - USA
  • We pray for the Bible to spread far and wide in Azerbaijan. I pray that those in authority would read the Scriptures and love it! I pray for all leaders and police to get copies of their own BIble and to read it daily. Let it change them inside and out. SALVATION TO THIS ENTIRE NATION! In Jesus Name! Amen!
    Jennifer E - USA
  • Heavenly Father, the world is upside-down. Right is wrong, up is down, and godly truth is " radical and dangerous." Dear LORD, as the world slides ever-further into demonic insanity, may You grant the children of God throughout the world your light and truth, which cuts through all of the world's foolishness, in Christ Jesus' Name, Amen!
    John B - USA
  • Spirit of envy in Azerbejian be restrained in Jesus name. The entire bible is the word of God. Torah Tanak help us to understand the gospels epistles and revelation. Jesus defeated Satan by quoting Duteronomy.The WORD is a double edged sword against satan. May the people have access to internet to continue to studymemorize, pass through word of mouth.
  • Dear Father, I pray that in the Land of Madai You lift this ban on The Bible and let Christianity become a strong force in this land. Let the Old Testament be not banned so that Azerbaijanis may come to understand the fullness of Scripture and come to Jesus and continue to support Israel. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Thomas K - USA
  • Lord Jesus the Christ, thank you for the example of love, courage, and the faithful witness of the Azerbaijan Christians. May you make their faith and love of your enemies stronger as a result of their trials and persecutions. May you provide for all their physical and spiritual needs as they carry out your mission in the future, your will be done.
    John R - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We ask for Your Mighty move in this situation. That the Bible and Christian literature be allowed to be read freely in this country. That officials will actually read the literature and change their ways and be saved. Forgive us for what we take for granted in America. We see our rights as Christians being denied more and more.
    Pat B - USA
  • Father, I ask you to give my brothers and sisters strength to wait on you. May your Holy Spirit be with them at all times. Continue to bless them Lord.
    Catherine R - USA
  • I do ask You give Your children wisdom and discernment as to their enemies ,waiting in the background to catch them doing what they say their dong. Our God will protect them and give them eyes to see, ears to hear and the ability to stand firm in The Lord and in the power of His might. Their in Your Hands Lord, TWBD. In Jesus Name I Pray, amen
    Patsy Mae W - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I left up these precious brothers and sisters knowing You are an on time God and everything is in your mighty hands. Guide these precious ones on your timing . Give the strength and courage to stand . Fill them with Your Holy Spirit . Write Your word upon their hearts. Show them your mighty love and grace. amen
    Joyce C - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we know You are ALWAYS in control, and please keep that in the minds of your people there. May the Best Seller of All Time be free in that land and in every land. Let your people not live in fear, but continue to dwell on your word. Thank you for giving your wisdom to the believers on how to respond to this ban in Jesus' mighty name.Amen
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father we pray for this nation, bless our brothers with courage and faith, anoint them, fill them with your Spirit. Bless them Lord with the wisdom in this situation of ban, we pray that you may write your word in their heart that they may not need the old testament in a book form, we pray that they may by no means lack you word. In Jesus name, Amen
    Paul B - USA
  • Dear Father God I pray for all believers in Azerbaijan and everywhere to be blessed, protected & provided for. I pray no harm comes to them and that they will be allowed to worship You in freedom and security. touch the souls & hearts of all non believers Lord, so they will come to know You. Guide them so they accept Your help. In Jesus Name Amen
    Lynn J - USA
  • Father in Jesus name, Lord we know that it is one of Satan trick to put fear in the people. Jesus You are able to change this decision and take the Old Testment off that list, Lord don't let them put Your people back into darkness after Your have give them the light of Your Word. Whether Old or New Testment, we need both. In Jesus name.
    Nancy E - USA
  • Gracious Father in Heaven, please grant all the wisdom that Azerbaijani believers need at this time. I pray that they will be allowed to have the Old Testament and the whole Bible. May they be able to worship and serve You freely. I pray for the authorities to be convicted of the foolishness of this ban and repeal it. In Jesus' True Name. Amen.
    Jean S - Canada
  • Lord, give your children wisdom on how best to protect themselves and your Word from destruction from the authorities. Change the minds of the lawmakers there and around the world so any wishing to be saved can come to you freely. So many are to afraid to even hear of Jesus knowing being a Christian means death or imprisonment. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Kym S - USA
  • Father In The Name Of Jesus Christ bring Your Peace and Comfort to Azerbaijan and Bring everyone there To You. Let those that decide on this issue have the Wisdom to decide the right action. Bless, Strengthen and Defend all Your Children all around the world, and lead everyone to You Father. Amen!
    Justin N - USA
  • Father, you said in James that if any man lack wisdom, to let him ask of you and it would be given him. Give these believers wisdom to know what to do and how to handle this situation. Protect them and their belongings and their Bibles. Change the laws. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Cheri W - USA
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