Prayer Alerts

Prayer Alerts

Background:

  • Habibu was an Islamic teacher before he became a Christian 21 years ago
  • After he became a Christian, Boko Haram once sent a member to kill him
  • He has been beaten several times, on one occasion left for dead
  • His house has been burned down, and Boko Haram has not ceased scheming to kill him

Prayer:  

  • Protection for Habibu and his family
  • The ministry in Nigeria would continue to grow and many lives saved

 

Background:

  • This bill will help displaced Iraqi and Syrian Christians. 
  • The bill now needs to pass through the Senate.
  • It will then be sent to President Trump for signing.

Prayer:  

  • Pray that the bill would pass the Senate and that President Trump will sign it

Background: 

  • Pakistani Christians fled to Thailand to escape harsh persecution in Pakistan.
  • In Thailand they are being arrested and detained indefinitely in horrific living conditions. .  

Prayer:   

  • Protection from sickness and disease
  • Release from detention 
  • Faith and encouragement

Background:

  • The four families are the only Christians in the entire village.
  • These families are facing tremendous pressure to leave their Christian faith
  • In a village meeting, they summoned the families and demanded that they return to the Hindu faith. 

Prayer: 

  • Courage and protection for these Christian families.
  • Their faith would remain strong.

Background:

  • The four men were arrested in June last year.
  • They spent four months in prison and then released on bail. 
  • Three of the men traveled home.
  • Naser, a convert from a Muslim background – remains in Iran and will have to serve his sentence unless successful with his appeal.

Prayer:  

  • Release from prison
  • He would remain faithful and strong 

Background:

  • Slimane was arrested almost a year ago for posting a message on social media
  • Such a message was judged by the authorities to insult Islam.
  • After three years of imprisonment, Slimane has received a partial presidential pardon. 
  • This pardon means he could be released in nine months from now.

Prayer:  

  • For his release
  • Strong in the faith 

Background:

  • Andrew Brunson was arrested on Dec. 8 on false charges
  • A Turkish court has denied his appeal for release.
  • Andrew is a Muslim Turk who's trying to help Christians and other religious minorities in his country

Prayer:  

  • Andrew would be released from prison
  • He and his family would remain strong in their faith

Background:

  • Zafar was charged for sending blasphemous text messages from his mobile phone.
  • He was arrested and kept in jail since 2012.
  • His case was conducted on April 24 in the jail itself due to the threat on his life.

Prayer:  

  • Release from prison
  • He would remain faithful and strong 

Background:

  • A group of Hindus threatened to burn Swamy and kill his family if he did not stop handing out Bibles
  • After they beat him, he tried to seek refuge at the local police station but the officers didn’t help
  • He is now in the ICU at a local hospital while his family continues to pray for a miracle

Prayer:  

  • Swamy would be healed
  • His family would remain strong in their faith
  • People would come to know Jesus through the Bibles Swamy gave away
  • Salvation for his persecutors

Background:

  • Islamic groups opposed to having a non-Muslim lead the city organized massive demonstrations against Ahok. 
  • Ahok has been sentenced to a two-year prison sentence
  • Indonesian law allows a maximum sentence for blasphemy of five years in prison. 

Prayer:  

  • Ahok’s release
  • Protection and his faith would remain strong 

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