Release International prayer shields: Indonesia, Sudan and Iran
Pray for a steadfast spirit for the church in Indonesia, and especially for believers with a Muslim background who often feel they have to keep their faith a secret. Sudan Pray for the return of the many Christian- and church-owned properties seized by the Government in Sudan. The headquarters of the National Congress Party is among those buildings confiscated. Sudan Pray for Raja Nicola Eissa Abdel-Masih, a Christian and former judge who is among 11 people serving on a Sovereignty Council overseeing the transition to civilian rule in Sudan. And pray that Christians will have a stronger voice under the new administration. Sudan Senior government officials attended a Christmas service at Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church that suffered intense persecution under President al-Bashir. Pray that religious tolerance will grow in Sudan. Sudan After President Omar al-Bashir was deposed, Sudan experienced great unrest. Pray that God will use this period of transition to build His kingdom in Sudan and grow His church. Iran Pray for Christian student Mary (Fatemeh) Mohammadi, arrested in Tehran in January during protests over the downing of the Ukrainian passenger jet and charged with ‘disrupting public order’. She was reportedly beaten and abused in jail before being released on bail. Iran Ismaeil Maghrebinejad was sentenced to three years in jail for forwarding a mobile phone message he had been sent that was deemed insulting to Iranian clerics. Pray for the success of his appeal.