Release International Prayer Shields, Pakistan and Algeria
Thousands took to the streets in Pakistan demanding that Asia Bibi be killed and calling for the overthrow of the Government. Ask God to protect her and family.
Praise God that Asia Bibi has finally been allowed to leave Pakistan and be reunited with her family in Canada. Allegations of blasphemy led to her being on death row: she was acquitted last October.
Pray for a Christian with a Muslim background in Algeria whose estranged Muslim wife took him to court for ‘inciting her to change her religion’ – under pressure from her relatives.
Pray for ‘Ahmed’ in Algeria whose wife divorced him and forbade him from seeing his two young daughters after he became a Christian.
Political instability in Algeria has led some local authorities to crack down on churches. Three church leaders have recently been summoned to appear in court for conducting ‘illegal’ services: pray these charges will be dropped.
Pray for ‘Simo’ and his family who have had to flee Algeria due to death threats. Simo, a former Muslim who has served with the army and police, spent 20 months in prison after speaking out about Christian persecution.
Thank God for bold Algerian Christians such as ‘Ali’ and ‘Chaima’ who plant churches in western Algeria. Ali used to be a jihadist, trained by the Taliban. The couple, supported by a Release sister ministry, have led many to Christ.