Prayer Need'S ARCHIVE

  • Although born into a Muslim family, when Behzad Taalipasand put his faith in Jesus Christ, he did something the Islamic Iranian authorities say is impossible: he left Islam. Last year, right after Christmas, Behzad was arrested for taking part in a worship service at a house church. He was released on a bail, but then, […]

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  • Council chairman Rafiqul Faruk, with the support of local Muslim leaders, is threatening converts in central Bangladesh until they return to Islam. After a group of twenty-five Christians tried to build a church, Faruk summoned them to his office, where a mob of over 1000 Muslims had gathered. Faruk, along with several imams he had […]

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  • At 3:45am, gunmen attacked the home of Daniel Kpagyang. They killed Daniel’s son. And his father, his mother, his brother … as well as his two little nieces, Hope and Dorothy, ages 6 and 10. Although heartbroken, Daniel’s hope is in Christ. He said, “These Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacking Christians should know that … they […]

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  • Right now, 26-year-old Adnan Masih is sitting in jail, not because he has been convicted of blashphemy, but because it is the only place that the police are able to keep the young evangelist from being murdered by Muslims. Adnan, who has attended seminary and also has a master’s in English, noticed several false statements […]

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  • After the resurrection of Jesus, the apostle Thomas took the Good News to people living in Assyria (modern-day Iraq). Thousands believed, and by the 1st century, the region had become predominately Christian. In the 7th century, Islamic warriors seized the country, and by the 13th century, Christians had been persecuted into a tiny minority. Today, more […]

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  • We just received this update from ‘Dev,’ our partner in the Islam-dominated region of northern India: “Thank you for your prayers for the training program of our Muslim-background believers. Ten people from 3 families attended it and we had a blessed and beneficial time of studying God’s Word together. We request you to pray for these […]

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  • At the end of September, al-Shabaab militants—who describe themselves as “Young Muslims following the example of  Muhammad in destroying the enemies of Islam”—killed 69 people in a shopping mall in Kenya. They targeted non-Muslims and people who refused to convert. Following the attack, Kenyan authorities cracked down on al-Shabaab supporters. An imam in the coastal […]

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  • Waleed (age 25) and his fellow Christian, Nash’at (age 27), were traveling in northeastern Libya when a group of men surrounded them. At first it was straightforward highway robbery, with the gang seizing their possessions.  But then the robbers began to beat Waleed and Nash’at, screaming at them to convert to Islam and recite the shahada, “There […]

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  • In rebel-controlled areas of Syria, clerics—backed by hardline Muslims and aligned with Al Qaeda—punish apostates, regulate the freedoms of women, and generally enforce a strict version of sharia law. Their vision for the future of Syria has no room for democracy, only theocracy. However, God is at work even through this! VOM’s Todd Nettleton says, […]

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  • Sameh Mourice, an Egyptian pastor, has been sharing this powerful message: In the middle of the recent violence, the Muslim community started seeing the Christians in a different light.  They started standing up, trying to defend the churches. The new Coptic pope said to them, ‘Don’t!  If they burn a church, we can rebuild it, but if they kill you, […]

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