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April 11, 2012

Christians Wish Imprisoned Iranian Pastor Youcef Happy Birthday

Screen shot 2012-04-11 at 2.45.04 PMToday imprisoned Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is spending his 913th day in an Iranian prison for his confession of faith in Jesus Christ.

Today is also Pastor Youcef's 35th birthday and the third birthday he has spent in prison.

Please pray today for Pastor Youcef's release from prison, as well as all prisoners who have been taken captive because they are followers of Jesus.

When followers of The Voice of the Martyrs Facebook page heard that it is Pastor Youcef's birthday, birthday greetings and prayers started to pour in.  Here are just a few from today:

L. Webb prayed  - "Father God, In Jesus' Name, Fling wide the gates of these prisons and command the jailers to let Your people go, RIGHT NOW! I pray that all at that prison, fall to their knees at Your Power and come to know You as Lord and Savior! Comfort the families of our persecuted brothers and sisters and destroy the wiles and plans of the evil one, In Jesus' Name! We have not forgotten them and love and miss them dearly! We love You Lord! In Jesus' Name!"

Hannah's Cry said, "I will pray for him. I also pray that while he is in prison, that God will use him in a mighty way to reach those who are in prison alongside him, and for those who are persecuting him. God can use us in a magnificent way, especially in the dark places. May His light shine through Youcef to the other prisoners ... May the Lord protect him.
~ ACTS 16:25-34"

A. Nicole said, "Happy and blessed Birthday to Youcef, I'm blessed to have a brother in Christ like yourself. You, along with our other persecuted Family are forever inspiring examples of Where faith ought to lye."

L. Coffey wrote, "Happy Birthday and I pray that your Faith in God remains strong in what I can only imagine are deplorable conditions. May everything you're going through be used for the Glory of God and to lead others to the Salvation of Jesus Christ, Lord & Savior : )"

and A. Emmanuel said, "Where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is freedom ! Happy birthday brother Youcef ! You are in my heart, and prayers . Father keep Youcef in peace , safe and grant him his freedom .in JESUS name . Amen"

Another gift we would ask for you to give to Pastor Youcef is a letter that you can write him by going to our Prisoner Alert page and simply creating a letter with some phrases and scripture which we can easily translate into Pastor Youcef's language.  Please click here to write your letter today.

Thank you all for your prayers and putting your faith into action.