A judge rescheduled the Aug. 12 execution date for a Christian man imprisoned outside Tehran, Iran. “Amir” was originally set to be executed this week, two years after being caught transporting a truckload of Bibles. Publishing, importing or reprinting Bibles or Christian literature is illegal in Iran. Though the sentence has been delayed, his family remains very concerned for him.
Posted on www.icommittopray.com on Aug. 8, more than 250 people from 18 nations have committed to praying for Amir. These are just a few of the prayers that have been offered on behalf of Amir and his family:
“Lord Jesus my heart breaks for Amir and his family. Please move the judicial system in Iran to free him. I pray for a great awakening in Iran.”
— Debbie S. (USA)
“Dear Father in heaven, I sincerely thank you for the life of Amir. Gracious Father, I pray that his faith will not fail in these trying times of his life. The scriptures say, “Indeed, all who desire to live a holy life in Christ will be persecuted.” I pray that you reverse the execution and through that even the executioners will come to the knowledge of Christ”
— Christina Afua N. (Ghana)
“Thank you Lord, for this young man. Oh Lord, your works and your people are powerful. Oh God, let your will be done – but we ask that if your will be to release this man … that many more may come to Christ through him. Release him like you did Peter. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
— Charles A. (India)
Like Charles, many others prayed in the spirit of Acts 12, in which “constant prayer was offered to God for [Peter] by the church,” and Peter escaped from prison. We praise God that Amir’s execution date was postponed and we pray that God’s perfect will would be done. Continue to offer constant prayers for Amir and his family. Please pray with us on www.icommittopray.com.