Iran: Updates to recent prayer requests

Iran: Updates to recent prayer requests

On 11 and 12 November, Middle East Concern requested prayer for Ebrahim Firouzi, who is serving two years’ internal exile, and for two court hearings, one for Ismaeil Maghrebinejad and the other for Assyrian Pastor Victor bet Tamraz, his wife Shamiram Issavi Khabizeh,...
Syria: Call for prayer following murders of Christians

Syria: Call for prayer following murders of Christians

The Middle East Council of Churches is leading calls for renewed prayer for Syria, following the murder of a church leader and his father in a spate of violence in the northeast of the country on 11 November. Father Hovsep Bedoyan, priest of the Mar Yousef Armenian...
Iran: Appeal hearing for pastor Victor and four more Christians

Iran: Appeal hearing for pastor Victor and four more Christians

Iranian Christians request prayer for an appeal hearing, scheduled for 13 November, at which the sentences given to five Iranian Christian believers will reviewed. The hearing will combine three long-standing related cases. The first involves Assyrian Pastor Victor...
Iran: Ebrahim Firouzi goes into internal exile

Iran: Ebrahim Firouzi goes into internal exile

Friends of Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi request prayer as he is now on his way to Sarbaz on the border with Pakistan to spend two years in exile there as part of a sentence he received in 2013. Ebrahim was released from Rajaei Shahr prison in Karaj on 26 October...
Iran: Hearing for Ismaeil Maghrebinejad

Iran: Hearing for Ismaeil Maghrebinejad

Iranian Christians request prayer for a court hearing on12 November for Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad. Ismaeil (65) was arrested in Shiraz on 25 January and charged with “propaganda against the state and insulting the sacred Iranian establishment.” At a...
Turkey: Christian convert teacher dismissed from duties

Turkey: Christian convert teacher dismissed from duties

Turkish Christians request prayer for Christian convert, Esma, who has been withdrawn from her teaching duties and is being investigated by the National Education Board after the Turkish press accused her of missionary activities through her social media account. Esma...