Prayer has been requested for Mohammadali Yassaghi, a member of the ‘Church of Iran’, who is being held in Babol Prison in Mazandaran Province, North Iran. The self-styled ‘Church of Iran’ is an Iranian faith movement with a non-conventional understanding of the Trinity.
Mohammadali (age 52), also known as Estifan, is from a Muslim background. He was arrested in Mazandaran Province on 10 April 2018 and has been charged with ‘propaganda against the establishment.’ It is common for vague political charges to be brought against those arrested for religious choices and activities of which the Iranian authorities disapprove.
Those supporting Mohammadali request prayer that:
- Mohammadali will be freed soon and be able to rejoin his family
- Mohammadali and his family will know the Lord’s peace and presence
- The Iranian authorities will respect freedom of religion or belief and desist from persecuting Christians and other religious minorities