Source: VOM-USA Prayer Update for May 28, 2010
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“Prayer is the pulse of life; by it the doctor can tell what is the condition of the heart. The sin of prayerlessness is a proof for the ordinary Christian or minister that the life of God in the soul is in deadly sickness and weakness.” – Andrew Murray

“praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints” – Ephesians 6:18

VOM-USA Prayer Update for May 28, 2010
On Tue. May 25 2010 at 02:15 PM Moderator wrote:
IRAN — Christian Women Acquitted — Elam Ministries

On May 22, Maryam Rustampoor and Marzieh Amirizadeh were acquitted of all charges by the Iranian judicial authorities, according to Elam Ministries. Iranian authorities warned Maryam and Marzieh that any future Christian activity would be dealt with seriously. “We are most grateful to everyone who prayed for us,” Marzieh told Elam Ministries. “I have no doubt that God heard the prayers of his people.” Maryam added, “I believe our arrest, imprisonment and subsequent release were in the timing and plan of God, and it was all for his glory. But the prayers of people encouraged and sustained us throughout this ordeal.” Following their acquittal, Marzieh and Maryam left Iran for another country. Praise God for his mercies and for the final acquittal of these women. Thank God for their courage and resilience, and pray that God will continue to protect and encourage them. Pray that their courage and testimony will draw their persecutors into fellowship with Christ.

Psalm 18:2–3

UZBEKISTAN — Christians Arrested and Fined — Forum 18 News

On May 18, three members of the Church of Christ in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, were sentenced to 15 days in jail following a raid on their church, according to Forum 18 News. Eight believers were charged in connection with the raid. Three of those charged, Avanesyan, Dechkov and Adambaev, were detained immediately and sentenced to 15 days in jail, while the other five, Babaeva, Son, Kim, Avakyan and Ravilova, were fined. Two of the believers were fined 80 times the minimum monthly wage (more than $1,500), and the others were fined five times the minimum monthly wage (more than $100). Local Christians are concerned that authorities are trying to close the Church of Christ, according to Forum 18 reports. Pray that God will give these believers the strength to stand firm despite persecution, and pray that they will be bold witnesses of Christ’s love and truth to their oppressors.

Revelation 2:9–11

EGYPT — Update: Christian Convert’s Lawsuit Suspended — Compass Direct News

An Egyptian court has suspended a lawsuit filed by Mohammed Hegazy to change the religion status on his identification card from “Muslim” to “Christian,” according to Compass Direct News. The courts will not rule on Mohammed’s case until the Constitutional Court rules on a challenge to the section of civil code that, in theory, allows Egyptians to change the religion status listed on their card. Mohammed fears that the court’s suspension endangers his children’s welfare and will force them to lead a double life indefinitely. “I didn’t want them to have to go through the same harassment and persecution that I went through,” he told Compass Direct. “My daughter won’t be able to go to school without constantly fearing for her safety. She might even be killed simply because she is my daughter.” Pray that God will sustain and protect Mohammed, his wife and their two young children. Pray that the courts will ultimately allow Mohammed to change the religion status on his I.D. card and that his case will embolden others to push for religious freedom in Egypt.

Hebrews 10:32–34

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