Pray and protest
Christian Solidarity Worldwide are telling us that an Iranian Christian minister: Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani is facing a death sentence for apostasy. How he could have been arrested for abandoning Islam when he has never been a Muslim in the first place, reveals the injustice of this case. Can you imagine how desperate this must be for him and his family? He is a Christian and is refusing to renounce his faith to spare his life. He is married with two children. Can you even begin to imagine some of the emotions that they are going through. He has been awaiting a final decision on the verdict of his execution for several months now but it is felt now that death by hanging could be imminent.
We can pass on the news of this through social media so that more and more people write to the Iranian judge involved. We can also pray protection for the pastor and his family.
Pray and send messages to Iran's Chief Justice Mr Sadegh Larijan at http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=88&ea.campaign.id=13092
There is a facebook page for people discussing their actions and prayers here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nadarkhani
Here are CSW's prayer pointers
For God to stay the hand and change the hearts of the Iranian judiciary, that they would reconsider the death sentence handed down.
That the international community would swiftly take decisive and effective action on behalf of Pastor Nadarkhani.
That God would uphold Pastor Nadarkhani.
For peace, strength and comfort for Pastor Nadarkhani’s family.
For wisdom and eloquencefor Pastor Nadarkhani’s lawyer who is also facing legal difficulties.
That God would comfort members of Pastor Nadarkhani’s church and denomination.
That Iranian Christians would not be bound by fear and would keep their eyes fixed firmly on God.
Ordained Anglican. Thinking out loud about church.