Christian mission organization Present Truth Ministries has planned an international fasting and prayer vigil for April 11, 2012, in honor of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani’s 35th birthday. This is the third birthday Nadarkhani has spent in an Iranian prison for his Christian faith.
Jason DeMars, founder of Present Truth Ministries, has called on supporters to pray on April 11 for Nadarkhani’s wisdom, strength, peace, and release from prison.
“The most powerful action we can take as Christians is to pray. The Bible says, ‘The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.’ We can use our voices to speak against this injustice, we can work with various advocacy groups and make political statements and we need to do that,” DeMars told The Christian Post via email.
DeMars went on to say that prayer is a far more powerful form of advocacy.
“When we fast and pray together we build up a great power that moves the heart of God to take action. God can work on the hearts of Iranian officials in a way that no government can. We pray that God will forgive Youcef’s persecutors and that they will see something real and genuine to bring them to repentance,” he added.
Present Truth Ministries has created a “Youcef’s Birthday Flyer,” which includes a picture of the imprisoned pastor and the date of his birthday. The flyer has been circulated on the Internet through Twitter and Facebook to notify his supporters of the upcoming date.
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SOURCE: Christian Post