Published: 00:00 GMT Daylight Time - Thursday 23 August 2012
Daily Prayer - Thursday 23 August 2012
Pray for Farshid Fathi, a Christian convert from Islam in Iran, who has been sentenced to six years in prison. The married father of two had been arrested by security forces in the capital, Tehran, in December 2010 in a major crackdown on the country’s house church movement. He has been held in the notorious Evin prison ever since, spending several months in solitary confinement. At his trial he was accused of “action against the regime’s security, being in contact with foreign organisations and religious propaganda”, but all this amounted to nothing more than practising his Christian faith. He is expected to appeal; please pray for his protection while in custody and for his swift release.