Published: 00:00 GMT Daylight Time - Friday 25 May 2012
Daily Prayer - Friday 25 May 2012
Fatimeh Nouri, a Christian convert from Islam in Iran, was convicted in late 2011 of “attending a house church, insulting sacred figures and activities against national security”. Fatimeh is an art student at a university in Tehran, and the Revolutionary Court sentenced her to one year’s “deprivation of education”. This is the first time that such a penalty has been imposed on a Christian convert; it is against international law to deprive anyone of education on religious grounds. Pray for Fatimeh, that she will soon be free to continue her studies and will persevere in her Christian faith. Give thanks too for the spread of the Gospel among university students in Iran, and pray that new Christians will not be discouraged by this case.