Christians in Iraq under serious pressure

General October 13, 2008


Dear brothers and sisters in Christ the Lord,

This email is a prayer request for Iraq, the people in general and especially the city of Mosul (known also as Nineveh) and the Christians there.

During the last 5 days around 25 Christians (some say 40) were killed in the streets in different parts of the city for religious and political causes. In the past people were kidnapped for ransom, now they’re simply killed. The government hasn’t done anything, even the media didn't cover the tragedy till the third day. Many Christians fled to the nearby villages and cities where they're living under severe conditions (families are actually sleeping in their cars), fear and worries fill the place. We're Praying an (S.O.S) prayer for the terrorists who think that they're doing so for their god to wake up and know the real God. We also pray for suffering Believers and people of the community to get closer to Jesus, for the many families who lost loved ones, their houses and money that they’ll never forget that no matter what we lose, we’ll still have the promise of a place in heaven that Jesus is preparing for us. And finally for Christians who live in the safer area that they remember and do as Jesus asked “For whoever will give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you are Christ's, most certainly I tell you, he will in no way lose his reward”. Mark 9:41.

We’re starting to fast to 3 days for Iraq and its people like the days people of Nineveh fasted at the time of Jonah. For that our suffering will turn the eyes towards our savior…

Let’s lift our hands together asking for Peace from the King of peace in the name of Jesus.

“I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it." John 14:13-14

Grace and peace to all of you.

Christians in Mosul