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Pakistan: Urgent prayer needed

November 12, 2018

Asia Bibi update (the Christian lady who has been on death row in Pakistan for 8 years for alleged blasphemy – whose case was dropped last week)… An Open Doors local partner in Pakistan has sent us this message:

“Dear friends, we are asking for an outpouring of prayer for Asia and the situation in Pakistan. News media are reporting that Asia Bibi has left the location where she was held. The fact that this came out, is very dangerous for her.

“According to media sources Asia is on her way to the Netherlands. However, other sources have confirmed she is still in Pakistan and not allowed to leave.

“These developments require us to seek God and pray, particularly for Asia and her family.

“There may be some sensitivities which prevent too much information being shared but it is of the utmost importance that we pray and seek her protection and that of those protecting her and seeking her freedom.

“Do pray for the Christians in Pakistan. Protests in Pakistan are slowly resuming and we fear there maybe more violence on Friday, because in extremist mosques this will certainly be discussed. Friday protests have already been called. It’s possible Christians will be targeted.”

Pray now…

  • For protection for Asia Bibi, her family, and all involved in protecting her and seeking her freedom
  • That God will change the hearts of those who would seek to harm Asia or our brothers and sisters in Pakistan and draw them to Himself
  • For protection and comfort for our brothers and sisters in Pakistan, and that they will not face added pressure and violence because of this case.

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imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.