WIN Emergency Prayer Alert
WINDOW INTERNATIONAL NETWORK (WIN)
critical prayer for a Christian Believer who has
rejected Islam in Afghanistan, but is now facing
execution after his recent arrest. Police arrested
Abdul Rahman last month after discovering him in
possession of a Bible during a custody dispute
regarding his two daughters.
WIN Emergency Prayer Alert
Prayer Report-Afghanistan (Number 11 on Persecution Ranking List)
Rahman, who is charged with abandoning Islam 16
years ago, is liable for execution under Afghanistan’s
Islamic law statutes.
The new constitution of Afghanistan proclaims
that “followers of other religions (other than Islam)
are free to exercise their faith and perform their
religious rites within the limits of the provisions of
law.” But the same document declares that “the
religion of the state is the sacred religion of Islam,”
and that Sharia law is the controlling legal
(http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=fqog5tbab.0.0.lsxk5rn6.0&ts=S0161&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.win1040.com)Afghanistan is ranked number 11 on the
Watch List of nations that persecute Christians,
according to Open Doors International.
Rahman, 41, reportedly became a Christian in 1990
while working with a Christian aid group in Pakistan.
The Afghan Embassy in Washington, D.C. has
received hundreds of messages since the trial of
Rahman was made public last week. Rahman is in jail,
but has not formally been charged with any crime in
the country’s controversial conversion case.
President Bush said the U.S. has influence in
Afghanistan, and he intends to use it in the case of
Rahman, to remind the Afghanistan government
about “universal values.”
“It is deeply troubling that a country we helped
liberate would hold a person to account because
they chose a particular religion over another,” Bush
said. Canada joined the U.S., Germany and Italy—all
of which have troops in Afghanistan—in protesting
the charges against Rahman.
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Please pray for...
* Rahman to be released and allowed to practice
his faith in freedom without any repercussions (Psalm
91). Pray for justice in the legal proceedings and for
continued opportunities for Rahman to be a witness
* Christians in Afghanistan who may be fearful for
their safety in light of this trial(2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV).
Pray for all Afghan Christians to have complete
freedom of religion.
* The case involving Rahman to continue to spark
calls for human rights and religious freedom all across
the 10/40 Window.
* Christians working to share the Gospel in
Afghanistan to be encouraged, protected and for
there to be a great harvest.
* Afghan President Hamid Karzai to enforce the
constitution, which guarantees freedom of religion for
all Afghan citizens. Pray for him to come to know
Christ in a personal way.
* Strict Shariah law to decrease in Afghanistan and
countries such as Iran, Sudan, Northern Nigeria, and
* House Churches in Afghanistan to be protected
and to have God’s wisdom, discernment and favor.
Pray that they will be able to multiple House
Churches and disciples.
* The families and loved ones of soldiers and
personnel from democratic countries who have died,
been maimed and emotional distraught in order to
liberate Afghanistan from religious tyranny. Pray that
they will receive God’s comfort, strength and peace
(Philippians 4:7 NKJV).
Sources: Compass Direct, Open Doors USA, The
Voice of the Martyrs, The New York Daily News,
Reuters, and the Associated Press
“They (soldiers) did not lay down their lives
so that Afghan Christians could be persecuted. They
fought and died so that Afghans could truly have
freedom.”- Beverly Pegues
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