Prayer To Be Good and Faithful Witness to You
Powerful Prayer for the Faithful
Prayer is an incredible way to reach out to God and ask for His mercy and blessing. We can help you deliver your prayers to one of the holiest places in the world, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
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On this page, you’ll find prayers of the faithful, which we can take to the church and email you photos of your prayer and candle.
Prayers of the faithful refer to intercessory prayers, often prayed by a lay member of the congregation or by a person in authority, such as a minister or priest.
The faithful are those who know that God is always there, always providing His protection. Even when things don’t go well or if there are trials and tribulations, He is there.
As long as you remain faithful, you can face anything with Him by your side.
The Bible promises that those who are faithful to God will be rewarded. They will rejoice and will bear up under even the worst tribulations, constantly engaging in prayer. If you wish to stay strong, you have only to turn to God. Your own strength will never be enough, but His is all encompassing and will carry you through.Whether you are praying for family, school, or those who have gone before us, rejoice always and trust in the Lord to provide and protect. He is all knowing, all around us, and all loving. His love never falters and neither does His strength. When you feel weak, merely turn to the Lord and bend your knee in prayer to regain your footing. He is always faithful and will never leave you alone.
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
Lord of All, my Alpha and Omega, I come before You in all faithfulness, knowing that You and You alone are the solution to my problems. Bring me peace about the decisions I am facing and help me see Your hand in everything that I do. I’m here to serve you, Lord, and all I ask is that You make use of me. I trust You to guide me and to protect me. Amen.
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL WEDDING
In the name of God, I pray for your protection over this couple. Bind them together in Your name, Lord and bring them an abundance of life that will see them through the good times and the bad.
As they go forward in their new life together, I pray that You will show them the path You intend them to follow. Bring them peace as they follow You, O Lord, and may their love for You and for each other always remain strong, regardless of the circumstance.
Help them to remember to turn to You when things seem bleak and bring them happiness and joy in all that they do. In Your Name we trust, Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL FOR STUDENTS
Dear Lord, I thank You for the opportunity to study and the ability to do so in accordance to Your Will. I ask that You create an environment conducive to study and aid me as I strive to serve You more each day. Let me be a shining light to others in my classroom. Thank You for your graciousness and for watching over me. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL FOR SCHOOL
Father in Heaven, we pray to You today to make today a day of learning and of bearing witness for you, O Lord. Place this school under Your mighty protection and help us walk in Your perfect path as we go from class to class. Let us do Your Will, not ours, as we study today. Amen.
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL FOR FAMILY
God and Father of us all, we come before you to thank you for Your great mercy and goodness, shown to us. You have made a family in the Church, with strong bonds and an everlasting love. We pray that you make us a mirror of Your love, piety and justice in the world.
Help us share your love within our families, loving with Your eternal love. Stir up the champions of the family that we may bear the message of Jesus Christ, that parents may exercise authority over their children and children obedience to their parents.
In Your Name we trust, Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL FOR CHILDREN
Lord Jesus, I come to you in my time of need, to beg Your mercy for my children as they go forth into the world. Please look after them and surround them with your unbreakable hedge of protection.
Keep them safe as they bear witness to Your all encompassing love and mercy.
As these children are exposed to things in the world that they know are wrong, I pray for the strength to resist temptation and to stay strong in their faith in You, O Lord. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL YEAR OF MERCY
Dear God in Heaven, we give thanks for the mercy you have shown us and fall upon our knees before you, asking that you consecrate each person here with the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
Give us a year of Your grace and bring us, Your church, into your glory. Let us rise as Your visible face here on Earth, let us share the gift of your mercy and grace with everyone that walks the Earth.
This we pray, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL FUNERAL
We give thanks for _____, and for the ways he/she touched each of our lives. He/she was a true faithful brother/sister in Christ. Lord, let us put aside our sorrow and rejoice with him/her as he/she is rejoicing in Heaven.
So that in Him in every respect you were enriched, in full power and readiness of speech (to speak of your faith) and complete knowledge and illumination.
1 Corinthians 1:5
And Whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and really believing, you will receive.
My little children, do not let our love be in word and in tongue, but let it be in act and in good faith.
1 John 3:18
A Faithful Witness Whose Testimony Challenges Muslim Insider Movements
The Written Defense of the Rev. Mehdi Dibaj Delivered to the Sari Court of Justice – Sari, Iran December 3, 1993
A born Muslim who decided to follow and serve Jesus and paid the price with his life
“In the Holy Name of God who is our life and existence”
With all humility I express my gratitude to the Judge of all heaven and earth for this precious opportunity, and with brokenness I wait upon the Lord to deliver me from this court trial according to His promises. I also beg the honored members of the court who are present to listen with patience to my defense and with respect for the Name of the Lord.
I am a Christian. As a sinner I believe Jesus has died for my sins on the cross and by His resurrection and victory over death, has made me righteous in the presence of the Holy God. The true God speaks about this fact in His Holy Word, the Gospel (Injil).
Jesus means Savior “because He will save His people from their sins.
” Jesus paid the penalty of our sins by His own blood and gave us a new life so that we can live for the glory of God by the help of the Holy Spirit and be a dam against corruption, be a channel of blessing and healing, and be protected by the love of God.
In response to this kindness, He has asked me to deny myself and be His fully surrendered follower, and not to fear people even if they kill my body, but rather rely on the creator of life who has crowned me with the crown of mercy and compassion. He is the great protector of His beloved ones as well as their great reward.
I have been charged with “apostasy!” The invisible God who knows our hearts has given assurance to us, as Christians, that we are not among the apostates who will perish but among the believers who will have eternal life. In Islamic Law (Sharia’), an apostate is one who does not believe in God, the prophets or the resurrection of the dead, We Christians believe in all three!
They say “You were a Muslim and you have become a Christian.” This is not so. For many years I had no religion. After searching and studying I accepted God’s call and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ in order to receive eternal life. People choose their religion but a Christian is chosen by Christ. He says, “You have not chosen me but I have chosen you.
” Since when did He choose me? He chose me before the foundation of the world. People say, “You were a Muslim from your birth.” God says, “You were a Christian from the beginning.” He states that He chose us thousands of years ago, even before the creation of the universe, so that through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ we may be His.
A Christian means one who belongs to Jesus Christ.
The eternal God who sees the end from the beginning and who has chosen me to belong to Him, knew from the beginning those whose heart would be drawn to Him and also those who would be willing to sell their faith and eternity for a pot of porridge.
I would rather have the whole world against me, but know that the Almighty God is with me. I would rather be called an apostate, but know that I have the approval of the God of glory, because man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart.For Him who is God for all eternity nothing is impossible. All power in heaven and on earth is in His hands.
The Almighty God will raise up anyone He chooses and bring down others, accept some and reject others, send some to heaven and other to hell.
Now because God does whatever He desires, who can separate us from the love of God? Or who can destroy the relationship between the creator and the creature or defeat a life that is faithful to his Lord? The faithful will be safe and secure under the shadow of the Almighty! Our refuge is the mercy seat of God who is exalted from the beginning.
I know in whom I have believed, and He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him to the end until I reach the Kingdom of God, the place where the righteous shine the sun, but where the evil doers will receive their punishment in the fire of hell.
They tell me, “Return!” But to whom can I return from the arms of my God? Is it right to accept what people are saying instead of obeying the Word of God? It is now 45 years that I am walking with the God of miracles, and His kindness upon me is a shadow and I owe Him much for His fatherly love and concern.
The love of Jesus has filled all my being and I feel the warmth of His love in every part of my body. God, who is my glory and honor and protector, has put his seal of approval upon me through His unsparing blessings and miracles.
This test of faith is a clear example. The good and kind God reproves and punishes all those whom He loves. He tests them in preparation for heaven.
The God of Daniel, who protected his friends in the fiery furnace, has protected me for nine years in prison.And all the bad happenings have turned out for our good and gain, so much so that I am filled to overflowing with joy and thankfulness.
The God of Job has tested my faith and commitment in order to increase my patience and faithfulness.
During these nine years he has freed me from all my responsibilities so that under the protection of His blessed Name, I would spend my time in prayer and study of His Word, with a searching heart and with brokenness, and grow in the knowledge of my Lord.
I praise the lord for this unique opportunity. God gave me space in my confinement, brought healing in my difficult hardships and His kindness revived me. Oh what great blessings God has in store for those who fear Him!
They object to my evangelizing. But if one finds a blind person who is about to fall in a well and keeps silent then one has sinned. It is our religious duty, as long as the door of God’s mercy is open, to convince evil doers to turn from their sinful ways and find refuge in Him in order to be saved from the wrath of the Righteous God and from the coming dreadful punishment.
Jesus Christ says “I am the door. Whoever enters through me will be saved.” “I am the way, the truth and the life. No-one comes to the father except through me.” “Salvation is found in no-one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Among the prophets of God, only Jesus Christ rose from the dead, and He is our living intercessor for ever.
He is our Savior and He is the (spiritual) Son of God. To know Him means to know eternal life. I, a useless sinner, have believed in this beloved person and all His words and miracles recorded in the Gospel, and I have committed my life into His hands.
Life for me is an opportunity to serve Him, and death is a better opportunity to be with Christ.Therefore I am not only satisfied to be in prison for the honor of His Holy Name, but am ready to give my life for the sake of Jesus, my Lord, and enter His kingdom sooner, the place where the elect of God enter everlasting life. But the wicked enter into eternal damnation.
May the shadow of God’s kindness and His hand of blessing and healing be and remain upon you for ever. Amen. With Respect,
Your Christian prisoner,
|“I have always envied those Christians who were martyred for Christ Jesus our Lord. What a privilege to live for our Lord and to die for Him as well. I am filled to overflowing with joy; I am not only satisfied to be in prison. . .but am ready to give my life for the sake of Jesus Christ.” – Mehdi Dibaj|
Rev. Mehdi Dibaj who was born into a Muslim family became a Christian 45 Years ago. On December 21, 1993 an Islamic court in the city of Sari condemned him to die. The conviction was the charge of apostasy, i.e. that Rev. Dibaj had abandoned Islam and embraced Christianity. Once the news of Rev.
Dibaj’s death sentence reached the rest of the world, the reaction was one of disbelief followed by prayer and action. One of the persons who worked very hard to overturn Rev. Dibaj’s sentence was Bishop Haik Hovsepian-Mehr. Bishop Haik, an Armenian pastor, shared the news of Rev.
Dibaj’s death sentence as well as other violations of religious freedom of Christians in Iran with the world. Due to the world’s reaction, Rev. Dibaj was released on January 16, 1994.
Five months after the release from prison, Rev. Mehdi Dibadj was abducted mysteriously and suffered martyrdom in June, 1994.
(This testimony is also available here in audio form in Dibadj’s heart language Farsi http://www.farsinet.com/persecuted/dibaj.html