Sources: Middle East Concern, FCNN, Mohabat NewsEcclesiastes 3:1Iranian Christians asked for prayer after an officially recognized church was raided during a service on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. All those present were detained, including children. Mobile phones, the churchs audio-visual equipment and Christian literature were confiscated. Although most of those detained were released after a few hours, the churchs pastor, his wife and two other church members are still being held. Their whereabouts are unknown; please pray they will remain strong in the Lord. Iranian Christians feared that pressure and Christian persecution would increase during the Christmas season, specifically against Christians from a Muslim background. Pray for the officials involved, that they will love mercy, act justly and recognize their need for Christ.
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