Underground Pewster (An excellent author at Not Another Episcopal Church Blog) has been following the story of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani who was sentenced to death for "Apostasy" for preaching the Gospel.
Pastor Nadarkhani was offered a pardon if he would simply recant his faith but praise God, Pastor Nadarkhani a family man called by God to preach, has chosen to remain faithful, standing firm even unto death! Following in the footsteps of countless Christian men and women before him he has chosen to die rather than turn his back on Christ... if only we could be so faithful.
This man will be put to death for sharing the same faith as us. He is our Brother in Christ and an inspiration to countless numbers of Christians in persecuted lands, and yet all he asks for is prayer.
Pray that his family will remain strong and dedicated to Christ.
Pray that the Lord may save him from his peril.
Pray that his willingness to die for Christ will inspire a renewed Christian witness in Iran
But I ask you to do one more thing in addition to praying, go to Christian Solidarity Worldwide's website and show your horror at this attack on Religious freedom and the Christian faith by sending an email (through the site) to the Iranian Embassy. According to the site over 27,000 people have emailed but I have to agree with Underground Pewster who says that "we can do better than that!"
So take a minute, send an email, support a Christian and potentially save a life!