Maryam and Marzieh’s Court Hearing

UPDATE: Ladies, our contact at Elam had this information to share today (4/14).

We are very thankful for the many prayers on behalf of Maryam and Marzieh.
They were not detained but we have been told that their court process will take a few more days. Once we learn of the outcome we will share it with you. Meanwhile we ask for your continued prayers.
Thank you for standing in prayer with us for them.
The Elam team


Last October we joined together in prayer for two of our Iranian Christian sisters, Maryam and Marzieh, who were suffering in prison for their faith. About a month later we got to celebrate as they were released from prison to await their court hearing. We recently found out that the court hearing is tomorrow, April 13, 2010.  Siestas, please be in prayer for these women. Here’s the message from Elam Ministries:

Maryam and Marzieh need our prayer.

They spent 259 days in prison for their Christian faith. After their conditional release on 18th November 2009 from Iran’s Evin Prison, they have been convalescing and receiving medical treatment for the past five months.

Both of them still remain unwell, weak and suffering from various illnesses. However, despite their frailties they are determined to be faithful to the Lord and speak the truth in court whatever the consequence or personal cost.

Maryam and Marzieh’s court hearing has been set for 13th April 2010.

Therefore, on their behalf, during the next five days leading up to their court hearing we request your prayers.

Pray that:

The peace of God will protect their hearts and minds and keep them safe.
They will completely recover from their illnesses and be strong physically, mentally and spiritually.
They will know the presence of God in the midst of their trial.
They will be set free.

Maryam & Marzieh would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for your prayers that have sustained them throughout their hardship.

Thank you for praying.

The Elam team



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  1. 51
    moosemama says:

    Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.

    Prayed and praying for our sisters.


  2. 52
    Deidra Lowery says:

    Just now read the blog. I am praying.

  3. 53
    Mary Watkins says:

    I will be praying for these dear sisters throughout the day. May the Lord reign over all.

  4. 54
    amybhill says:


  5. 55
    Dianna says:

    Thank you for the information. It is an honor to pray for fellow Christians. It really just reminds me how blessed we have all been to be living in this country.

  6. 56
    Tiffany says:

    Thank you for the update. I will definitely continue to pray for them!!

  7. 57
    bmwheelon says:

    My heart hurts for these women. I wonder, would I have the courage to continue to serve God when faced with this kind of torture? I hope so. God, please help them.

  8. 58
    June says:

    “and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” (Eph 19 – 20)

    Please Father – May you be glorified in and through these dear sisters unto the saving of souls!

  9. 59
    Kathy B says:

    Thank you for letting us know to pray today specifically. Anyone wanting more information regarding these and others believers imprisoned for believing in Christ throughout the world may also check For their article on Maryam and Marzieh, go to the bottom of the page and click on “recently released.” A very neat feature of this site is that it allows you to write to people in prison for their faith in several different contries. They give you phrases to choose from including many scriptures and then they translate it to the designated language. Then they give you the address of the prison and the projected price to send it there. It usually only costs around 90 cents.
    For the lady that asked about Maryam and Marzieh’s specific charges, this article lists those along with the date of their arrest and initial court date.
    Lord, please have mercy on each one of these precious sisters and brothers in Christ.

  10. 60
    April says:

    Praying for our sisters in Christ.

  11. 61
    Nancy Antram says:

    Lord, Help me to set aside my trivial concerns. I trust you to take care of Maryam and Marzieh because you love them. I declare that no weapon formed against them will prosper. I know You are all powerful and are able to do anything. Nothing is impossible with you God and I am waiting for your will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.
    Please bless them with peace, confidence, sound minds and restored health. Help Maryam and Marzieh to forgive them that persecute them. Help us to forgive them and bless them that curse us, so that there will be no bitterness in our hearts. I know there are others suffering for their faith in Iran and elsewhere. Let this case be a witness of who You are to the world. Help our faith to grow and be strengthened so we can be overcomers. Let the world know that Jesus is Lord, Your Son and You are the Almighty God. Thank you for sending your Holy Spirit to gude us and help us in our times of need. I ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Yeshua.

    Nancy, Aurora, Ontario, Canada

  12. 62
    Heather Self says:

    Have been praying with a burdened heart.

  13. 63
    Happy Heart says:

    Jesus- We lift our sisters up to you today. May all who see or hear of their story, know that it was you and you alone who delivered them. May everyone who is there feel your presence. Give them strength and fill them with your peace. There is nothing to difficult for you!

    In Jesus name- Amem

    Eph 1:21 Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else in this world or in the world to come.

  14. 64

    My family and I will be praying! Thank you for sharing and giving us the opportunity to prayerfully support these bold courageous believers!

  15. 65
    Maryount says:

    Prayed this morning in our prayer group and just got home late afternoon and found this online. Please check out this web site. Thank you Jesus for hearing our prayers this day and everyday! 🙂

  16. 66
    Mara P. says:

    I checked the blog yesterday right before I walked out the door to go to Bible study. Sure was perfect timing. I told the girls at Bible study these two girls situation and the desperate prayer they needed. I encouraged them to pray for our sisters as they felt led to do so today. Do you have an update for us?

  17. 67
    Erin says:

    praying for our sisters in Christ

  18. 68
    Marie says:

    I heard about this on the radio the other day. Whatever happens, I’ll pray that the Lord is glorified in these lives.

  19. 69
    Aimee Horstman says:

    I wondered if there was any news yet?
    I have been praying for these sisters in Christ, they have been heavy on my heart.

  20. 70
    Cathy Davis says:

    We lift them up, Lord. Praise Your Holy name – the victory is YOURS!

  21. 71
    Jessica says:

    Been praying for them, and the whole country of Iran. They are desperate for peace and freedom over there.

  22. 72
    Tina Harrell says:

    I’ve been praying. Any update?

  23. 73
    Jina says:

    Praying, God would be glorified in this situation and circumstances. Praying all closely involved on these ladies’ behalf would find peace as they fix their eyes on Jesus, the ultimate deliverer.

  24. 74
    Georgia Jan says:

    Began praying when I heard it on Christian radio last week and again this week. May God be praised and may He surround these precious sisters with His protection and undergird them with His Mighty Hand.

  25. 75
    Colleen says:

    Still praying for these ladies to be delivered out of this and for God to be glorified.

  26. 76
    mercy4drew says:


  27. 77
    Deborah Hipp says:

    Thank you for the update.

  28. 78

    I think of them still, it is good to hear an update. I will continue to pray for them. They have glorified Him already. Persecuted, but not abandoned…they can do all things through Christ, Who gives them strength to fight the good fight.

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  30. 80
    Kristi Walker says:

    Prayed, praying, and will do more praying!

    Kristi W…South Carolina

  31. 81
    Beth Herring says:

    Oh, yes – praying for these precious Christian women!

  32. 82

    Do we have any word of how the trial went?

  33. 83
    Lauren says:

    Is there any update on this?

  34. 84
    Lora says:

    Praying for Maryam and Marzieh that this very day
    God will provide their freedom in a miraculous way!

  35. 85
    Kim says:

    Oh my!! I will be praying for these ladies
    For some reason bloglines is not updating when you
    post (and I did update the new site) so I am a tad behind.
    Please keep us posted on these precious sisters
    in Christ!!
    May God receive the Glory!!

  36. 86
    Gail says:

    Any updates on these 2 precious women?

  37. 87
    G.David Shanth Raj says:

    Glory to God the almighty.May the trials Maryam and Marzieh be the strength for the believers who sincerely work for the kingdom of God,May the almighty strengthen them and cover them with peace. May God the almighty open the hearts of the many to receive Christ.In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

  38. 88

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