While they are out of prison, they are not free, says Elam. They are closely watched, and their phones are tapped. If there is any suspicion of them engaging in any Christian activity, they risk arrest and imprisonment again. There are also court trials. The Christians do not know the date, the charge or, often, the sentence. They live in intimidation and uncertainty and with their memories of prison—solitary confinement, constant questioning, insults, beatings, threats of execution and lies that others have betrayed them.
They need our prayer.
Please pray for:
- Grace for released Christians to not just get through each day but to be able to live each day to the fullest knowing they can cast all their cares on Jesus (1 Peter 5:7)
- Wisdom regarding their future
- Healing for their memories