After several delays, the high profile blasphemy case was scheduled for Friday, September 7. Rimsha is believed to have Down’s Syndrome and is deemed to be 14 years old.
Update: At the case on Friday, Rimsha was released on bail. Praise God!
|Hundreds of Christians have fled Rimsha's neighbourhood. |
Please also pray for them this weekend.
On September 2, Chishti was himself charged with blasphemy under section 295B of the Pakistan Penal Code, and is currently in police custody. It is further alleged that he and others from Rimsha’s neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad have been promoting anti-Christian sentiment in recent months.
This weekend, please intercede on behalf of Rimsha.
- Set aside time to pray on Friday, September 7 for Rimsha’s case. Please pray the Lord will protect Rimsha and her family. Pray for a favourable outcome. Pray that the perpetrators will be brought to justice. Also pray for the country of Pakistan. Ask the Lord to use this case to promote religious freedom for all in Pakistan. Pray that Christians in Pakistan will be the light that draws their neighbours to Jesus (Matthew 5:14-16).
- Post a prayer for Rimsha on our Persecuted Church Prayer Wall.
- Share this story with your congregation in your church bulletin and spend time praying as a church family for Rimsha. Share about Rimsha with your Sunday School class or Bible study group.
- Tell others about Rimsha. Share this story with your friends and family. Post this story on your blog, share on Facebook, or retweet on Twitter. Let others know how the blasphemy law in Pakistan is used against Christians and other religious minorities.