O Lord God, Our Father
Your Son Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
In his resurrection he restores life and peace in all creation.
Comfort, we pray, all victims of intolerance.
Give courage to those oppressed by their fellow humans.
Remember in your kingdom those who have died.
Lead the oppressors towards compassion.
We ask that You give hope to all who suffer in His name.
In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior we pray,
Inspired by Prayer for the Persecuted, Church of England
Please also read May The Lord Protect And Keep Meriam, Her Husband And Her Children, posted at One Saint's Crown Of Life Blog, May 31st, 2014.
"Sleeping peacefully in the arms of her father, this is precious baby Maya born in jail to the woman facing execution in Sudan for marrying a Christian U.S. citizen...'
"...Daniel’s wife Meriam Ibrahim gave birth to Maya five days early in the hospital wing at Omdurman Federal Women’s Prison in North Khartoum yesterday.
"Meriam has spent the past four months shackled to the floor in a disease-ridden jail after being sentenced to death by hanging earlier this month for converting from Islam to Christianity and marrying a Christian man.
"Her lawyer Mohaned Mustafa Elnour said the couple are ‘happy and proud’ of their new arrival and that it has brought a momentary ray of light to an otherwise bleak and desperate situation..."
‘'...The family are taking some time to enjoy the birth before they return to fighting the injustice of Meriam’s sentence.’
"Daniel, a 27-year-old biochemist who lives in Manchester, New Hampshire, also got the chance to hold his 20-month-old son Martin, who is being held in the barbaric prison with his mother.
"The photo is especially poignant as Meriam will never see her beautiful daughter grow up. She is set to hang sometime in the next two years as the authorities said she will be executed when she has finished weaning Maya.
"And before the birth, Meriam made the defiant claim that she would rather die than give up her faith."
Daniel Wani Allowed To Visit Christian Wife In Sudan Prison; Holds Newborn Daughter Maya, by Arthur Martin, Urban Christian News