Dear Father, Who Art in Heaven,
Praise be Your Holy Name. We thank you today for the ministry of Rashid Mehmood in Pakistan. We are grateful for his strength and bravery, for he reached out into a dark world and brought his fellows to Jesus Christ, and he did this because he loved You.
We ask today that you comfort those who have lost a beloved preacher in Pakistan. We ask for understanding, for it is difficult to cope with such a devastation. We petition You to bring peace and hope back into the hearts of Rashid's congregation. Please reach out to this community and increase the boldness of strength and love. We ask You to release the hatred from those against Christians in Pakistan. Please bring Christ into their hearts. Your Will Be Done.
In the name of Jesus Christ we humbly appeal to You.
"Friends of a popular Pakistani preacher killed by a hit-and-run driver suspect he may have been murdered because of his conversion from Islam.
"Rashid Mehmood, 33, came from a rich, influential Muslim family but turned to Christ in 2005. Though he trained as a lawyer, he decided to become a pastor and to preach the Gospel, despite strong opposition from his relatives..."
"...Two days earlier, Rashid had preached about Jesus being the only true and living God and the embodiment of God's love, quoting from the Koran at some points. Release partners say Rashid was a role model for other Christians with a Muslim background and that his death 'broke people's hearts.' "
Please read Pakistan: Christians Devastated by Killing of Preacher at Release International.