This week, after an Iranian court sentenced Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani to death because he refused to recant his faith in Christ, the White House and the State Department issued statements calling for his release. Last fall, Speaker Boehner issued an equally strong statement.

Let us pray for this brave man, who refuses to renounce his Savior, and his young family, that God would protect and free Pastor Youcef and strengthen and encourage his wife and children.