Please prayers for my family members being killed in iran

Dear Catholic and non-Catholic friends.

Today it was confirmed that the recent fatwa against Baha’is in Iran has claimed it’s first martyr.

My second cousin Mr.Ata’ullah Rezvani, beloved husband and father of two was callously shot for no other reason than being a prominent Bahai in his hometown of Bandar Abbas. His funeral today was attended by hundreds who flocked from all corners of Iran, many of which were Muslims, Jews and Christians, such was his saintly love and embrace for ALL peoples.

Dear friends, your prayers for his soul and for the solace of his family members would be dearly appreciated, as well as prayers for the safety of all Baha’is, who’s blood is being more fervently sought in Iran recently.

God bless you all :slight_smile:

Our prayers are truly with you, and with your family. God bless and protect! :gopray:

Thank you St. Stoli!

God bless you dear friend :slight_smile:

That’s disgraceful. :frowning: Baha’is seem like very tolerant folks, it’s too bad that other people can’t follow suit. My religion doesn’t pray for the dead’s souls, but I will lift a horn in honor of your cousin’s bravery for being true to his faith despite the danger around him and I hope that you and your family find comfort after your loss.

I’ll pray for your cousin, but I also have a question. What is Baha’i? No offense intended, I am simply unfamiliar with the term.

May God shower you all with His loving providence and grace

THANKYOU dear friends, it means a lot :slight_smile:

ProdglArchitect there is thread on the Bahai Faith here:

forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=811605
(But that’s a long long thread!)

So, you can learn the main principles of the Faith at www.bahai.org

God bless :slight_smile:

**Holy Mother, please intercede for us.
Hold the sorrowful, strengthen the fearful,
give aid to all needing help or healing,
assist those who are sick, in pain or suffering,
be with those needing peace, console the lonely,
comfort the lost or hopeless, guard the unborn,
pray for those who are dying or who have died,
soften those with hardened hearts,
enlighten those who do not yet see truth,
help us be brave enough to let our hurt and anger go,
show us the way to do the right thing,
protect those who are in danger, and guide us from every evil;
may all who keep your sacred commemoration
experience the might of your assistance.
Amen **

You have my prayers!

Absolutely, you, your family and your murdered cousin are in my prayers, Servant.

I am so deeply sorry to read this. My prayers are with your family, and with the people of Iran.

You, and your family will be in our little Lutherans church’s prayers this Sunday, and in mine now.

Joining you in prayer …

:gopray:

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
May he rest in peace.

Dear Friends, THANKYOU!!

It means a lot, and you all hold a special place in my heart! :thumbsup:

Your second cousin, his family and all the Baha’is in Iran are my prayers.

I am praying for you, my friend.

By the way, I am friends with a Baha’i couple from Iran who recently moved here. Such wonderful people.

Brenadan and Topaz, God bless, and thank you. :slight_smile:

People can read more about him here:

news.bahai.org/story/966

God bless to you all
Your loving servant :slight_smile:

Tuscany,
. What a beautiful and appropriate prayer to be offered at such times.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart…

Sincerely,
Dale

I will pray for you all and check out the Baha’i thread sometime.

praying for you, your family, your deceased family member and those suffering persecution around the globe for their religious beliefs.

God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.

Amen.

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