IRAN 30 PRAYER GUIDE
PRAY FOR IRAN
PRAY FOR IRAN
Pray in a more informed way for the Church in Iran and for Iranian believers.
You are invited to join the global prayer movement for Iran.
Discover this spiritually thirsty land. Pray across 30 days. Transform the spiritual future of a nation.
Before the Islamic revolution of 1979, there were fewer than 500 Christians from a Muslim background in Iran. In 2020, many estimate there are a million or more. Despite severe persecution, the church is growing rapidly.
Prayer has been a vital part of the story of Iran’s church. In the 1950s a group of believers met every night for four years to pray for Iran’s millions. Today, as persecution continues, the need for prayer is as great as ever. With faithful intercession, Iran can become a strategic missionary-sending nation to the entire Middle East and beyond.
Iran 30’s short, easy-to-read prayer topics will help you play your part in the beautiful story God is writing for Iran and beyond.
"They are a generation hungry for the Lord"
Monday, June 26, 2023
Over the past week, the Lord has ministered to the hearts of more than 170 Persian-speaking teenagers through residential retreats in the Iran region.
"They are a generation hungry for the Lord," reported one of the ministry leaders. "They arrived carrying many wounds and burdens but, as they've come with open hearts, the Lord has been at work beautifully among them."
Ministry to refugees in Greece: 250 hear the Gospel in two days
Thursday, May 25, 2023
There are tens of thousands of Persian-speaking refugees in Greece, and trained Iranian Christians have a heart to love and serve them while reaching them with the Gospel.
Last month, 250 Persian-speaking refugees attended two evangelistic worship nights in Greece where many of them heard the Gospel explained in their own language for the first time.
Pray for 13 youth leaders in training
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Right now, 13 Iranian youth leaders are taking part in an eight-week training program in the Iran region. These emerging leaders represent nine churches serving 80+ youth. They would greatly value your prayers.
The group recently started their training with a one-week residential module.
Thousands sharing the Gospel at Nowruz
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Iranian Christians are giving out tens of thousands of New Testaments during the ongoing Persian New Year (Nowruz) holidays.
Eighteen of those out sharing the Good News are students currently on our three-month evangelism and church-planting course in a county near Iran. They have had many encouraging encounters so far.
Pray for Christmas outreach, Iran and beyond
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
There are many outreach events and initiatives happening during the Christmas period, with a vision of introducing more people to Emmanuel, our God who is with us. We would deeply value your prayers for the following:
"I've never seen love like this"
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
"I have never seen love like this" said Iranian social media influencer Ahmad Moinshirazi recently in a reel shared with his 600,000+ followers.
Ahmad - a retired Iranian pro-kickboxer in exile - was talking about his experience of visiting an Iranian church in the region and seeing them pray passionately for the current unrest across Iran.
Iranian worship leaders profoundly changed
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Through a recent advanced training course, 23 Persian-speaking worship leaders have developed new skills and gained a fresh passion for ministry.
The worship leaders - who had previously completed a foundational worship training program with Elam - enjoyed two weeks growing in core musical skills together. While the focus was practical, God's work went deeper into many hearts. “God really surprised us,” shares one of the mentors and teachers, Roozbeh. “There were many healings, dreams and visions. Shy students became confident. Wounded hearts were mended.”
She assaulted a colleague. Now she serves Jesus.
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Elnaz swung fiercely at Leila, hitting her hard across the face.
Their co-workers stared in astonishment. They had seen Elnaz and Leila argue previously, but it had never before escalated to violence. Leila was quivering in shock, shielding her rapidly-bruising cheek and damaged ear.
Thank you to everyone who has got me this Bible!
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
In June 2022, new believer Amir received his first Bible. From Iran, he left us this voice message:
“Thank you! Thank you to everyone who has got me this Bible!”
Amid his joy, Amir understood that God had used many faithful people in the process of getting the Bible into his hands.
In Iran, Bibles in Persian are not freely available because the government knows that when Persian-speaking, Muslim-background people read it, many meet Jesus.
The Sound of Prayers
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Nasrin lives in Iran where, despite the risks, she faithfully practices her Christian beliefs.
A few years ago, Nasrin spent nearly 3 weeks in solitary confinement in Iran, facing regular interrogations about her ministry and faith in Jesus.
One New Testament, two church planters trained
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Afshin and Saloumeh lived in a broken marriage but were determined to stay together for the sake of their son. Then, one day, someone gave Afshin a Persian New Testament.
Marriage course launched to bless thousands of couples
Monday, February 28, 2022
Golnar is from a very small, remote village in Iran. She and her husband were among twelve couples who recently took part in the launch of a new marriage course specially designed for the Iranian church. At the end of the course, Golnar shared, "When I was young, each winter we would help my dad fix the mud walls of our house. We'd fill in the cracks to keep out the cold. Now my husband and I know that...
Samira felt God renew her passion for ministry at a recent conference.
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Samira's past couple years of house church ministry have been challenging, but after attending Elam's leaders' conference recently, she felt her passion for ministry renewed. When she arrived back home in Iran, her Muslim father, who is in his 80's, looked at her inquisitively. When she asked him what he was thinking, he said, "I am thinking about your God and the change I see in you."...
Iranians are eagerly sharing the joy of Christmas
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
All over the Iran region, Christians are eagerly sharing the joy of Christmas with others through evangelism, Scripture distribution and outreach. In one city, Armita has been faithfully participating in street evangelism. Recently, she shared the reason for Christmas with a local Iranian businessman and he asked if she would come and share the Gospel with his 60 employees. In...
New believer is overjoyed to receive her first Bible
Monday, November 29, 2021
After receiving a Bible for the first time, Maryam left a message for the person discipling her: 'I am forever thankful! You’ve made my heart so joyful! Thank you for this valuable gift! My heart is so happy!' There was overwhelming joy in her tear-filled voice. Maryam is just one of the thousands of new believers who have been discipled this year by another Iranian believer. She was able to...
Morning devotions, with the TV
Friday, October 23, 2009
Imagine you have been led to faith on the phone by a friend in another country and you have experienced the joy of Jesus in your heart and have a longing to read the Scriptures and hear more. But you have no Bible in the house and you have no idea where to buy one. All you know is that Bibles are banned. And you only know there are churches for Armenians and Assyrians...
Azeris, surprised by Scriptures
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Though 25% of Iranians are Azeris – ethnically Turks - they are very well integrated into Iran and are represented in all walks of life. Indeed the Supreme Leader, Ali Khamanei, is half Azeri. And though they have their own spoken language, Azeris have the same passion for the Persian language that all Iranians have. Persian is the only language they read. Due to this...
Satellite TV, over a thousand contacts a week
Monday, October 5, 2009
Such is the success of Satellite TV in giving people an opportunity to learn about Christianity that the government has made their own film which attempts to warn people of the danger of tuning in the Christian channels. It would seem the warning is not being heeded as Satellite TV agencies are growing – increasing their output, taking on more staff, and most crucially...
The Kurds, good things are happening
Monday, September 28, 2009
There are about five million Kurds in Iran, the rest of the 20 million are mainly either in Turkey or Iraq. In Iran there are some reports of Kurds coming to faith in Christ, but in terms of church growth, much more seems to have been happening in northern Iraq. It might well be that their faith will impact their kinsmen in Iran, as the Gospel in the East often moves...
Christian books, the famine continues
Friday, September 18, 2009
There is a Christian book famine in Iran. The West has hundreds of thousands of titles; the Arabic world thousands; but for highly literate Iran, there are just a few hundred titles. Despite a chronic lack of investment by the wider church in this area, some agencies have managed to expand the list in recent years, so now for example Iranians can read some C.S. Lewis...