PRAY FOR IRAN

Pray in a more informed way for the Church in Iran and for Iranian believers.

PRAY FOR IRAN

Pray in a more informed way for the Church in Iran and for Iranian believers.

CURRENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Society

Legal for girls to marry when they're ten: that's too old.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

At present a bride has to be ten years old, but the committee for legal affairs in parliament thinks this is too old. The age should come into conformity with the teachings of their religion. So a new campaign has started to bring down the bridal age to nine. For most Iranians, this is irrelevant because they are decent parents who believe their daughters should be as well educated as their sons, as university figures show. It is also highly embarrassing, another bruise in their already wounded relationship with a national religion in whose name the campaign is championed. But five to ten percent of the population will heed this call and be further encouraged to marry their young daughters off to older men, possibly for financial gain. For the girls, this can cause intense suffering. Pray for: •Legislators to doubt the wisdom of making sex with nine-year-olds legal •Child brides to hear about Jesus •God to speak to the consciences of old men seeking girl brides

Start praying

Download the free prayer guide for personal or group prayer

 

Continue praying

Subscribe to monthly prayer updates by email

 

Pray for the persecuted

Download this month's 'Persecuted but not forsaken' resource

Archives

REACHING IRAN
SOCIETY

SUFFERING BUT GROWING CHURCH

INFLUENTIAL INSTITUTIONS

FOLLOW US ON

The mission of Elam is to strengthen and expand the church in the Iran region and beyond.
Elam Ministries is a registered charity in England & Wales and a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity in the United States.

Copyright © 2022 Elam Ministries.