‘Don't underestimate the impact of your prayers for Iran’

Francis Chan

Iran 30

Discover. Pray. Transform.

About Iran 30

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.


  • Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
    The international Christian ministry, Open Doors, has placed Iran as number 8 in its annual World Watch List, which ranks nations based on the persecution of Christians, with number 1 being the most oppressive. Iran has consistently been in the 'top 10' of the World Watch List over the past decade, but Open Doors' 2021 findings are that the level of threat faced by Iran's... Read more
  • Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
    During January, more than 160 Christians who are serving on the ground in the Iran region enjoyed a week of virtual fellowship, worship and teaching to prepare and pray for 2021. With teaching that drew on the themes of endurance, encouragement and unity in Romans 15:5-6, the group was deeply encouraged and many had powerful encounters with God. After a challenging year of ministering amid a... Read more
  • Thursday, October 28th, 2021
    For the last several decades, Afghanistan has been a deeply hostile context for Christians from a Muslim background. It's very likely this will only increase under the new Taliban government. Even so, there is still a courageous Afghan church inside the country that is willing to risk persecution in order to reach and disciple other Afghans. We believe God will call more to this work in the weeks, months and... Read more
  • Friday, September 24th, 2021
    Nasrin was a devout Muslim woman, practicing Islam faithfully every day. However, she felt an emptiness that led her to pray, "I am trying to know you, but I'm not sure if you are real or not." She received no response. Later, still distressed, she remembered hearing about the power of the God of the Bible so she decided to pray to Him, "Please tell me your name. I want to know if you are real."... Read more
  • Wednesday, July 28th, 2021
    Anahita and her family were given a Bible last year by a relative visiting from out of town. He was a new believer and encouraged them to read it, but didn't give them any other instruction. Anahita carefully studied it until she knew it quite well and it wakened many questions in her heart about Jesus. One day, at her job as a supermarket cashier, she noticed a woman named Parvin wearing a... Read more
  • Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
    Vahid is one of hundreds of new believers who have recently been through our 2-week discipleship course, deepening his understanding of God's Word and being trained to share the Gospel and serve others.  But, before Vahid had met Christ or been discipled, his journey had been difficult. For years, he longed to experience real freedom in his life. In his search, he had tried everything: drugs, pornography, sex... Read more
  • Friday, May 21st, 2021
    Nima is a six-year old boy inside Iran whose family came to Christ in 2020. Recently, he was thrilled to receive the gift of a colorfully illustrated children’s Bible. When his grandfather, who is not a believer, came to visit, Nima quickly brought out his new Bible and set it on the old man’s lap. Excitedly, he began to point out the story of Jesus to his grandfather, telling him about the... Read more
  • Monday, March 22nd, 2021
    Shahnaz had worked hard to forget the cruel names and hurtful words a close family member had persistently spoken to her years before.  But, while attending our women's conference last month on the theme of identity, those devastating words and names unexpectedly resurfaced in her memory. She was caught off guard, having thought she'd put that part of her life behind her. However, God was writing a... Read more
  • Thursday, February 25th, 2021
    When Behrooz, a young Muslim in Tehran, flagged down a passing car for a lift one morning, he couldn’t have imagined what was in store for him. Hamid, a house-church Christian going through an Elam discipleship program, had been praying for an opportunity like this one to share his faith and he gladly offered Behrooz a ride. As Hamid and Behrooz set off into the city center, Behrooz was captured by the... Read more
  • Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
    We've long been aware of the widespread disillusionment with the regime in Iran among ordinary Iranians. Now 'The Economist' is reporting it too: "The spiritual gap between Iran’s Shia ayatollahs and the people they rule is widening. The strictures of the theocracy and the doctrine of Shia supremacy alienate many. So growing numbers of Iranians seem to be leaving religion or experimenting with... Read more