‘Pray for Iran. And when you finish, pray again - many are meeting Jesus.’

Gavin and Anne Calver

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.


  • Monday, November 30th, 2020
    When Nader left his rural life to find work in a nearby city, he had no idea that God would use him to bring the Gospel to his remote, tiny village. A few months ago, Nader became friends with a Christian whom he met after moving to the city. Convinced by what his friend said about Jesus, Nader became a believer and was discipled through the Safar discipleship journey. Nader soon... Read more
  • Monday, November 30th, 2020
    “In the past, I would read three pages from the Bible and write down three sentences. Now I read three sentences and write down three pages of notes about what I get out of them." These are the words of Mehran, who recently took part in an online discipleship programme with Elam. Through the course, his relationship with the Bible was transformed and he was equipped to help disciple others. There is a... Read more
  • Monday, November 30th, 2020
    On 15th November, Zaman Fadaei - known as Saheb - was given 80 lashes as punishment for drinking wine as part of Holy Communion. Saheb's friend Youhan had similarly received 80 lashes in October in a move which was widely condemned by international observers. Saheb, Youhan and one other from the 'Church of Iran' (a group with an unorthodox understanding of the Trinity) were sentenced in 2016 to the... Read more
  • Monday, September 28th, 2020
    A new survey by a secular research body has shed new light on the religious leanings of ordinary Iranians. In the survey by Netherlands-based researchers GAMAAN, 1.5% of respondents identified as Christian. This means that there are almost certainly over one million Christians in Iran, confirming what observers have been saying for several years about church growth. It also proves another claim... Read more