‘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.

CURRENT PRAYER REQUESTS

  • 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
  • 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