‘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
    A brother in Iran recently sent a message for all our dear partners: "Greetings to you brothers and sisters... Praise God for every one of you dear ones who serve us and build us up through the Word of God. The grace of God has enabled us to serve and share the good news of the Gospel with many others."  Dariush,* the man who sent this message, is one of hundreds of new evangelists in... Read more
  • 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
  • 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