IRAN 30 PRAYER GUIDE
PRAY FOR IRAN
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
Monday, January 22, 2024
We are praising God that our worship team has just released a brand new album of worship music for Persian-speaking youth.
The title song, "Only One" (which refers to Jesus being the only true Lord, and the only one worthy of our worship), was recorded at one of our youth conferences in the Iran region in 2023.
Thursday, December 21, 2023
During December, our Weekly Fellowship resource unpacks the four "Songs of Christmas" in Luke's Gospel. The significance of Christ's birth is explored through the songs of Mary, Zechariah, the angels, and Simeon, with a new resource released each Friday.
Thursday, December 21, 2023
A few months ago, a thief mugged a Christian. At first the Christian tried to plead for his phone, but the thief threatened him and took everything he had - including his phone and backpack which contained several New Testaments.
Later, the thief read the Scriptures and felt a conviction he’d never sensed before. He wanted to know more. He switched on the stolen phone and called the recently dialled numbers on the phone until he managed to track down the owner.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
In 2023, hundreds of Iranian and Afghan kids and youth have been impacted by sports ministry run by local Iranian churches. One of them is Saeed.
Saeed’s mother died when he was just nine years old.
When his abusive, drug-addicted father then abandoned the family, young Saeed was left to fend for himself. Separated from his brother and sister, he scraped a living on the streets of Iran before being taken into a state-run welfare home.
Thursday, October 26, 2023
20 years ago, the first New Testaments were printed in the New Millennium Persian translation. No one who was there to receive that first shipment could have imagined the immense impact this New Testament would have on Iran over the following two decades.
Monday, June 26, 2023
Over the past week, the Lord has ministered to the hearts of more than 170 Persian-speaking teenagers through residential retreats in the Iran region.
"They are a generation hungry for the Lord," reported one of the ministry leaders. "They arrived carrying many wounds and burdens but, as they've come with open hearts, the Lord has been at work beautifully among them."
Thursday, May 25, 2023
There are tens of thousands of Persian-speaking refugees in Greece, and trained Iranian Christians have a heart to love and serve them while reaching them with the Gospel.
Last month, 250 Persian-speaking refugees attended two evangelistic worship nights in Greece where many of them heard the Gospel explained in their own language for the first time.
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Right now, 13 Iranian youth leaders are taking part in an eight-week training program in the Iran region. These emerging leaders represent nine churches serving 80+ youth. They would greatly value your prayers.
The group recently started their training with a one-week residential module.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Iranian Christians are giving out tens of thousands of New Testaments during the ongoing Persian New Year (Nowruz) holidays.
Eighteen of those out sharing the Good News are students currently on our three-month evangelism and church-planting course in a county near Iran. They have had many encouraging encounters so far.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
"I have never seen love like this" said Iranian social media influencer Ahmad Moinshirazi recently in a reel shared with his 600,000+ followers.
Ahmad - a retired Iranian pro-kickboxer in exile - was talking about his experience of visiting an Iranian church in the region and seeing them pray passionately for the current unrest across Iran.
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Through a recent advanced training course, 23 Persian-speaking worship leaders have developed new skills and gained a fresh passion for ministry.
The worship leaders - who had previously completed a foundational worship training program with Elam - enjoyed two weeks growing in core musical skills together. While the focus was practical, God's work went deeper into many hearts. “God really surprised us,” shares one of the mentors and teachers, Roozbeh. “There were many healings, dreams and visions. Shy students became confident. Wounded hearts were mended.”
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Elnaz swung fiercely at Leila, hitting her hard across the face.
Their co-workers stared in astonishment. They had seen Elnaz and Leila argue previously, but it had never before escalated to violence. Leila was quivering in shock, shielding her rapidly-bruising cheek and damaged ear.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
In June 2022, new believer Amir received his first Bible. From Iran, he left us this voice message:
“Thank you! Thank you to everyone who has got me this Bible!”
Amid his joy, Amir understood that God had used many faithful people in the process of getting the Bible into his hands.
In Iran, Bibles in Persian are not freely available because the government knows that when Persian-speaking, Muslim-background people read it, many meet Jesus.
Monday, February 28, 2022
Golnar is from a very small, remote village in Iran. She and her husband were among twelve couples who recently took part in the launch of a new marriage course specially designed for the Iranian church. At the end of the course, Golnar shared, "When I was young, each winter we would help my dad fix the mud walls of our house. We'd fill in the cracks to keep out the cold. Now my husband and I know that...
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Samira's past couple years of house church ministry have been challenging, but after attending Elam's leaders' conference recently, she felt her passion for ministry renewed. When she arrived back home in Iran, her Muslim father, who is in his 80's, looked at her inquisitively. When she asked him what he was thinking, he said, "I am thinking about your God and the change I see in you."...
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
All over the Iran region, Christians are eagerly sharing the joy of Christmas with others through evangelism, Scripture distribution and outreach. In one city, Armita has been faithfully participating in street evangelism. Recently, she shared the reason for Christmas with a local Iranian businessman and he asked if she would come and share the Gospel with his 60 employees. In...
Monday, November 29, 2021
After receiving a Bible for the first time, Maryam left a message for the person discipling her: 'I am forever thankful! You’ve made my heart so joyful! Thank you for this valuable gift! My heart is so happy!' There was overwhelming joy in her tear-filled voice. Maryam is just one of the thousands of new believers who have been discipled this year by another Iranian believer. She was able to...