Christians in Iran often gather for online worship services.
Christians in Iran often gather for online worship services.
Nov. 17, 2022 | Iran

Christian Wounded, Churches Unable to Meet Amid Civil Unrest

[145] prayers in [11] nations have been posted for Iranian believers.

Protests erupted across Iran following the recent death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody. The Iranian government has responded to the demonstrations with force and brutality. When soldiers shot at a group of protesters and hit a passing bus, an Iranian Christian was wounded. That brother was hospitalized and released. The government has also shut down the Internet in some areas. “I haven’t been able to contact two of my congregations for weeks,” said one Iranian minister who conducts online services from outside the country. Christians ask for prayers that their churches can function during this time of civil disobedience that one front-line worker described as “like nothing we have seen before.”

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  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers, who through Your strength are standing firm in the faith. Please continue to help them work around the obstacles that the enemy has thrown in their path. Please help them to be able to connect with each other and be able to continue worshiping together.
    In Jesus,
    Amen
    Lis S - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the faithful brothers and sisters in Iran who continue to persevere despite civil unrest. Please bless them in this time with fellowship and courage to continue on. Bless these churches to function during these turbulent times. I pray these things in the name of Jesus. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • In the holy name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Tzevaot, Lord of Hosts, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise for faithfulness of Iranian believers. We ask for encouragement, for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father protect your children in Iran from evil and harm. Thwart the enemy at every turn so that Your Word will spread like wild fire throughout Iran and take root in fertile soil. Please give your children in Iran renewed hope and joy particularly those in prison. Let Your light illuminate the darkness in Iran so that millions are saved for Jesus' sake
    Laurie T - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray that You will work mightily for these Iranian Christians who are unable to worship because on-line services cannot be received. I pray for strength and endurance for these churches during this time of civil disobedience. I pray they remain strong in their faith and witness and that You, God, will make a way for worship.
    HELEN W - USA
  • Father God I do commit the Iranians Christians to your care and ask that you will shield them under your sheltering wings from the devices of the devil,give your Angels chararge over themOpen blind eyes and over the Authority as well because you died to save us all, let there be freedom of worship in the country, so that people worship their choic
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father God I do commit the Iranians Christians to your care and ask that you will shield them under your sheltering wings from the devices of the devil,give your Angels chararge over themOpen blind eyes and over the Authority as well because you died to save us all, let there be freedom of worship in the country, so that people worship their choic
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Heavenly Father, We thank You for the unrest in that land being made known to the world. We declare that You are causing the government to reinstate the internet so church services can be held again. Cause many people to turn to You in this time of unprecedented unrest in that area, in Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • God of grace. Thank you for loving us. I pray that Christian persecution in Iran be stopped before there is more bloodshed and I pray that the civil disobedience be stopped. Allow the communications between churches to be opened so that others can be helped. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayers. Amen.
    Sandra T - USA
  • Father, this world is turned upside down, and evil is everywhere. Father, we need you to guide your children. Give strength and wisdom to those in Iran. I pray you move in this situation, and people see that you are the only one who can bring true peace. Lord, remind your children they are not alone and everywhere they are, you are. move Holy Spirit
    polly c - USA
  • Oh Dear God, please let the unrest and violence subside in Iran. Please open the eyes and hearts of its people to Christ. Protect your children and May they find ways to communicate and not be isolated from each other. Please help them be the example the unbelievers need. In Jesus name amen
    Peggy A - USA
  • Father we pray for your Christians in Iran, provide a way for them to have service on line or in person. Hide your people under the shadow of your wings. Grant them favour and do miracles among them. Give them strength in their faith to not doubt, but only believe. Give them wisdom and super natural boldness to be witnesses. In Jesus Christ name amen.
    Diane E - Canada
  • Father, as persecution increases in Iran, may the glorious hope of the gospel be proclaimed even more. Thank you for Christian brothers and sisters who are suffering for your sake. Provide and protect them as they declare the Good News. May many become believers because of their witness.
    Betty D - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You so much for our brothers and sisters in Iran and their willingness to follow You despite the difficulties. I pray for the full healing and peace of our brother who was wounded. May You provide a way for our brothers to meet together and fellowship with one another even though the government has shut down their primary means.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Papa please open up communication so spiritual encouragement can flow to Iranian Christians. Keep them strong and wise.
    michele r - USA
  • In the name of Lord Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Iranian believers. We ask for provision, hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, I lift up the church in Iran and all the difficulties they face right now. Please help them to be strong and faithful during this time. I pray that you will place a hedge of protection around them and enable them to worship you. I pray that the gospel will go out in might and power to draw many to faith in Jesus Christ all over the country.
    Julia F - USA
  • Great and Mighty God, only you can understand why all of this persecution is happening. Somehow help your people to have peace and joy in their suffering. As they seek your kingdom, please provide their needs and deliver them from evil. I know that there is revival in Iran, and I pray that you will reach those in authority and turn their hearts to you.
    Linda B - USA
  • Lord God, Thank you for bringing this situation to my attention. I pray Psalm 42 for Iran. People may say, "Where is God?". Lord, the gathering together, even if virtual is being cut off. But "the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with them." Strengthen them to put their hope in you. Let them praise you. Be salvation.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Fahter in the name of Jesus, that you will inervene in these demonstraions of force and brutality against our iranian sister and brothers in Christ . We pray their churches can function during this civil disobedience that one front line worker said as "like nothing we have seen before. Be merciful to them as they stand tall in Jesus name . amen
    Billie c - USA
  • Father you are sovereign over all and there is no authority except that instituted by you, so I ask in Jesus' name for peace in Iran and transformation of the government and relief for our brothers and sisters in Christ. I pray for freedom for Christians to meet and that they will be able to bless their country and society as they serve you.
    Paul J - United Kingdom
  • Avi Ad! I thank You that they will be led by Your gracious Holy Spirit to ask that God will search them to see their hearts, test them to see their anxious thoughts, to see if there are any offensive ways in them and to lead in God's way everlasting. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Iranian believers in the midst of civil protests: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they remain strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May they be able to safely keep meeting & functioning as the Church. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Father: Encourage our dear fellow believers in Iran and give pastors there wisdom in ministry to believers & unbelievers. May Your name be lifted to the highest place in the midst of unrest. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • Oh my God we trust in you. do not let us be ashamed and do not let her enemies exalt over us. Indeed may all who wait on you not be ashamed but may those who deal treacherously without cause be ashamed.
    Craig R - USA
  • Father, in Jesus' name, I pray for encouragement of our Iranian brothers and sisters facing such a huge challenge as Christians from their Government. I pray that you will protect them from harm. Empower those imprisoned with inner strength and fill them with your peace. Let them be bold and strong amidst opposition. Embrace them with your love. Amen.
    Roseline S - Kenya
  • People are tired of the brutality of the rulers of this present darkened world. May Your Body be protected and not be swept away by the violence. Use this time of unrest to loosen the enemy's hold on the gospel in Iran.
    Pam M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we pray for the safety of the communities of Christians throughout Iran. We ask that you miraculously allow the churches there to continue meeting and praising your name in this persecution.
    Calm this highly charged environment and allow your children there to be light and hope for all there who are suffering. Grant them strength and hope.
    doug S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, please let these pastors and congregations stay together in communication during this time of upheaval. Your will be done! Please thwart the efforts of Your enemy. Your Kingdom, come! We hope and pray for peace in Iran and throughout the world.
    Jocelyn L - USA
  • Heavenly Father have mercy upon Your Church in Iran. Make a way for Your children to communicate with one another without detection by authorities. We pray for peace in Iran - the peace that can only come by You. May more and more Iranians come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In Jesus' name Amen.
    Marita J - USA
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