Luri is the name of a nomadic tribe of shepherds who live in the Zagros Mountains of southwestern Iran. They live as nomads, traveling six to eight months out of the year and living in black goat-hair tents. Luri society is dominated by those possessing the largest herds and the most money. Those from the upper class hire members of the lower class to tend their flocks.
The Luri are practicing Shi’a Muslims. However, unlike many of the Shi’a who tend to be entirely dogmatic in their beliefs, the Luri have adopted a very practical belief system with simple religious practices. Shrines dedicated to holy men (founders of various Islamic groups) are scattered throughout their region and are believed to possess healing powers. People with physical and psychological ailments visit them each year in hopes of being cured.
Pray for God to demonstrate His blessing - strengthening and healing families and communities within the Northern Luri people so they will follow Him.
There are no known followers of Christ among the Northern Luri people group in Iran.
* Pray that God will send messengers who will recognize and engage with persons of peace among the Northern Luri people in Iran. * Pray that church planting movements will begin among this nomadic people. * Ask Almighty God to cause His abundant life and love through Jesus to be widely embraced by these nomadic families, and that they will accept followers of Christ to live and work among them.
"Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You." Psalm 67:3