Persia – the name evokes ancient memories mostly from the Bible. The children of Israel were taken captive and exiled in Persia or modern-day Iran. Tehran, the capital, is home to many ethnic groups, and the Persians are one such group. The Persians are very family oriented. Modern Persian women highly value their appearance, and many wear designer fashions.
The government of Iran is strongly opposed to anything they perceive as Western, including the gospel.
The government of Iran tries its best to stop the spread of the gospel, but Iran remains the fastest growing church in the world, thanks to their government-dictated form of spirituality. It is reported that many are coming to Jesus Christ through supernatural encounters. Now seems to be God's time for drawing the Persians to himself.
"I will greatly rejoice in the LORD; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels." Isaiah 61:10
Pray for the garment of salvation to come to this people group.
Pray for believers to be so filled with the love and joy of having a relationship with Christ that others would take whatever chance they need to belong to him. Pray for God to draw Persians to himself through supernatural encounters. Pray for the spread of the gospel in Iran to continue to be blessed by multiplying house church movements. Pray for entire families to come under the conviction of the Holy Spirit and understand that Jesus Christ died for them so that they can live for him.
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|