The Lak people of Iran live in the southwest of the country and speak Laki which is a northwest Iranian language. Laki has become one of the main Kurdish languages in Iran. Several tribes speak Laki including the Jalilavand and the Osmanvand.
They follow a traditional religion called Ahl-E-Haqq and Shia Islam.
Evangelism is illegal in Iran. The Laki follow a mystical religion called Ahl-E-Haqq and Shia Islam. Islam is deeply ingrained in their culture.
Simple things grow, simple things multiply. Pray for a simple church and small groups to be a hallmark of the Holy Spirit's work to maximize fruitfulness among these people who do not presently have God's truth.
There are no known followers of Christ among the Lak people in Iran. Pray that the Holy Spirit will raise up many prayer teams to pray for the Lak people until the blessing of knowing Jesus is spreading rapidly in this remote region from family to family.
Scripture Prayers for the Laki in Iran.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2010-11-26|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2019-11-13|
|People Name General||Laki|
|People Name in Country||Laki|
|Population this Country||1,304,000|
|Population all Countries||1,304,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||26|
|Alternate Names||Feyli Lur; Lur Kuchek; Lurs|
|Persecution Rank||9 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Western Lorestan, Ilam, and Hamadan provinces; Aleshtar, Kuhdasht, Nurabad-e Dolfan, and Khorramabad. Source: Ethnologue 2016|