Persia – the name evokes ancient memories mostly from the Bible. Israelites living in Judah in 586-587 BC were taken captive and exiled in Babylon, which came under Persian rule some time later. Tehran, the capital of what is now Iran, 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.
"See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship." Exodus 31:2-3
Pray that as members of this people group become part of God’s holy family that they will also find His purposes for them.
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.
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