Iran: new charges against two pastors from the Church of Iran movement

Yousef Nadarkhani and Abdolreza (Matthias) Haghnejad were recently required to go to court on unspecified security charges. Both Yousef and Abdolreza have previously been in prison in connection with their faith and are now up on new charges after a married couple from the same religious movement made a complaint about them to the Iranian […]

Iran: couple acquitted

Homayoun Zhaveh and his wife Sarah Ahmadi were first arrested in 2019 and given prison sentences for their involvement in a house church. Middle East Concern reports that their sentences were recently reviewed and that they have now been acquitted. Praise God for this turnaround and pray for Homayoun and Sarah as they recover from […]

North Africa: training for believers

Praise God for the very useful training Together Network carried out recently for Iranian believers. Please pray for the next course in North Africa; for obstacles to be removed so that people can attend and for instructors and participants alike to come away refreshed and encouraged as well as equipped.

Iran: persecuted Christians

Elam Ministries, which works to build the church in the Iran region, requests prayer for persecuted Christians in Iran, who are facing increasingly severe persecution for their faith. Pray for encouragement for believers who are detained or suffering in other ways for their faith in Christ and for Iran’s leaders to encounter Jesus, repent and […]

Iran: ongoing unrest

Elam Ministries asks for prayer for an end to the government’s violent crackdown on protesters and that God would raise up righteous leaders for Iran. Praise God that amid the unrest, people are turning to Jesus and the Church is growing. Pray for comfort for hurting and grieving Iranians, and for many more to find […]

Iran: two Christians released

We rejoice with Iranian Christians that two believers were released from prison this week; Navard Goltapeh, who was imprisoned for establishing house churches, and Fariba Dalir, imprisoned for practising her faith. Praise God for their release, and pray for justice for others who are still imprisoned on account of their faith. This prayer point comes […]