Middle East: two Bible translations

Mission partners involved in Bible translation in the Middle East write that one of the translations they are working on is now ready to be published on an app, which their intern is building. Pray for the team as they make decisions about spelling and extra letters for sounds that other local languages don’t have. […]

Middle East: peace and reconciliation

Pray for people across the region where Jesus was born; for reconciliation between people groups, for peace and for renewed hope for the future, especially at this time of year.

COP27 follow-up

Give thanks for the impact of faith voices at COP27 and for the agreement to set up a Loss and Damage Fund to assist poorer countries. May it be backed up with resources from the rich nations! Pray for the work to engage more Christians across the Middle East with creation care and climate justice […]

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 […]

Lebanon: cholera

Mission partners Nabil and Sarah Shehadi ask for prayer for the health and protection of all from cholera, which has now been detected in the water supply and sewers throughout Lebanon. Pray for clean water and improved management of water supplies. Pray also for mission partners Phil and Sylvie Good in their work with refugees. Pray […]

Middle East: discipleship training

Please pray for the Together Network as they run discipleship training in Syria, Iraq and the Gulf. Pray for relationship building, open hearts and growth.

Unimaginable pressures, uncontainable joy

Come with us on a tour of changed lives through the Middle East and North Africa.

A listening year

Church Mission Society has bold mission plans, but we dare not launch them without first listening to Jesus, to each other and to voices from the edges.

Walking with refugees in Lebanon

CEO Alastair Bateman's recent travels shone a light on perhaps the most important part of mission work - relationships

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 […]

Iran: protests

Please pray for Iran, where protests continue following the tragic death of Zhina (Mahsa) Amini, who died in custody after being arrested for wearing “improper hijab”. A number of women and teenage girls have been killed while protesting. Pray for justice for the women of Iran and across the Middle East.

Mission partners: ordination

A number of mission partners are beginning training for ordination – please pray for Grace Kanungha starting training alongside her work in Liskeard, Cornwall, and Kailean Khongsai finishing as a mission partner as he begins training in London. Pray also for Joel Kelling, in Jordan, undertaking online training for ordination through the Diocese of Cyprus […]