Pray for Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan

In Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan it is true that the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. The statistics below show just how great the need is for the light of Jesus to penetrate the darkness that veils these nations from the truth. War, terrorism, and governments keep their people from hearing the gospel. And yet, Jesus loves these people dearly and longs for them to come to right relationship with him. It is time for us, as the Church, to partner with Jesus in seeing Iraqis, Iranians and Afghans saved.

Iraq

Total Population: 41,001,000

Population Unreached: 40,180,000 (98%)

Evangelical Population: 0.40%

Iran

Total Population: 84,895,000

Population Unreached: 84,561,000 (99.6%)

Evangelical Population: .52%

Afghanistan

Population: 39,637,000

Population Unreached: 39,635,000 (99.9%)

Evangelical Population: 0.02%

 

Prayer Points:

  • Pray for believers in these three nations to be bold in their proclamation.
  • Pray for strength and joy as they endure persecution.
  • Pray for Iraqis, Iranians, and Afghans to experience dreams and visions of Jesus.
  • Pray for believers from nearby countries to choose to live in these three nations as missionaries.
  • Pray for a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan.
  • Pray for a church planting movement to develop in these three countries.
  • Pray for Jesus to be glorified in Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan.

Pray for an Elijah Experience

Pray that God will Show His Mighty Power Supernaturally

1 Kings 18 (NIV)

21 Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing.

24 Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers by fire—he is God.” Then all the people said, “What you say is good.”

26 … Then they called on the name of Baal from morning till noon. “Baal, answer us!” they shouted. But there was no response; no one answered…

30 Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come here to me.” They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the Lord, which had been torn down.

36 At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command.

37 Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.

38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.

39 When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord—he is God! The Lord—he is God!”

Prayer for an Elijah Experience

Ask God to bring an encounter where the whole Muslim world is brought before God to cease in their wavering and answer to the call: “If the Lord is God, follow him.”

Ask God for a supernatural demonstration of power in which the evil powers  are defeated by the power of God in front of the eyes of all the Muslim World.

Pray against the spiritual forces of evil who want to do everything to hinder such a wide revelation. Proclaim a revelation of the victory and message of Jesus on the cross!

Proclaim that God is repairing the spiritual attitude of worship in the Muslim world, so when Jesus brings the encounter the people can respond in worship of the living God.

Ask God to show the appointed time for His chosen encounter. Ask God to reveal himself as the God of the nations and that His bride is His servant working at His command.

Ask God that the Holy Spirit would turn the hearts of hundreds of millions of Muslims in all the Muslim world to Him so that they may know that He is the Lord when seeing the demonstration of God’s power.

Ask God for something to happen, that has never happened before so that the supernatural encounter would be like the fire of the Lord falling on Elijah’s sacrifice.

Ask God that this encounter would let hundreds of millions of Muslims all over the Muslim world fall prostrate before Jesus, declaring that He is the Lord – He is God!

Ramadan 2020

“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them; and I will raise them up at the last day.” John 6:44

April 2nd, 2022 marks the beginning of 30 days of prayer and fasting among Muslims. This is their holy month. It is a time to seek God and be with community. During this important religious time, we pray that many Muslims encounter the true God.

To focus our prayers, we will join with the 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World initiative. Since the idea was first envisioned in 1992, believers around the world unite every year to pray for Muslims during the month of Ramadan.

https://www.30daysprayer.com

The 10/10 initiative maintains focus on praying for 10% of Muslims to be saved. We also seek to partner with other prayer initiatives. Our open partnership with 30 days of Prayer for the Muslim World is one such example. All our posts during the 30 days of Ramadan are made with permission.

You may order a complete adult or children’s prayer guide through the site above. The guides are an excellent resource for families and communities.

Pray for the Middle East and North Africa

In the words of Samuel Zwemer, known as the Apostle to Islam, “If you want to do the most difficult task in the world, but the most rewarding, work with Muslims.”

In an area spanning 22 nations from Morocco to Oman lies the home of 407 million people, 95% of whom have never heard about Jesus. Within this region is the birthplace of Islam, making its inhabitants very resistant to the gospel. The desert climates, continual wars, persecution, and other hardships make it all the more difficult for Christian workers to share the truth of Jesus in this area.

And yet, in an area that seems so hostile to the gospel, Muslims are coming to Jesus.  They are having dreams and visions. They are encountering the Word of God through social media and technology. The Lord is truly moving among Arab Muslims like never before, making himself known to a people in desperate need of him.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for more laborers to choose to leave the comforts of home to live among Arab Muslims with to share the truth with those in their new community.
  • Pray for Muslims to have encounters with Jesus through dreams and visions.
  • Pray for whole families to come to a saving knowledge of Christ.
  • Pray for strength and joy through persecution.
  • Pray for healthy churches of believers from a Muslim background to be planted throughout the Arab World.
  • Pray that the message of Jesus would be accessible to all Muslims in the Arab World and for Christian workers to be creative and divinely inspired as they use technology to reach those who have never heard.
  • Pray that Jesus would be glorified in the Arab World.

Pray for an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit…. And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Joel 2:28-29, 32)

Peter quoted the prophet Joel in Acts 2:17-21 in his sermon on the Day of Pentecost. On that day 3,000 people came to faith in Jesus resulting in the start of the Church. May we, as followers of Jesus, look to this story and say, “Do it again, Jesus!” Believing by faith that God can and will pour out his Spirit on the Muslim world around the world resulting in healthy, vibrant, reproducing churches.

Prayer Points: 

  • Pray for the Lord to pour out his Spirit around the Muslim world.
  • Pray for many Muslims to see the outpouring of the Spirit and recognize the power of Jesus and their need of him.
  • Pray for the Lord to plant his church in the Muslim world.
  • Pray for Jesus to be glorified in the Muslim world.