Day 8

DECEMBER | 2021

Iran

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

As we pray for Iran today, we speak out that there is only one body and one Spirit, and we are called to one hope; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Thank Him for His love for the people of Iran. Thank Him that He desires that Iranians have the opportunity to hear the truth about Christ and who He is. Pray that as many media ministries present the Christmas story, that many Iranians will hear the Gospel and encounter Jesus (The Bible, Ephesians 4:6).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Formerly known as Persia, Iran retains its identity as one of the greatest empires of the ancient world. They have maintained their language, culture, and Shia interpretation of Islam. In recent years there has been an increasing internal divide between hard-line and moderate Muslims. Internationally backed US sanctions have taken a huge toll on the economy resulting in protests on the street and greater dissatisfaction with the Islamic clerics. Protests were brutally squashed, only fueling the tensions.

CHIEF OF STATE
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
HEAD OF GOV.
President Hassan Rouhani
POPULATION
81,824,000
CHRISTIANS
0.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Shia Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
8
REFUGEES
982,085
LIFE EXPECTANCY
71.15 yrs
LITERACY RATE
86.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
18.7%