Day 8

MAY | 2022

Iran

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Inflation rates continue to rise unchecked in Iran after years of international sanctions. Cost of living is becoming so great that there are real fears many people can’t pay the rent. Affordable food is becoming rare, and owning a car is only a luxury for the wealthy. Officials seek to blame the previous government. The current government doesn’t appear to be able to take any action to bring change. Few are willing to say that only a renegotiation of the nuclear program will save Iran. All-powerful God, we know that You can do all things; no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. Pray that God’s purposes in Iran will bring life and freedom (The Bible, Job 42:2).

Source: Iran Lawmakers Criticize Runaway Living Cost ‘Tsunami’ (Iran International)

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%