#9 - IRAN
Converting from Islam is punishable by death for men, and life imprisonment for women in Iran. Underground churches are increasingly monitored, which makes some afraid to attend, and at least 108 Christians were arrested last year. Interrogation methods in prison can be harsh and sexually abusive.
For comfort and strength for dozens of imprisoned Christians and their families.
For wisdom for Christians to know who to trust, and for protection for secret believers and underground churches.
As the 'West' gains greater influence in Iran pray for protection against even stricter controls on religious activities.
SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 4:5-6