‘O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act!’ Daniel 9:19
Throughout the Bible it is clear that for God to bless a nation there must be repentance. In the book of Daniel, we see that though he himself was a godly man, Daniel identified himself with his sinful nation, and he confessed the sins of his people (Daniel 9:20). He then asked God to remember His promise and restore his nation. So with this in mind, today as Iranian Christians we would like to humble ourselves and confess the sins of our nation and ask the Lord to forgive Iran.
God has placed bountiful natural riches and resources in Iran – enough for the nation to be a huge blessing to the region and the world. However, this is not happening. Our hearts are grieved as we think of the fact that for more than twenty-five years our nation’s policy has been to declare death and curses to some other nations. Even children in our schools have been taught to chant curses to these countries.
As a result, our own people are suffering and languishing in sin, drug addiction, depression, poverty, prostitution, and economic hardship. There is moral failure, corruption and deceitfulness. Furthermore, contrary to the friendly and hospitable Iranian culture, atrocities have been committed against religious minorities and other groups including Zoroastrians, Baha’is, Christians and minority Sunni Muslims. In particular, the hatred of Jews has been fostered.
Therefore today we want to confess the sin of our nation to God and plead with Him to forgive Iran. We want to pray that in His great mercy, the Lord will reverse the situation and cause Iran to be a blessing to others. We bless other nations and pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for peace in Iran.
Please join us in prayer:
- Pray that as Iranian Christians confess the sins of their nation, God will bring conviction and repentance throughout Iran.
- Pray that God, in His great mercy and love will forgive and heal Iran and make the nation a blessing to other nations.
- Pray for the establishment of the Kingdom of God in Iran - His righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Thank you again for supporting Iranian Christians in prayer today.