September 1: North Korea
is the most oppressive regime in the world, unjustly imprisoning thousands of
its citizens in labor camps and controlling daily life of its people in
unimaginable ways. Pray for the Holy
Spirit to move across North
Korea, bringing a spiritual revival.
September 2: Pray for the dialogue between North
Korea, South Korea and the United States
to be peaceful and productive. There is still a long way to go before the
peninsula is truly on the path to freedom.
Please pray for Kim Jong-Un and the North Korean regime. Pray God changes
hearts and minds, and that genuine progress can be made through dialogue with South Korea and
the United States.
Christians suffer cruel persecution in North
for genuine peace on the Korean peninsula, respect for fundamental freedoms,
and human dignity for the people of North Korea.
September 5: All
powerful God, we lift up the nation of North Korea. Its regime is under
greater pressure to account for its extensive human rights violations. Lord,
soften hearts and change minds among those in authority that carry out horrible
We pray for peace, and remember all those imprisoned in North Korea’s gwanliso prison camps. Pray for their
release and for freedom of religion or belief in North Korea.
September 7: Some
North Koreans have a window to the outside world through foreign media smuggled
into the country. Pray God increases this information flow through radio, USB
sticks, cultural engagement and other means.
8: Many North Korean refugees seek safety by escaping via China. Pray China allows
them to pass safely through the country to South Korea, and ends its policy of
returning them to North
Today is Independence Day in North
Korea. Pray for God’s guidance and wisdom in
the international community working to bring about peace and real change in
Almighty God, You are above all rulers and governments. We pray for spiritual
revival in the nation of North
Korea. May Your Holy Spirit open the hearts
of its rulers toward genuine peace and freedom.
Today is Coptic New Year in Egypt. As
Christians in Egypt observe their New Year, pray God protects their
celebrations, which are often targeted for attacks. Pray this New Year brings
peace and safety for all Egypt’s citizens.
Dear God, we lift the nation of Egypt
to You. Protect the Christian community which has lived there since ancient
times. Shield and uphold them in the face of severe pressure and persecution.
Lord, as the number of terror attacks in Egypt grow, we ask You to bring
Your peace to this troubled country so all can worship freely, without fear. We
pray for peace and religious freedom in Egypt.
Pray for the human rights situation in Egypt, which has progressively
worsened since the 2011 revolution. Measures taken in response to the terrorist
threat have caused deterioration in the human rights climate, restricting
freedom of association, freedom of expression and freedom of religion or
The increase of terror attacks in Egypt, caused the government to
introduce special measures, resulting in human rights being restricted in the
name of national security. Please pray for peace in Egypt.
Fourteen churches have been closed by the Egyptian government between
2016-2018, largely in response to local hostility. Pray these churches would be
reopened and for peace to replace hostility.
September 17: Attacks on Christian communities in Egypt often go unpunished and
justice is not delivered to the survivors. Please pray God would move in the
hearts of those who oversee the justice system.
Reports persist in Upper Egypt of young Christian girls being abducted,
forcibly converted to Islam, then married to men they don’t know. Please pray
the Egyptian government brings perpetrators to justice and returns abducted
September 19: Despite
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's
warmth toward the Christian community in Egypt, societal hostility,
discrimination and harassment persist. Pray respect and religious freedom would
spread throughout society.
September 20: Pray
the Holy Spirit brings peace and unity to Egypt. We lift our Egyptian
brothers and sisters in Christ into God’s precious care, knowing that He will
be their fortress and comfort in the face of violence and discrimination.
September 21: Please
pray for the nation of Iran,
which is in the heart of the Muslim world. Pray for church leaders to be raised
up and churches to be planted in this nation of 79 million people.
September 22: Almighty
God, we lift up the nation of Iran.
Protect and encourage the Iranian
Church as it continues to
grow for Your glory in the midst of intense persecution.
September 23: Pray for children in families
belonging to the Church
of Iran in the cities of Rasht and Shiraz. They are told
they must either study
Shi'a Islam or leave school.
Pray criminalizing of Christian activities in Iran ends.
Arrests amount to the criminalization of the Christian community for exercising
the right to freedom of religion or belief, even though the constitution
September 25: Lord,
You set prisoners free and uphold the cause of the oppressed. We pray for the
release of those in Iran
who've received long, unjust prison sentences for taking part in church
September 26: Pray for Iranian
Christians serving harsh, unjust prison sentences. Lord, we
pray for Christians in Iran facing the very real possibility of decades in
prison. Comfort and strengthen them, and give them hope.
September 27: Many of the men
arrested and facing harsh sentences belong to the Church of Iran.
We lift them to God in prayer, asking Him to strengthen them and fill them with
courage and hope.
September 28: Please
pray for Pastor Nadarkhani, Mohammadreza Omidi, Yasser Mossayebzadeh, and Saheb
Fadaie; all facing 10-year sentences recently upheld on appeal. Pray for the
charges to be dropped.
September 29: Pray for Pastor
Behnam Irani and his family, applying to the UN’s refugee agency for
resettlement. He was released from prison in 2016 after serving a six-year
sentence in Iran.
While in prison he developed severe health problems as a result of frequent
September 30: Pray for healing and outpouring of
Jesus’ love upon the ancient land
of Iran. Lord, we pray
for Your grace and mercy to bring about a powerful spiritual revival throughout