When we gather and commit to pray, lifting our requests and thanksgiving before the King, we can expect Kingdom outcomes. Prayer changes hearts, prayer changes circumstances, prayer brings breakthrough.
Thank you for joining us in prayer for the work of 222 Ministries.
The country

Iran has a population of more than 80 million and its neighbouring Afghanistan and Tajikistan comprise a further 30 million Farsi speakers, all in need of Jesus Christ! Pray for:

  • Religious leaders and those in government – that God will bring about miraculous Saul-to-Paul conversions and save people of influence.
  • Depression is a huge problem in Iran with some 15 million people suffering from the illness. Pray they will find Jesus and receive His peace and healing (we receive many testimonies of Jesus healing the clinically depressed and many come to Christ because of this).
  • There are also some 600,000 prostitutes in Iran. Pray that they will be exposed to the love of God, saved and restored.
  • The children (28 million under the age of 18). Pray that God will save them in their childhood.
  • The young people and students. Pray particularly that God will expose them to the message of Jesus Christ through Christian websites and television channels, and that they will hear and accept the message of the gospel as they pursue education and knowledge.

The country

There is increased pressure, intimidation and persecution of Christians in Iran. Please pray for:

  • Protection – That Christians will be protected from attack and persecution from the authorities and the public. That they can worship in peace without fear of being reported by their own neighbours and family.
  • Strength – particularly for those who are in church leadership and those who are under the watch of the authorities. Pray they would be bold and not shrink back in fear.
  • Wisdom for leaders who are under constant pressure to co-operate with the government.
  • Comfort and justice for those who are in custody or have family members in custody. Pray that whatever situation they are in, God would use them to reach out to others around them. Pray that God would comfort the families of martyrs and heal their wounds.
  • The diaspora scattered across the world. As more and more believers are being forced to flee their country, pray that God would establish them in their new countries and use them mightily for his work.
  • Discipleship – Pray that the believers will continue to grow and be discipled in their faith through the range of resources 222 Ministries and other organisations offer. Pray that they would have a thirst to go deeper in their knowledge and relationship with God.

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Operation warm home

March 6, 2017

Please keep the humanitarian team in your prayers as the 'Operation Warm Home' project continues through until April. Pray for wisdom in planning and distribution, protection in travel, and that the recipients would truly know they are loved by God.

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Sama TV

March 1, 2017

Pray for Rev. Lazarus and Dr. Sammy Tippit this month as they record another series of teaching at the 222 Sama TV studio. Pray for wisdom and the Holy Spirit's anointing, that these programmes would bring revelation to thousands of viewers

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On the Road

January 5, 2017

Pray for our Founder and President, currently visiting various teams in Turkey. Pray for an effective time of training and planning for the year ahead.

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Operation Christmas Joy

December 19, 2016

Thanks to our donors we have been able to bless some of the poorest Assyrian families with Christmas gifts for children under the age of 15. The warm winter clothes and toys brought such joy to these children, and parents were so touched. 'The most wonderful thing was that you came to us' said one mother, 'it means so much to know we are not alone.'

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Christmas services

December 13, 2016

This Christmas hundreds of believers are preparing for Christmas services and an opportunity to come together and celebrate the birth of their Saviour. It isn't often they have oportunity to come togther and celebrate, so please pray these times would be special for families and communities as well as an opportunity to remember the real reason for Christmas.

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Refugee Winter

November 30, 2016

As winter approaches, please continue to remember those who are living in very poor conditions with little heating. Many poor families in Turkey endure temperatures below -20C huddled around a simple coal stove in one room of their house. Pray for health, affordable heating, and hope in these difficult circumstances.

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Women's conference

November 25, 2016

Maggie and her team spent an incredible few days with 40 Iranian women leaders last week. Everyone went home encouraged, blessed, filled with the Holy Spirit, and challenged to see what God’s plan for her would be for the 2017! This would have not been possible if it wasn’t for the prayers of the many saints who were faithfully standing for us and with us, over the last week. Thank you!

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Revelation and intimacy

October 21, 2016

Pray for deeper revelation of Christ's love for his Church and that each and every believer would have deeper intimacy with their Saviour.

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New arrests

October 7, 2016

Pray for the belivers who were arrested recently in the southern city of Kerman, where at least 25 arrests were made. Pray for their safe release, for closer intimacy with God, and that they will be able to minister to others while in these harsh circumstances. Pray also for safety and protection from unjust treatment in prison.

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New teaching series

September 6, 2016

Thank God for the sucessful completion of the first 8 programmes (from our series of 16) on 'Finishing the race' at our Sama TV studio. Praise God for the amazing tool TV is in reaching and blessing the scattered saints inside and outside of Iran, and pray God's Spirit will bring revelation to his people.

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Speaking events

September 3, 2016

Over the next month, several of our leaders are involved in conferences and speaking engagements representing 222. Pray for open ears and hearts to the work of 222, for strategic partnerships to be formed and essential funds to be raised. Pray also for the speakers as they travel and communicate the work of 222 Ministries.

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Church leaders

August 29, 2016

Pray for our church leaders, especially those living as refugees in a foreign country with little security. As leaders of the churches they can be vulnerable to spiritual attacks, including illnesses. Pray for protection and healing for the sick.

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Communications

August 15, 2016

Pray for our communications team, working on new publicity and fundraising material, long-term strategy, and the continual development of our supporter website.

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Humanitarian crisis

August 12, 2016

Pray for our ongoing work with Christian refugees in the Middle East. Many are living in desperate conditions with lack of food, medical support and many suffering from trauma. May God bring comfort to the suffering and bring us more resources to meet their practical and emotional needs.

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Praise for prayer!

August 3, 2016

Priase God for all our faithful supporters who uphold us in their prayers day in day out, and for those running prayer groups and ministries. We can do nothing in our own strength, thank God for these prayer warriors upholding and supporting us!

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Funding

July 27, 2016

As we push forward in the vision God has given us, we are constantly in need of funds to continue our work. Pray for God's financial provision and for wisdom as we continue with funding applications and fundraising strategies.

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Turkey

July 18, 2016

Pray for the situation in Turkey after an attempted military coup. Pray for peace and stability for the country, and particularly for the refugees we work with across the country. Pray they would know God's presence, comfort and protection.

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Persecuted minorities

July 15, 2016

It is not only Christians who are driven from their homes in Iran, but also non-Shia Muslim groups, Bahais, homosexuals, reporters and professors with differing views from the regime. Pray for protection or these minorities, and for justice and transformation to come to the nation, to the point of no longer persecuting and driving out these citizens.

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Opportunities

July 11, 2016

Thank God that He is bringing the Muslim world to our doors. Rather than fearing or opposing Muslims who have come to our cities and towns, we can rejoice at the opportunity to minister to them in Jesus’ name, and share with them the reason for the hope we have within us.

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Ramadan

July 4, 2016

As the month of Ramadan draws to the close, pray our Muslim neighbours around the world will continue to seek God and that he will continue to reveal himself in truth, directing their path to the only Way.

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Drug addiction

June 28, 2016

Iran has the highest rate of drug addiction in the world, with Afghanistan not far behind. Pray for the country to prioritise tackling this problem and for desperate hearts to turn to the Father. We hear many stories of people being healed from severe addiction, pray for these prodigal sons and daughters to come home in their thousands.

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Internet ministry

June 24, 2016

Pray for our internet ministry team. They work tirelessly, maintaining 14 different web services, to ensure the Good News reaches people despite government blocks in certain countries. Our sites are subject to constant attacks, but our team are continually finding new and secure ways protect data and make sure the sites are protected. Pray for wisdom, skill and protection. Pray also that the Message will reach those who need to hear.

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Refugees reaching refugees

June 18, 2016

Thank God for the generous hearts of the refugee churches in Turkey. Out of the overflow of what God has given them they are reaching out to other refugees with the love of God and practical help in their time of need. 

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Displaced believers

June 12, 2016

Pray for the Holy Spirit to strengthen the displaced Iranian and Afghan believers who have fled to Turkey and Europe. Pray for God's continued blessing on them and open doors of opportunity as they live their lives as refugees in a foreign countty.

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Baptisms across Europe!

June 10, 2016

Praise God for the 300+ Farsi-speakers who were baptised last month!

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Freedom in Christ

June 5, 2016

Pray for all the churches currently running the Freedom in Christ course. Ask the Holy Spirit to bring true healing and freedom.

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Deep in the word

June 2, 2016

Pray that the teaching being shared with Iranian leaders will take root and they will continue to grow closer to God through deeply studying his word.

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Dastane ma launch

May 30, 2016

Pray for our brand new website Dastane ma. Pray that the word of people's testimony word go forth and impact lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. Pray also for protection for those who have bravely shared their story.

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Sama TV

May 28, 2016

Pray for the new programmes constantly being recorded, that this essential material will touch millions. Pray also that God will provide the funds to be able to continue pushing forward with this essential work.

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