Lord God, we are delighted to hear that Christianity is growing in Iran! We are thankful a secular research group based in the Netherlands confirmed this trend. We pray, Lord God, for the estimated million Christ-followers in Iran. We are thankful that Iran allows Christianity, but we share our concerns about the serious persecution that still takes place there. May your children find ways to grow and ways to practice their faith freely in their daily lives. May they be a positive influence in their communities and nation, helping with concerns such as the high poverty level, opium addiction and prostitution. May they have easy access to your Word and make use of that. May they shine brightly in their part of the world. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.