Father, please strengthen and encourage the believers in Iran who are persecuted for their faith. Grant great joy to those who are in prison, as you did to Paul and Silas, and cause their joy to open the hearts of guards and other prisoners alike to the gospel.
Grant to your people in Iran hearts of forgiveness and gratitude, and lead them often to prayer with thanksgiving. Give them your peace as they come before you. Protect them from bitterness and hatred.