In light of the ongoing situation in Iran, we have a range of prayers available to help you to pray.
A prayer for the people of Iran
Lord Jesus Christ,
we hold before you the people of Iran.
May the tears shed in your earthly life
be balm for all who weep,
and may the prayers of your pilgrimage
give strength to all who suffer;
for your mercy’s sake.
Prayer for Anglicans in Iran
whose Church is strengthened by the blood of the martyrs,
we thank you for the witness of the Anglican Church in Iran
and pray for the faithful remnant who endure.
In suffering, sustain them;
in fragility, nurture them;
in isolation, surround them with your love.
May we see your presence in the small and vulnerable,
for the bruised reed you do not break, nor the smouldering wick snuff out.
Renew us, and the persecuted Church, in the message of hope
shown in the death and resurrection of your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Written by the Bishop of Chelmsford, +Guli Francis-Dehqani, and first used at the Lambeth Conference 2022. You can find this in Persian in the graphic below.