The Christian population in Iraq has dropped from 1.5 million in 2003 to less than 200,000 today. Pray that God will multiply this remnant so that His church regains its full strength – then grows even further.


Iraq

Pray for thousands of Christians who have returned to their ancestral homes in the Nineveh Plain, northern Iraq, now the Islamic State occupation of their lands is over. But others have moved in to this region too, including Sunni families and Shia militias loyal to Iran.


Iraq

Many Christian families are still living as refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan and depending on relief aid as they wait for the security situation to improve. Pray that their hope will be restored through the love and practical support of our partners there.


Iraq

Pray for Christians in Iraq as they try to rebuild their lives and their homes. Pray that God will provide work for them.


Iraq

The Christian minority in Iraq are suffering less persecution than during the Islamic State insurgency but the political instability means that they are not protected as a community. Pray that the Government will take firm action to uphold religious liberty for all.


India

Pray for the work Release supports in India. Pray that the one-day Pastors’ Conferences will continue to be times of blessing and encouragement for those who have faced hostility for their ministry.


India

Gorak became a Christian after his son was healed from tuberculosis in India. He now ministers in a high-caste Hindu area and has been threatened and accused of forcibly converting people. Many of his congregation are afraid. Pray for courage to persevere.