Area: 143,100sq km
Population: 9,537,645 (2020 estimate)
Main Religion: Islam(97.8%), Zoroastrianism(1.2%), Christianity(0.7%)
Official Language: Tajik
Challenges for Prayer
Pray for sensitive Christian ministry that can address the great social and spiritual needs.
Ask God to call more long-term personnel, especially from among Iranian believers who have and ethnic relationships.
Pray for Christians to find ways to teach and minister, even under the harsh restrictions.
Even Islam is the religion of 94% of the populations, some more radical Muslims from Iran and Afghanistan promote extremist teachings. Pray that their goals might be thwarted, and many Muslims will have opportunities to discover Christ.
Pray for indigenous peoples with little opportunity to hear the gospel.
Source: Molly Wall, Pray for the World, 2015