Day 20
Pray for the Abused Children of Iran

Behind Closed Doors

A 16-year-old son strangles his mother for not preparing the dinner of his choice. In his rage, he chokes her until she throws up, sending her to the hospital for four days.

A wife hides the bruises on her face with heavy make-up before going to the grocery store.

A teenage boy slaps his two-month-old sister for grasping his finger.

A father throws his seven-year-old son to the ground for asking one too many times to tag along on his father’s errand.

Sadly, these families are devout followers of Islam and stories like these are all too common in many Iranian homes. The secrets that happen behind closed doors are often shocking.

Pray Acts 26:18 for Iranian families. Ask God “to open their eyes and turn them for darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.” (NIV)

Pray for the children of Iran who experience abuse. May God reveal His mercy and redemption to them especially.