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Intercession is a journey into the presence of God. Long for God's kingdom to come and for his will to be done as you lift up the names of the peoples of Central Asia.

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Our Hearts' Desire

Join us for a Day of Prayer and Fasting for the Muslims of Central Asia on June 18, 2015.


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2015 Day of Prayer and Fasting - Printable Invitation

Download and print your invitation to join IMB personnel working with Central Asians in a day of prayer and fasting on June 18, the first day of Ramadan. May God open many eyes to the beauty of the gospel of grace.


Prayer and Fasting: Tatars of Central Asia

In the 10th century, Tatars converted to Islam. Six centuries later, the Muslim Tatar people suffered atrocities “in the name of Jesus” at the hands of Ivan the Terrible. That dark period of Tatar history continues to be an obstacle to the gospel after more than 500 years. Join in prayer and fasting on April 26.


Iraq in Crisis: Prayers for the Kurds

Amidst the chaos swirling around the Kurds in Iraq, God is not shaken or moved. He reigns on high, and He is what they need. Join us in praying for the Kurdish people to worship the only One worthy of praise.


Today's Prayer

Mazandarani of Iran

July 02, 2015
Mazandarani of Iran There are an estimated 4 million Mazandarani (pronounced mah-ZAHN-dar-on-ee) living in Iran along the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. They enjoy a thriving agricultural economy, which has benefited from an influx of oil revenue. They grow rice, tea, fruit, and cotton, and are known for breeding Arabian horses, a breed of humped cattle, and buffalo. There are many fisheries along the Caspian Sea, and the caviar from this area is considered to be the best in the world. The Mazandarani were the last converts to Shiite Islam and now belong to a group known as the "Twelvers." There are isolated Mazandarani believers and some underground fellowships. It is estimated that among them, 1 out of 2,300 (0.04 percent) are Christian. Efforts are underway to translate the Gospel of Luke, which is nearing completion. No other Scriptures are yet available. Pray for the salvation of the Mazandarani people.

Pray for the Districts of Istanbul

Behind the Ottoman glory, behind the gleaming waters of the Bosporus, and behind the postcards, the neighborhoods of Istanbul are in desperate need of the Gospel. Learn about twelve of Istanbul’s districts and pray for God to work for His glory in Istanbul’s neighborhoods.


A Call to Prayer: Join a movement of prayer for Afghanistan

Become part of a movement of prayer for Afghanistan. Join us in praying for peace, reconciliation, restoration, and hope for a country broken by war.


Afghanistan Prayer Guide: Prayers for the Healing of a Country

The future of Afghanistan is uncertain. Prayer requests, stories and photography fill this 32-page booklet that will challenge you to pray for Afghanistan.


Seeing Afghanistan: Prayers for the Healing of a Country

A glimpse into a country broken by war and in need of peace and reconciliation.


Host a Women's Prayer Tea

Whether an intimate gathering in a home or a special event for a women's ministry, a prayer tea is a cross-cultural experience that will inspire women to pray with compassion for Muslim women.


Share Tea, Share Life: Conversations with Women in Central Asia, vol 2

Women serving in Central Asia invite you into their world, sharing with you some of the issues and deep hurts revealed when women gather around a steaming pot of tea. This booklet includes a guide to hosting a prayer tea.


Pray for the Crimean Tatars

Crimean Tatars work to reclaim their heritage after decades of prejudice and mistreatment.


Lezgi Day of Prayer

The Lezgi are trapped by superstition while searching desperately for hope.


Pray for Eastern Turkey

Muslims in eastern Turkey respond to devastating earthquake by sacrificing a bull.


Central Asian Peoples: A season of prayer

Your prayers open doors for the gospel. This tabletop prayer guide helps you intercede strategically for 30 UPGs and 30 UUPGs in Central Asia.