Iraq is considered the birthplace of humanity and was likely the ancient home of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. However, the nation's illustrious past stands in stark contrast to current political unrest and ongoing violence.


PRAY — Pray for the many families who have been forced to leave their homes and are seeking shelter in temporary accommodations, many of which are unsuitable for approaching winter conditions. Pray for comfort for those living in a climate of fear and uncertainty.  Pray that OM workers would be able to establish effective relief systems and find open doors to spread the hope of Jesus amongst people who are suffering emotionally and physically.

GIVE — Give to help support the work of OM in Iraq 

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  • Population: 32.6 million 
  • Languages: Arabic, Kurdish
  • Religious Make-Up: Muslim 99%
  • State of Economy: The oil sector dominates Iraq’s state-run economy. The country struggles with high unemployment rates and faces rampant corruption and outdated business structures. As of 2014, conflicts caused by Islamist extremist groups have uprooted over 1.2 million Iraqis, forcing them to flee from their homes and constituting a humanitarian crisis. Violence and instability is rampant, especially in North Iraq.
  • State of the church: In 2014, Islamist extremist groups forced Christians to leave their homes in specific regions. Believers in Iraq face not only persecution but also incredible pressure to provide for the physical needs of thousands of displaced peoples.

*Stats from The World Factbook (

Pray for Iraq

Thank You for the beautiful, historical country of Iraq. Thank You for the way the persecuted Christians there are staying strong in faith and being a witness to those around them. We pray that You grant this terror-stricken nation peace and both spiritual and material provision; let Your power be seen by those opposing you and let Your healing begin.

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