In March and April earlier this year, Iran was severely affected by widespread flooding, causing significant loss of life and millions of pounds worth of damage to homes and infrastructure.
Amidst the chaos and fear, several viewers of SAT-7’s Persian channel got in touch to ask for prayer – including one mother, Nadee*, and her son, Kamran*, who prayed for a miracle.
“I live in a city where recently it was announced we would be flooded the following day,” Nadee told our viewer support team. “There was even an evacuation order for the neighbourhoods around rivers. I was very concerned for my mother and relatives.
“My seven-year-old son, Kamran, came to me and said, ‘let’s pray’. I didn’t have my mobile phone with me to record his prayer, otherwise I would have shared it with you so you might enjoy it.
“Truth be told, I had never heard him pray in this way, as each time I asked him to pray he said he didn’t know how. In any case, he prayed powerfully in the name of Jesus and said, ‘Amen’. He then said that God will stop the flooding.
“I didn’t know what to say! I really asked for God’s help, because I had seen that Kamran really trusted God and I didn’t want his faith to be damaged. The following day we prayed again, and he said, ‘I know there will be no more floods’ and I said, ‘Yes, the flood just won’t come.’
“Again, I said to God, ‘Please help us, even for the sake of Kamran’s faith.’
“Well, the floods never reached our town! I am so happy.
“I recalled the portion in God’s word about God and two of His angels coming to destroy Lot’s home town, and Abraham asked God to not destroy the city for the sake of its believers. God told him He wouldn’t if there were any believers. But here there are still men and women who have faith and God for their sake allowed the calamity to pass us.”
*Names changed and image used for representation only
- Thank God for the amazing strength of Kamran’s faith in the face of catastrophe, and thank Him that their family was saved from the flood! Pray for other Iranian children, that they will also come to know Jesus and put their faith in Him.
- “The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever. The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace” (Psalm 29:10-11). Pray for all those who were affected by the floods in Iran, as they try to rebuild their homes and lives.
- Pray for SAT-7’s Persian channel, SAT-7 PARS. Thank God for the support it provides to its viewers throughout the highs and low of their lives.