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LTW Prayer Calendar / May 24 / Talysh
Population: 259,000
Hub: Iran
Religion: Islam
% Christian: 0.00%
Resources: JF
Engaged: Yes
Workers Needed: 5
Description: The Talysh are an indigenous ethnic group of the West Caspian Sea region, with major populations in both Iran and Azerbaijan. The Talysh claim to be one million people, with a much larger population in Azerbaijan than is being recognized.

Prayer Points:
• The Talysh have been persecuted by the Azeris who are trying to forcefully integrate all their minorities. As a result the Talysh are demanding autonomy and have formed the National Talysh Movement to advocate for their rights. Pray that followers of Jesus might stand with them and communicate to them God's purposes for them as a people.
• The Talysh are using social media such as YouTube to promote their language and culture. Pray for the creative use of technology to bring the gospel to the Talysh and see their identity anchored in Christ alone.
• There are 16 other Iranian languages which are closerly related to the Talysh. Pray that God might use the Talysh people to bring the gospel to these small and largely forgotten minority peoples.

A Prayer: Heavenly Father, may the name of your Son Jesus be glorified and highly exalted among the Talysh, high above all authority and power, until he alone is recognized as Lord over all.
Each year 2,000 Talysh die without Christ.

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