An attempted plot to kill Pastor Emre Karaali was foiled by Turkish authorities, but the court case continues.
An attempted plot to kill Pastor Emre Karaali was foiled by Turkish authorities, but the court case continues.
Feb. 20, 2016 | Turkey

Pray for Pastor Emre Karaali, New Development in Case Against Conspirators

[433] prayers in [25] nations have been posted for Pastor Emre.

A new development arose in the case against those who conspired to kill Pastor Emre Karaali. In January 2013, Pastor Emre learned that more than a dozen people—including some who had infiltrated his church and even babysat his children—were planning to assassinate him. Evidently, those plotting his death had met with a police chief and military officer. Because of this, the courts indicted these two officers. After waiting for a year for the officers to give their story, Pastor Emre’s lawyer called him and told him that it is no longer necessary for them to give a witness statement, claiming that there is not enough evidence that they had any part in the plot. Though there were phone records showing a connection between the assassins and the officers and earlier court hearings stated the relationship between them, prosecutors do not see the connection as sufficient evidence. This means the decision will have to be appealed, prolonging the case. Pastor Emre has forgiven those who plotted to kill him, yet the case is weighing heavy on his heart. Pray the Lord will continue to be Pastor Emre’s stronghold as he waits. Pray also for justice, ultimately that those responsible will place their trust in Christ.

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  • Dear Lord, I thank You that the plot to kill Pastor Emre Karaali was thwarted. I ask that You would allow him to go free and to not worry about further persecution. Do a miracle, Lord. Show Yourself to those who want to hurt this pastor, and may they come to a faith in Jesus Christ soon. Bring justice to Pastor Emre. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Lord, send your peace.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • Father, assure this son of Yours that JESUS knew what it was like to be betrayed by "friends." At the cross, He said that they didn't know what they were doing and for You to forgive them. As You strengthen the pastor to do greater things in the name of Jesus, I ask that You help us all to find loving brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank You.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Praise JESUS for Pastor Emre's faithfulness to You God. Help his problems get better for him. Lord, may your will be done. Protect him. Bless him. Show mercy. Thank you for him. In JESUS name AMEN.
    Ann P - USA
  • Lord, Pastor Emre's life is in Your capable hands, as are the lives of his children and family. I pray that the plotters will confess and be save. I pray for justice and righteousness in flute prosecutors and judges, officers and all in authority. Please comfort Pastor Emre's heartland bring him and his family peace. In Jesus' Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father I pray for Pastor Emre. Thank you for revealing the plot of his dead and saved him. We rest this case on your hands trusting you that as you have revealed the plot we believe you will be with Pastor Emre until justice is done. I pray for continued protection and that Pastor Emre may be strong and fearless trusting God who sees everything. Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Heavenly Father I pray that Pastor Emre will boldly say daily The Lord is my helper and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Hebrews 13:6. Thank You for his witness
    barbara w - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, We Look to you for answers!!! Thank That IT IS DONE IN Jesus name, Justice for Pastor Emre. I Thank you Father that there plot was killed dead in its tracks. Thank you for not letting the enemy win. Keep this Brother Strong, daily looking to You. Please allow justice to suddenly come. Don't let these people get away Scott free.
    Deidre S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Pastor Emre needs your help and encouragement as well as direction on what to do. I ask you to continue to protect him and his family and congregation. Stop these evil ones and save their souls.
    Pamela F - USA
  • We are praying for you here in Texas. You " ..can do all things through Christ who gives you strength". We love you and God Bless
    Charles O - USA
  • Father, what a tangled mess, what a frightening situation! I pray that You will continue to be Pastor Emre's stronghold, that You will keep his faith bright and strong, that the beauty of Your love for him and his for You astounds those who see him and that they, too, will come to faith in you. Keep Pastor Emre safe. In Jesus' name, I pray.
    Sue R - USA
  • Dear Father,

    Be glorified, and work in this situation for your glory, so that men and women know that you exist and have an eternally good plan for your life.
    mark m - USA
  • Dear Jesus, give wisdom to Pastor Emre. Give wisdom to his counsel. Comfort his family and his children. Come to his defense and provide for him. Convict those who sought his life and may they repent and seek You. Please help him trust in You even more and drive away the spirit of fear.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • We appeal to You, Righteous Father, to show Your justice to Pastor Emre. And to reveal to watching eyes that You are faithful to Your people. Encourage our brother's heart as he waits for Your deliverance. Thank You for protecting this family. Bring conviction on the hearts of those in the plot.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Lord, Paul appealed to justice when he was wrongfully jailed. I pray first for his protection. Lord, keep him. Protect his family and the ministry. May it go forward thru Jesus.
    joey S - USA
  • Father i pray that those responsible for the plotting assassination of my brother in Christ Karaali, will supernaturally give their lives to Christ, in Jesus Name.
    Joseph M - USA
  • Great Elohim, I lift up Pastor Emre and his church family to you. Please grant him justice, according to thy will, and please instill him and his church with peace, wisdom, joy, love, faith and witness as they continue the Great Commission. I pray for salvation of all involved in this assassination attempt - the guilty, and court and legal officials.
    Francie M - USA
  • Father we ask that you fill Pastor Emre with your peace. We pray for a good resolution to this issue. Work in the hearts of the officers as well as those who plotted to kill him. May they come to know the truth about Jesus. May Your Spirit flow freely throughout this community so that justice will be served and many will come to know Christ.
    Linda H - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the faith of Pastor Emre. I praise You for Your hand of protection that spared his life. We pray for Your authority to take over this situation. We pray for Your justice. We pray for every conspirator to cast out their sin and let them all to come to You as Savior. In Your name we pray. Amen.
    Janet A - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray for protection for Pastor Emre, that he would draw strength, encouragement and guidance from the Holy Spirit. I pray that any works of Satan set to harm him would be undone and that those involved would repent and turn to You. I pray that through this and an uncovering of the truth, an abundant harvest is brought home. Amen
    Tom A - United Kingdom
  • Father thank you for sparing the life of Pastor Karaali! Father we ask that truth would prevail and that what is wrong would be made right and that justice would prevail. Strengthen and encourage Pastor Karaali. Be his protector against all attempts to harm him andor his ministry. We pray for those who had planned this deed that they might find Jesus.
    Richard B - USA
  • Father in the name of Jesus we thank You that You are the God of justice. May justice prevail in Pastor Emre's case. His help only comes from You. There is no other God but You. Oh Lord vindicate Pastor Emre in Jesus name.
    GLADYS M - Zimbabwe
  • Dear FAther, in Jesus wonderful Name, I give you this whole situation. Pls work and move Your powerful hand. Protect him and those around him, in Jesus Name, AME
    carolyn c - USA
  • Father God, Pastor Emre is in a tough situation. You are a God of both justice and mercy, and vengeance is yours. Help Pastor Emre to know what to do in this situation, and guide the authorities to protect not only Emre but the rest of their citizens from people who plot evil things. Convict their hearts to turn to you. In Jesus' name. Amen.
    Dana G - USA
  • Father, thank You for sparing Pastor Emre's life; Lord, in Jesus Name, I pray that You would continue to be Pastor Emre's stronghold, that You would place Your angels around him and protect him spiritually and physically and I pray that Your will be done concerning this trial and that justice will be done.
    Anne S - USA
  • Dearest Lord: our brother, Pastor Emre, needs Your protective cover, strength, peace, and continued joy while this case continues to unfold. Give him a sense of Your Presence and power as he ministers and carries Your Word. Soften the hearts of those around him, and thwart efforts of those who wish to do him harm. The joy of the Lord is his strength!
    Brian A - USA
  • O Lord, I praise You for what You are doing in this man's life for Your glory and purpose. I pray You become what he needs and apply Yourself to him as His Provider, Healer, Sustainer, Stronghold. Pour your mercy and kindness on those against him that they will turn to you in repentance and receive Your marvelous salvation. In Christ, Amen
    Holly M - USA
  • Oh Lord Our Righteousness, I pray for truth to prevail in this case concerning a conspiracy to kill this pastor in Turkey. I also pray for swift judgement, and that Emre and his family can hopefully put it behind them. Protect them from further attempts to squelch their ministry and give Emre boldness to preach the gospel in spite of his enemies.
    Joan B - USA
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