Christian kids in Muslim majority Turkey face an uphill battle in school.
Christian kids in Muslim majority Turkey face an uphill battle in school.
Oct. 12, 2017 | Turkey

Pray for a Pastor Concerned About His Children's School Environment

[258] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Turkish Pastor.

A pastor in Turkey has asked that we pray for his two elementary-age children, who are surrounded by Muslims at school. Christian children in Muslim cultures often face great difficulties; their beliefs are actively mocked, both by teachers and students. The pastor said he and his wife are working hard to raise their children in a godly way, but they pick up bad habits from friends at school. They moved the children to a different school last year in hope that it would be a better environment, but they still encounter problems. “May they reflect the love of Jesus in an atmosphere where he is not known,” the pastor said. “Pray we have God’s Spirit to not only teach our children how we can be lights in the darkness, but to be examples of that as well.”

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  • Father bless these parents who want to bring their children up in the right way. Bless these children and help them to see truth and be brave help this family to live for You and be aware of Your presence. They will find all they need in You. Help their lights to shine in the darkness. Open the eyes of the blind. Make a way where there is no way.
    Terry K - USA
  • Father I pray that this pastor and wife would have your Spirit to teach their children how them may be lights in the darkness. I pray for the children. May they have ears to hear what their parents are saying and I pray you would help them to come to you and be faithful despite the suffering. May your protection be over them.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Dear Jesus, be with these children and protect their spirits and their emotions and bodies as they stand for you. May they all find fullness of joy in Your presence. Ps 16:11 Susie - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Lord guard the hearts and minds of these little ones, help them excel in their studies and keep true to you.
    Margaret D - USA
  • God, I ask that You please watch over Your children who are surrounded by non-believers. Please equip this pastor and his wife with the tools necessary to raise their children in a Godly manner. Please lead them to be a light to those around them and please help guide the children to remain steadfast in their faith. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
    Madison M - USA
  • Our Father who art in Heaven hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not unto temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory forever and ever. In Jesus Name. Amen.R
    renee h - USA
  • Abba, please send your mighty angels to protect these children in school surrounded by evil. Lord I pray these children's roots will grow deep in you, and to stand up for the Lord, and give the parents grace to discipline their children right. Amen
    Tammy R - Canada
  • Father, we join with this pastor in asking You to protect his children from being negatively influenced by their school culture. Thank You that he and his wife have the opportunity to begin teaching them how to live in an hostile, anti-Christian atmosphere while they are still in their parents' home. Keep them immersed in the Word, and let evil fail.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Lord, ensure that the good teachings instilled in our children will have deep roots, and they will not stray or be discouraged to represent You, Lord Jesus, even in environments that reject Jesus. Give this pastor wisdom on how to minister to his little ones in Your intelligence and love. While away from home, minister to and protect these children.
    Rebekkah T - USA
  • I pray that these children would reflect the love of Jesus at this school and that You would grant them great favor. I pray that many students and teachers at their school would come to Christ. I pray for the parents to be at peace and praise You for Your goodness, please protect them in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • I pray in concordance with this pastor in Turkey that his children, "would reflect the love of Jesus in an atmonshpere where he is not known" and that You would give them Your "Spirit to not only teach (their) children how (they) can be lights in the darkness, but to be examples of that as well." Protect these young hearts Lord.
    JM B - USA
  • Father God, I pray that you would strengthen the family of the Turkish Pastor and protect them and specifically the children from all harm and evil that satan tries to bering in their family. Let the Holy Spirit guide them to live among the muslims and at the same time to share the gospel with them. Help them to reflect the love of Jesus. Amen!
    David A - USA
  • Father God, in the name of JESUS and on behalf of these parents who love You and have raised their children to know their Savior, I ask for Your protection over these little ones of Yours. I ask that EVERY CHILD in the school they attend will fall in LOVE with Jesus who loved them first and loves them forever. It's in His name I pray.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Heavenly Father Iift up to you this family in Turkey and ask that you strengthen the parents by your word and promises. I ask Holy Spirit to reveal yourself to these children, even at this young age making them aware of the great love of Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit remind them who they belong to. Remind these children who they are in you Jesus. Amen.
    Ingrid V - USA
  • We cover the minds and hearts of these dear christian children. Move mightily upon them as they go to school to not give in to the lies of Satan. Make them a light and a testimony to your grace and mercy. Oh, God, intervene for these dear children and for this pastor in this dark place.
    Kathleen R - USA
  • Abba, You are the pillar of clouds and pillar of fire for the pastor, his wife and his children in their neighborhood and schools. Keep them holy in your love and grace. When they pass through the water, you will be with them;and through the rivers, they will not overwhelmed them. When they walk through the fires they will not be burned .. Isaiah43:2
    Veronica Z - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for these two children and others being raised under Your Word. Give their parents counsel and wisdom in raising them up. I pray these children will abide with those who call on You out of a pure heart and not follow after strangers. I pray that they desire the pure milk of Your Word to grow by and be doers of that Word.
    Michelle B - USA
  • Help them to not compromise their standards. And strengthen them to endure trials they encounter in school, and not be confused by theories and philosophies presented by their teachers that do not line up with Your Word. Give Your angels special charge to accompany, defend, preserve, and provide safety for them day and night. In Yeshua’s name, Amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • Father, fill Your children of all ages with Your life. I thank you that You have their lives in Your hands and are leading them. I pray that these children will be Your light in a dark world and will reflect the love of Jesus in this place. Open the eyes of their classmates and teachers to see the truth about the Kingdom of God. Amen.
    Maria J - Australia
  • Father, I pray that the challenges and trials faced by the Turkish pastor and his wife will strengthen their faith in Your Son and lead to an opportunity to share the gospel with those who intimidate and persecute their children. Protect the children from natural and spiritual adversaries and enable them to stand strong in the power of the Holy Spirit.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear heavenly father I pray that you will help these parents as I try to raise her children in a Godly environment, help these children to see the value of a living according to God's word, may they be an example of how Jesus can make a difference in your life.
    Fred S - USA
  • Lord, give these children faith, comfort, and courage far beyond their years. Help them to understand that these "light and momentary troubles are achieving an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." May they fix their eyes on Jesus, knowing that he too felt rejection, and may they exude his love so that others will be drawn to know Christ.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father God, use your spirit to guide these children and strengthen them against persecution, use their witness to bring muslims to you, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • ALMIGHTY LORD, I pray for this Pastor and his family as they try to remain strong in their faith in spite of being surrounded by such spiritual darkness. Please hold them in YOUR hand as they resist the pressures of the culture and cling to YOU for comfort.
    Paul H - USA
  • Almighty God I pray for the children of the Turkish Pastor to be influenced by the faith of their parents. Holy Spirit be their counselor and guide to live their lives in order to please the Lord. Father God I pray for these children to find meaning in your word, you created them and you know them better than the parents. Let them see light of the word
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Thank you Lord for this Turkish family. Lord please bring a new understanding of righteousness and justice in Turkey from the President down through living encounters with you. Shine your light, truth and hope into the lives of all residents of this land and the surrounding nations that there may be peace in Your sight in all these places. In Jesus
    Linda R - Australia
  • Father thank you for this Pastors heart for you and his heart for his children! I pray you would bless this family for their faithfulness Lord! I pray you would control the mouths of the Muslim children and teachers and the children of this Pastor would not feel persecution or pressure to be displeasing to you! Keep them protected Lord I ask and pray!
    Amy R - USA
  • Father, you see these little children. You see the hearts of the parents. Father, put a hedge around these children. may their little eyes see truth and follow after it. I pray you use them to be a light unto their other peers and teachers. Speak to the hearts of all those involved. Pour out your Spirit. Move in this situation.
    polly c - USA
  • My God and I pray for this Turkish pastor and his children in Jesus name. May the protection of God and Guidance the Holy Spirit be upon you all. AMEN
    Delbert B - USA
  • Dear Lord break our hearts for what breaks yours. Take control of these children who I commit to you. Cover their minds their dreams and hopes under the blood of Jesus. Open their eyes that they would see and only accept what is good and pleasing to you. In Jesus name. Amen
    Pauline B - USA
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