New regulations will hinder Christian meetings in Turkey.
New regulations will hinder Christian meetings in Turkey.
Jul. 26, 2018 | Turkey

New Regulations to Affect Christians

[213] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Turkish Christians.

Following a June election, the president issued several decrees that will affect Christians in Turkey. According to a Turkish pastor, meetings in homes are now illegal. Though the law may be intended to hinder Islamic sectarian meetings, it will definitely hinder Christians meetings as well. Some churches also have police stationed outside during meetings — ostensibly to provide security — however, an unfortunate consequence is that some people are deterred from attending. “People are more fearful,” the pastor said. Pray the Holy Spirit can help people overcome their fear so they may step into new light. Pray for all those in ministry in Turkey.

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  • Abba Father and The Lord Jesus Christ. May your perfect peace and strength and comfort continue to encourage our brothers and sisters in the nation of Turkey and May they keep prayer and sharing your good news (the gospel of Jesus Christ) to everyone. May they remember the words of Acts 4:17-20, May they also commit to verses 19-20 themselves. Amen
    Bill F - USA
  • Father God, I pray for your children in Turkey! I declarethat Your perfect love, casts out all fear! Fill you people with your love, Father! Give them strength, Lord! Protect and strengthen those who minister in Turkey. Fill them up to overflow with Your love! In Jesus' name! Amen!
    Dana H - USA
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    CHARIS R - USA
  • Father please take away all fear, despair and depression from Turkish believers and fill them with your joy and peace and the power of your Spirit. Open doors for them to speak the word of God without fear. Give them the grace to present themselves as living sacrifices. Comfort and strengthen their hearts in every good work and word.
    Kendall P - USA
  • I pray for fellow persecuted Turkish Christians. I pray that the new decrees don't hinder Christians from meeting together. I pray that Turkey stop their evil ways and let fellow Christians worship in peace. I pray that the Holy Spirit can help people overcome their fear so they may step out into new light and will not be intimidated.
    Brian E - USA
  • Please Lord I pray that the severe persecution in Turkey would end. I pray that believers would be able to meet freely and that many more would be added to their number. I pray for peace that transcends all understanding for our brothers and sisters in Turkey and for complete freedom for Pastor Andrew Brunson, in the Mighty Name of Jesus. amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Father, I pray you would strengthen your children in Turkey. I pray you would help them to trust you. Give them wisdom. I pray you would help them to overcome their fear. Father, pour out your Spirit upon them. Deal with the hearts of those lost. Comfort those hurting.
    polly c - USA
  • Father thank You for the Christians in Turkey. Please be with them and protect them. I pray that You would bless them and keep them safe. Send Your Holy Spirit to help them overcome fear and step into the light . I pray for all those who are ministering in Turkey. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Lord, I lift Turkey to you. May the believers there be infused with you strength in their and outer man. May your word move freely there so that those that you have called see deliverance and salvation. Bless mightily the believers that stand for you. May they always remember the greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Father God I commit Christians in Turkey to your embrace, you do see the challenges that continually confronts them, the plan of Satan to bring discouragement, I pray for courage and consolation in your name, command the Authority to be lenient, and allow Christians freedom to worship as other religion has, help them to be bold as well as respect



    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father, You sent the Holy Spirit to be the Helper, and we ask Him to help our Turkish brothers and sisters to remain strong in the midst of added pressures on the Church. May the peace of God that passes all understanding be their portion, and be a testimony of Your power in them. Turn the enemy's schemes back on him; use these regulations for good.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father God, I pray for all the Christians in Turkey who are affected by the new laws. Holy Spirit, strengthen them , give them courage and Your peace that passes our understanding. I ask You
    Father to put Your angels around them for protection.
    Pierrette W - Canada
  • Father, Turkey is in unrest, but you know what will happen. Please give your people Your Peace and strengthen and embolden them during this political unrest. Let them feel your love and protection as never before. Let the peace they display bring many unbelievers to you looking for the same peace. Let them point the way to your Son through that peace.
    Cathleen W - USA
  • Our Father, help all Turkish Christians ans relief their fears. Let them find Your peace in their lives. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • We pray and break fearin turkey as you continue to spread the gospel
    Kim Y - USA
  • Father God, I ask in the name of Jesus, Your protection and love over the saints in Turkey. Please answer their cries and give them guidance. We also ask that You make a way for Pastor Andrew and his family to come to the U.S. unharmed. Break the hearts of the wicked leaders. Thank you for Your word that warns us these things are coming.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord, we ask for Your perfect love that casts out fear be granted to these Christians. May they understand that the peace You give is not as the world gives. Let their hearts not be troubled and let them not be afraid. Grant them Your protection as they meet and let them continue to meet, all the more, as they see The Day drawing near.
    Beth P - USA
  • Dear Lord I pray for your servants in Turkey. I pray for grace upon their lives so that they can continue to carry on with your work. I also pray that Christians in turkey will be courageous to attend church and worship you. May whatever policies being defined be to the good of your children. I thank you for answered prayer in Jesus name.
    Evelyn F - USA
  • Lord, please be with those believers in Turkey who are struggling with fear as they see what is going on around them and the new decrees set forth by their president. Please make a way for them all to continue to meet together for worship. Keep them safe and may they trust You.
    Christa B - USA
  • Psalm 119 Heavenly Father deal bountifully with these your servants that they may live and keep your word. Open their eyes that they may see wondrous things from your law, as they are strangers in the Earth. These princes sit and speak against them, but encourage your servants to meditate on your statutes and Delight in your testimonies
    Julie C - USA
  • Lord, please protect and strengthen your Church in Turkey. Help them to know your perfect love which casts out fear. May they know your power and sovereignty and trust you fully. Please encourage pastors and give them boldness to continue to proclaim your truth. May police and government officials come to know you and bring revival to this place!
    Jackie V - USA
  • Dear Father, please, please bring the unbelievers in Turkey to their knees. Help them see that You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Protect this pastor and the Christians in Turkey, and let them see You at work in the lives of those who are currently hardened to You. Holy Spirit, help these Christians to have no fear but to trust You. Amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father break the spirit of fear in turkey May a new sun shine upon this country. May darkness fall away and your love conquer it!
    Jesus has already done what Satan is trying to shield their eyes from.
    Freedom come!
    In jesus name amen
    Crystal M - USA
  • Dear Lord, we lift up our bothers and sisters in Christ in Turkey. You remind us that fear is not from the Lord, but reverence to You is. We heed Your teaching and gladly receive it. May the Holy Spirit guide and counsel those in ministry. We remember Pastor Andrew Brunson as well. Your will be done by the Holy Spirit thru this body in Christ!
    Peg B - USA
  • Lord, I lift up your church in Turkey. Please cause the light of your gospel to shine brightly there. Help the believers not to fear but to be emboldened to share the hope that is within them. I pray that you would protect your people and glorify your name through those in ministry there. I pray that the police will hear the good news and receive Jesus
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for our Turkish brothers and sisters. May they continue to meeting together and worship You without fear. Draw people to You; may Your Spirit flow into many hearts. I pray for all those who are ministering in Your name in Turkey. May they stand strong and be a blessing to all they come in contact with.
    In Jesus' precious name Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear God,
    I pray for the Christians in Turkey. I pray they will continue to meet together for prayer and worship. I pray your Spirit will guide them and comfort them. I pray there will be police who hear the Good News and repent due to their stations being near the churches. I pray the church will grow in spite of persecution. In Jesus' Name.
    Brittany G - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our fellow believers in Turkey. I pray that they would be strengthen in their faith and made very courageous in order to meet together. May they not be hindered by the state in fellowship. Help us all realize that You are God and in control of everything and that we can trust in You for all of our needs, confident in You.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father, I pray that the Holy Spirit will help these people to overcome their fear and trust you. I pray for all those in ministry in Turkey. Protect them and give grace that they will trust you in the face of persecution.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father, please give boldness and wisdom to the believers in Turkey. Remove fear from the people.
    Chad K - USA
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