Local officials want to find a way to legally remove a church in Turkey.
Local officials want to find a way to legally remove a church in Turkey.
Nov. 28, 2019 | Turkey

Officials Threaten Legal Action Against Church

[217] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Newly Opened Church.

A newly opened church in Turkey is facing potential legal problems. After years of prayer and searching, church leaders finally found a suitable building with an owner willing to rent to them. They began holding services, and the congregation gradually began to grow week by week. Then, the police began calling the pastor asking for information, and recently district officials questioned him for two hours. The officials told the pastor they were uncomfortable with the presence of the church and that they would examine the law concerning religious organizations. If they found any problems, they told him, they would begin legal proceedings against the church. The pastor used the two-hour interview to share his testimony with them. “I am praying the local officials will not react to an unfamiliar situation,” the pastor wrote, “but that their thoughts will be changed through this conversation.” Pray for an improved relationship between the church and government officials.

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  • Lord, I lift the churches of Turkey to you and ask that the government officials do not hinder the movement of your word there. Rebuke the hand of the adversary as he seeks to hinder the work of Christians. Strengthen the pastors that they may complete the work you have given them to do, in the powerful name of Jesus Christ I pray.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please bless this church and pastor and enable them to continue to be able to worship in spite of police harassing them. Enable the pastor to continue to witness for Christ no matter where he is, even in the police station. I ask for this in Jesus' Name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Dear God, Thank you for helping these people find a church building. May you bless the church body and the one who rented the building to them. Also, I pray that the pastor's words touched the officials' hearts. I hope the officials may establish a good relationship with the church and even attend a service sometime. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for knowing us individually. Please improve relationship between the church and government officials. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • In Jesus name I pray that the government officials involved in this situation with the church in Turkey will come to salvation and no longer persecute the church but be active to continue increased growth in both attendance, salvation and growing in their faith. Bless the pastor and his congregation as they stand firm in their faith. Bless their word
    Angie E - USA
  • Lord Jesus, please allow this church to continue, and even to grow as Your gospel is proclaimed. Strengthen the relationship between the church and the government officials, and may they come to know You as they investigate. Protect them from false accusations, and may they be a strong light for You in this town.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord God Almighty I pray for the church in Turkey that has been targeted by government officials who are inspired by hatred for Christianity. Let there be good relationships with the authorities who will recognise their rights to fellowship in the place they have been provided by you. Help the authorities to observe the rule of law.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • I plead the Blood of Jesus upon our Brothers and Sisters and i pray that no weapon formed against them shall prosper in Jesus Mighty name i pray Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Father I pray that this Pastor will find favor with those in positions of authority . I pray for those in authority to have their understanding opened so they can see that Christianity is not a threat . Send the Holy Spirit to draw there government officials to you . I thank you for this answered prayer in Jesus mighty name . Amen
    Ann S - USA
  • Father I do ask that relations between the church and the state will become better. And I also pray for these police officials that hurt the testimony of this pastor that they will think about this and want to hear more and that your spirit will work in their lives and bring about their conversion. In Jesus name I pray.
    William S - USA
  • Lord I ask for the truth of the Gospel to sink into the hearts of those who heard it and for their minds to be opened to the message of Jesus. I pray they wouldn't be able to stop thinking about it and that they would dwell on the thoughts and stories shared. I pray for this church to stay open and for it to be a refuge and a place of safety for many.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord, please use the pastor's witness to turn the hearts of the leaders to favor the church and be open to the love of Christians and to you.

    michele r - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for the newly opened Church in Turkey. May the testimony of the pastor touch the hearts of the police and officials. May the church remain and continue to grow! Pour out Your blessings and love on them and give them strength and peace.
    In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Lord, praying for this church in Turkey that they will find favor with the local officials and be able to stay in this building. That many will come and be saved and worship You. Praying for wisdom for the pastor. Praying for the salvation those he shared the gospel with.
    margaret m - USA
  • Father Almighty, we glorify Your true name still in Turkey. We pray that You open the eyes, ears, and hearts of the Turkish government official to the real You, Lord Jesus. We ask that You guide our fellow Church body there to grow and prosper even under adversity. AMEN.
    Sirian T - USA
  • We pray for those who are being persecuted for righteousness sake. We call them blessed and declare that no one will be able to harm them because they are followers of what is good. We pray they will not afraid -1 Peter 3:13-17. No weapon formed against them shall prosper and every tongue that rises against them shall be shown to be in the wrong-Is 54.
    Rob N - USA
  • Father, move on the behalf of this pastor and his congregation. You see the work that can be done through your Spirit. Touch the hearts of those who heard the testimony. Open their eyes to their need of you. Soften their hearts to the gospel. Move in this situation.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord,
    Do miracles so great there in Turkey! Change hearts and soften hearts!! Change laws so that religious freedom is present in Turkey for all. Let Your love touch all those officials. Let Jesus Reign! I thank You Lord You are in there midst. In Jesus All powerful name Amen!!
    Deidre S - USA
  • Lord we thank you for blessing this congregation with a space to worship and meet, and with bringing new members into your kingdom. We ask that you please safe guard this blessing against those seeking to close it down, and we pray that you put favor for the church into their hearts and bring them to know Christ. Thank you Lord. In Jesus's name, amen.
    Samantha H - USA
  • Father, please work on the hearts and minds of the officials to not seek to close the church and to be drawn to Jesus themselves. May they see the benefit of having followers of Jesus in the community. Give wisdom to the church leaders and other members during this time. May they trust You fully. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, thank you that this pastor could share his testimony. May it turn many to you. May relationship between the church and government officials be improved and may this church continue to function where it is. May others not be afraid, but be drawn to you by the witness of the members.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father God I pray for your Devine intervention regards the church situation in Turkey. Please let the Authority see the church as a blessing and a light in a dark place. And change attitude, against Christianity,I pray dear Lord you will let the blind see the light, and convicted that Jesus as come to help and save all who will come to him
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Lord, thank You for giving this pastor the words to say at the moment he needed them by the power of the Holy Spirit. Your Word does not come back to You void, and may the seeds this pastor planted in the official's hearts not be snatched, trampled or wither. Let the seeds produce 30, 60, and 100 fold.
    Please grant the congregation a place to worship
    Beth P - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Turkey: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts of officials & their President to You; may they see Christians' positive influence & stop suppressing them. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Turkey: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts of officials to You; may they see the value of believers in society. May this improve relations. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Holy Father I ask for your help in the scenario including the Church in Turkey. I do implore your intervention, touch the Authority,s heart and open blind eyes to the the light of the gospel, as you did Aggripa in the book of Acts, when Paul almost persuaded him to become a believer, bring these heathen to the knolodge of God in Jesus name, Amen
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Dear Lord, thank you for the wisdom you gave to this Pastor. We are in agreement that thoughts of the officials will be changed. Unite and give favor to this new church in Turkey. Bless their faithfulness in prayer & searching. Thank you for aligning all these things in advance. Salvation & revival in the people of Turkey. To God be the glory!
    Peg B - USA
  • Father God, allow this church to meet and grow, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Lord, I pray for an improved relationship among believers in Turkey and those who are in positions of authority. May they see You working in the lives of those who have faith and may they want the same thing. In Jeus' name, Amen.
    Connie A - USA
  • Please Lord please use this pastors witness to to plant seeds in the officials hearts, and please have them come to Christ. I pray that the church would be unhindered and I pray that many would be added to their number, in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
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