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

[173] prayers in [12] 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.

Write your own prayer for Newly Opened Church

  • Father God, I pray for the church in Turkey and the government officials that they will have a good relationship and I thank you for this pastor who shared his testimony. I pray that his words will have a great effect on them and bring them to a place of desiring a relationship with Jesus Christ. Please draw these people to yourself and help the people
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord, give patience and wisdom to the pastor and leaders of this church in this situation. May the words they speak be seasoned with salt and grace. I pray in the Name of Jesus against any schemes of the enemy involved in this situation and declare that evil shall not prevail against Your church. Work in the minds and hearts of the authorities.
    Cheryl W - USA
  • Father, thank you for giving this pastor time to share his story with the government officials. Open their hearts and minds to Your grace and mercy, and may they allow the church family to continue worshiping there. And, if not, please give those people stronger faith, strength, wisdom, and the ability to continue meeting elsewhere. Amein!
    Embriette H - 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 Christians' value in their society. May this result in improved relations. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, so many times you have used situations that man meant for harm to be to your glory. We pray for that in turkey, that people will be saved through this church and community. Empower our brothers and sisters to reach out to even those who hate them...all in your name and to your glory. We love you Jesus!
    Ryan M - USA
  • Jesus thank you for the victory that we have in you and through you. Lord You have blessed this pastor to lead Your flock to a building that will be dedicated to You. Lord i pray that every plan that the enemy has against this church will come to naught. May the principality that reside over that area come unto full submission of Jesus Christ, Amen.
    Quanesha r - USA
  • Holy Spirit of Jesus, I lift up this church to You Father that whatever problems there are there, that You supernaturally intercede bringing wisdom and guidance to both parties. I pray for salvation and peaceful resolution for all concerned. I ask for blessings and protection for the pastor who boldly testified of the Good News. In Christ Amen
    Pat D - Canada
  • 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 Christians' value to their society. May this improve relations. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Our Sovereign, Almighty God and Father, we humbly put this in your hands and perfect will, knowing that you do all things perfectly. We trust you with, because this church is part of your Bride whom you died for...nothing shall prevail against it. It's in Your Son's precious name, Jesus Christ we pray with Praise and Thanksgiving, and for Your Glory
    Caroline W - USA
  • Heavenly Father, You are a Faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for Your help. (Is 30:18) Praising You for this Pastor's boldness in sharing his testimony with govt. officials. May You soften their hearts to receive & May their actions be just. Praying for strength & discernment for the Pastor & Church Members. Build up what they cannot tear down.
    Veronica R - Canada
  • Holy Father, thank You for the pastor's willingness to be open with the officials and used his time with them wisely. Let their hearts be touched by Your Spirit and convicted to come to know You. May the pastor's faithfulness be a light that shines Your love in a powerful way. May Your church be allowed to grow openly. Let it grow regardless. Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father let this pastor's speech always be full of grace as though seasoned with salt so he will know how to respond to these officials. Let him conduct himself with wisdom so he can make the most of his opportunities. Let this church in no way be alarmed by their opponents. Let the peace of Christ rule in their hearts and let them be thankful.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Father, please bring favor with this church that they can remain. Please bring understanding on the part of the authorities who are questioning them. Let this be a time when the church will grow in their faith and trust in your Sovereignty knowing that you will take care of them whatever the outcome. But we do pray that they can continue to meet.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Father God, let no weapon formed against the church prosper and every tongue that rises against them in judgement be condemned. Touch not Your anointed I pray. Holy Spirit let the testimony of the Pastor touch the heart of the officials and turn them from their wicked ways. Give the Pastor peace to know that You are with him. In Jesus Name Amen.
    Norma C - USA
  • Ab! May Jesus lead their hearts into the full knowledge and expression of the love of God and the patience endurance which comes from Christ. For our God is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine according to His power which is at work within us for the glory of the church and Christ Jesus. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Father God, Please give this pastor and congregation favor with the local officials. Please show the believers how You would have them respond in this situation. May those who spoke with the pastor examine their beliefs and come seeking You. In Jesus' name, amen
    Rena B - USA
  • Dear Lord, please open the hearts of these officials, so that they too may know the love of Jesus Christ. We know You will continue to provide for their needs, and we ask that You strengthen their faith and love for each other even more. Give them wisdom to know what to do.
    Betty A - USA
  • Dear Father I pray the words of Psalm 62:8 over this pastor and church in Turkey "Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us." Please be a refuge for these believers Father. Thank you for their commitment to you and please work though their testimony. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Keith G - USA
  • Father, please give the officials reviewing this church in Turkey a since of comfort and acceptance for this growing congregation. Restrain them form taking legal action against your Church. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Andrew R - USA
  • Lord, would you move in power and as a good Father. Make yourself known and glorify yourself through this church. Only You are powerful enough to move those in power. So Lord, may the officials become curious! May their desires draw them back to you! Thank you that all things are in your hands. Thank you that you love all of us.
    Joyce H - USA
  • Father God, thank you for the new church in Turkey and for the growth. Lord, thank you for allowing the pastor to share the gospel during questioning. Holy Spirit of God work in the hearts of the officials and draw them to Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, Honor and praise belong to you All Mighty God. We love you and pray this in Jesus In Name Amen
    Alvin A - 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 the see Christians' value in their culture. May this improve relations between all. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I ask your power to rest on the hearts of officials, only you are able to channel the hearts of leaders. May this testimony bring great change. Bind satans attempts to make your word and the testimony of your people ineffective. Release light and draw all men to yourself. Save this nation and protect your people, amen.
    kathy C - USA
  • Father we thank you because nothing is difficult for you, we raise our voices to you in unity as touching this Church, we pray that you will do that which only you can do, in your mercy intervene and grant your people favor, touch the hearts of the authority, speak to them and let everything end in favor of the Church to your glory in Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Father I ask for favor with the government. Use the this pastor testimony to change the hearts of these who oppose the church. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Father, we pray that you will show favor to this congregation and allow them to continue to meet in their building. Please take the pastor's testimony and use it to nurture growing life within the hearts of the police so that they are in favor of the church remaining instead of being suspicious.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Lord God I pray the pastors witness and testimony would influence the officials to not move against the church , I ask that you allow the church to continue in their worship and be a witness and light to the community ,continue to add to their numbers and I pray your Holy Spirit would move and convict the officials of their need for you!In Jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • Oh, Lord,
    Please work in the hearts of the officials who have heard the good news and turn their minds to getting along with your children. Continue to grow faith in this community. For Jesus' sake. Amen.
    Cindy T - USA
  • Father God, I praise You and ask that You give strength and peace to the members of the newly opened church in Turkey. Soften the hearts of the Turkish officials so that the church will remain open and the congregation can worship freely without any repercussions, Father. I pray this in the Holy Name of Jesus. Amen.
    Mary I - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Turkey, particularly the newly opened church: 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 believers find favor with them. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
Load More Prayers