VOM has distributed aid previously in the Dohuk region.
VOM has distributed aid previously in the Dohuk region.
Aug. 13, 2020 | Iraq

Turkish Attacks Displace Christians in Kurdistan

[182] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Displaced Christians.

Turkish bombardments in northern Iraq this summer have displaced Christians in the Zakho district for the second time since 2014. In June, Turkey staged a military operation against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that extended all the way to Dohuk province, which is home to a large concentration of Christians. About 80 families were displaced and 10 churches closed. Some of these same Christians were displaced by the advance of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) in the summer of 2014, and only about 40 percent had returned to their villages since that invasion. Many families have suffered great economic losses as a result of leaving their fruit farms behind. Iraqi Christians ask us to pray that the Lord will grant them wisdom, peace and guidance.

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  • May the Lord bless these lands with being able to coexist but for now may he give his children what they need to be able to carry on worshipping the Lord and spreading his gospel to unbelievers in Jesus' most precious and holy name, amen.
    Angela L - USA
  • For all those persecuted for the lords work and to all our brothers and sisters in the lord i pray when you all pass away you may R I P this to me dose not only mean rest in peace but intended to mean by prayer risen in peace at the time of the resurrection of the dead to live forever this time this is my prayer for all those in JESUS love your all
    Themis K - Australia
  • Psalm 140: Holy Father, please keep these believers in Iraq from the hands of the wicked, preserve them from violent men. Be their God; hear the voice of their supplications. Be the strength of their salvation, cover their heads in this day of battle, maintain the cause of the afflicted & justice for the poor as they dwell in Your presence
    Julie C - USA
  • Father, we know that all things will pass away, We know that we brought nothing in and will take nothing out, but Lord sometimes it is hard to watch what you have worked for just wickedly taken away. I pray for these in Turkey. Help them know how to handle this. Comfort their hearts, Move on their behalf. Speak to the hearts of those who do this. Move
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    Our brothers and sisters in Christ has suffered much here. How we pray that You would surround them with Your love and grace! Provide for their needs. Heal their bodies, hearts and minds from trauma. Guide them, Lord, in all that they may do or face. Grant them Your infinite wisdom and peace.
    In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear God, we pray for the families to have wisdom, to know what to do in your name Jesus.
    Crystal L - USA
  • Dear Father, you long to give the displaced rest and a home. We know those who have lost everything for your sake, even against thier will will receive so much more in Heaven. But right now Lord these people need a home, they need a shelter they need a place to grow plant and build, grant them a safe refuge and rest in every side.
    Roseanne A - United Kingdom
  • Gracious Father of Heaven and Earth. Help our Iraqi brothers and sisters during these difficult times. Bless them Lord with a safe place to raise their families and a place where they can provide for themselves. Give them strength and courage and boldness wherever they may be at to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. In Jesus Precious Name Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Lord give these Turkish Christians wisdom, peace, and guidance. Please let the courts return their properties to them.
    michele r - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray for our displaced Christian family in Iraq. I ask that they once again be able to build homes and farms. May You restore 7-fold what the enemy has taken from them. Be their strength and protection as they endeavor to rebuild their lives. In Jesus name, amen.
    Fabiana C - USA
  • Holy Spirit of Jesus, I pray for peace, guidance and wisdom for our Iraqi brothers and sisters in Christ who have lost everything. I ask for restoration of faith, strength, and spiritual healing in the name of Jesus Christ where needed, that they rejoice loudly in the face of the enemy! In Christ
    Pat D - Canada
  • Holy Father, astound Your enemies with blessings beyond measure for Your children who have suffered so much. Bless Your children with wisdom, peace and guidance as they face their lives disrupted, and their finances taken away. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Dear Lord You reign over all and know everything. We are Your humble servants who want to serve You. We trust that all You do is for good. Our brothers and sisters in Iraq are suffering at the hands of the Turkish bombardments. After having been hit twice in the same year we ask that You give them wisdom, peace and guidance as they restore their homes
    Donna H - USA
  • Dear Lord You reign over all and know everything. We are Your humble servants who want to serve You. We trust that all You do is for good. Our brothers and sisters in Iraq are suffering at the hands of the Turkish bombardments. After having been hit twice in the same year we ask that You give them wisdom, peace and guidance as they restore their homes
    Donna H - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please bless our precious brothers & sisters in your church in Iraq. Give them wisdom, peace & guidance as they plan & work towards the future: where to live, what work to do, Give them a supernaturally strong sense of your presence with them, loving them & guiding them.
    Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Help these displaced Christians find a new home.
    Debbie V - USA
  • God, I come to You on behalf of these displaced brothers & sisters, who now face much uncertainty and loss. I ask You grant these families wisdom, peace and guidance. I pray You will keep them safe, and for You to provide for all of their needs. I pray they will remain faithful, and for them to have a positive impact on unbelievers while away from home
    Curtis M - USA
  • Lord, You are God and wisdom and strength can only come from You. I pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ who have gone through displacement and especially those that have gone through it again. I ask that You will give them strength and wisdom to guide them to their next. I ask that they will recover and remain faithful to You.
    Spencer B - USA
  • Father God, I agree with the prayer requests of my brothers and sisters in Iraq for divine wisdom, peace, and guidance in the name of JESUS. Whatever the enemy does, we have an eternal home in Christ. Please make a way for them in this wicked world until our Lord comes. Bring all enemies to repentance, before it's too late for them!
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord JESUS, I thank you for everything you're doing in the world. Father, in your sovereignty, amidst the crisis in Iraq, May you move and call your sons and daughters out to come to you. We pray for the Christians in Iraq that you protect, guide and feed them with your knowledge and your peace. Fill them with all strength and supply their every need.
    Samuel G - Ghana
  • Please give these believers wisdom to know what to do, as well as guidance- also peace that passes all understanding, as well as hope, and even joy. Please protect them and provide for all physical and spiritual needs. May their witness and faithfulness lead many to You. Please help them to know how to live as You will them in these difficult times.
    Hilary H - USA
  • Lord give wisdom, peace and guidance to my family in Iraq that has been under attack. Lead them as a shepherd guide. Let them remain trusting you. Give each step as they need it for what to do. Fill them to overflowing with mercy, hope, love and joy. Provide for all their needs and give them a song of praise on their lips at all times.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Lord give wisdom, peace and guidance to my family in Iraq that has been under attack. Lead them as a shepherd guide. Let them remain trusting you. Give each step as they need it for what to do. Fill them to overflowing with mercy, hope, love and joy. Provide for all their needs and give them a song of praise on their lips at all times.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Father God, I pray for each displaced Christian that they would find a new home and provision for all their needs. Condemn the hearts of those that are coming against Your saints and destroying their way of life. Let not their hearts grow weary in doing good for their harvest is near. Comfort and strengthen their hearts and faith, in Jesus name Amen.
    Norma C - USA
  • The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, ISIS, the Turkish government, and others from using anything against the Body of Christ and PKK in Iraq. Lord Jesus, Please Open and Give Different hearts to those in the Turkish government, ISIS, and others to You; Cause them to Truly Repent and Follow You according to Your Will, In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Grant the Body of Christ, and the PKK in Iraq Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, Peace, Complete Healing, Growth in You, Favor, Justice, Spiritual and Physical Provision, Permanent Housing, Way to fellowship, minister, and spread Your Gospel to others and each other, and Blessed Assurance, In Thine Holy Name Lord Jesus, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift the Body of Christ and the PKK in Iraq up to You; Thank You for Blessing them to Believe in and Follow, endure being displaced by ISIS, suffering economic loss, and being bombarded by Turkey; Please Grant them Your Knowledge, Wisdom, Guidance, Understanding, and Discernment, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Father, I thank you for restoring everything the enemy has taken from these people by the abundant blessings of your kingdom. Give them home occupations and peace and the freedom to worship you in spirit and truth. Thank you for delivering them from the hands of their enemies and giving them the strength to prosper wherever they go. Shine through them!
    Jay F - USA
  • Father God, Please embrace the people who were displaced and provide for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Encourage the Christians with the peace and wisdom that only comes from you. Let them feel your presence and protection. Convict the officials to stop harming their own people. Provide jobs, political stability and freedom to worship.
    Liane F - USA
  • Father, I thank You that care so deeply about Your children in Iraq and I pray that You will grant them great wisdom and peace as You guide them where You want them to go. I pray that You will provide abundantly and above all I can ask on their behalf that You may receive the glory. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Nancy E - USA
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