Christians in Turkiye hope to renovate this building.
Christians in Turkiye hope to renovate this building.
Sep. 07, 2023 | Turkey

Congregation Seeks Approval to Establish Place of Worship

[139] prayers in [9] nations have been posted for Place of Worship.

Christians in eastern Turkiye are often isolated with limited opportunities to fellowship openly with other followers of Christ. But a small Protestant church in eastern Turkiye, in an area close to the Syrian border populated mainly by Kurds and some Syrians and Iranians, has developed a good relationship with a long-standing Orthodox church. Its leaders are willing to allow the young church to repurpose one of their dilapidated buildings, but doing so will require the approval of local officials. “The opportunity to have a physical space to meet formally is a tremendous blessing,” said a front-line worker. “There is remodeling that needs to be done and formal approval from the local government to use the building, both of which are issues for prayer.” If approved, the renovated facility will be used for Bible studies and worship services.

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  • pray they would have liberties according to thy word and that Turkey would not forsake the assembling of the brethren. I pray they be a witness to thy word with feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. I pray this to thy great glory in the holy and almighty name of the LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear LORD, I pray in all of this that believers in thy body would remember that the original believers congregated in houses and fields. We must remember it is most important to worship thee in spirit and in truth according to thy word in the King James Bible. May the believers in Turkey be sanctified by it daily in their personal bodily temples. I do
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank You for the the good and growing bond between this little Protestant church and the Orthodox church! I would ask that permission from local government be granted, and many church members would enthusiastically and joyfully participate in the work of remodeling the building for worship of Jesus Christ. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Lynne W - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our brothers and sisters in Turkiye and the opportunity for them to have a meeting place of their own. May they receive permission from local officials to repurpose this building and the necessary resources to do so. May it become a cornerstone of the community where people know they can go to receive fellowship and communion.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear Jesus, please open all doors needed that Your people may worship You in public. Thank you that Christians of different traditions and histories are working together. Send Your Holy Spirit to bless and provide unity and joy to this community and may many come to know You through them.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Father, if this building is your choice for worship then you can meet all the needs. So thank you in advance for what you are doing. May you continue to draw more people to Jesus.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Eastern Turkey: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May they maintain favor with local authorities & repurpose a building so they can gather, study Scripture & worship. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father Hanan, God of grace, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Turkey Place of Worship. We ask for grace and Your favor be upon them, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around them and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus Christ, please protect Your people from their enemies, please give them everything they need on this earth and in this life while they're on their way to meet You!
    christine s - USA
  • Our Father, please answer the prayers for Your children in Turkiye according to Your Word, Psalm 145:14-16 You uphold all who fall, and raise up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look expectantly to You, and You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. In Jesus name and by Your Spirit.
    Sarah A - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Christians in Turkey. We ask for a place to worship, for hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father please make a way for this church to make this building its home.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord thank You for the blessings You have poured out in this community. Please provide for them a church building and guidance on exactly how You want that building to be used from day to day. I feel You will pour out more blessings on this congregation as they acquire this building and use it for Your glory in the name of Jesus.
    Alison M - USA
  • Lord God, I do pray that You would grant these believers the blessing of a physical place to meet. May they be able to provide the needed remodeling and receive the necessary approval to use this building. I pray that You would strengthen and grow the church in unity as they walk through this trial together.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord, what you open no one can shut. And what you close, no one can open! Open this door for this building to be a place of worship & declaration of your Name Jesus! Let the Name of a Jesus be lifted high in that building. Place favor on obtaining and renovating it! You make a way in the wasteland! (Is 40) grow your church in unbelievable ways there!
    Atacy U - USA
  • In the precious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides. As brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Turkey Place of worship. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Eastern Turkey: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May they find favor with local officials & be able to use a building for meeting & worship. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, as Psalm 92 says, It is good to give thank to the Lord and to sing praises to your name, O Most High. So we thank you for the opportunity given here in Turkey and we ask that your people will be able to gather to worship you, be disciples, and further your kingdom. Let the officials continue in the spirit of cooperation, as you moved Cyrus.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Dear LORD,

    I pray that Your body of believers would realize that within them is Your church both as individuals and Your body. I pray they would realize that Your spirit illuminates and teaches Your word to believers. I pray they would be sanctified in this way in Your 1611 authorized Bible. I pray this in Your holy and almighty name LORD Jesus Christ
    Devin C - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we praise You and worship You for Your faithfulness! Thank You God for this future place of worship. Let it be a place for the community to gather and fellowship. Let it be a place where Jesus is preached and displayed by believers! We love You Lord. In Jesus Precious name, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray with believers in Turkey that the local officials will approve the use of this building for worship and Bible studies. Please bless your church in Turkey and may it grow and prosper because of the faith and commitment of these followers of Christ.
    Rosalind T - USA
  • Blessed Holy God, I praise you that your people have the opportunity to work in unity with other believers in Turkiye. I pray that you will grant then favour with the authorities and make the way for them to be able to use this building to gather and worship you. Provide the materials and strength needed to complete this work. Amen.
    Karen L - Canada
  • Thank You, Holy Father, for protecting this group of believers & for providing the opportunity to establish a place of worship and study of Your word. Please plead their cause to the authorities so that this facility may be used to strengthen the faith of believers and to glorify Your name in Turkey.
    Julie C - USA
  • God, this is Your church. Provide a building for them; provide work to make the building beautiful and habitable. Please let the approval from the government come quickly, and remain, without being revoked. Bless the relationship between the Orthodox church and this newer church. Let repairs be done well and swiftly too; bless this place and people.
    Kesse R - USA
  • TY Father YOur plans for this building will go through IJN! Would You speak to the hearts of those who need to grant approval. TY for Your favor in this. And TY for lifting up the people and funding to do the renovation. May many be blessed in this bldg, grow stronger in Your Word, and find You in Jesus' Name.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray that You will work in Turkiye for approval to be given for this building to be remodeled and used for Bible studies and worsip services, drawing many to know Christ as Savior and Lord. Thank You, God, for the protestant church willing to let Christians use this building. May all be done for Your glory, Almighty God!
  • Heavenly Father, God you are a awesome God who watches over your children and gives them what we need. Christians in eastern Turkey need a place to worship. Please bless them and help them grow in word and deeds.
    Pam W - USA
  • Dear LORD, may the authorities show favor to your saints in building this church. Direct the path to all they will need to make this building theirs to use. Bless those who push this activity thru. May they see your goodness & love in all these preparations. For Jesus sake, Amen.
    Shelly D - USA
  • Oh God, we ask You to bring about the approval from local authorities for this dilapidated building to be repurposed as a place of worship and discipleship. Raise up a bold group of believers ready to share their testimony and the truth of the gospel with anyone willing to listen. Protect them and their families as they gather to worship, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Lord Jesus, may the Christians in Turkey have a physical space to meet formally and let the government approve all building permits to construct the church. May all that experience the witness of this church come to the knowledge of you as their personal Lord and Savior for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. In your Holy name I pray, Amen.
    Chaplain Dale I - USA
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