Security footage shows an attack on a church in Turkey.
Security footage shows an attack on a church in Turkey.
Apr. 29, 2016 | Turkey

Pray for Christians, Who Face Increasing Hostility

[319] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for Turkish Christians.

Turkish believers have asked for prayer, as they face increasing hostility from Muslim extremists. Turkey has suffered many terrorist attacks in recent months, and churches were warned about the potential for bombings and other attacks on Easter Sunday. A VOM contact reported that police in his city wanted to install metal detectors and search everyone attending church on Easter. “The chaos in the Middle East is extending its impact into Turkey,” a Turkish pastor said. “Socially and politically the country is experiencing a deep stress. ISIS is targeting foreigners and threatening minorities, including Christians.” Pray for peace in Turkey and for the continued spread of the gospel.

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  • Father God we come to you in Jesus name & ask you for your blessing upon the christian churches going through persecution in turkey. Please bless the Gospel as it continues to be spread through out turkey & other areas nearby. We pray for the leaders pastors & church members & all others including working VOM Workers
    We as inJesus name amen
    lexton s - New Zealand
  • Our heavenly Father we bless You that these Turkish believers delight in Your Law. We bless You for their salvation and faithfulness. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels from heaven to minister to them. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father -it is you alone who can bring peace. Touch the hearts of Turkey and all those who are violent -give them peace that they may know you and be saved. Be with your children and strengthen them and give them guidance. Let their light shine for all to see. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Lord, Today I ask you to bless Turkish Christians in these areas of study: academic foundation, life skills, character development, relationship development, spiritual formation. Lord, please cause T's heart to be good soil that will produce harvests. Give Ts your peace. Let Ts see you through the lens of your word, and thus teach others to know You.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • Father God, I ask for Your love to be poured-out on the believers in Turkey. Let the ungodly see that it is cowardly to beat-up on people who want to worship in secret. Let them ask themselves, "WHY?" and bring them to a place of repentance as You provide for the believers and make a way for them to meet and worship our Lord Jesus.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Thank you, Lord Christ, for your faithful servants in Turkey. Bless that country with your peace, and the continued spread of your Gospel. Neutralize the effects of ISIS throughout the world. Turn its members to you for forgiveness and salvation, and a desire to heal and help, not harm people. Through you, Amen.
    Craig M - USA
  • Father, thank You for those who stand firm despite the persecution in this land of the early churches. Use the chaos that has spread into Turkey from other places in the Middle East to cause people to be open to the Gospel. Embolden Your people to live out their faith despite the warnings of bombings and attacks. Draw many to Yourself in this time.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Our Heavenly Father, our God, I pray for the Turkish Christians. Lord I pray for the protection of your children in the church and in their homes. May the church services continue. Please Father shield them, strengthen them and raise a bold spirit within them. I pray for peace in Turkey in the Name of Jesus, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Thank You Father Lord of heaven and earth for these Your faithful followers. Thank You for their courage and resolve to stand firm in spite of the threats they face. Lord remove the enemies of Turkey. Thank You for the failed coudetat yesterday. Lord God please open the eyes of the members of ISIS to see the truth and turn from their wicked ways.
    barbara w - USA
  • Father we pray for ur peace and divine presence and intervention in Turkey ur people daily face horrific persecution a and suffer loss for the gospel. Only u can stop this suffering and bring some calm and a sense of hope for ur people oh God for u know them by name and do not wish that any would perish.. Let God arise and hie enemies be scattered
    Tina K - USA
  • Father, I thank You that You love Turkey. I pray that You would keep the Christians in Turkey safe and filled with the Holy Spirit. I pray for their protection and that You would send your angels to keep them safe. Have mercy. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Lord God, I thank You for the power and sovereignty You have over this world and these situations in Turkey. May You thwart the plans of evil against Your children. Remind the brethren You have not given them the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Abraham J - USA
  • Father, we bring this all to you in Jesus Mighty name!! You are Good!! Help those suffering in Turkey, give them peace and protection in there homeland. Change ISIS hearts! Give peace in the Middle East! Bring the lost to LOVE, make your Presence known. I pray the Gospal would reach all those in need, and be a mighty ENCOURAGMENT and lifter.
    Deidre S - USA
  • God, please help the Christians in Turkey. please protect them from harm and threats. I pray that they will be able to increase their faith in you even more! God please be with them and their families! in Jesus name!
    Edward K - USA
  • Lord i pray for the minority and the persecuted and that you remind them that all are seen equal in your eyes and that with God anything is possible. I pray that they can forgive those who persecuted them. And i pray that you give these turckish people more and more people and opportunities to spread the word of the gospel to all. In Jesus's name, amen
    Allison B - USA
  • Lord protect and support your martyrs, missionaries and followers from persecution, oppression and violence. In Jesus name we pray. Amen x
    Brigitte L - United Kingdom
  • Father we know that You can do amazing things in the midst of chaos, so we pray for our brothers and sisters in Turkey, that they will continue to witness in Your name and share the gospel.
    Michael M - USA
  • Praying for peace protection of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Praying for those who are hostile toward them to come to know Jesus as their personal savior. Praying for their eyes to be opened from the false religion in Jesus name.
    Maggie K - USA
  • Father,
    I pray for the protection of our brothers and sisters, in Christ. Please continue to give them the courage and strength to stand strong for the Gospel. May the Love of Jesus overcome the hatred of the radicals and inspire them to turn from the false god to the Lord God, Yahweh. Remember, God hears His children. Amen and God bless.
    Gerald M - USA
  • Please Lord I pray for an end to this violence against Turkish believers, I pray that their persecutors would receive dreams and visions of You and come to know the One True God, Jesus Christ, in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Father , let you guide them through this hard time and let them know that we can never be separated from you and that they can never stop us from believing in your word.
    Juniper B - USA
  • Father, we can never be separated from Your power or from Your love for us, your own children. Extend your strong arm of protection to these believers in Turkey. Show their attackers that they are offending You, the most High God, so they can repent and be saved themselves.
    Laura F - USA
  • for your blessings and Love from OUR FATHER
    Teresa H - USA
  • We are praying for you here in Texas. You " ..can do all things through Christ who gives you strength". We love you and God Bless
    Charles O - USA
  • Dear Jesus, I pray for wisdom and discernment for the Christian leaders in Turkey. I pray you come to the assistance of Your people. May nothing You allow be in vain. May they have courage and strength to face each new day with hope that You have not abandoned them. Pour out Your Holy Spirit upon Your Church. Bring many to know You.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • God, please bless the Turkish Christians with peace and assurance that you are good. May the trust in your strength and overflow with your love. Please keep them safe, strong, and let them keep growing in you and in number. In Jesus name, Amen.
    caroline c - USA
  • Father, we know that this part of the world has been a significant player in world events. As we approach the time of your return, we pray for the believers who live there, that they would be bold in their faith and have great discernment about how and when to express it. Bring in a great harvest in this place.
    Brenda M - USA
  • We do indeed pay for peace in Turkey and the spread of the gospel. We also pray, LORD, that You prevent ISIS from making further headway in the region and that they even repent and come to have a saving knowledge and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
  • LORD, I thank You for the Christians in Turkey. I pray for Your protection, provision and guidance as they seek to walk in Your will. Equip them to fight the good fight of faith. Comfort and strengthen them with Your love, joy and peace. Remind them daily if Your grace and mercy. Help them be reflections of Your goodness and kindness.
    Janet A - USA
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