From the body of Christ in Turkey, to our holy and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ around the world, grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are writing to you from Turkey – from the land of Noah, of Abraham, of Paul, of Mt. Ararat and Harran, of Antioch, Ephesus, Galatia and the Seven Churches of Revelation……
Yet today in our land of 72 million, which is 99.8% Muslim, the size of Christ’s flock is only a handful. We are writing to ask, indeed to plead for your prayers.
As Turkish Christians we love our country very much. Pray for God’s will to be done, and for His Kingdom to come!
Pray that the Lord’s hand will be with us and a great number of people will believe and turn to the Lord.
We, the church in Turkey, have invited the worldwide church to pray for the land and the church of Turkey this day, April 18. We ask you at your church to pray for us, joining the prayers of millions around the globe. April 18 is when back in 2007 three of brothers were murdered brutally for their faith, the first martyrs of the modern Turkish church.
We are praying for you, and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding and we beg you brothers .
Pray for us! The God of peace be with you all. Amen.
“You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many…” 2 Corinthians 1: 11
These are a few points to help direct your prayers for Turkey. Please feel free to pray for any other points you feel led to pray for.
1- Please pray for the blessing and peace of Turkey in general, as the Lord desires us to bless and be a blessing to all.
“By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted.…” Proverbs 11:11
2- Pray the Lord will display His love and mercy to the people of Turkey by pouring out His Holy Spirit upon our land, revealing His glory through healings, signs and wonders.
3- Pray the Lord breaks down the lies and the endless disinformation about Christ, the Bible and Christians that has blinded and hardened hearts in our land. Pray that God redeems the negative memories of history.
“Of course, we are living in the flesh, but we do not fight in a fleshly way. For the weapons of our warfare are not those of the flesh. Instead, they have the power of God to demolish fortresses. We tear down arguments and every proud obstacle that is raised against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive in order to obey Christ.” 2 Co. 10:3-5
5- Pray for the Turkish believers who are always on the frontline to walk close to the Lord. Pray for refreshing, emboldening, strengthening, protection and encouragement.
6- Pray for more servant hearted leaders. For good role models. For faithful laborers.
7- Pray for the ongoing unity amongst the churches and for its increase and deepening.
“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus that together you may, with one voice, glorify the God and Father of our Lord JesusChrist.” Romans 15:5,6
Thank you for your prayers. May the Lord’s hand be upon you always.
On behalf of the Body of Christ in Turkey
Alliance of Protestant Churches (Turkey)
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