Pray For: Believers in Turkey
(Pray for Believers in Turkey During the Prolonged State of Emergency)
The Turkish government has extended its state of emergency for an additional 90 days, raising concerns of citizens throughout the country. The state of emergency was ordered in July, after 270 people were killed in a failed coup attempt. Police officers stand guard during church services for the protection of worshipers, but many believers are intimidated by their presence and church attendance has dropped. The state of emergency also prevents church leaders from reaching out to people in the streets as they once did. Please pray that the Lord will strengthen churches and the faith of church leaders in Turkey.