Turkey – home of so many of the great New Testament churches, but now with less than than 0.1% of the population being believers – a country in which the majority of provinces have no churches, no workers and no Christian witness of any sort.
In all we share here, there are major ramifications for us too in the West. Pray for the Holy Spirit to stir up such an unquenchable spiritual thirst in people that it will lead them to search for truth and then to find Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.
Despite massive prejudice against the faith, and all the present upheavals sweeping the country and the region, International Turkey Network (ITN) believe that God is initiating a spiritual awakening among the Turkish people, and even using the social and religious disorientation to do so.
ITN do not equate this awakening to traditional church revivalism, but rather to a nationwide spiritual awakening that transcends the organised church. In a country where it is not possible for people to evangelise openly, pray for the Lord to show fresh ways to tend and cultivate this awakening rather than traditional ministry approaches and methods.
Pray for a deep cleansing by the Holy Spirit amongst believers, and an expanded vision that sees beyond local churches to the overall well-being of Turkey, as well as a profound willingness to suffer for their faith.
Two minute Prayer cast for Turkey from Operation World
Three minute call to pray for Turkey: