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Praises and Prayer requests from different Churches



April 2021

Praises
• We have been having Zoom meetings regularly since March 2020. A few weeks the meetings were quite full. Some non-believers even participated. They heard the Gospel. Pray that those seeds would take root in their hearts.

Prayer Requests
• We opened our churches as the COVID restrictions were lightened. Many people came to faith, especially youth. In fact, one youth even shared this decision with their family. Now they are going through a difficult time. Pray that each of these believers would take root in the faith and receive the call of Christ in their lives.
• Though we have experienced some problems due to the COVID restrictions,we took some steps thanks to our great God's grace. Now in this new period,pray that whatever our churches may face that we would be filled with the Spirit, and with that, that our excitement for God would increase.
• We believe that a harvest and awakening is awaiting us in Turkey when this pandemic comes to an end. Pray that we would take the right steps.
• We were considering having our meetings in our church building in September but with the increase of corona, we have postponed until now. The members have really missed worshipping together in person. Pray that God would give us wisdom and protection.
• We will be meeting in our neighborhood for worship on Sundays. Please pray for protection and safety and for God's word to be heard and received by many people.



March 2021

Praises
• Thanks to the live broadcasts we have done over Instagram during the pandemic, we have reached many people with the Gospel. Praise God.

Prayer Requests
• We continue our meetings on Sundays and Wednesdays. Pray that God would protect all the believers from corona!
• Pray that we would be able to continue broadcasting over the Internet without any hitches, and that we would reach many people.
• We have many singles in our church. Pray for a suitable spouse for each one of them.
• We thank God for each person that He adds to His church. Pray that God would grow each believer in faith and in His Word and that they would live lives worthy of the glory of Christ.



February 2021

Praises
• An unbeliever requested prayer from us. A week after we prayed, they and their son were in a motorcycle accident but they were completely unharmed. God protected them.
• We are doing live broadcast every Sunday and people from other countries are joining and thanking us.

Prayer Requests
• Praise be to God! Our Lord has washed us with His blood and blessed every member of His body with the Holy Spirit. Pray for inner strengthening, faith,maturity in Christ.
• Pray for healing for those who are struggling with physical ailments.
• Join us in prayer for our church's future, mission, and vision, for unity of the body, for the re-opening of our church, for the meetings and worship we will organize, and for us to open our heart more for the Holy Spirit in our church and in our lives. Our purpose is to take steps according to God's will with His desires in our hearts.



January 2021

Praises
• We're thankful that our church has been noticed by people and that they will come to our churches with open hearts when we are open again.
• We're thankful that the new believers are hungry to learn God's Word, are being discipled, and are standing firm in Christ.
• The number of viewers of our live broadcasts is increasing and the Lord is using our media channels to reach many people with the Gospel. All praise be to Him!

Prayer Requests
• We haven't heard from one of our brothers for about 2 months. Pray that we would hear from them (he lives on the streets)
• Pray that the Lord would open more doors for more opportunities to share the Gospel.
• Pray for a quick end to this pandemic and for protection of all the believers.



December 2020

Praises
• We are so thankful for your prayers. It looks like a very good hearted, kind Catholic priest is going to allow us to meet in their chapel when restrictions are lifted.
• God is protecting us during this pandemic. Thanks be to Him!
• Pray that God would enable us to fulfill our responsibilities in ministry during this pandemic.
• Pray for God's help in the economic difficulties as a result of the pandemic.
• Pray for protection from corona for those in our fellowship.

Prayer Requests
• That someone who has experienced great difficulty after exposing some corruption at work. That through this difficult process he and his who family get saved and come into the full glory of God.
• That those who need jobs or have financial difficulty find the jobs, or have their own businesses find solutions and income the Lord wills. That God gives connections He wills, protects from bad connection, deception and from signing bad agreements. That where a Christians are trying to prepare projects for TV or for the Internet, that it goes the way the Lord wills and has the results the Lord wills.
• That Christians are at the right place at the right time. That Christians who have to make decisions on various issues are led by the Lord. One person has had a lot of money stolen and needs prayer for restoration. That when brothers and sister lack money they still do not compromise honest godly living but remain in faith and that God delivers them into His abundant godly life.
• A lady with a hair dressing shop asked for prayer from the church because her business is very bad, that God may show forth His power and glory in this situation and most importantly that she comes to faith, repentance, dedication to the Lord.
• That the people we know and our families, relatives come to faith, and follow the Lord faithfully. Also please pray for all Christians who have family members (including aging parents, children, spouses) who are not Christians,that they come to the Lord. A sister who has cancer is very concerned for her son who is not saved that if she dies he will stray further. Please pray for her healing but more importantly that her son becomes a mature Christian. Please pray that marriages of people we have tried to serve mature and are happy and reflect the glory of God. Please pray that the Bible is not degraded in school classes and that prejudice against Christians is removed.
• That the place we gather for worship is exactly the right place and every thing is organized exactly as the Lord wills. That on every matter we make the decisions the Lord will and have His vision. That God shows His signs, wonders, miracles, healings through brothers and sisters and many come to faith including key people. That brothers and sisters who are trying to do new projects come into the fullness of what the Lord wills. That someone who has helped our church lot even though he is not a believer gets saved him and his household and enter the fullness of the glory of Christ.



March 2019

Praises
• The recently baptized believers are coming through trials victoriously. Thanks be to God!
• One believer had very serious stomach problems. We prayed and the Lord healed.
• In the past month we have established good relationships with other fellowships. We are getting together with believers from other fellowships and encouraging one another in the Lord. We exalt the Lord for this.
• Though we are smaller in number now than in the past, we praise God that we have become a faithful fellowship that is desiring to grow in the faith.

Prayer Requests
• Pray for all those who are on the path to knowing God and who are visiting churches to see the Lord’s true identity.
• Pray that God would give us opportunities and boldness to proclaim and spread the Gospel.
• Someone from our church has been looking for work for a long time. Pray for God’s provision.
• The Lent Season has begun. Pray that God would show us our weaknesses and strengthen us, and that we would have a closer relationship with God.
• 5 believers now have to work on Sundays and can’t come to church. Pray that the Lord would show us how we can minister to them as a church.



February 2019

Praises
• Two people in our church have found work. Thanks be to God!
• We prayed for 2 years to be able to buy the 5 remaining rooms in our building and thanks be to God we were finally able to make the purchase!
• The visit our church made to another town in January went very well. We had positive meetings with people and we were encouraged and also were an encouragement to them.
• We praise the Lord that He is sending seekers to our church.

Prayer Requests
• Pray for the conference to be held at our church in March.
• Pray that our youth ministry would continue and grow.
• Pray that more Turks would attend our Turkish meetings.
• Pray that God would bless this period of church restructuring. As a church we always want to seek His will in everything, know and fulfill His desires, and follow only Him. In our fellowship may only the name of God be exalted.
• We have recently been meeting with people who have questions about God and some of them have visited our church. Pray that we, as a church and as individuals, would reflect God as He should be reflected to those who come to learn about Him.
• As a church we were unreachable to those outside the church. We have now updated our email, phone number, social media platforms and all of our contact information. We have started sharing via social media and are getting our information updated on various websites. We want to proclaim the Gospel and pray that God would allow us to meet those who want to hear about and feel a need for Him.
• Pray that those who need jobs find the jobs the Lord wills. That those who have their own work places or companies are successful. That God gives connections He wills, protects from bad connection, deception. One person is trying to prepare a project or television, that it goes the way the Lord wills and has the results the Lord wills. That Christians are at the right place at the right time. That Christians who have to make decisions on various issues are led by the Lord.
• We have been asked to pray for someone who was invited to church but did not come. Also please pray for Christians who have family members who are not Christians, that they come to the Lord.
• The Lord showed us a place where we can meet on Sundays. Please pray that if it is the Lord’s will it works out. Please pray that things go not according to human will but God’s will being done. Please pray for all dynamics related to this, that no incorrect step is taken and that we are at the right place at the right time. Please pray for all people involved with this process that God’s sovereign will prevails over them.
• A husband and wife who were heroin addicts have quit thanks to your prayers but still need continuing prayer for support. Please pray that they don’t return to addiction and follow Christ fully. Please pray that their 2 children grow up as mature Christians. They need a new job right now, so please pray that the get exactly the job that God wills for them, where He wants them to work. Also one of our friends is greatly distressed because her son is using drugs. For salvation and deliverance of this young man. That the mother would be filled with great faith and follow Christ closely.
• Please pray over some people who we have heard are having to deal with legal issues or husband abuse, or bureaucratic issues, for various different reasons. Different Christians need prayer for different court cases they face on different issues. That God gives full victory. That other people who we know are struggling with various other kinds of difficulties come out victoriously but much more importantly that each one of these people come to full faith and repentance, and follow Christ whole heartedly. That the Lord takes care of all their needs and protects them.
• That those who we are trying to share the gospel with come to faith and repentance. That family members who are not Christians (parents, siblings, relatives, spouses) get saved and serve the Lord. Particularly for refugees that God sends abundant workers into the harvest, that where ever there are refugees, displaced people, those fleeing war that the are connected to Christians not to evil people and that Christian carry the heart of Christ toward them and are full of wisdom and vision.
• Please pray that the Lord protects young people, not only in our circle but in general, from making bad marriages. Pray that the Lord reigns over the lives of young people as the perfect match maker, bringing marriages together according to His perfect will whereby the most ministry and best fruit can come forth. The daughter of a Christian sister has married a non-believer who sells drugs and is very immoral. That the Lord hears the mother’s tears and prayers and brings deliverance. That we see danger beforehand and take precautions. Also similarly, that God protects a friend who is great, serious danger of violence because of marital problems.
• Pray that the Lord helps those we know who have various difficulties, not just those we know but also those related to other churches. More importantly for them come to faith and repentance and follow Christ fully. That all brothers and sisters come into the fullness and don’t miss any of their identity, calling, destiny, inheritence in Christ.. That those who serve and those who feel purposeless have the vision and calling the Lord wills and that we all are at the right place at the right time.



January 2019

Praises
• We praise the Lord that we are able to start a new year and proclaim the Gospel to people.
• We praise God that we will meet with at least two people to talk about eternal life.
• I praise the Lord that I am retiring and will be able to be at the church full days.
• God exalted His name in our church amidst difficulties. We thank Him for exalting His name in our church.
• We praise God for bringing people to our church that are seeking Him and want information.
• Pray that relationships at church would strengthen.
• Pray for the Lord’s blessing on those who need His blessing (employment,peace, etc)
• The Lord healed a few believers. Praise Him!
• Praise the Lord our home studies are going well. We are being refreshed.

Prayer Requests
• Pray that our renovations would be finished.
• That our church meetings would grow.
• That our church would be able to move to a better and bigger location.
• And that our children and youth would grow in service.
• Recently people have come to church and we are sharing the Gospel with them. Pray that the Lord would touch their hearts and that they would recognize Who He really is.
• God did great things during our church’s last visit to M. People from the church there came out and we are praying about doing another visit in January. Pray that God would reveal more wonders during this visit.
• God is doing some restructuring in our church. Pray that God’s church would become what He wants and that our church would be a church that pleases Him, follows Him, and is faithful to Him.
• Pray for those who have grown cold, are living spiritually distant, aren’t regularly being spiritually fed, are resentful, broken or hurt, and who aren’t coming to church. Pray that we can meet with them and encourage them.
• Pray for an increase in spiritual mothers and fathers. Pray that, with the Lord’s direction, we would care better for the Lord’s sheep and lambs…that each one of us would be more concerned for those outside of “the pen”.
• We are praying about merging 3 churches. If this is God’s will, pray that the process would speed up and that He would put His hand, with the power of the Holy Spirit, upon us. We are praying that these 3 churches would fulfill His will.
• The Lord showed us a place where we can meet on Sundays. Please pray that if it is the Lord’s will it works out. Please pray that things go not according to human will but God’s will being done. Please pray for all dynamics related to this, that no incorrect step is taken and that we are at the right place at the right time. Please pray for all people involved with this process that God’s sovereign will prevails over them.



December 2018

Praises
• The sick are finding healing through Christ at our church.
• New people are coming to our church.

Prayer Requests
• We will distribute 10,000 invitations to our Christmas service. Pray that many people would come and hear the Gospel and for at least 10 new births.
• Pray that spiritual fruit would mature in our church; in particular love, patience, and self-control.
• Pray that the number of workers would increase, in particular among the national believers.
• Pray that the Lord helps those we know who have various difficulties, not just those we know but also those related to other churches. More importantly for them come to faith and repentance and follow Christ fully. Also for those Christians are sharing God’s word with come to faith and into the fullness of the identity God has for them. That all brothers and sisters come into the fullness and don’t miss any of their identity, calling, destiny, inheritance in Christ. That those we try to share the gospel with would come to full faith and repentance. That those who serve and those who feel purposeless have the vision and calling the Lord wills and that we all are at the right place at the right time.
• Please pray for Christian businesses not just those we know. Please pray that Christian business men and women have revelation, discernment, wisdom. Please pray for the occupations and businesses of Christians not only in our church but in general, that God shows His miracles, opens doors He wills, gives victory at every door, gives connections He wills, protects from bad connection, deception. That those who need jobs find the jobs the Lord wills. That Christians who have to make decisions on various issues are led by the Lord. That Christians are at the right place at the right time.
• The Lord showed us a place where we can meet on Sundays. Please pray that if it is the Lord’s will it works out. Please pray that things go not according to human will but God’s will being done. Please pray for all dynamics related to this, that no incorrect step is taken and that we are at the right place at the right time. Please pray for all people involved with this process that God’s sovereign will prevails over them.
• Please pray that the Lord protects young people, not only in our circle but in general, from making bad marriages. Pray that the Lord reigns over the lives of young people as the perfect match maker, bringing marriages together according to His perfect will whereby the most ministry and best fruit can come forth. The daughter of a Christian sister has married a non-believer who sells drugs and is very immoral. That the Lord hears the mother’s tears and prayers and brings deliverance. That we see danger beforehand and take precautions. Also similarly, that God protects a friend who is great, serious danger of violence because of marital problems.
• Pray that those who we are trying to share the gospel with come to faith and repentance. That family members who are not Christians (parents, siblings, relatives) get saved and serve the Lord.



November 2018

Praises
• Praise God that the number of churches are increasing!
• We are thankful for believers who have completed the “Plan of Salvation” course.
• Thanks be to God for all the opportunities and blessings He has given us!
• Due to a decrease in our member count in the recent period we feel the need for a foreign family to help us – please pray for this.
• There are some believers who aren’t coming to church regularly due to broken or damaged hearts. Pray that the Lord would touch them with the power of the Holy Spirit. Pray that they would return to church and receive healing, mercy, and peace from the Lord.

Prayer Requests
• Pray for the upcoming Christmas activities We have many people with open hearts coming to our church.
• Pray that they would find God.
• Pray that God would provide more teachers for kids’ Sunday School.
• Pray that our home groups would increase and grow.
• Pray for the strengthening of our children’s ministries and for the number of children in our church to increase.
• Pray that our Christmas celebration on December 23rd would be without problems and that those who visit would be joyful and worship Jesus.
• Our worship times in 3 different languages are going well.