Saturday, April 18, 2020

Prayer about persecution concerns and a martyrdom in Turkey

Heavenly Father, we pray for Turkey, where concern is growing about religious freedom. We are incredibly thankful that American missionary Andrew Brunson was freed from his unjust imprisonment in 2018, but we are concerned about the sharp increase in deportations and visa denials for Christian workers. We also grieve the suspicious deaths of other Christian workers around the nation in recent years. Lord, we pray for answers to the questions surrounding these deaths, particularly around the murder of evangelist Kim Jin-Wook. We pray for the teen who stabbed him to death to respond to the Gospel, as Kim’s widow entreated. We pray for the Church within Turkey to carry on Kim’s legacy of sharing the Gospel in daily life, and we pray for courage as the concerns about persecution percolate. Make your glory and love known all over Turkey. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

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