Prayer Requests

To add your prayer request email us at liftupmyprayer@etbc.org

Prayer of Praise:

O Lord, I will honor and praise your name, for you are my God.

You do such wonderful things!

(Isaiah 25:1a)

 

Prayers for God’s Continued Guidance and Peace:

The unsaved in our community

Prayers for God to pour out His Spirit on the U.S. causing a Spiritual Awakening

East Tucson Baptist Church Family

 

Prayers for General Needs:

Bob & Pat Kelly — prayers of sympathy for loss of first granddaughter. (Pastor)

Michael Heins — has COVID, prayers for fast recovery. (unknown)

Candice Coppedge — having to be induced; she is scared. (Macleod Family)

Bob Ozier — surgery was a success, prayers for fast healing. (Joy O.)

Jason Clark — strength to teach and manage classes successfully this year. (email request)

Christine — prayers for help for her and her son Jonathan; health and finances. (message)

Hepsi G. — pray for salvation for older brother, wife and children. (email request)

Phil Chavez — prayers for mother, Lorraine, for healing and health. (email request)

 

Prayers for Those with Cancer:

Colleen Busboom-Green — recurrence of cancer (office)

Sharon Fuller — pancreatic cancer (Liz Macleod)

Jeff — cancer and treatment (Beth H.)

Mark Macleod — cancer (S. Macleod)

Mary Ann Myrick — cancer (Hoover)

Julie Phillips — breast cancer (Ruth Avila’s daughter)

Darnell Strayhan — cancer and emphysema; never smoked (Becky Z.)

Mark T. — terminal brain cancer (office)

Cecelia Thomas — cancer (Thomas-daughter in law)

Missionaries Associated With ETBC:

Carl Erbe — Japan

Carrie & Dan Rifenbark — Globe, AZ

Jan Turner — Mexico

Meg & Chris Bluto — Texas

Edward & Pailin Elder — SE Asia

 

Prayers for NAMB Missionaries

James & Desireé Westbrook, Church Planter

Realm Church, Oakland, CA

Pray for us and our church to abide in Christ and bear much gospel fruit. Pray we walk in wisdom, continuing to grow in love of Jesus, our neighbor, speaking the truth in love and sharing the gospel. Pray for continued provision, growth, health and revival in the city of Oakland.

 

Prayers for Persecuted Church:

TURKEY

What does persecution look like in Turkey?

Christians in Turkey experience incredible pressure from very strong—and increasing—religious nationalism in Turkey. The government continues to target even foreign Christians in its borders, along with the foreign spouses of Turkish citizens. It’s not technically illegal for Muslims to convert to Christianity, but any Muslim who does decide to follow Jesus comes under immense strain from their families and communities, who often demand the convert return to Islam. These believers are sometimes forced to lead a double life and hide their conversion. Even Christians who did not convert from Islam are hardly regarded as full members of Turkish society and encounter all kinds of legal and bureaucratic obstructions. All Christians have limited access to state employment and experience discrimination in private employment, especially in jobs with ties to the government.

Meet Hans-Jurgen Louven, who was forced to leave Turkey

“The only reason I can think of for [forcing me to leave] is that we are people of faith, and at times we have shared our faith with the local people.”

What has changed this year?

Even though it’s decreased in score, Turkey continues its status as a place where Christians can expect to encounter significant opposition for their faith. Increasingly, Turkish identity is tied to Islam, so anyone outside of that brand of religious nationalism encounters suspicion and discrimination. All Christians are under pressure in Turkey, but converts from Islam are certainly the most vulnerable, along with Christian refugees from countries like Iran, Iraq and Syria.

 

PRAY for Turkey

· Pray for Christians in Turkey as they live, work and worship in a place that doesn’t seem to want them. Pray for deliverance from discrimination and an increasing awareness of God’s love and grace. Ask God to protect converts from Islam and to bring them to a place where can worship Him freely.

· Ask God to strengthen Open Doors’ ministry to refugee communities in Turkey, particularly our support of Iranian believers. Pray that God will lift up the Centers of Hope now operating in Turkey and will use those communities to bring more people to Him.

· Pray for the leadership of Turkey, that it would realize Turkish Christians are part of the fabric of their country. Pray believers would be able to work without discrimination.

 

Taken from 2022 World Watch List

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