Published: 00:00 GMT Daylight Time - Wednesday 04 April 2012
Daily Prayer - Wednesday 04 April 2012
In December 2011 a Turkish newspaper reported a large-scale plot by al-Qaeda to bomb churches in the capital, Ankara, as well as other targets. It said that an official indictment had been issued against at least eleven alleged militants, which outlined their strategy to bring jihad to Turkey. Their materials reportedly included lists of the names and home addresses of church leaders and other Christian workers. Although Christians in Turkey have suffered only occasional incidents of violence in recent years, six have been killed, and the authorities have made several mass arrests of suspected al-Qaeda members and sympathisers. Pray that God will be the refuge and strength of His people in Turkey and will protect them from harm (Psalm 46:1).