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God, we lift up Turkey and Syria before You. Help them in their time of need, Father, and turn the peoples' eyes toward You.

Over 4,000 people have been killed already, and far more are injured. In this time of crisis for these countries, we must be praying.

From The Wall Street Journal. Rescuers launched a frantic search for survivors trapped under collapsed buildings across swaths of Turkey and Syria after two powerful earthquakes and their aftershocks shook much of the Middle East, killing more than 4,300 people and destroying thousands of homes.

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Civilians clawed through rubble with bare hands to reach loved ones screaming from beneath the debris after a 7.8-magnitude quake on Monday morning was followed by a series of aftershocks and then a separate 7.5-magnitude quake in the afternoon. The quakes were Turkey’s worst seismic event in decades, rocking an area around the city of Gaziantep that is home to millions of Turkish citizens, displaced Syrians and refugees. …

The first earthquake struck at 4:17 a.m. in the middle of a winter storm and wrought destruction across a swath of the country running for hundreds of miles near Turkey’s border with Syria. At least 2,921 people died in Turkey, the country’s health ministry said, with at least 14,000 injured and more than 5,600 buildings collapsed. Search teams had rescued almost 2,500 people caught under debris. …

The earthquake could cause up to 10,000 fatalities and initial damages of $1 billion in economic losses, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. That estimate is from an automated system that collects seismic data from remote sensors. The USGS estimates the 7.5-magnitude aftershock could lead to an additional $100 million to $1 billion in economic losses and between 100 and 1,000 fatalities.

In Syria, the disaster shook a region that houses millions of people displaced by the country’s civil war, including many living in makeshift camps. It came during a brutal economic crisis in the country and a cholera outbreak, striking an area with limited hospitals or other infrastructure.

The earthquakes in Syria killed about 1,400 people in the Aleppo region and several other areas of Syria, according to the Syrian Civil Defense organization, known as the White Helmets, and the Health Ministry affiliated with the government in Damascus. …

Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the country had declared its highest state of emergency which “includes a call for international help.” Mr. Erdogan said his government had received offers of aid and assistance from 45 countries along with the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, of which Turkey is a member.

President Biden ordered USAID and other government agencies to assess a possible American relief response to help those most in need, said national security adviser Jake Sullivan. …

Some of the worst destruction took place in Idlib, a province of northern Syria that is held by rebels and is home to millions of people who were forced to flee their homes during the war elsewhere in Syria. The White Helmets said on Monday afternoon, some 12 hours after the initial earthquake, that hundreds of families were still unaccounted for across rebel-held northern Syria.

The region’s hospitals, already ill-equipped to handle the influx of displaced people, struggled to cope, according to relief workers and residents. …

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(Excerpt from The Wall Street Journal. Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Bridget Bonczyk
February 8, 2023

Father God, You are the God of ALL comfort. You are Yeshua, the One who saves, delivers, heals, brings welfare, prosperity and protection. Thank You for Your great mercy. Pour out MORE of Your mercy on the land(s) of Turkey and Syria. Open hearts to receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thank You, for sending help to the Middle East through the power of the Holy Spirit. Allow individuals from foreign countries to come and give aid to people in both Turkey and Syria for such a time as this. Protect these helpers who come to aid. Thank You for giving them wisdom, protection and clarity on how to help. Am believing You are releasing Your great mercy and lovingkindness as You did in the Book of Acts 4:33. Pour out Your abundant grace. Let those who are still beneath the debris to be given the necessary help whether it be medical or spiritual help. Thank You, Father God for owners of land in Turkey and Syria who were not damaged to share their homes, clothing & food with the people who are without due to the earthquake. Gather them together who are needing help. May these and others witness the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Holy Spirit thank You for loving Syria and Turkey. May You turn this tragedy around and open hearts to the Gospel. Deposit a fresh revelation of Jesus Christ into their hearts. Thank You for sending a revival to Turkey and Syria. Comfort those who are hurting and save those who are still in need of being rescued. Thank You for those who are still alive. May they be witness to the Greatness of Our God for such a time as this. Thank You, Father God. Thank You, Sweet Jesus. Thank You, Holy Spirit for Your comfort, aid, grace, and love. Thank You, God, for sending Your Angel Armies to this region providing them with help and prayer. Especially to those who were spared from the quake. Praise You, God, for Your Word from Psalm 103:10-11 (NASB), “He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities, v. 11 As high as the heavens are above the earth, so GREAT is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. Father, may the people of Turkey and Syria fear You as Your compassion is being poured out. As Your Word says, ‘Your lovingkindness is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear You.” (Psalm 103:17, NASB). Bless You Lord, oh my soul. Thank You for Your comfort and help. Love You, Jesus. In Christ’s name. Amen and amen.

February 7, 2023

Lord I pray that political conflicts and Wars will be set aside during this time- and that the overwhelming burden and panic that sets in, will be relieved by being the infilling of your Holy Spirit In this region-, as your guardian angels attend this area and allow relief and Rescue Agencies as well -,with your great loving power -,to rescue the wounded and the dying and to uncover the heaps of rubble ..in rescuing people and let their efforts be successful- as you are a merciful God.. Jesus mighty name amen

John Kulinski
February 7, 2023

I pray that the people will turn to God in Turkey and Syria and ask for forgiveness. God said if my people who are called by my name will turn from their wicked ways and seek my face and ask for forgiveness I will hear their prayers in heaven and will heal their land.

Ken Rumbarger
February 7, 2023

Father, we pray for believers in these areas, and for ourselves, to properly interpret and apply what Your Word says about such events in Luke 21, Matthew 24, and Mark 13. We pray for wisdom to stay true to Your Word and not be swayed by sensationalism. Especially those in Turkey and Syria who are already under such emotional stress. May Your Truth be known and may truth prevail.

February 7, 2023

Father God of all comfort and protection, prayers for the search and rescue teams to have holy angel guidance and protection as they so bravely reach out to help. Praying for miracles of how You Lord intervene to save lives in the midst of such destruction. May food, shelter, and medical supplies and Doctors and nurses arrive from many countries. May many hearts be turned to You Lord Jesus. Amen

Sue J
February 7, 2023

Dear Father- Please help all the people in this region. Send aid there quickly from the surrounding nations. May all of the survivors be found and cared for. Comfort those who have lost family members. Heal all those who are injured. May there be a supernatural outpouring of help, especially from your people, that there would be a great testimony to you faithfulness and provision for all people. I ask this in the powerful Name of Jesus, Amen

Raymond Via
February 7, 2023

Father God. You said what can be shaken will be in the Last Days. Protect Syrian and Turkish civilians and Christians from starvation and diseases and persecution. Bring peace to thier hearts and fill them with Your Holy Ghost and Power in Jesus Name Amen.

Nathaniel Martin
February 7, 2023

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Ken Budz
February 7, 2023

Lord please help the people of Turkey and Syria physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Turn these people towards You. May they recover as soon as possible from the earthquakes. I pray this in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen.


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