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Intercession is a journey into the presence of God. Long for God's kingdom to come and for his will to be done as you lift up the names of the peoples of Central Asia.

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Prayer and Fasting: Tatars of Central Asia

In the 10th century, Tatars converted to Islam. Six centuries later, the Muslim Tatar people suffered atrocities “in the name of Jesus” at the hands of Ivan the Terrible. That dark period of Tatar history continues to be an obstacle to the gospel after more than 500 years. Join in prayer and fasting on April 26.


Iraq in Crisis: Prayers for the Kurds

Amidst the chaos swirling around the Kurds in Iraq, God is not shaken or moved. He reigns on high, and He is what they need. Join us in praying for the Kurdish people to worship the only One worthy of praise.


Today's Prayer

Tatars of Russia/Central Asia

April 23, 2015
Tatars of Russia/Central Asia “When I first met Anvar*, it was at church. He was a very soft spoken young Tatar man in his early twenties and usually didn’t have much to say. It was difficult to engage him in conversation about spiritual matters. Sometime last winter, he stopped coming to church. Then, one day this fall, I saw him at church for the first time in quite a while. He had been sick and in the hospital and showed the signs of a recovering patient. But he also showed signs of a different kind of recovery. Since that time, I’ve seen a great difference in him. Although still shy and soft spoken, he participates at Bible study. He prays genuine prayers. He talks about reading the Bible at home and the great pleasure he receives from it. At a recent Bible study, he asked, ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons go door to door. Why don’t we?’ Anvar had started to see the need for evangelism. Recently his prayer request for the week was for a colleague with whom he was going to share the gospel. He’s an unlikely evangelist compared to the typical profile, but God is clearly working in and changing him. Anvar recently stopped working. Although not a good situation for him financially, it will allow us to begin to meet regularly for discipleship and encouragement. Please pray that Anvar will hunger for God, His Word, and fellowship with other believers, and have a desire to reach his people.” (*name changed)

Pray for the Districts of Istanbul

Behind the Ottoman glory, behind the gleaming waters of the Bosporus, and behind the postcards, the neighborhoods of Istanbul are in desperate need of the Gospel. Learn about twelve of Istanbul’s districts and pray for God to work for His glory in Istanbul’s neighborhoods.


A Call to Prayer: Join a movement of prayer for Afghanistan

Become part of a movement of prayer for Afghanistan. Join us in praying for peace, reconciliation, restoration, and hope for a country broken by war.


Afghanistan Prayer Guide: Prayers for the Healing of a Country

The future of Afghanistan is uncertain. Prayer requests, stories and photography fill this 32-page booklet that will challenge you to pray for Afghanistan.


Seeing Afghanistan: Prayers for the Healing of a Country

A glimpse into a country broken by war and in need of peace and reconciliation.


Host a Women's Prayer Tea

Whether an intimate gathering in a home or a special event for a women's ministry, a prayer tea is a cross-cultural experience that will inspire women to pray with compassion for Muslim women.


Share Tea, Share Life: Conversations with Women in Central Asia, vol 2

Women serving in Central Asia invite you into their world, sharing with you some of the issues and deep hurts revealed when women gather around a steaming pot of tea. This booklet includes a guide to hosting a prayer tea.


Pray for the Crimean Tatars

Crimean Tatars work to reclaim their heritage after decades of prejudice and mistreatment.


Lezgi Day of Prayer

The Lezgi are trapped by superstition while searching desperately for hope.


Pray for Eastern Turkey

Muslims in eastern Turkey respond to devastating earthquake by sacrificing a bull.


Central Asian Peoples: A season of prayer

Your prayers open doors for the gospel. This tabletop prayer guide helps you intercede strategically for 30 UPGs and 30 UUPGs in Central Asia.


Baku, Azerbaijan: A Prayerwalk

As the desparity between rich and poor grows, the people of Baku, Azerbaijan still hold to a Muslim identity.


Iran: Another story to be told

A young generation of Iranians desires to reestablish ties with the West.