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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: Tatar 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.

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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.

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Today's Prayer

Central Asian Unengaged Peoples

March 30, 2015
Central Asian Unengaged Peoples “Which way do we go to get to this big wedding?” Viktor* and Artur* asked their older friend. “Take the river road along the Andiskie Koisu, all the way up from Cherkata. It’s three hours to Agvali. At Agvali, turn west high up into the mountains until you reach Gadiri village. That’s where the big wedding is.” Viktor and Artur are two young Chamalal men from an urban village of Dagestan, but they are under strict instructions to find a Chamalal wife. The most hopeful settings for such a find are large weddings in Chamalal mountain villages, where hundreds of young people gather for two days of dancing. Agvali and Gadiri are two of the 14 Chamalal villages in the high mountains of extreme western Dagestan in Russia. All Chamalal people consider themselves to be proudly Muslim and follow traditional Sunni Islam mixed with ancient animistic practices. Pray that the rich but harsh heritage of Chamalal culture will be graced with the mercy of Jesus and the fruit of the Spirit. There are no known Chamalal believers. (*names 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.

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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.

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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.

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Seeing Afghanistan: Prayers for the Healing of a Country

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

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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.

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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.

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Pray for the Crimean Tatars

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

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Lezgi Day of Prayer

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

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Pray for Eastern Turkey

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

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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.

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Baku, Azerbaijan: A Prayerwalk

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

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Iran: Another story to be told

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

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