Former governor and Indonesian Christian Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, aka Ahok, began his prison sentence this month. (Photo Credit: World Watch Monitor)
Former governor and Indonesian Christian Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, aka Ahok, began his prison sentence this month. (Photo Credit: World Watch Monitor)
Oct. 19, 2017 | Indonesia

Pray for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Imprisoned for Blasphemy

[282] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Basuki.

Jakarta’s Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, was sentenced recently to two years in prison after being convicted of blasphemy against Islam. A week before his sentencing, Basuki lost an election in which the blasphemy case, involving his criticism of a verse from the Quran, and his Christian faith were raised as major issues. Basuki has already started serving his sentence, which is harsher than the sentence requested by prosecutors. Pray that Basuki will remain strong in faith and that he will use his notoriety to proclaim the gospel. Pray that those who accused and sentenced him will feel remorse for their actions and that his sentence will be reduced or nullified. Also pray that Indonesia’s blasphemy laws will be reviewed and reformed.

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  • Father Lord God I pray for Basuki to remain strong in faith and use his notoriety to proclaim the gospel. I also pray that those who accused and sentenced him may feel remorse for their action and reduce his sentence or nullify it. May Indonesia's blasphemy laws be reviewed and reformed in Jesus Name, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Father, protect this man from all harm and let his Light shine brightly before all. Open the eyes of his persecutors and nullify his sentence and release him. Let him help lead the way to reform of the laws.
    Carol R - USA
  • I pray for Ahok or mr Basuki to be imprisoned for I believe that he didn't mean to oppose or insult the religion... But He just mention persons that used to use verse of the quran to discredit or humiliate someone else.actually people of God should not justify him like that.He didn't do any crimes,so please ulamas talk or dialoqe peacefully with hi
    Lis T - Indonesia
  • Father, I pray You will continue to strengthen and encourage my brother Basuki Purnama as he serve the sentence imposed upon him because of his faith in and love for You. Encourage and bless his family who must endure this time away from him. Thank You, Father that You are present with him even in prison. In Jesus' Name, I lift this prayer. Patsy F.
    Patricia F - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for always being with us. I pray for healing for those persecuted and forced to flee homes, comfort for family and friends of those lost or injured, security for those sharing You despite threats, and salvation to those who are persecuting your Church. I pray Your light would shine for many to see through these trials. Amen
    Olga G - USA
  • Please bless Basuki. May this bring about much good.
    Scott B - USA
  • Dear Father, The devil is a liar and call what is good evil & what is evil good. I ask You intervene on behalf of Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama and show his words true so Your Name will be lifted up for Your glory and honor. in Jesus' Name Amen.
    Brenda T - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray for this brother as he serves his sentence. Father, I know it must be difficult in prison, but I pray that You would be his comfort and peace. Lord, he needs You. I pray also for his family as he is separated from them. Father, keep him strong in Jesus. This is my prayer for him and his family. Amen.
    joey S - USA
  • Thank You for Basuki and his willingness to speak the truth. May he be emboldened in his faith and continue to proclaim it. May those who are persecuting him be unable to continue persecuting him. May they be convicted of their wrongdoing and repent. May his sentence be reduced or nullified if this pleases You. May the blasphemy laws be undone.
    Sherry H - USA
  • Father, bless Basuki as You blessed Joseph while in jail. Grant him favor with his captors, and use him to demonstrate Your power in his weakness. Protect him from the hostile actions of his enemies, and may he find his strength, comfort and hope in You alone. Overturn Indonesia's blasphemy laws which are unjustly used to bring harm to Your people.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, let this man know that you are there with him. Give him comfort and peace and favor. Work in the hearts of leaders of this country that they will review and reform the blasphemy laws.
    Pam - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Holy Spirit, I ask for Your strength and power manifest in Brother Basuki while he is incarcerated. Dear Lord I ask that what the enemy means for evil to be turned for good. I pray that the blasphemy laws of Indonesia be eradicated. Nothing is to hard for You Lord Jesus. Amen.
    Fabiana C - USA
  • Thank you for this witness of this man, Father, give him strength, courage, and succor.
    Margaret D - USA
  • And they overcame and conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, for they did not love their life or renounce their faith, even when faced with death. (Rev. 12:11)
    Heavenly Father, I pray Basuki be freed from prison, and strengthen him to speak Your Word boldly while he is there. In Yeshua's name, Amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • Holy Father,
    I thank you for Mr. Purnama and his willingness to speak truth in a high-risk setting. He is a man who cares for your name above his own. Do as you say in Psalm 91, protect him, deliver him, be with him, rescue him, and honor him with long life, because he knows your name.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Our Father who art in Heaven hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not unto temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory forever and ever. In Jesus Name. Amen.R
    renee h - USA
  • Lord God, we ask for protection for this pastor. Strengthen him and let his witness glorify you. father your will be done as it is in heaven! In Jesus's name, amen
    Scott N - USA
  • Lord, give Basuki all that he needs to remain strong and encouraged shining the truth, power and love of Christ in a dark and threatening place. We pray for the accusers to soften their hearts to be influenced by the life giving message of The Gospel. Minister to people in power enabling Christians to worship freely and bless Your people. Amen.
    Rebekkah T - USA
  • Father God,
    Praise You for an Indonesian official's conversion. Help Basuki to remain strong in faith, and that he will use his notoriety to proclaim the gospel. Please let his accusers and those who sentenced him to change their hearts, so that his sentence is reduced or dropped. Let Indonesia's blasphemy laws be reviewed and reformed. Jesus
    Debbie D - USA
  • Father God, I pray for Governor Basuki and ask that you would help him to remain strong in his faith and that he will use this opportunity to proclaim the gospel to his fellow prisoners. Work in the hearts of the people who accused him and help them to feel remorse for their actions and I also pray that you will help to get his sentence reduced. Amen!
    David A - USA
  • Lord Jesus I ask that you and the good news prevail all over Indonesia. That the people’s hearts be fertile soil drinking in your truth to bear fruit. That the Holy Ghost influence and reign through my brother. Please strengthen him so that he may witness faithfully to win the lost for you. Help him to overcome and that He be freed. In Jesus Name
    Pamela B - USA
  • Give this brother grace to forgive all who have harmed him. Bring the hidden things to light and protect him while he is imprisoned. Anoint his ministry wherever he may be and help him to have the joy of the Lord in the midst of suffering.
    Kathleen R - USA
  • Please Lord please free this precious man and please strenghten his faith in the Migthy Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for your loving kindness and your mercy towards us. Father please comfort and strengthen Pak Basuki Tjahaja Purnama and his family. And please father extend your protection to him and not only him but to all the precious brothers and sisters in Indonesia. May your name be glorified. In Jesus Christ's name , amen.
    Max S - USA
  • Lord I lift up our dear brother & pray that You minister to Him Your peace, grace,hope, & strength..Let many hear the Gospel bc he crosses paths with them. Let them minister to him as he minsters to them.May the blasphemy laws line up with Your will. Please also minister to the accusers that they see they have been deceived; draw them to You. Amen.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Abba, Praise your Name in the dark days in prison for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. I pray for his faith remain in you stronger than ever. Bring honor to You through Bsuki's time in prison.Bring visions to the accusers. Bring them to your light with remorse for their evil actions. Bring the sentence to nullification and reformation to the law of blasphemy.
    Veronica Z - USA
  • Father, help this anointed brother in Christ, brother Basuki.
    May your spirit convict the persecutors.
    Call to me , and I will answer, says the Lord. I call upon you Lord that your kingdom will increase.
    In Jesus name, Amen
    Randy S - USA
  • Father I pray that You will strengthen Basuki & that You will use him to proclaim the gospel. I pray those who accusedsentenced him will feel remorse for their actions and that his sentence be reduced or nullified. I pray that Indonesia’s blasphemy laws will be reviewed and reformed. Open the eyes of his accusers to see You, King of Kings.
    Maria J - Australia
  • Oh that there would be more leaders like Basuki to stand strong in their faith in the face of great persecution and attackes against their character. Lord, I ask that righteousness would prevail on Basuki's case and the sentences be dropped. Cause Indonesia to change their laws so that all men can live freely, particularly in Christ. Amen!
    JM B - USA
  • Thank You Lord for this man’s brave and public testimony and stand for You. You will not leave him or forsake him - use that man mightily both in prison and out. Keep him refreshed by Your Spirit and may he think and speak clearly as he interacts with public, media, officials, prisoners - whoever - use his lips for Your glory.
    Sophie M - USA
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