Members of the Santa Clara Church meet together outside.
Members of the Santa Clara Church meet together outside.
Mar. 18, 2016 | Indonesia

Pray for Church Leaders, Muslim Mob Protests Church Construction

[287] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Church Leaders.

More than 700 Muslims surrounded the Santa Clara Catholic Church construction site in Bekasi, Indonesia on March 7 to protest its building permit. Church leaders of the 2,000 member congregation went through proper channels to secure the permit, and a large billboard was posted at the construction site notifying residents that the church has government approval to build. Protestors tore down the sign and demonstrated for almost an hour. Church leaders ask for prayers that local government leaders will not bow to threats from the Muslim radical group that is now trying to block the church from building. The church has been attempting to secure a permit for more than 10 years and many currently meet in houses. 

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  • Father God I pray for church leaders in Indonesia who have been trying to get a site to build the church. I pray for your divine intervention for this project to succeed. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord, send your peace today!
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • Father God, all authority and power is Yours. I ask in the name of Jesus You build Your house within the walls of the hearts of those who love you, so that no one can tear down that great faith. Please make a way for everyone in America and all over the world to congregate and spread the message of peace through Jesus Christ, our blessed Savior.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father I pray for the leaders of the church in Indonesia to remain strong and trust you. I pray for your protection and the power to complete the building. May the local government protect their rights to build the church. I come against power of the evil spirit stirring up riots. I stop it, I overcome it, I break its strength in Jesus Name.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Please work on behalf of this church regarding the opposition it is facing as it seeks to build. Guide the leaders to know what the next step they should take is and and may they be sensitive to your leading. Above all, may the gospel of Christ go forth to the people around them to bring many to Christ and may they worship you in spirit and in truth.
    Dawn B - USA
  • Dear Father, Get the GLORY on this!!!! We pray for the Christan leaders that are facing oppostion. Please grant them all SUPERNATURAL Favor!!! Let the funds be available so they can build and Glorify you. Forgive those who are stepping in there way. Open there eyes Father, make your Presence known. Please let these men of God secure permits. God is abl
    Deidre S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray Lord for these believers who are being held up by building a church. In Nehemiah 2-4, Nehemiah had trouble with Sanballet, for building a walk. I pray Lord that these 700 Muslims will unite with these believers and help them in building the church. Why not do the right thing? In Christ's name, Amen
    Kevin G - USA
  • Father I loose to You the building of this church. Jesus I ask that Your name will be honored in this place. Jesus name is higher than any other. Therefore may Your name be blessed there. Lord give the local government the courage to stand up against any who would try to stand against The Lord Jesus, Son of God, Son of Man. there.
    Chris N - New Zealand
  • Our heavenly Father, we praise You for the testimony of this church. We praise You for their patience. We pray that leaders will allow them to build the church. We pray for a hedge of protection on them. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord Jesus give the government leaders the courage to stand up to the radicals and let a church be built. Bless the people there so that they will reach the lost and bring them to Jesus Christ ,give the church goes the courage to keep attending and keep pressing for there church in Jesus name I pray amen.
    zane j - USA
  • Lord, Your word says we are to be strong In the Lord and the Power of His Might. Grant favor to your children with the government officials and allow this construction to take place. Lord, build a hedge of protection around this church and cause it to be built as in Ezra and Nehemiah's day. In Jesus Name, Amen
    BETTY F - Canada
  • Lord, Your word says we are to be strong In the Lord and the Power of His Might. Grant favor to your children with the government officials and allow this construction to take place. Lord, build a hedge of protection around this church and cause it to be built as in Ezra and Nehemiah's day. In Jesus Name, Amen
    BETTY F - Canada
  • Lord, Your word says we are to be strong In the Lord and the Power of His Might. Grant favor to your children with the government officials and allow this construction to take place. Lord, build a hedge of protection around this church and cause it to be built as in Ezra and Nehemiah's day. In Jesus Name, Amen
    BETTY F - Canada
  • LOrd, I ask that all these people in this village will come to know you as Savior. Show yourself real and powerful to them. Protect the Christians and help them be strong in you. Pam USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Thank You for the perseverance of the Santa Clara Catholic Church. Please strengthen the convictions of the government to not allow discriminations against the Christians. Open the eyes of the government to see the threat of the Muslim's actions and the freedom & Truth found in the Gospel of Jesus. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Mrs. H - USA
  • Lord, thank You for empowering those who are being persecuted for Your Word. May You continue to build the spiritual Church within us so that even when the physical Church is destroyed, the Church within us will continue to thrive. May we find peace and joy in that despite these tribulations, You are always with us. May the Holy Spirit protect us- AMEN
    Lovemore N - Zimbabwe
  • The church of God is matching on and the gates of hell or Islam cannot prevail!This is Your LORD and so shall it be for Santa Clara in Jesus name! Amen!!
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Philippians 4: 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Layne N - USA
  • Dear heavenly Father, please stop these protesters from progress in building this church, in Jesus name. I pray for protection and provision for these people.
    lisa m - USA
  • We are praying for you here in Texas we love you keep the faith
    Charles O - USA
  • Lord God Almighty You have said that the devil will never prevail against Your church. Lord we know that the church is not a building, BUT the church need sanctuaries in which to worship prepare witnesses to go in the world and proclaim Your gospel. So Lord let the church leaders prevail over the devil snd his servants . In Jesus name
    barbara w - USA
  • Lord God Almighty You have said that the devil will never prevail against Your church. Lord we know that the church is not a building, BUT the church need sanctuaries in which to worship prepare witnesses to go in the world and proclaim Your gospel. So Lord let the church leaders prevail over the devil snd his servants . In Jesus name
    barbara w - USA
  • Lord God Almighty You have said that the devil will never prevail against Your church. Lord we know that the church is not a building, BUT the church need sanctuaries in which to worship prepare witnesses to go in the world and proclaim Your gospel. So Lord let the church leaders prevail over the devil snd his servants . In Jesus name
    barbara w - USA
  • Dear Father,

    Be glorified, and work in this situation for your glory, so that men and women know that you exist and have an eternally good plan for your life.
    mark m - USA
  • Lord, I pray that you would speak to the hearts of these local Muslim leaders who want to block this church from being built. Show them your love. Soften them and may they see the love of the Christians toward you, each other and for them. I pray that you would encourage the believers who have not have a church for over 10 years, as they wait on You.
    Wanda G - Canada
  • Lord, we pray for a cessation of the attack on the church and its leaders. We pray that all may come to faith in Jesus. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.
    Dr and Mrs J William D - USA
  • Father, we ask for you to move your hand in Indonesia and pave a way for the Gospel to come to these dear people. We pray against the enemy who seeks to keep the people in darkness and bondage. Please use this congregation to spread your mighty Name.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Lord, bless these house churches in Indonesia. Give them and their leaders courage and faith as they face opposition to their building a central place of worship. Keep them from becoming discouraged, and remind them that Jesus cannot be defeated by popular opinion or protesters. Jesus lives! Give Wisdom to the church leaders. In Jesus' name, I pray.
    Sue R - USA
  • I pray for your direction...maybe it is better to meet in homes..I pray for the strengthening of the believers and pray the Muslims there would come to know You.
    Sara T - USA
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