Christians in Indonesia face many difficulties for their faith.  In another community in West Java, police attempted to protect Christians but Muslims beat up two pastors.
Christians in Indonesia face many difficulties for their faith. In another community in West Java, police attempted to protect Christians but Muslims beat up two pastors.
Jun. 24, 2016 | Indonesia

Pray for Christian Leaders Detained During a Retreat

[270] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Christian Leaders.

Police in Indonesia detained 15 Christian leaders on May 30, shortly after they arrived at a hotel in West Java for a weekend retreat. When the Christian leaders gathered in a conference room to sing worship songs, they were confronted by a large group of Muslims demanding that they stop singing. The mob locked the Christians in the conference room for an hour, until police arrived to escort them to a police station. Police questioned the Christians for several hours before releasing them. Although religious freedom is legally guaranteed in Indonesia, the leaders are more likely to face problems because they are all converts from Islam. Please pray for these 15 Christian leaders.

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  • Dear LORD God, I pray these Christian Leaders are safe and continuing to share the Gospel in Indonesia. Thank You for bringing these converts from Islam to Jesus! May Indonesia open up fully to the Gospel and many convert and be saved in Jesus' Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Dear FATHER GOD JESUS CHRIST, ( Isaiah 9:6 ) 
              Please saturate Your Church with Your HOLY SPIRIT, AMEN. (Luke 11:13 )
    eric H - USA
  • Lord please send your words to these hearts, passing through all domains enroute.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • Lord, give courage and strength to all believers in Indonesia, and may your Spirit do a great work there. Please open hearts to your truth and saving grace. May those who wish to do harm be stopped, and may your Word go out in power to forgive and save.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father, thank you for the protection you provided from the mob. May the testimony they gave the police sear in their memories and soften their hearts. Bless West Java and the home communities of these men and spread the gospel through them, we pray.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your faithful Indonesian servant-leaders. Thank you that they were released unharmed from unjustified police questioning. Help them to remain strong in witness of you to all others, including their persecutors. May their faith turn to you those who would harass them, converting them to become fellow believers in you. Amen.
    Craig M - USA
  • Lord I pray for the 15 Christian leaders in Indonesia who are prosecuted for their commitment to God the father of our Lord Jesus Christ - protect them and give them comfort in the fact that you are closer to them more than ever as your children. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear Father, in these trying times for those who have put their faith in JESUS, please help us to keep our eyes above, knowing You are on Your throne and Your son sits at Your right hand, always interceding for the saints. Give them eyes to see You and ears to hear You so that they CANNOT stop praising You! I ask it in the name of JESUS.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, to YOU I bring these dear ones asking that they be mindful of YOUR presence & peace & of their oneness with YOU in their suffering. I also bring their accusers to YOU asking that YOU intervene in accordance with YOUR will to change their hearts by the power of YOUR HOLY SPIRIT that they may know JESUS CHRIST as LORD, in HIS name, Amen.
    Carol S - USA
  • Loving Lord Jesus, please protect all Christian converts around the world and especially these leaders at a retreat in Indonesia. Bring your light into this world so that singing of songs and sharing your Word become common place giving opportunities for living encounters with you. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Father, please protect these Christians from any harm or any harassment. I ask that You would protect Your children in Indonesia and keep them safe.
    Roma K - USA
  • I pray that the Holy Spirit surrounds you with safety, courage, peace, and love to continue worshipping and sharing the gospel. Thank you for your example of courage.
    Betty A - USA
  • Thank you o Lord for protecting and keeping these Christian leaders. I ask you to open the spiritual eyes of these Indonesian Muslims and show them yourself to be true and powerful and to receive you as Christ. Do miracles I pray. Protect and strengthen each Christian leader and their families and anoint them. Pamela USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Father, I pray for these ones. I pray that you would help them to know how to deal with this. I pray you would strengthen them. Pour your Spirit of conviction out upon their persecutors. i pray that they would see their need for you. May this draw your children closer to you. become real to them, May they become stronger through all this.
    polly c - USA
  • Holy Father in Heaven, only you can turn the hearts of people from their sin and idolatry to faith in Jesus Christ and repentance unto life. I pray that you would subdue and conquer all of your and our enemies, either through conversion, or through destruction. Magnify your name in all the Earth
    Shawn H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray Lord for these Christian leaders. Even though they supposedly have freedom to worship, the Muslims want to persecute former Muslims. I pray Lord for these Muslims that they will find the True Messiah, Jesus, and instead of persecuting Christians, tell other Muslims about Jesus. In Christ's name, Amen
    Kevin G - USA
  • Lord I pray that you would break the power of the laws and practices that prevent Muslims from coming to a knowledge of the truth in Indonesia. Give believers a sense of urgency that will keep them speaking boldly. Protect these 15 Christian leaders from these laws. Help them to have sufficient and wise defense. Move in the hearts of the court systm
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • ALMIGHTY LORD, please embolden these believers who are facing persecution in Indonesia. Do not let the enemy get the victory by forcing believers to not gather to worship. Give them courage and boldness to proclaim YOUR WORD and amazing love to those who need it so desperately.
    Paul H - USA
  • Dear Lord, strengthen the heart, mind, body and soul of these saints of yours. Please provide encouragement, patience, courage, hope, and love, even for their enemies. Love them, and love through them.
    mark m - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, We Praise Your Name. We pray for these Christian leaders who have been persecuted for their faith. We pray for them & their families' protection. We pray for abundant blessings on these leaders-such that those in opposition to their faith will see what You have done. May they be encouraged by Your ever presence. In Jesus Name
    Pat B - USA
  • Lord, thank You for Your faithful ones. Please bless these believersand guide and protect them.please bless Indonesia, please draw many to Yourself there and send revival. Thank You Lord. Glory to the King. In Jesus's Name, Amen
    Heather T - USA
  • Father, thank You for saving these 15 leaders for Your glory and use them to share Your love & grace with everyone around them in Jesus' name. Thank You!
    Mariel C - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray for healing & strength for the 15 that gathered for the worship retreat. Like Paul and Silas - may there be comfort and joy in their hearts, knowing full well that You are their God and that this event can bring You glory. Also: may you turn the hearts and redirect those who confronted the 15 - may their souls ache to find You!
    Brian A - USA
  • Father I pray for the 15 leaders in Indonesia. Please rise a steadfast spirit within them. I pray that they be bold always and without fear. May they be granted to preach your Word with power. May your Word be spread among the people in Indonesia, in Jesus Name, amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Father In Jesus name I pray that You will draw all the people being touched by these warriors closer to you, and open the eyes of their hearts as well as their minds to understand the scriptures. Also give them ears to hear and I also pray that you do exceedingly abundantly above and beyond anything we can ask for or think of. Thank you in advance AMEN
    Mark M - USA
  • Father in Heaven,
    Please be with these Christian leaders who love you and make you Lord of their lives. May they have the freedom to worship you and draw others to you. Protect them and their families in your compassion and love.
    In Jesus name,
    Amen.
    Gary and Valentine Y - Canada
  • Jesus, we join together to pray against any fear that may rise up in the hearts of these leaders as a result of this incident. May they instead rejoice that they have been counted worthy to suffer for your name. Please enable their songs of praise to continue!
    Brenda M - USA
  • Lord thank you for bringing these Christians together. I Pray that they will only trust in You, not on their tools, their plans or eachother. But that they will have full trust in You God. Because when we trust on You we don't get disappointed. Lord please guide them, lead them, and use them to reach many lost souls with the good news of Jesus!
    Piet K - Netherlands
  • 15 Christian leaders Father, in all part of the world I pray for converts from their beliefs to the one and only true God. I pray you are with them at all times, take care of them Lord and do for them what we cannot. Anyone spreading you Gospel of Good News and Salvation I pray for right now in the name of the only Saviour Jesus Christ our Lord Amen
    Carol L - United Kingdom
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