Church members were surprised when a man with a sword burst in their worship service.
Church members were surprised when a man with a sword burst in their worship service.
Feb. 22, 2018 | Indonesia

Pray for Church Members Attacked by a Man with a Sword

[269] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Pastor Prier and Church Members.

On the morning of Feb. 11, a man with a sword attacked members of a church in Sleman, Central Java. After entering the building, he used his sword to cut one church member on the back of his head and neck. During the panic that followed, the attacker walked toward the front of the church, cutting another believer on the head before attacking the pastor, Karl-Edmund Prier. When police arrived, the man slashed one officer on his hand before a policeman could shoot him in the abdomen. Pray for the church as it recovers from the attack, especially for the injured. Pray also for the attacker, who is recovering from a gunshot wound. Pray that he experiences the love of Christ, repents of his sin and accepts Jesus as his Savior.

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  • Dear heavenly father hear our voice in our meditation and preserve the lives of these Believers from Fear of the enemy. Hide them from the secret plots of the wicked. Reveal to their enemies that all men shall fear and declare the work of God. Thank you for these righteous who are glad in the Lord and trust in him. Psalm 64
    Julie C - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for remembering Pastor Prier and all the Chuch Members. Please heal the wounded ones and let them all dwell in unity. Please meet their needs. Please Ttke away the hatred of the man with a sword. Let him repent his sins and please introduce him with Your Son. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear God, please remind all involved of your presence and love. Bring the attacker to faith in You. Strengthen those in the church in their faith. Heal the injured. Comfort the scared. Thank you for minimizing the physical damage done. We ask all according to your will. Amen.
    Delphine H - USA
  • Lord, I pray for the church as it recovers from the attack, especially for the injured, I also pray for the attacker, who is recovering from a gunshot wound. I pray that he experiences the love of Christ, repents of his sin and accepts Jesus as his Savior.
    May the Good Lord Bless each and everyone of them
    Betsy S - USA
  • Father let these believers rejoice in You always. Let their gentle spirit be known to all men. Let them be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let their requests be made known to You. Let your peace, which surpasses all comprehension, guard their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Father I pray for Christians in Java that they may gain couraged recover from the trauma from the attack. May all the injured recover and be healed in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. May there be healing even in their spirit in Jesus Name. May the attacker come to the state of sanity and be free from this demon of hatred and receive Jesus, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Father, thank You for the church in Sleman, Please protect the Christians in that area from the enemy. Give them wisdom and please teach them spiritual warfare. I pray for speedy recovery of all injured - complete recovery. I pray for forgiveness in the hearts of Christians hurting there. I also pray for the attacker that he accepts Jesus as his Savior
    Kia W - USA
  • Father let these believers know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order to attain the resurrection from the dead. Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, let them press on toward the goal for the prize of Your upward call in Christ Jesus.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for these brave Christians who worship You even when at risk to their lives. Heal those wounded. Heal the police officers. Help the attackers repent and turn to Jesus. Help each church member be strong and encouraged.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Father comfort these believers in all their afflictions so they will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which they are comforted by You. Let them know just as the sufferings of Christ are theirs in abundance, so also their comfort is abundant through Christ. Fill them with your joy and peace.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Father God we pray for all concerned - those attacked and physically assaulted, whether church member or police; as well as those doing the attacking. We pray that the latter come to know and accept the loving grace of Jesus Christ and repent of their behavior of attacking others for their faith.
    Everett T - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for Pastor Prier and the members of his church. I pray that You heal their hearts and minds as well as their wounds. Comfort and strengthen them, Lord. I also pray for their attacker. Close of his wound and open his eyes and heart that he may repent of his ways and come to know You as Lord and Savior. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • Heavenly Father, for those who have been injured in any way here, please may they sincerely forgive. May they "let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another." And for this attacker, may he experience wave upon wave of the love of Christ, repent of his sins, & receive JESUS as SAVIOR & LORD, in HIS name we pray, amen.
    Carol S - USA
  • Father, I pray for those you have suffered here. I pray for those wounded, heal their bodies and comfort their hearts. I pray for those who experienced this fear, help them overcome. I pray for the believers that they remain faithful. I pray for the man who did this, may your love soften his heart, his eyes be opened to truth. Help the church help him.
    polly c - USA
  • Oh Lord, that you would rend the heavens and come down! bring to justice every evil act on this earth and save your people. I pray for those who do not understand the way of love through Jesus such as this attacker that he may repent while you could be found. I pray that you would surround these people with your love and favor. In Jesus name amen
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father thank you for the faithfulness of these believers. Fill them with the power of Christ's resurrection as they share in his suffering. Open a door for your word, so that they may speak forth the mystery of Christ; that they may make it clear in the way they ought to speak. Let them feel the peace of Christ.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Dear Lord, please let my voice join those of Pastor Prier and his church members, as we lovingly pray for the redemption of this attacker. Soften his heart so the enemy's grip on him may be weakened, while equipping these church members to complete healing so they may exhibit Christ's love to him on a personal level. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
    Tracy L - USA
  • Father, I pray for Pastor Prier, and the other church members, who were injured during the attack. Please bring healing to this congregation. Father, I pray for the gunman too. May he have a conversion experience. In the name of Jesus, Amen
    Magdalene D - USA
  • Father, thank You that those who were attacked were not killed. Bring healing to those were injured and grant peace to those who were at the service. Grant grace to Church members to forgive and seek to show love to their attacker. In that way may they demonstrate the love of Christ for His enemies. Heal the injured, and return the pastor to his flock
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Thank You, Lord for protecting this church as a whole. I pray for the full recovery and forgiveness of the victims. I pray they would reach out to the attacker and show him Your love. I pray he would come to know You and be a Paul-type man the rest of his days. Give them strength and faith to keep going strong.
    Joann J - USA
  • Lord God. Please apply your supernatural healing to all the victims of this evil attack. Lord please keep them safe and strong in their faith. Please remove the darkness from the one who carried out the attack and the ones who influenced him, through demonic teachings. Open their eyes to truth before it is too late.
    Dean W - United Kingdom
  • Dear Lord i pray for members of the church in Sleman who were attacked for those in the hostpital you are the healer touch them and restore them in Jesus Name. Remember the attacker i pray that he will exprience the love of Christ and turn to the cross in Jesus Might Name. Restore the church that they will not opearate in fear but will be strenghtened.
    Maryann T - Kenya
  • My Child I am here for you. I know the desires of your heart. I know every intimate detail of your life. I am with you always. Don’t ever feel you are alone for I am with you till the end of time. I will walk through the valley of death with you. Do not fear!
    Estelle S - USA
  • Lord, help Pastor Prier and Church Members to forgive this man who attacked them. Help the attacker to find faith and truth and love and peace and joy in You. Take away his sin, by bringing repentance nd faith to his heart and soul. Grant these believers strength and courage to speak boldly for You. Bring millions to faith because of their testimony
    mark m - USA
  • Our Father in Heaven please bring this attacker to the foot of the cross Jesus with a repentant heart. Save this man's soul through accepting you as his Lord and Savior. Jesus remove any fear from this church and strengthen them and help them glorify and worship you. Fill this church Jesus with your peace that surpasses all understanding. Amen.
    william j - USA
  • I pray Father God that You give the church, the police officers & attacker speedy healing & recovery, that You shower them with Your glory, wisdom, unity, love, joy, peace, protection, abundant provision, growth in Christ & that the attacker & others there come to Christ, in Jesus' mighty name, thank You Lord, amen!
    Sheela G - USA
  • Dear Father, we praise you that no lives were lost in this attack and please continue to heal all that were wounded, including the attacker. By the power of Your Holy Spirit, draw this lost sinner unto complete salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Cause this church to grow in faith and in numbers. Amen.
    Laura F - USA
  • Father, in Jesus' Name, I pray for Pastor Prier and his church. I pray that the injured are totally recovered. I pray that the entire congregation is healed from all the effects--not just physical--of this attack. I pray that the attacker responds to Your Love and accepts Jesus as His Savior. I pray that You are glorified in all of this. Amen.
    Robert P - USA
  • Thank You Jesus for the lives of Your children. I pray You grant those injured, quick recovery and comfort, strengthen the rest of the church members. I pray You convince the sword-man and may he receive Christ into his life in Jesus name I pray. Amen
    Ruby J - Nigeria
  • Father we pray for this church and its members to stay faithful during this time and healing for the wounded. May this attacker come to see that God is love and mercy for all. Amen
    jeff h - USA
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