Security guard Bayu lost his life in the attack, leaving behind his wife and child.
Security guard Bayu lost his life in the attack, leaving behind his wife and child.
May. 24, 2018 | Indonesia

Coordinated Attack on Three Churches

[328] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Attacked Church Members.

Three churches in Surabaya, Indonesia, were attacked by suicide bombers from a single family on Sunday, May 13, resulting in at least 13 deaths. Two teenage boys from the family rode motorcycles into the Santa Maria Catholic Church and detonated explosives at 7:30 a.m., five minutes before their father drove a car packed with explosives into the Surabaya Center Pentecostal Church. Shortly afterward, the man’s wife and two daughters, ages 9 and 12, approached the Diponegoro Indonesian Christian Church and detonated a bomb when they were stopped by a security guard. At least 13 people died, not including the attackers. “We are sad and grieving because of the terrorism act in Surabaya,” Pastor Yosua Nugraha said. “What they expect is that we will suspect each other, hate [each] other and close ourselves so they can easily do more terror. ‘Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.’” Pray that Christians in Indonesia will remain united.

Write your own prayer for Attacked Church Members

  • Father, thank You for remembering the case of the members of attacked Church. Please continue to heal them, strengthen them in faith and let them dwell in unity. Please meet their needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father, Please show yourself as the husband to the widow and father to the child of the security guard who gave his life. Encourage and embolden the Church. It breaks your heart when children are corrupted and used like this. Remind the local Church that the enemy comes to lie, steal, and destroy and give them courage to stand in the face of evil.
    Cathleen W - USA
  • O Father, how sad that this family is teaching hatred to their children. God, reveal Yourself to them in truth. Deliver them from the deception of the evil one. We pray for our brothers and sisters in Indonesia, for them to be united, and for them to be delivered from bitterness toward their persecutors. Grant them courage and unity to live for You.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I pray for those families grieving the losses of loved ones. May they cling to You and Your word and believe Your promises in this time. May they be supported and loved well by those around them and may the churches in Indonesia be united by this horror. Bring many to Yourself as Your grace is on display in Your people.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father thank You for Indonesia. Thank You for the Church in Indonesia. Thank You for Your mercy. I pray for those injured or harmed in any way by these terror attacks. I pray that You would comfort grieving hearts and help these people. May they find strength in You. In the Name of Yeshua Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. I commit all of this into Your Hands. And as I have previously prayed let it be so. In Jesus ' Holy Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Heal these church members and help them to continue to grow spirituality and physically and prosper.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for the members of these churches and their willingness to follow You despite the costs. I pray that You will comfort those who have lost loved ones and that You will strengthen them in their faith and their ability to forgive. I pray that the hearts of their persecutors will be open to the gospel message.
    Lysander S - USA
  • We identify and pray for these Churches in Indonesia, Lord pls comfort and heal their wounds, let them see and you at this tense time. Lord pls encourage them at this time. We pray for unity and love for and within the Church. Let not the plans of the enemy prevail, pls, divinely protect and uphold the Church in love and faith in you Jesus name.
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Father, comfort those who have lost loved ones. Strengthen those who remain. Make your children strong in the Lord & in his mighty power. Surround them with help & provide for all of their needs. Give them grace to forgive & courage to continue to serve you & spread the Gospel, Amen.
    Donna S - USA
  • Dear Jesus, help the wife and child of Bayu to have a future and a hope. Provide for them and comfort them and all those who lost love ones. Help the Christians to draw together and be strengthened in their faith in You, Jesus. Send Your a Holy Spirit to all Your people in Indonesia.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear FATHER GOD JESUS CHRIST, (Isaiah 9:6)

    Please saturate Your Church with Your HOLY SPIRIT , AMEN. (Luke 11:13)
    eric H - USA
  • Dear Lord, please soften the hearts of those that wish to persecute Your believers. Help them to see that Christians are not a threat to them--and that justice should prevail for all. Please send protection, peace, an even stronger faith, and comfort for these victims and for those who wish to spread the Good News in the Name of Jesus, Amen.
    Betty A - USA
  • Father, it's challenging to grasp why the members of this family hated Your people so much that they we're compelled to carry out these attacks. Enable our Indonesian brothers and sisters to continue to extend forgiveness to those who do them harm. May the Holy Spirit comfort and console during this season of loss. Grant unity to the Indonesian church.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Holy Father, I grieve for the loss of life of Your children, and the families they leave behind. Also, for those who thought they were doing right by taking these lives, and their own. Strengthen Your children with Your Spirit, and may they shine like stars in this dark and perverse world as they follow Jesus. In His name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Psalm 138 :7 thank you Lord that though these walk in the midst of trouble you will revive them; you will even stretch out your hand against the wrath of their enemies and draw them to you and with your right hand you will save them. thank you for being a father to these fatherless children and a helper to this new Widow
    Julie C - USA
  • God help us to love even the unlovable. Let your body be strengthened against the force of the enemy. Help the families of those that lost their loved ones. Amenn.
    Reatha G - USA
  • Father, give comfort and hope to those who have lost loved ones. Please heal others, and provide and protect them. May they be courageous and fully trust You as they continue to worship and follow Jesus.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father,may this congregation remain united. Take their fear and fill them with joy and forgiveness of their enemies.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Our heavenly Father, we pray for the brethen who were killed or injured from these attacks but also for those who carry out such acts of evil...that these acts of terror will only embolden the brethen and unite them and even lead others to Christ. To You be the glory!
    Everett T - USA
  • Father I just ask for the Christians in Indonesia that you will keep them in unity and that you will cause the church in this country to grow even more after these terrorist attacks. Please heal the people injured and the emotional trauma. Bring the violent opposers to the truth of Jesus. And his name I pray amen
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father, we know the father of ALL lies is moving to stop your people from meeting to worship you and reach others for Jesus. I ask in the name of Jesus that you will send ministering angels to these believers to comfort and encourage them as they grieve their loved ones. Father help them remain united through the power of the Holy Spirit
    Debby S - USA
  • Dear Father, Please keep the churches in Surabaya Indonesia united and resolute to be united with all Indonesian churches. Bless them as only You can in this situation.
    P Clark
    Patricia C - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray you protect and encourage this church. Change the hearts of the terrorist so that they receive you into their hearts. I pray for this in your name, Amen.
    Joseph S - USA
  • Father, we thank You for Your church in Surabaya. We thank You for sparing the lives of believers and that theses attacks were not worse. Comfort and strengthen the injured and those who have lost loved ones. We pray for Your protection and provision for believers. Enable them to forgive their enemies. Call many to faith through Your love and mercy.
    Janet A - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, we join Pastor Yosua Nugraha and these church bodies as one. Unite these brothers and sisters in Your Holy Spirit. Cast out all doubt and division, let no darkness in. May prayer be continual to You. Let no more families be used for such evil. We lift up Bayu's family as well as the other 12 families, give comfort, healing, peace
    Peg B - USA
  • Father I pray for unity in the midst of this evil act. May those who know you find the courage to keep pressing on. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Father, it is written upon this rock you will build your church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I pray for those Christians in Indonesia they will strengthen by your mighty hand and encourage them as they fight the good fight of faith. be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, and stand in Jesus
    Omedaur A - USA
  • Lord god I pray that you will intervene in the lives of the suicide bombers and show them that they are doing wrong and give them an ultimatum that either they straighten up do better and become saved born again spirit filled believers or you will destroy them; (dose of their own medicine). Lord I pray the christians in indonesia will remain faithful
    Misha B - USA
  • Father, how sad the enemy can blind people so. How they miss out on the joy of knowing you. I pray for those who have suffered due to this. I pray you comfort the loved ones who are grieving. i pray you help them remain faithful and feel your arms around them. I pray your children walk in your spirit of love and not in fear. Help them to continue on.
    polly c - USA
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