This church door was sealed with wax in the door lock.
This church door was sealed with wax in the door lock.
Nov. 22, 2018 | Algeria

Another Church Closed

[191] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Azaghar church.

Authorities in Algeria’s Kabylie region have closed another church, the sixth so far this year, though three of those have since reopened. The 300-member Church of Jesus Christ in Azaghar, Bejaia province was first ordered to close in February after authorities cited safety violations. That Feb. 18 order said the church lacked fire extinguishers and an emergency exit, but also that the church had hostedforeign pastors. The church remedied the safety issues, but was still ordered to close within two weeks. On Oct. 16, authorities sealed the church. Algerian believers ask for prayer that church leaders would have peace, wisdom and guidance under the mounting pressure, and that those who are responsible for the closure orders would come to know the forgiveness and new life offered by Jesus.

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  • The mountains melt like wax. Father, You rule in the affairs of men. Melt the wax on this door and melt the hearts of the authorities. Let Your people boldly meet wherever they can for the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church. Lord, we thank You for the mighty work that we have not yet seen. Thank You for the flood of new Christians. Amen
    Claire F - Barbados
  • Father, encourage your children in Algeria. Keep discouragement far from them by Your power. Rather, help them to keep their hope and spiritual fervor alive so they continue strong in their faith and commitment to You, regardless of whether they have a church building or not. Give them joy that amazes the authorities so they come to salvation, too!
    Sharilynn D - USA
  • Father, The early Christians in Rome felt great prosecution and you used them to spread your word around the world. Please that this small ground of Algeria's population and use them greatly to draw many in that country to You. Give their leaders the wisdom that they ask for and make each believer bold and unafraid.
    In Jesus Name
    Amen
    Cathleen W - USA
  • We do pray for the authorities in Algeria that the,"Light of the gospel may reach their hearts.
    Stephen M - USA
  • Lord Creator GOD YOU ALONE know the need of the people of all churchs and the people who worship and praise your Holy name. Be with your people as your Spirit guides them each day and hour. To you alone is the glory LORD.
    Bart S - USA
  • Lord God, I do ask that You would give these church leaders Your peace, wisdom and guidance. May they make the right decisions and know Your courage to stand boldly for You in the ways that You call them to. May those who oppose them be transformed and redeemed by Your Spirit; may they hear the gospel and respond to the reality of Your salvation.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Abba, please fill the church leaders and members with peace, strengthened faith and peace. Please bring each of those who stand against this church and Jesus to saving faith in Him. Please Abba, bring everyone in the Kabylie region of Algeria to salvation. For the sake of Jesus and Your people I ask this, amen.
    Mrs. R. S - USA
  • Father, may the Spirit of truth remain and do a might work and conquer the enemy. I pray your Spirit will give your children the boldness to stand against the threats of the enemy. I pray that the eyes who follow after false teachings be opened to the truth. Guide your children to walk in wisdom and your might. Open the eyes of those who are in darknes
    polly c - USA
  • Father, you hold the hearts of men in your hands. Please continue to lead your believers in growth despite these pressures. Your Spirit is in people, not buildings. Please soften hearts and open doors for the gospel.
    emily g - USA
  • Father God, we know your power. As the guards sealed up the tomb of Jesus, you proved nothing will stop the gospel of salvation when you raised Him from the dead forevermore. Please encourage the believers by reminding them of all you have done and the eternal life we have in Jesus. Give them the peace that only Jesus can give.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father God, I pray you will restrain evil. I pray the members of the Azaghar church will remain unified through the Holy Spirit. Fill the leaders with knowledge of your will. Keep them strong during persecution let your love and righteousness shine that many will trust in Christ Jesus. Lord soften hard hearts and open blind eyes to your saving grace.
    Mindy S - USA
  • Father, please work on the hearts and minds of the authorities who are closing these churches. I pray they can have a Damascus Road experience with the Holy Spirit such that they cannot deny the power of the Living Christ. Time is short and men everywhere need to find God while the door of probation is still open. Strengthen the Algerian believers.
    Melody F - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I pray protection and encouragement over my brothers and sisters in Algeria. Give them peace, wisdom, and guidance in how to move forward and deal with pressure. I pray that in everything, they would glorify You. Let those who are against them see You in their example, and come to a saving faith.
    Chloe G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the Azaghar believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they remain strong & united in faith, growing in numbers & maturity. Give their leaders peace, wisdom & guidance under the mounting pressure. Bring those responsible for their plight to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We praise You for the believers that You have called to Yourself and redeemed in this place in Algeria. We praise You for giving to each one wisdom for living before You in their present circumstances, asking You to give these leaders peace, wisdom and guidance and that those who ordered the closure will come to know Jesus, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • To our dear brothers and sisters in Azagahr: Your persecutors believe that they can thwart the plans of God, but be of good cheer, as the Lord will return soon to establish His Kingdom on earth. Daniel 2:44 "In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people.
    Tony d - Philippines
  • Father God, I join our brothers in Algeria to ask you that church leaders would have peace, wisdom and guidance under the pressure of church closing. I pray for those officials who make the decisions, that you would touch their hearts and that they become yours. Thank you, Father.
    Pierrette W - Canada
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the Azahar believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they remain strong & united in faith, growing in numbers & maturity. Give their church leaders peace, wisdom, and guidance under mounting pressure. Bring those responsible for their situation to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord. we ask that all the churches in Kabylie would re-open, remain open and grow in numbers and in depth of knowledge for You. Please grant them the guidance, wisdom and peace they ask for in abundance. Please cause the authorities to repent so that they might live in light and no longer walk in darkness.
    Beth P - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the Azaghar believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, encourage, strengthen & guide them. May they remain strong & united in faith, growing in numbers & maturity. Give their leaders wisdom, guidance & peace under the mounting pressure. Bring those responsible for this situation to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, please guide your people in Algeria as they face persecution. Please be with those whose church building has been forced to close. Give them wisdom and courage as they face these trials. Please touch the hearts of those who are continuing this closure and bring them to Jesus. I'm Jesus name I pray.
    Lee A - USA
  • Father God, Thank you for the faith you have given to the members of this church. As the pressure mounts, please given each believer including the leaders Your peace and guidance and wisdom to follow you in ways pleasing to You. May those opposing the church come to know the sovereignty, love, and forgiveness of Jesus. In His name, amen
    Rena B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the Azaghar church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they remain strong & united in faith, growing in numbers & maturity. Give their leaders peace, wisdom & guidance under the mounting pressure. Bring those responsible to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for the faith of these church members. Please provide for their needs to be safe. Strengthen the love they have for Christ and for others. Soften the hearts of the authorities and other unbelievers so that they too may be saved and leave this church alone.
    Betty A - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the Azaghar church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they remain strong & united in faith, growing in numbers & maturity. Give their leaders peace,, wisdom & guidance under mounting pressure. May their persecutors be brought to repentance & faith. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for the members of the Azaghar Church and for the others that have been closed. Give the leaders wisdom and Grace as they continue to lead their flocks. Keep all their Faith strong and give them peace. Show them what to do. I pray that those who are responsible for closing these churches would have a change of heart, & come to You.
    Madison F - USA
  • God our Father You are mindful of Your flocks. You fill them with Your Spirit wherever they are. Open new doors when one is shut. May they learn to sing praises as led by Your Spirit. May they continually praise You for all the obstacles that are placed to hinder their gathering. God You are Most Holy no darkness can hinder Your light from penetrating
    Benedicta N - USA
  • Father, please give wisdom and courage to the church leaders in Algeria. May they be strong in the Lord and trust Jesus completely. Teach them not to worry about their lives or tomorrow (Matt. 6:25-35).
    Please reopen the churches that are still closed. May the authorities and many others in the country seek Jesus and be saved. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord I pray that you show the church leaders that they do not need a building to worship you. Please help the to find a new place to worship and help them to get this cleared up. I also asl that thoae who are doing this will learn the love and your truth of forgivness that you have. Please bless them Lord and thank you. I pray in Jesus Christ name Amen
    Bobby R - USA
  • Father, were man closes a door, You can open many others, and I ask that You would open many amazing doors to the church in the Kabylie region.
    Chad K - USA
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