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

[209] 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.

Write your own prayer for Azaghar church

  • Father, thank You for the 300 people who have worshiped at the Church of Jesus Christ in Azaghar. I ask for Your grace for each person in the intervening months since the church was sealed. I pray that You will strengthen Your people and that others will come to Christ as they observe Your work in their lives as they continue to witness and serve You
    Karen K - USA
  • Lord, we come to you and ask that you would be with those who have been locked out of the Azaghar church and that they would still find ways to worship you and at their request that those that sealed the church that you would introduce yourself to them in a very special way that they couldn't ignore in Jesus name amen !
    Robin S - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for knowing all The 300-members of Church of Jesus Christ in Azaghar by name, Please bless them and strengthen them in faith. Let them have the joy of knowing You be in their hearts and let thrm be as Lights in the darkness and guide many others to know Your Love and goodness. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear God, may You be honored and glorified in Algeria. Help the officials to come to a faith and belief in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. YOU are the only Way to Heaven. Protect our Christian brothers and sisters in Algeria, and help them to be so bold in their faith that thousands more come to You.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Though they intended evil against Thee&devised a plot they will not suceed. Amen hallelujah we thank&praise You for the victory You will give to our brothers&sisters.Fulfill all their petitions.Thank You You have saved Your anoited ones&will answer from Your holy heaven with the saving strength of You right hand.We will boast in the LORD our God. Amen
    Maria R - USA
  • Jesus channel the hearts of the aurhorities toward You,nothing is too difficult for You,make a way where there is no way.Open the churches that were closed&make more open because o the great workYou are doing even now to draw more souls to salvation. Thank You Jesus You are great&awesome and we love You and r excited&expecttant to see a great harves!
    Maria R - USA
  • Father,remove the scales from the eyes of people opposing your church. Free them from the their chains. Let them know the truth so that they can be set free. Move in the lives of those congregations so that they will stand for you in the face of opposition. Strengthen pastors and their families so that they faint not. In the precious name of Jesus.
    Diana Z - United Kingdom
  • Lord, please help these church leaders to know that their suffering is not in vain. Please give them the wisdom to trust your plan and help them to support and comfort one another. Use this situation to move the hearts of the oppressors to question their motives and help them to see that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Amen.
    Tracy L - USA
  • May more Church bodies spring up from this closure. May more people find Jesus. What the devil meant for evil, bring to eternal good. Love through your saints, so the world knows you exist. Show yourself mighty and strong. Live through us and show the world true joy, peace, patience and love, despite the circumstances. Amen.
    Mark M - USA
  • TY Lord for ministering peace, wisdom, & guidance to Your people as they deal w those led by the enemy..Speak through them... We lift up the persecutors & are believing they will want to come to You IJN! Minister to their hearts to lead them to repentance thru Your lovingkindness.. Minister forgiveness & grace to Your people toward them in Jesus' Nam
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the Algerian believers and ask that you would help them to trust you among their persecution. Work in the heart of the officials so they would know the truth. Provide the church leaders the peace, wisdom and guidance required to handle these matters with the authorities. Grant them your protection and peace during these times.
    David A - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Cause Your Peace, Love, Truth, and Word to go forth and Prevail, Change and Open the hearts of the authorities and others to You, and Cause them to Truly Repent, Believe in, Follow, and Grow in You according to Your Will, In Jesus' Holy Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • OUR FATHER, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift the Body of Christ who attended the Azaghar church up to You. The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, his hosts, and the authorities from using anything against them. Please Order their steps, Grant them Your Protection, Fortitude, Favor, Peace, Wisdom, Guidance, and Blessed Assurance, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Praying for the church leaders to have peace, and wisdom of how to cope with this situation. That they might find favor with the authorities and if not that You would help them to know what to do. May those who are against them and are closing churches have their eyes opened and receive the beautiful gift of forgiveness and eternal life in Jesus
    margaret m - USA
  • Father, may these Algerian church leaders have peace, wisdom and guidance under the mounting pressure of the government. I pray that those responsible for closure orders would comment to know the love,forgiveness and new life offered by Jesus. Strengthen these believers in their faith.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Help members find a new place to worship and those who closed it reopen it themselves.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord comfort the Azaghar church. Help them to find a new place to meet. Forgive their enemies and and bring them to Christ. Come Lord come. We need You Jesus.
    Jean K - USA
  • Father, amidst these burdens, please bear light to hope for these church leaders. Show them peace where there is none. Wisdom when foolishness arises, and guidance where truth is blind to many. I pray that you'll show the authorities and their people your love and forgiveness so that they may one day find their evil paths as wrong. Amen.
    Sarah M - USA
  • 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
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