Retirees Andreas Sarno (right) and Bintang Sirait (left) are in prison after giving out a tract.
Retirees Andreas Sarno (right) and Bintang Sirait (left) are in prison after giving out a tract.
Jul. 04, 2019 | Indonesia

Two Believers Arrested for Sharing Gospel Tracts

[358] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Andreas and Bintang.

Two Christian men were imprisoned in February for distributing gospel tracts on the island of Sumatra. Andreas Sarno and Bintang Sirait distributed several copies of a booklet about Jesus Christ in a Muslim-majority region near their home in Jambi City, something Andreas has done regularly since his partial retirement five years ago. As the two men took a coffee break, several young men confronted them and told them the booklets were heretical. Members of a radical Muslim group then came and took them to a police station, where they were interrogated and detained for 20 days before being transferred to prison. Pray for these men and their families, and pray that the seeds planted through the booklets will bear fruit, even in the lives of the Islamists.

Write your own prayer for Andreas and Bintang

  • Lord, I thank you for the faith of these men. Please nourish the seeds they have planted and let them grow in your beautiful garden. Touch the souls of their enemies and make them allies. I pray that you would spare the green and take the ripe and that your will be done forever and always. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Dear God,May Your Spirit intercede.Please support and give grace to the families of Andreas and Bintang, and the men themselves.May they have peaceful retirements, even if they're not "peaceful" in the "natural" sense.Please bless their work to be successful, and their suffering not in vain.May there be much fruit+life changeThank YouInJesusnameAmen
    Rae M - USA
  • Father i pray for these 2 men whò hav bèeñ singled out
    Fòr persecution .I pray against these forces of evil that are tryìnģ to harm thèm . I bind them right now in Jesus name . I pray for their freedom Lord .thank ýou in Jesus name ameñ
    lexton s - New Zealand
  • Our Father, thank You for freedom in our hearts. Thank You for showong that our heart can always be happy with You. Please help Andreas, Bintang and their families. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Maria D - Finland
  • Praise You Father for these men's boldness, I pray that they would continue unharmed and unhindered. I pray that many seeds were planted and that many would come to Christ through this ministry in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Father God, in the name of Your Son Jesus, I ask you to protect these 2 sons of yours and their families, along with all believers in Indonesia. Bless them for their faithfulness in promoting the gospel through the booklets. Your word never fails and we pray for many to come to Christ through the love of Your humble servants. Bless them greatly.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord thank you for these mens faithfulness to you. Bless them in prison nd do a mighty work there. Relase them from fears, help them give themselves to you more. Bind the spirit of Islam, release your Spirit of love, draw all men to you. Sustain and provide, bring release to these men and salvations to the country in your name.
    kathy C - USA
  • Father, bless and watch over these two older brothers who love you and are trying to reach the lost. I pray you move on their behalf. Strengthen them Lord as they serve you. Give them boldness and wisdom. Speak to the hearts of all those who received the literature these brothers passed out. may your Spirit convict their hearts, and open their eyes.
    Polly C - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for Your loyal servants Andreas and Bintang. Please let them live and work for You. Please meet their needs. Please give us many more born new brothers and sisters from Indonesia. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Maria D - Finland
  • LORD, I pray for the safety, faith and courage of these two courageous witnesses. And if persecution were to ever reach the US, as Terrorism did on 911, give us the courage to endure persecution. In Jesus' name. Amen.
    Sloan L - USA
  • Father, please protect my brothers in Christ. I pray they will not lose their boldness, but follow Your guidance in sharing Your Word. Please prepare the way before them, anoint Your messages and messengers. I pray You will bless their loved ones, and use them to Your fullest. in Jesus Name, amen.
    Debbie M - USA
  • Free our brothers , 0 Lord.
    Debbie V - USA
  • My Father, make these two men to know that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against the powers of darkness of this world. I pray for each of their families and for them. May the seeds they have planted grow and bring the fruit of other converts. Give them a Holy Ghost bodness. All glory be to Your holy name.
    David C - USA
  • Lord, I lift up my dear brothers. May they be reminded that You are still & always in control. May they go to a new place in You. You have souls for them to reach in prison & everywhere along the way. May those souls turn to You as they share You.. Minister to them & their loved ones comfort, hope, strength, & all they need. Draw the Islamists IJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Bless Andreas and Bintang for their obedience and strengthen them to withstand the difficulties of prison life. Protect and provide for their families in their absence. Use the booklets they distributed to bring salvation to those who received them. Raise up others to distribute Christian literature, and use these men to share Christ while imprisoned.
    Toni D - USA
  • Amen! Let Your light shine! Father, may these bold men be granted an even deeper fellowship with You during their time of imprisonment. And may that fellowship be made known to those around them, so that they get to see the good works that they do and praise You, our Father in Heaven. May Your Kingdom come and Your will be done there as in Heaven. Amen
    Sindre Hellenes G - Norway
  • O Lord Almighty, we proclaim and praise the endurance of Your presence even in Muslim-majority Indonesia. Please grant comfort and peace to our brothers, Andreas and Bintang, and their families while these two are imprisoned for sharing their faith. May it be Your will to free them so they can continue evangelizing, Lord Jesus. AMEN.
    Sirian T - USA
  • Lord God, I do ask that justice would be served and these men would be released; that they and their families would respond with unshakeable trust in You despite this suffering. May those who witness be drawn to You and to Your word; may the seeds of the gospel take root and produce much fruit through the lives of Andreas and Bintang.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord I pray that this work was not done in vain, and that the booklets would bring such hope to those who find them. I pray for a flourishing, brave, and steadfast church in Indonesia. I pray for hope and peace among these brothers in prision.
    Joy H - USA
  • Jesus, please protect and encourage Andreas Sarno and Bintang Sirait. Assure them that You see them and are with them, and that You have good plans for them even in prison. Fill them with Your peace and love, and bring many people, both from the prisoners and the authorities, in to Your salvation through their witness.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Father! We pray for your mercy to be over Bingtang and Andreas Instead of seeking a comfortable retirement- they are suffering for the sake of Your Holy Name. Fill them with Your peace.
    Adrienne S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father! Please Father provide strength and help and health and protection, mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually for my brother's Andreas and Bintang. Help them to bring you only glory as they walk through this place you have brought them. Save many by their example & care for their families, saving them too. In Jesus, Amen!
    Caroline O - USA
  • Dear Lord God in heaven we lift up Andreas and Bintang to you and we pray that you will grant them courage strength Health Supply them with all that they need that they may continue to bring glory to your name. We lift up their families that you will Comfort them. May these tracks bring many to Jesus even the lives of the Islamist may change to Jesus
    Maria F - USA
  • I pray that the seeds planted through the booklets will bear fruit even in the lives of the Islamists. I pray for these men and their families. Thank you that their lives are being counted for the gospel even in their retirement years. I pray that they will come to know you even more and be able to share the gospel in prison. In Jesus name
    Nancy G - USA
  • Pray for Andreas and Bintang and their families.Praying that the government will release them from prison,that they would heal well from their experience.Lift up their spirits and help them to cope. Praying that the seeds planted through the booklets will bear fruit. May Your Word touch their hearts,that those who read it accept Your gift of life
    margaret m - USA
  • Father God, lift up these men and free them from prison, allow them to continue their faithful work in Sumatra, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Father, I pray for Adreas and Sarno. I pray that they would remain strong in their faith and that you would show them purpose even in prison. I pray that the seeds that they plant would reap a harvest and that your name would be known among the Muslims of Sumatra. I pray for continued boldness and protection for these two men.
    naphtalee S - USA
  • Father, I thank you for the faith of these two men and their love for you to spread that gospel in such dangerous places. I pray for the seeds that they planted to take root and grow, even among Islamists. Even those that made their arrests. I pray that you will strengthen Andreas and Bintang in every way because you are God!
    Paula L - USA
  • Lord, thank You for these men's boldness. I am overwhelmed by their courage in You. Please use those tracts to open the hearts and minds of many. Please appear to these guards and officials and reveal Yourself to them, O God. Give the men opportunities in prison, too, to share of Your love and freedom! Help their families as they wait. Hold them!!
    Amy G - USA
  • God, I am thankful for the bold actions of these two men in reaching the Muslim world for Christ. I pray you will protect them in prison, and I also ask for their soon release. I pray for their families, asking you would calm their fears and concerns. May the persecution bring each of these closer to Christ. I pray that many Muslims will come to Jesus.
    Curtis M - USA
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