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

[316] prayers in [13] 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

  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Andreas, Bintang & their families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May the seeds planted through the tracts the two men distributed bear rich in the lives of many, including Islamists. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God we pray for these brothers in Christ as they are held for their faith. May they be like Paul and share God's Holy word with a lost and dying world, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Lord, I pray for these men that they will sense your presence with them in prison, that they will love and forgive their jailers and boldly proclaim Your Word even in prison. May all the seeds they plant bare fruit. Encourage their families, provide for their material needs and bring other believers to worship and walk with them. Be Glorified in this!!
    Sharon C - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. I thank You for these two's faith. Let Your Light shine in the darkness & save those Your Word has been revealed to. Remove the veil off of their eyes. Show them Jesus is God & that He is their savior. Bless & protect their families. Till their hearts. Bring forth fruit. In Jesus' Gracious Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Lord, please protect Andreas and Bintang as they are in prison unjustly.Be with their families and comfort them. Lord, I pray that they will be released and that the seeds that they have planted by sharing You to others will bring fruit for Your glory. Draw the people who have receive the booklets to You, speak to their hearts. Amen
    Pierrette W - Canada
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Andreas, Bintang & their families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May the seeds planted through the tracts passed out by Andreas & Bintang result in many being drawn to Christ, even Islamists. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Andreas, Bintang & their families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May the seeds planted through the tracts bear fruit through many being drawn to Christ, including Islamists. In this way may peace come to their region. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, I pray for Andreas and Bintang and their families . They know you are there and you will protect them. Please help them to keep their courage and their strength. May they be released soon. Help them to feel safe and to feel your love my Lord. May God Bless them. Amen
    Betsy S - USA
  • Father, I thank you for these two men who are faithful in sharing Christ. Please give them much peace and encouragement and we pray they can be released soon. Use the tracts in a mighty way, causing them to fall into the hands of those whose hearts you have prepared. Please give comfort and peace to the families and those close to them.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Dear Lord, We lift up Andreas and Bintang and their families, bless, comfort and strengthen them. Let many be won to you through their work. May they be released soon please Lord. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Daddy thank You for the boldness nd courage of Andreas and Bintang.Be with them and comfort them while in prison.Use them to reach many more in prison and bring them out in due season.LORD for as many who received or read the tracts,may their peace leave them till they have surrendered to You.For the young men who harassed them bring them to repentance
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Andreas, Bintang & their families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May the seeds planted through the ooklets result in many coming to know Jesus, even Islamists. May Andreas & Bintang continue their ministry. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, thank You for our brave brothers sharing Your truth with their communities. Lord, let Your light shine through them so that all those around them will see Your saving power come to redeem them from the fear and lies of the enemy. Holy Spirit, especially open the hearts of the radicals & confused police who accuse and attack them . AMEN
    Jacquie W - USA
  • Lord God Almighty, let the work of salvation into the hearts and minds of those who received the gospel tracks be revealed with increase in number of converts in muslim communities. I pray for your servants brother Andreas and Bintang who are behind bars as good ambassadors of the kingdom of God. give them strength to speak your word even in quietness.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father, use these men where they are to spread the gospel, but if it be your will, we pray that they may be reunited with their families. Please meet the needs of their families while they are away. Let the booklets that were passed out change hearts & minds for Your Kingdom. Come soon Lord Jesus. Amen.
    Melody F - USA
  • Thank you Lord for these faithfuls, Lord pls be with them, let not your presence depart from them, encourage and make a way for them.In their incarceration make them light to many souls,fight their battles, favor them as we believe you for their unconditional release. Let the seeds planted through the sharing of the tracts bring souls to you Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Dear Lord, we pray for Andreas and Bintang that you will strengthen them as they deal with being in prison. We pray for a swift release for them. We pray that the tracts they handed out would plant seeds even among the Islamists and they come to you in faith dear Lord. We ask these things in Jesus name amen.
    Connie V - USA
  • Dear Father, what a horrible thing when someone can't share a gospel tract! Please work in the lives of these men, and help them to be released from prison. And I pray that You would work in the lives of those who have read the tracts!
    Cheryl B - USA
  • 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! www.Heistheword.com
    Estelle S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Andreas, Bintang & their families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May the seeds planted through the tracts cause many to be drawn to Jesus, even Islamists. May peace arrive in this region. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, please secure the release of these men from prison. comfort and give strength to their families. Grant that the seeds planted through the booklets will bring many to salvation. May the lives if the Islamists be brought to repent by your devine intervention. In Jesus name. amen!
    Marian P - USA
  • Holy Father, I thank you for the faith of Andreas and Bintag and the joy they find in partnership in the gospel. Be merciful to them and be their helper in the prison and with the authorities. Let the work already done be a testimony to your grace. Let these Muslims find life and joy in you. Cause them to have open doors of ministry in prison.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, Thank You for these two brothers who have shared life giving words of Your love and care. Be with them in prison, comforting and strengthening them,along with their families. Give them boldness to tell the good news,and may the Holy Spirit bring these Muslims to Yourself. May they be released to their families very soon. In Jesus' name
    Linda K - USA
  • Father, please secure the release of these men from prison. comfort and give strength to their families. Grant that the seeds planted through the booklets will bring many to salvation. May the lives if the Islamists be brought to repent by your devine intervention. In Jesus name. amen!
    Gene H - USA
  • Lord, we beg You to protect these two saints. Grant them peace and safety. Cause their persecutors to take a look at their own lives and to seek You.
    In Jesus Name, Amen.

    Diana - USA
    Diana M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Andreas, Bintang & their families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May the seeds planted through the tracts bear much fruit through repentant hearts, even among Islamists. Bring peace to this area. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I applaud the courage of these two men. I ask that You continually bless them with peace in the midst of trouble. Cover them and protect them from all harm, hurt or danger and let their release be quick. Father provide for their families and give them peace. Let the seeds of faith mature in Jesus Name for the Islamists. Amen
    Norma C - USA
  • Lord, please grace & protect Andreas and Bintang, keep them strong, safe, healthy, encouraged, prevent any harm to them, and bolster their faith. May You bring about their release while letting their faith continue to touch each person who knows them so that each may come to know You, Christ, through them. God bless you both. Amen
    Karen M - USA
  • Lord, thank you for these faithful men, may they and their families not lose heart over this trial. Also may they as a result of it grow stronger in You!
    Jeff F - USA
  • Blessed Father, keep your anointed under the shadow of your wings. May Andreas and Bintang praise you in these difficult times. Blessed Lord creator of the universe, let your love surround your children.
    In Jesus name, Amen.
    Randy S - USA
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