Police arrive to shut down the church.
Police arrive to shut down the church.
Sep. 26, 2019 | Indonesia

Another Church Closed

[200] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Neighbors shut another church.

After Muslims in Sari Agung hamlet objected to a Pentecostal Church in Indonesia that was meeting in a neighborhood home, local officials agreed to close the church. As about 40 Christians worshiped under a blue tarp on Sunday, Aug. 25, police arrived to halt the service and inform the believers that they had to stop worshiping there. The congregation objected vehemently but was forced to comply. Although Indonesian law guarantees religious freedom, the establishment of a church must be approved by 60 percent of nearby neighbors. Pray that the congregation will find a solution that allows them to meet while maintaining peace with neighbors.

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  • Father God, your Son Jesus warned us that persecution would come, but you also promised us that even hell could not prevail over the church, your bride. So I pray for this church in Indonesia to find a way to gather together for worship in the midst of opposition from Muslim neighbors. Let our prayers be those which break down barriers! Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Father, we ask You through the authority of the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ to destroy this spirit of the enemy that seeks to end Your church. We ask that the Holy Spirit will work mightily in the objectors and authorities to reveal Christ and His love for them to the point that they reconsider. Guide the church as they seek a place to worship You
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, I thank You that among areas of intense darkness Your light still shines. I pray that these people in Sari Agung who are seeking to worship You will look to You to work out the details that they may continue in their fellowship. May they seek to please You in all of this that Your glory will be revealed. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Nancy E - USA
  • Holy Father, fill Your children with stillness and peace as You work through them to resolve the closing of their place of worship. May their faithfulness to You be evident and a light to those who seek to do them harm. May Your children allow You to lead them to their next step, and give them a heart of love. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Father, please give guidance and wisdom to the church members who now have nowhere to gather. Provide another meeting place. Please protect them also. Use this situation somehow for good and draw others into a relationship with Jesus. Grow the faith of these believers as they trust fully in Jesus. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord, please make a way where there seems to be no way for this Pentecostal Church; allow them to meet at the place of Your choosing and i pray that the enemy will no longer be able to shut them down. Give them grace to pray for the Muslins who objected to their gathering and opportunities to show them the love of Jesus. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Anne S - USA
  • Father move please on behalf of Your people here. Bring peace with neighbors, revival, a powerful witness, wisdom and glorify Yourself here. Please let them love the neighbors so much through You that their hard hearts are melted and they respond to You and draw the neighbors with Your Spirit. Encourage with Your Word and presence in Jesus' name!
    Melissa S - USA
  • Lord i pray that You lead the Indonesian Pentecostal church to a place to worship in spirit and in truth!
    Patrick C - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that you would draw these Muslim neighbors to faith in Jesus. I pray that they would hear the gospel and receive it as truth. That they would receive salvation in Jesus name. I pray that you would draw many in this place in Indonesia to faith in Christ. Please provide a perfect place for them to meet and worship. I thank you in Jesus n
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear Lord, bless these brothers & sisters. May this persecution lead to great good, to a good location for them to meet together, & for many to be won to you. We lift up Indonesia, and the challenge of religious freedom which conflicts with this requirement that 60% of nearby neighbours must approve the church. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father in Heaven, I pray that you bring a revival to this area, growing this church more than ever. I pray that the neighborhood be touched by their love for you. Give this church wisdom and a clear solution. Please protect the people of this church, keep them safe and give them a renewed strength. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
    Beverly M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give them wisdom to handle their entire situation. I pray these things for many other Indonesian churches. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • If I am to serve my SAVIOR, then I am commanded to love my neighbor as myself. I must do this with peace in my soul. As long as my neighbor is driven by an ideology of hating CHRIST with physical violence, then there can not be peace with my neighbor. My battle must be a spiritual battle for his salvation. To have physical peace involves compromise.
    Bobby C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these church members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give them wisdom to handle their entire situation. I pray these things for other Indonesian churches. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • God please forgive the neighbors of this congregation for working against Your church and Name. We praise You in this time of trial, and ask that you please show us Your power and provide a new meeting space that will be approved by the surrounding community for the believers of this congregation. Thank You Lord Jesus. Amen.
    Samantha H - USA
  • I continue to pray for my brothers and sisters in Indonesia! Use them in a mighty way and provide for them as they seek you daily! In Jesus' name I pray
    Jackie S - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that You will take careful watch over Your Indonesian followers. I pray that You will keep them safe from persecution and allow them to continue to meet for worship. Please soften the hearts of their neighbors, and allow for all faiths around the world to live in harmony. In my Lord's name, Jesus, I pray, Amen.
    Sarah M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them stay they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give them wisdom in handling their entire situation. I pray these things for other Indonesian churches. In Jesus Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father please provide this church with a place to worship you. May they have a strong witness in their community.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, the wisdom that comes from above is peaceful and brings a harvest of righteousness. I pray that our Indonesian brothers and sisters in-Christ will be at peace with their neighbors and the local officials and trust that You will make a way where seems to be none. May they find peace, favor and blessing through Christ-like character and conduct.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Loving Father may you strengthen the Church in Sari Agung. Give them wisdom what to do as they face persecution, your peace to give them comfort, your loving arms to shield them from any harm, the riches of their inheritance in Christ gives them hope knowing that the glory that will be revealed far outweighs their suffering. Praying always for them.
    Ellen P - Philippines
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give them wisdom in dealing with their entire situation. Bring those responsible for this church closure to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dearest Brothers and Sisters, we thank God for the gift of your Faith- may it continue to grow. May our Father give His protection and provision for a place to worship him in safety. May your hearts be filled with the peace and love of Christ as you impact the neighbors around you!
    Kathryn N - USA
  • Lord, I agree with all these prayers. May my sisters & brothers find the place that You have been preparing for them. Minister to them strength, encouragement, hope, all they need. We also lift up those involved with shutting down the church. May they hear Holy Spirit speaking to their hearts. Draw them into the kingdom of light in Jesus' Name.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Help these believers open other church and find more souls for Christ.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray this church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide the. My they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give them wisdom in handling their entire situation. Bring those responsible for such closures to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • All powerful amazing Father.
    Another church closed! Please allow the 40 members of the church to find a new place to worship in freedom where not only are the neighbors in agreement with theie right to worship nut become interested too. Hekp this church to do something to serve their community making them indispensable & loved. InJesus holy name Amen.
    Robert C - Canada
  • Lord, I pray that your majesty and power will provide a resolution to this situation in Indonesia. May the believers be allowed to worship You and may You receive glory through their worship. Lord, bring peace to the area and let many more come to worship You as Lord.
    deb l - USA
  • Father, Please provide a miracle for these faithful believers who desire to meet and worship You. I pray that the nearby neighbors will approve of tent church and that they too will hear the Good News and come to know You.
    Betty D - USA
  • Father, Your scripture says to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Please do this for these followers so they may get the 60% needed.Hold them strong in your Hands and strengthen their faith.
    Please grow this congregation give them courage. Let every member feel your Presence and Love
    In Jesus Name
    Cathleen W - USA
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