The Algerian government has been systematically closing churches, like the church of Ait-Mellikeche. (Photo: World Watch Monitor.)
The Algerian government has been systematically closing churches, like the church of Ait-Mellikeche. (Photo: World Watch Monitor.)
Oct. 10, 2019 | Algeria

Government Closes Eighth Church

[207] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Church members after church closings.

Authorities closed and sealed another church building in Algeria recently, making it the eighth church closed since November 2017. On September 24, the police director in Boghni announced that a church building in Boghni had been sealed at the governor’s order. The church building served two congregations belonging to the Protestant Churches of Algeria (EPA). The EPA is a legally recognized entity that serves about 380 member churches. For the past two years, the government has been challenging these churches to prove that they have licenses, and it has not approved any license applications received since 2006. Pray for the peace, wisdom and guidance of the church and EPA leaders.

Write your own prayer for Church members after church closings

  • Dear God,May Your Spirit intercede.Please bless these congregations with wisdom,peace, and guidance.May You change the heart-stances of the government,and be with the people in a tangible way.May You hold them and help them with whatever comes next.Thank You.In Jesus'name,Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Father God I commit Christians in Algeria to your great mercies grant courage and strength to persevere as well as obey Authority. Do convict the Authority of sin and open eyes and heart to love, Satan has blinded them to the gospel, but bring revival that will help them to see and repent and accept you as Lord and Saviour of their lives .Amen
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Yes Father I pray that you would give wisdom to these church leaders is the struggle against the authorities. May their light for Christ shine brightly in their community and many others b won to Christ when the sea The light of Christ in these believers in Jesus name I ask this amen
    William S - USA
  • Lord I ask for mountains to be moved in this process and for You to do what only You can do. I pray for the believers in these churches not to become unmotivated or hopeless and I ask for You to infuse new life into them and bring them into Your goodness. I pray for the pastors to boldly and courageously shepherd the people they are serving,reign Jesus
    Joy H - USA
  • Please Lord I pray for wisdom and guidance for the EPA leaders. I pray for the Algerian government to stop that crack down on Christians and I pray for them to be drawn to Christ, in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear LORD, we lift up your churches (EPA) in Algeria. There is nothing hidden from your sight. May the peace that Christ left for us, fill the church to overflowing. Grant your wisdom and guidance we ask. We lift up the governor & those in authority, that they would receive your Word. Let the name of Jesus be exalted, & your will be done on earth.
    Peg B - USA
  • Help these church members start home churches.
    Debbie V - USA
  • We do ask You, Lord Jesus, on behalf of our brothers and sisters of the EPA churches to grant their leadership peace, wisdom, and guidance in their dealings with the authorities. In all of these difficulties may they demonstrate the love of Christ and the fruit of the Spirit, giving a good testimony to those who do not yet know Christ as tteir Savior.
    Toni D - USA
  • YAHUVEH GOD AND YAHUSHUA our holy family in Algeria is strong and steadfast with sound leadership. Much of the First Church in the Bible was founded in North Africa. YAH we are believing for an even more Explosive HOLY GHOST FIRE REVIVAL that will blow across this country and around the world. PRECIOUS YAH we have some real faith that's all YOU require
    David B - USA
  • Father, I pray for the peace, wisdom and guidance of the church and the EPA leaders as they work through the unjust decisions being made. I pray that you will move in great ways in the hearts of the governor and the government so that laws will change the close down churches.
    Paula L - USA
  • Lord help Your church in Algeria. Give them wisdom, peace, strength and perseverance. Praying for the EPA leaders as they deal with the government. I pray that the church may find favor with the government officials and the harassment would stop, so the church can meet in peace and proclaim the gospel.
    margaret m - USA
  • Father, I pray for the churches in Algeria. I pray for their leaders that you give them wisdom in knowing how to handle this. I pray for those in authority that you would deal with their hearts and help them realize the truth and their need for you. Father, make a way for them to get their licenses. You can open doors and work miracles. Father, move.
    polly c - USA
  • Our Father, let there be the brave ones in Algeria to tell the good news. There is no greater light than Yours. Thank You that Your light will always win the deepest darkness. Hallelujah! Please send calls of faith and save this people. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord Jesus, I do ask that these church members and leaders would walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which they have been called. May they have humility and patience, bearing with one another in love. Please soften the hearts of the government to approve new licenses and may believers have the courage to stand firm no matter what.
    Danielle H - USA
  • God, I pray for my Algerian brothers and sisters as they cope with the hardships of a government opposed to the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray for the strength and faithfulness of each individual believer, and that you will make ways for believers to continue gathering together for worship and fellowship, and growth in service to you.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Dear Lord
    We pray for these churches in Algeria. We know that Your Church is not about the building or denomination, but about those washed in Your blood gathering together. I pray You would strengthen these believers and guide them in all they do. Provide a place for them. Soften the hearts of those who have closed the churches. May You be glorified
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, Your Church, Your people in Algeria shall prevail even when the authorities reject You and Your Son. Help them to overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. Empower the Ethiopian Church leaders to stand strong during these times of resistance and spiritual warfare. May Your Holy Spirit lead them as they lead Your people.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear Lord, please cover these believers with the love, grace, and comfort that only Your Holy Spirit can provide. Give them wisdom, so they will know how to live and react when persecution comes again. Help them to know that they are examples to us of standing firm in the faith in the face of persecution. Remind them of Your promise in 1 Peter 4:14.
    Betty A - USA
  • Lord please bring provision and your will to the churches , soften the hearts of the government and provide a way and a will for your churches to be liscenced legally so people can hold church
    Sherry S - USA
  • Dear Lord, I ask that You move on the hearts and minds of the government to reopen the church so that all who wants to worship God (You) can. In Jesus name I pray Amen.
    Willie W - USA
  • Father, may this church also be strengthened through Your love. Give wisdom to the leaders, hope to the believers, and may Your Kingdom come and Your will be done in Algeria as it is in Heaven. I bless You Church, to remain standing. May God our Father give You new creative ways of housing your meetings. May prayer arise from you even more than before.
    Sindre Hellenes G - Norway
  • Father , give wisdom and courage to the saints in EPA churches. Guide them in the way to take with the government of Algeria in Jesus name.
    Jacquelyn k - USA
  • Dear Father, I pray for the people of this congregation that they will grow stronger than ever. Give them a place to worship. Help them to put all their trust in you. I pray that you will turn this situation into something good, that even more souls will be saved and more people will put their trust in you.
    Holly L - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this church & the 380 other EPA member churches: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Bring those behind such church closures to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, we pray for the churches I Algeria. Although the government is on a mission to close the buildings in which Christians worship, we know that the Church is not a building, rather a body of believers. Please help these people to grow stronger in their beliefs despite the most recent actions from their government. We pray this in Tour Name.Amen
    Donna H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this church & other other 380 EPA members churches: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts of those behind these closures to You; may religious freedom be respected.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this Church & the other 380 EPA member Churches: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Bring those behind these church closings to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this church & the other 380 EPA churches: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity.. Bring those behind these church closures to repentance; may religious freedom be respected. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Let Your people see that these buildings are not Your church. The lack of a building cannot hamper our worship of the Living God! Your word says that when we have difficulties You always provide a way out and Lord, I ask that You show these Your people where to meet and what to do as they determine themselves to serve You! Thank You God!
    Patricia W - 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. I pray these things for the 380 EPA member churches. Being those behind these church closures to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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