Andreas Sarno and Bintang Sirait spent eight months in prison for sharing a gospel tract in a Muslim neighborhood.
Andreas Sarno and Bintang Sirait spent eight months in prison for sharing a gospel tract in a Muslim neighborhood.
Oct. 24, 2019 | Indonesia

Two Christian Men Released from Prison

[208] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Andreas and Bintang.

Two elderly Christian men who were imprisoned in February for distributing gospel tracts on the island of Sumatra have been released. Andreas Sarno and Bintang Sirait were sentenced to eight months in prison for distributing several copies of a booklet about Jesus Christ in a Muslim-majority region near their home in Jambi City. Andreas has distributed Christian literature regularly since his partial retirement five years ago. Praise God for these men’s release and for their desire to share Christ with their Muslim neighbors.

Write your own prayer for Andreas and Bintang

  • Heavenly Father I'm so grateful for their release from prison, I pray as they both go forth boldly to proclaim the gospel that you empower them to lead others boldly to Christ without any wavering, Lord carefully guide them and direct their paths in Jesus name guard their paths and direct their steps carefully so they maybe safe all their days Amen
    April B - USA
  • Thank you father for releasing these men. Use their witness to bring many you, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • YAHUVEH GOD ALMIGHTY AND YAHUSHUA our REDEEMER we have some real faith praying for our two beloved Brothers. Please fill them with an increased measure of YOUR PRECIOUS HOLY SPIRIT. Hide them YAH under the Shadow of YOUR WINGS. We pray that they will be steadfast unmovable courageous wise as the Bible Commands. We also pray this for all YOUR children
    David B - USA
  • I do praise you Father for these two men! Thank you that your love and power resides in them and they continue to be used by you!
    Paula L - USA
  • Praise You Lord for brothers like Andreas and Bintang, who are zealous to share the gospel with their Muslim neighbors. Praise You Lord that they were released from prison. Continue to guide and strengthen them in their ministry. Praying for Your church in Indonesia that it may flourish and grow in spite of persecution. Fill them with power and grace
    margaret m - USA
  • Father, I rejoice my brothers were released and also that they are willing to share their faith even as they age. I am so thankful to hear they continue to serve you and not use their age as a crutch to sit and do nothing like so many do. Bless these brothers with health, strength, and wisdom as they continue to share. May their lights shine bright.
    polly c - USA
  • Father God, we thank You for the boldness and fearlessness of these 2 brothers in Christ. Please help them to be strengthened in their faith and to continue grow in Your Grace and Knowledge. May we all be as bold as them in fulfilling the Great Commission. In the Mighty Name of the Only Savior Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.
    Mikayla H - USA
  • We praise and worship with gratefulness in our hearts for Andreas and Bintang for their release in prison. We thank you Lord for your hand of grace and mercy upon their lives. Give them the strength to continue to lift Jesus Christ higher in the communities where they live. Let more souls be added to the kingdom through their ministry.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Heavenly Father, we praise you for your intervention on behalf of your children, Andreas and Bintang. we pray this ordeal has strengthened their faith and will be a testimony of Your faithfulness to all who hear their story. Father give strength to other brothers and sisters who are still in prison for sharing the truth of your love and the way
    La Donna R - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I ask for forgiveness for all my sins. Please surround these men, protect them watch over them. Guide them. Give them strength. Courage to continue Your will Lord! I pray in Jesus Holy name.
    Sandra P - USA
  • Lord God, I thank you for the release of these brothers in Christ. I pray that in spite of the persecution that your Holy Spirit will draw many to faith in Christ. May their suffering not be in vain but bring glory to God and result in profit for your kingdom. I pray that you will strengthen these men and grant them rest and good health as they recover
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, thank You for the hearts of Andreas & Bintang & their freedom! Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May they readjust to family & community life. Open the hearts of their neighbors to Christ & may they be resume ministry. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, please protect these men. Give them wisdom and discernment as they share gospel truth with others. Provide for their needs. Time is short and Jesus will come soon. Provide open doors for them to share the gospel. Amen.
    Melody F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I praise You for Andreas's & Bintang's hearts & their freedom! Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Help them readjust to family & community life; may they continue ministry. Open the hearts of their neighbors to You. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, thank You so much for these men's willingness to share you with others. Please help them to find strength and healing in their release. May You bring much fruit from their suffering. O God, please be ever near to them. Help the church in this region to grow strong in unity and truth. Appear in dreams to many Muslims calling them to Yourself
    Amy G - USA
  • Thank you, Father, for the release of these Christian men. Give them strength to continue to share Christ with their Muslim neighbors.
    Betty D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank You for releasing Andreas and Bintang from prison. May they continue to have soft hearts to Your Spirit and respond in whatever ways You are leading them to. May their lives boldly proclaim the truth of Your gospel and may many come to know You as a result of their testimony.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord, thank You for Andreas and Bintang and their faithful witness and love for You. May Muslims who hear the message they share of hope and salvation come to believe in Jesus. Thank You for protecting them and releasing them. For those who heard the gospel through them, may they find perfect love in You that casts aside all fear of converting.
    Beth P - USA
  • Father, thank You for the faith of Andreas and Bingtang. Calm their fears, increase their faith and embolden their witness, causing it to bear much fruit. Help them forgive their persecutors and love the lost. Give them a strong awareness or Your presence & power. Grant them an eternal perspective. In Jesus name, amen
    Sheron L - USA
  • Thank you Father for the release of these men. I pray their Faith be strengthened through persecution &that they would be emboldened by your deliverance. Thank you for giving them the faith to witness for you in a hostile environment. I pray they continue to hunger and thirst for you & to represent you & further your kingdom. Bless them in Jesus name.
    David S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, thank You for Andreas's & Bintang's hearts & their freedom! Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May they readjust to life with family & community. May they resume ministry. Open the hearts of others around them to Christ. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, praise and thank You for the release of our brothers in-Christ, Andreas and Bintang. May their faithful testimony compel each of Your children to finish the race well, regardless of our age. May Your Holy Spirit continue to strengthen and encourage Andreas and Bintang as they near the finish line so that they will bring You even greater glory.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We ask You to strengthen and encourage them. Father we pray that they will continue to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ boldly. Father we pray that these two men will bring many souls into the kingdom of God. Father we decree and declare Psalm 91 over Andrea's & Bintangs In the name Jesus
    Miesha M - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you so much Lord for you releasing these two wonderful Christian men from imprisonment continue the work in spreading your word. I am Lifting up prayers for the people on the island of Sumatra to come to know your son Jesus Christ for it is in his name I pray amen
    notra s - USA
  • Dear God & Father, praise You for Andreas's & Bintang's hearts & their freedom! Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May they readjust to community & family life. May they be able to continue their ministry. Open the hearts of their neighbors to You.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord I pray for Andreas and Bintang, Bless them for their faithfulness to share your love towards others. Lord you are our refuge, protect them and let their activities remain unseen to persecutors. Praise you Lord for their release! Bless you Lord! I pray for their continual encouragement and strength today. Amen
    Jonathan M - USA
  • Praises to You Father our brothers have been released. May they reach many more for You. Draw those who are seeking You. Draw those who are persecuting & even responsible for putting these brothers in prison. We raise the banner of Jesus Christ over Indonesia in Jesus' Name. Shine Your light in the dark places Lord. We are believing IJN.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Oh Father god I pray Your blessings of protection of these dear Holy men of faith. Thank you for their release and I pray for their good health so they may continue their ministry under Your wings to their Muslim neighbors. May Your wisdom and guidance encompass them in how to go forward with freedom and grace to finish the race. In Christ Amen
    Pat D - Canada
  • Dear God & Father, thank You for Andreas's & Bintang's hearts & new freedom! Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May they readjust to family & community life; may they resume ministry. Open the hearts of those around them to You. In Jesus' Name. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Holy Father, may the faithfulness of Andreas and Bintang be a shining light that draws those living in darkness to the salvation offered through Jesus. May they plant seeds wherever they are. Thank You for their release. May they find strength and boldness to do even more for You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
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