Special police forces (in green) remove worshippers from an Algerian church.
Special police forces (in green) remove worshippers from an Algerian church.
Nov. 21, 2019 | Algeria

Authorities Continue to Close Churches

[326] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Closed churches.

Authorities shut down three more churches in Algeria last month. On Oct. 16, days after Christians protested the government’s crackdown on churches, authorities forcibly removed Light Church worshippers from their building in north-central Algeria and sealed its doors. The Light Church was Algeria’s largest place of worship. Earlier in the week, the Protestant Church of the Full Gospel and the Source of Life Church, also in the area of Tizi Ouzou, were closed. These three churches closed in October were among the largest congregations in Algeria and bring the total number of sealed worship buildings to 15. “The police intervened to force us out of our church — a church that exists and has been active legally and in the light since 1996,” said Pastor Salah Chalah, head of the organization representing protestant churches in Algeria. “May everyone know that we have been beaten and abused … for one reason only — our Christian faith. And because that’s the cause of our pain, we’re proud of it.”

Write your own prayer for Closed churches

  • Dear Father, please expand Your gospel message in Algeria. The more they crack down and strike the church, may it have the effect of showering the sparks of Your saving gospel message out to many more! Save multitudes of Algerians I pray and protect Your people and their faith miraculously and all for Your glory! In Jesus name, amen!
    Caroline O - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I do pray that You would give these leaders wisdom and unity as they seek the lead the church in the midst of persecution. May they honor You with their responses, and show love even to their persecutors. Enable Your word to continue to go forth, and may Your believers be built up by Your truth.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father God i lift up our persecuted Brothers and Sisters in prayer. Comfort them all and give them supernatural strength to endure all that they are going through in Jesus mighty name Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Lord God of the Universe, what a testimony! Use this tragedy to bring more followers of Jesus into the fold. We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against the powers of darkness of this world. If we suffer for Jesus we shall surely reign with Him. What a dark twisted place is the place without the light of Jesus! Be it known to all Jesus is Lord!
    David C - USA
  • Father I thank you for these believers who are enduring persecution with joy. as the saying goes the plot of the martyrs is the seed of the church. the authorities have no chance of winning against you or God most high. We praise you for what you're going to do in Jesus name amen
    William S - USA
  • Lord God Almighty I declare that Algeria is for Jesus Christ. Let the church say so even more now than ever when the enemy is doing everything possible to close doors for many outside the kingdom of God. We force open these doors as we bind the spirit behind in the name of Jesus Christ. This message of the cross will spread in Algeria in Jesus name.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father I pray a hedge of protection around Your saints in Algeria and that they will have a safe place to assemble and worship together. I pray that those in positions of authority will cease to see Christianity as a threat but rather see it as an asset . I pray that You will send the Holy Spirit to draw them to You. In Jesus name . Amen
    Ann S - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the pride of these church members and for the solid faith they have in You. I praise You that they live out the calling to be committed to You and to hunger and thirst for more of You. I praise You Lord for Your work in their life and I ask Lord for fruit among their ministries. I ask for safe places for them to meet.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    What beautiful Faith our Algerian brothers and sisters in Christ have shown even as they lose their places of worship. May the church grow in the persecution. May You reverse these act and reopen the doors. But most of all, may all see that Word of God cannot be stopped. God is above all!
    In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Lord help Your church in Algeria. Stop this closure of the houses of worship. Thy will be done. Praying for Christians in Algeria to be strong. Help them to find places to worship in peace. May this persecution strengthen the resolve of Christians to be bold in their faith and give Glory to God. May many more come to be saved because of this
    margaret m - USA
  • O GOD our Father, honor and glory be to You forever. We urge You to look after our body of Christ in Algeria, which is facing restricted worship space. We ask You to bless the hostile government that does not truly know You, Lord Yeshua. We pray that You provide a peaceful resolution for our fellow believers and their neighbors. AMEN.
    Sirian T - USA
  • Father, I pray You will help the believers to find ways to continue to meet. This situation will only strengthen them and not discourage. In Jesus Name, amen
    Debbie M - USA
  • We pray for those who are being persecuted for righteousness sake. We call them blessed and declare that no one will be able to harm them because they are followers of what is good. We pray they will not afraid -1 Peter 3:13-17. No weapon formed against them shall prosper and every tongue that rises against them shall be shown to be in the wrong-Is 54.
    Rob N - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for the faithfulness of my brothers and sisters in the face of adverse conditions. Let your joy in these troubling times be their strength. May the gospel continue to spread and lives changed for eternity.
    Doug S - USA
  • Father God, protect your faithful in Algeria. Let them worship and come together, without persecution. In Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Praise You Father that these believers have stood firm in the faith. I pray that they would be greatly encouraged, strengthened and provided for. I pray that they would be able to meet freely please remove these restrictions. Please cause even these authorities to repent and be drawn to You. in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Holy Father, please continue to strengthen and grow Your church in Algeria, even as the persecution intensifies. Please put favor for Christians into the hearts of the authorities, and bring even more people to know Jesus Christ. Please bless the closed congregations with new spaces, finances, and congregants. Thank you. In Jesus's name, amen.
    Samantha H - USA
  • Father God grant courage to be strong in the power of God,s might..Do in your mercy intervene in Christian,s plight in heathen land, and let the heathen know they will reap what they sow, Let your people humble themselves ad pray as stated chron ch 7 you said that you will hear from Heaven and will heal the land, the land is bleeding Satan is mad
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Dear Heavenly Father. I pray for the Nation of Algeria & all our christian brothers and sisters. May you intervene and keep them in your safe hands. I pray that you will bestowed your peace & comfort in the hearts of your people. Thank you Lord for their Salvation. Amen
    Rota V - Australia
  • Father, be with these churches that are forcibly being closed. Comfort their hearts that they know Your Presence with each one of them in this difficult time. Grant wisdom to the leaders and laymen about the best way to proceed. May the authorities come to realize the futility of trying to stop the Gospel for it is boundless and You will provide a way
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, I pray for a revival in Algeria! The Gospel cannot be suppressed. It will always find those who seek it. I pray for a change of heart in those in authority in Algeria. In Your Son, Amen.
    Connie A - USA
  • Help these churches reopen or have newer get built.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord bring deliverance ,and peace to them and make a way to leave churches open and for the gosple to be spread through out the country
    Sherry S - USA
  • Lord bring deliverance ,and peace to them and make a way to leave churches open and for the gosple to be spread through out the country
    Sherry S - USA
  • Lord bring deliverance ,and peace to them and make a way to leave churches open and for the gosple to be spread through out the country
    Sherry S - USA
  • Dear Lord, we lift up our brothers and sisters in Algeria. We ask You to give them the strength to fight the good fight and to continue to bring a Living Jesus into this dying world. Help them to pray for those who hurt them and love them, no matter how difficult. For they know that You are our only reason for living-to live is Christ to die is gain!
    Donna H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Algeria: 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 church closures to You. May they see Christians' value in their society & stop church closures.
    Marian P - USA
  • Lord Jesus please comfort your children during this minor setback because every single one of them makes up the church. Please make a way here they can gather together safely and worship your name. May they be a witness of God's Love to their enemies and may they not grow discouraged due to the darkness that surrounds their government,Amen.
    Quanesha r - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Algeria: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts of those who close the churches to You. May this result in better treatment for believers & end church closures. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Holy Father,Your children are living stones in the structure of Your church.No matter how many buildings are closed Your church is vibrant and growing,and I pray for Your children's peace as they deal with the buildings being closed I pray that their faithfulness to You causes many to repent and be saved. Let Your children know that they are prayed for
    Eli S - USA
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