Christians in Indonesia gather in a house church meeting.
Christians in Indonesia gather in a house church meeting.
Mar. 19, 2020 | Indonesia

Local Muslims Reject Church's Presence

[262] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Pillar Asih church members.

When local Muslims in the Bekasi City area noticed that some Christians were using an empty building for a worship service on Jan. 23, they gathered at the building to protest the meeting. Members of the Pillar Asih Protestant Church eventually came to an agreement with the local residents and signed a statement, witnessed by police, promising not to conduct Christian activities at the location. Although Christianity is legal in Indonesia, a majority of neighbors must agree to the presence of a church in an area before one can be built, and Islamists frequently stir up opposition to churches in Muslim neighborhoods. Pray that members of the Pillar Asih Protestant Church will find a suitable place to worship.

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  • Father God bless the church with an overflowing of Your presence of love and peace. Give them direction on where to go and what to do. Protect them from all unrighteousness. Let no weapon formed against them prosper and every tongue that rises against them in judgement be condemned. In Jesus name touch the hearts of those who oppress while they sleep.
    Norma C - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I pray that these Christians would be strengthened and encouraged to obey You, despite the formidable obstacles they are facing. May they find a new place to worship and be able to be a great light to the community around them. And may many Muslims hear Your truth and come to know and believe You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, please help these Christians find a good place for worship there in Indonesia. Let the truth of Your Word shine out through the testimonies of Your faithful ones there, Lord, and let the hearers be open and ready to repent and put their trust in You.
    Jocelyn L - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Indonesia, particularly Pillar Asih church members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May the Pillar Asih church members be able to gather. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God, as people all over the world are fearing this "virus," let Your Spirit stir all hearts to fear the One who has authority over the body and soul, as our Savior tells us (Luke 12). Expose the false gods for the worthless things they are and help them to see the mighty hand of our Risen Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ Who lives forever!
    Kathy G - USA
  • Help these church members be a light in their community.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father bless your people in Indonesia. They have left all to follow you. Thank you for our brothers and sisters in Pillar Asia church. Bless them with a place of worship and prayer. I pray Those who oppress your church would be saved. I pray your children would be encouraged. Give them guidance and courage to serve you. Surround them with your presence
    Wanda B - USA
  • Father please provide a place of worship for these Christians. Help them to find peace and security in you. In You every stronghold can be taken down and You are the God of the impossible. Provide a way, a stream in the desert. Thank you for these believers and their faith and perseverance.
    Moriah B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Indonesia, particularly Pillar Asih church members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong *& united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring Islamists & others to repentance. May all believers & Pillar Asih church members be able to gather. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Please Lorde I pray that You would cause these local muslims to have great favor on Your people. I pray that many of them would come to know You. I pray that Your church in Indonesia would be greatly encouraged and strengthened in their faith in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Indonesia, particularly Pillar Asih church members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of Islamists & others to You. May those like Pillar Asih church members be able to gather. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We pray for the Puller Asih Church. Provide for all their needs and give them a place to worship You freely. Soften the hearts of those who oppose them. May the light they shine for You lead many to know You and serve You.
    In the name of Jesus our Lord and Savior, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Indonesia, particularly Pillar Asih Protestant Church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide then. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring their opponents, like Islamists, to repentance. May churches like Pillar Asih Protestant Church gather. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, we come in agreement that the local government of Indonesia agree on the presence and of a church in the local communities Mathew 18:19.
    Jill R - USA
  • Please Lord please bless Pillar Asih Protestant Church with a suitable place to worship. I also pray that the muslims in Bekasi City would be drawn to You and have favor toward Your people in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray fir believers in Indonesia, particularly Pillar Asih church members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring their opponents to repentance. May those like Pillar Asih church members be able to meet. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, may those who seek to worship You in spirit and in truth be able to meet together for fellowship, study Your Word and worship You. May the local residents see their faithful witness and love for You and for each other, and become Christians themselves. Please grant them courage, protection, direction and a safe place to gather.
    Beth P - USA
  • Father, I pray for this congregation as they seek a new place to worship. Guide them to the place you have for them. May they be strengthened in their faith and continue to look to you, not growing discouraged because of the attitudes of their community. May they not be afraid to witness. May many come to you because of them.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father protect your Church in Indonesia from evil and harm. Find the Pillar Asih a grand place to worship in front of all, bringing millions of your children to You. Give them the resources they need to showcase your Glory. Don't let the darkness overcome this wonderful opportunity to expand your kingdom in all of Indonesia. Let your light shine!
    Laurie T - USA
  • Father, Your children in Indonesia are being persecuted for Jesus and can't worship you in their own place. Please intercede and grant favor to our churches trying to grow there. Bless Pillar Asih church and its people as they take a stand for Jesus in their community and give them a safe, healthy place to worship and expand their reach to save Muslims
    Alan G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Indonesia, particularly Pillar Asih church members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May Pillar Asih church members be able to meet. In Jesus' Name.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord as these church members are following laws, I pray You will provide a place of worship for them to gather to worship You. Lord Father may those who are protesting these meeting see how You will provide. Lord keep this church growing in faith and love, for your glory Lord
    Martha F - USA
  • Lord I pray for the Pillar Asih church members as they search for a location to hold their church service. Lead them to the location You desire for them to be to do Your work among the community, and to be established and be fruitful and multiply. May many Muslims in Indonesia come to know Christ through those who are sharing Your love with them.
    Beth M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Indonesia, particularly Pillar Asih church members: Protect provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring their opponents, especially Islamists, to repentance. May Pillar Asih church members be able to meet. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father: Give wisdom to the leaders of the Pillar Asia church as to where they might meet together for worship, teaching and fellowship. Turn the hearts of those in the community to look on the people of the church with favor, and even come to know the Savior because of a clear gospel witness and love shown by those who love You. Amen
    Nancy R - USA
  • Holy Father, bless Your children with courage and faithfulness during this difficult time. May their lives be a witness to those living in darkness and in need of Your saving grace. May their enemies come to know You as their Savior. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Be thou glorirified Father for the lives of your sons and daughters of Pillar Asih Church, may you cause a change of mind amongs those moslem communities for acceptance, may their faith in you never decline rather through challenges and experience be strengthened the more, from glory to glory forward ever and backwards never in JESUS mighty name Amen
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Lord, we ask for wisdom and grace for this fellowship, Pillar Asih Protestant Church, in Indonesia that they will show mercy toward this community that insists on rejecting their presence and Lord God, grant signs and wonders to occur in that area that would be a testimony to Your power and presence in their midst. Fill the believers with boldness.
    Matt B - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the Christians in Indonesia, I pray that Your Spirit would be poured into them so greatly causing the Light to shine brightly that it would create a yearning in their neighbors to seek out this Wonderful light and come to Christ Amen
    Pat D - Canada
  • Jesus, please help Pillar Asih Protestant Church find a place to gather together for worship. Fill them with Your love and peace, and impress on everyone around how gentle and loving Your people are. Give them opportunities to bless their neighbors, and use this to bring many more people into Your salvation.
    Elizabeth M - USA
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