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

[278] 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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Write your own prayer for Pillar Asih church members

  • Dear God,
    I pray that the Pillar Asih church will be able to find a good and safe place to worship. May they as a church grow strong, and win over those who would oppose them. Please be with them during these times. Thank you for their devotion to you, and please bless these people. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Almighty God and Father, please provide a place of worship and fellowship for the believers of Pilar Asih. Provide them Lord a safe haven where they can gather in peace and unite in freedom. Holy Spirit draw the local Muslims to repentance and to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We thank you Father in advance for all you do In Jesus Name Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Lord Jesus I lift up not ONLY the Pillar Asih, but those still hiding their beliefs out of fear. I ask that you soften the hearts of their enemies, and make yourself known to them. Lord, I know that you said you would leave the hardened ones to their own confusion, but I beg you, please show mercy for they know not what they do. I love you Lord! AMEN!
    Bre D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Open and Give Different hearts, minds, bodies, and souls to the Muslims and officials in Bekasi City, Indonesia to You; Cause them to know that You are The Way, The Truth, and The Life, and to Truly Repent, Believe in, Follow, and Grow in You according to Your Will, In Thine Holy Name, Blood, and Stripes Lord Jesus, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Grant the Body of Christ who attend Pillar Asih Church Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, Growth in You, Favor, Way to fellowship and spread Your Gospel to the Muslims and officials, Spiritual and Physical Provision, and Blessed Assurance, In Thine Holy Name, Blood, and Stripes Lord Jesus, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift the Body of Christ who attend Pillar Asih Church up to You; The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, the Muslims, and the officials from using anything against them. Thank You for Blessing the Body of Christ to endure persecution from the Muslims and officials, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Our Father, please help the people of Indonesia. There is no true freedon if goverment gives and other group of people can take it back. Please strengthen the member of Pillar Asih church in faith and let them live under Your wings. Please give them the sight to see inside Your will. Please give them obidient hearts. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father, I pray you open a door and find this group of believers a place where they can worship. I pray you guide them in knowing how to handle this. I pray for those who oppose them. Open their eyes, help them to see their need for Jesus. May your Spirit deal with their hearts. Touch your children, give them wisdom, patience, dealing w neighbors.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord, please give your people a permanent place to gather to worship and study your word.
    Nadine H - USA
  • God in heaven provide gathering place for these brothers and sisters who love you and desire the worship together. May they find favor with neighbors and authorities. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Dear Lord, please strengthen the faith of all of these Christians. Give them wisdom for how to proceed in their situation and endurance to stand fast no matter what. Soften the hearts of their oppressors so that they too may know the love of Jesus Christ.
    Betty A - USA
  • Thank You that the Church is not a building but a living organism. Give this group of believers a creative way to assemble and obey Your command to not forsake the gathering of ourselves together. Your ways are above ours, and You have a plan for them. Reveal it to them, and use these difficulties to strengthen our brothers and sisters in Bekasi City.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father God, provide place of worship for the faithful in Bekasi. Let your glory and power shine, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Pillar Asih Protestant Church and their willingness to meet despite opposition. I pray that You will strengthen them in their faith and that they would boldly continue to meet and build up one another. May they be an example to their neighbors of your tremendous love. May they also find a place to meet that will suit their needs.
    Lysander S - 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 those like Pillar Asih church members be able to meet. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord we are Your Church. You are the author and finisher of everything. Your Word says to go out and make disciples. Pillar Asia Protestant church is working to follow Your Word but have been met with opposition. Where one door closes another will open. Lord please open doors in Indonesia. Help them to get bibles & resources to spread Your Word!
    Donna H - USA
  • 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
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