A mob met a construction crew at the Santo Joseph church.
A mob met a construction crew at the Santo Joseph church.
Apr. 02, 2020 | Indonesia

Protests Against Churches Continue

[193] prayers in [10] nations have been posted for Santo Joseph Church.

Protestors have stopped construction of a new church building in Pangkal Pinang on Bangka Island’s east coast. Saint Joseph Church, which received approval for the construction in October 2019, had recently demolished an old structure to make room for the new building. But on Feb. 6, 2020, construction workers were met by a crowd of people protesting the new church building, and opponents of the construction have also sued to have the building permit revoked. When church leaders were unable to calm and disperse the protestors, police took them to the police station. Pray for a peaceful resolution to the disagreement.

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  • Again father we see villagers standing up against your faithful sons and daughters. May you be glorified as some of these unbelievers see the determination of your children and come to Christ also and I ask this of you in Jesus name for your Glory amen
    William S - USA
  • Dear God,
    I pray for peace in this turmoil. May people just be able to talk and may you pour out your Spirit in these instances. Please allow the church construction to continue, and my prayer is that it will be welcomed. I pray for peace and love in the land. May good fruit be borne of this occasion. Thank you so much, Lord. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Abba I lift these men up to you and i ask that you let it be known, even if they must worship in the wilderness, YOU are still there. Let them be at peace wherever they may go to pray in your name! Let this "church" become an UNSTOPPABLE body of believers, because YOU have created the land and the sea and the stars! Let them pray, Oh Lord. Amen!!
    Bre D - USA
  • Abba I lift these men up to you and i ask that you let it be known, even if they must worship in the wilderness, YOU are still there. Let them be at peace wherever they may go to pray in your name! Let this "church" become an UNSTOPPABLE body of believers, because YOU have created the land and the sea and the stars! Let them pray, Oh Lord. Amen!!
    Bre D - USA
  • Abba I lift these men up to you and i ask that you let it be known, even if they must worship in the wilderness, YOU are still there. Let them be at peace wherever they may go to pray in your name! Let this "church" become an UNSTOPPABLE body of believers, because YOU have created the land and the sea and the stars! Let them pray, Oh Lord. Amen!!
    Bre D - USA
  • Abba I lift these men up to you and i ask that you let it be known, even if they must worship in the wilderness, YOU are still there. Let them be at peace wherever they may go to pray in your name! Let this "church" become an UNSTOPPABLE body of believers, because YOU have created the land and the sea and the stars! Let them pray, Oh Lord. Amen!!
    Bre D - USA
  • Thank you Lord for you are in control, we pray for divine intervention, Lord remember, the earth is yours and these are your children, Lord favor and vindicate them. We cancel every plans of the enemys, their counsel shall not stand in Jesus name. Pls let the Church continue to grow spiritually and physically in unity and love to the glory of your name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray that Your Spirit of peace would envelope everyone that is involved with this. Guide the church in how to respond. We know that nothing can stop Your work. I pray You would bless this building and let it be a glory to Your name.
    In Jesus Christ, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, use this difficult situation for your Glory and Honor. Workout a peaceful resolution between the two groups. Lord help Santo Joseph Church to be built and be a blessing for the whole community. A place Lord that shines the love of God and work of the Holy Spirit. May the Gospel spread like wildfire. In Jesus Precious Name Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Open and Give Different Hearts to the protesters and the Muslims 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, Blood, and Stripes Lord Jesus, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift the Body of Christ in Indonesia up to You; The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, and the protestors from using anything against them. Please Grant them Your Protection, Fortitude, Favor, Way to fellowship and spread Your Gospel, and Blessed Assurance, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Father, Your church needs Your help in Indonesia. Place a hedge of angels around them and protect them from evil, Muslims and violence. Grant that Your favor rest upon Your church and its people there so that many will be drawn to Christ and be saved. Cause the police and government to protect their rights and draw them to Jesus. Grow Your church Lord.
    Alan G - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for this day of mercy. Please help Santo Joseph Church and all the people who are against the new church building to find a peaceful solution in this matter. Please give them Your wisdom, love and understanding. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord, we pray for this disagreement to resolve through Your guidance and wisdom. Your Word tells us that You desire that none should perish, but that all should come to repentance. We pray that the protesters would repent and instead of persecuting You, they would come to worship You as the One True God. Sustain this congregation with grace and mercy.
    Beth P - USA
  • Father, I place this situation in your hands. I know you see all things, and I ask you to open the eyes of those spiritually blind. May they all come to see truth and their need for a Savior. May truth prevail.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Santo Joseph Church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of those protesting them to You. May believers settle the conflict in peace. May this encourage other churches. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord,
    Bring unity and understanding to all involved in this dispute. Begin to work on the unbelievers hearts. Soften there hearts & turn them to Jesus. Help the nonbelievers to see the importance of having a strong faith in God. Over turn the enemy's plans and let a Your plans prevail Lord. Intervene & do miracles here. In Jesus name Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Thank You for Santo Joseph Church & their willingness to follow You even when faced with opposition by their neighbors. I pray that they will successfully keep their building permit & minister to others in a loving way, showing that You are love. I pray that this dispute will be resolved peacefully & be a testimony of Your sovereignty. Build your churc
    Marian P - USA
  • Thank You for Santo Joseph Church & their willingness to follow You even when faced with opposition by their neighbors. I pray that they will successfully keep their building permit & minister to others in a loving way, showing that You are love. I pray that this dispute will be resolved peacefully & be a testimony of Your sovereignty. Build your churc
    Marian P - USA
  • Almighty God i pray that you take full control of this situation. Have your way Father God and strengthen all our persecuted Brothers and Sisters in Jesus mighty name i pray Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Father, I know that you do not dwell in buildings made with hands, but as you have called your people in Bangka Island to build Santo Joseph Church, I pray that you will fill them with great love and peace toward their enemies. Show the people of that community the intense love of Christ and being those same people who interfered to salvation.
    Linda B - USA
  • Lord, please be near this church. There is so much struggle just to believe in these countries, so much struggle just to have a place to gather. Lord God, please be mighty in their spirits as they fight the evil one who oppresses them in this way. It is against him that we fight with the powerful name of Jesus. Please help the govt to help them, too
    Amy G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Santo Joseph Church: 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 believers peacefully resolve the conflict. May this encourage other churches. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • I pray for a peaceful resolution and that the protestors would be drawn to You in the MIghty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Lord help this Church go up. And that the problem get resolved and people's hearts warm up to them in Jesus' name Amen.
    Ann P - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters as they are being challenged in their building of a church building. I pray that they will be peace loving, and even self sacrificing as they work with unbelievers in this situation. May their conduct be above reproach, and be a light that draws those living in darkness into Your presence. In Jesus name
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Santo Joseph Church and their willingness to follow You even when faced with opposition by their neighbors. I pray that they will successfully keep their building permit and minister to others in a loving way, showing that You are love. I pray that this dispute will be resolved peacefully and be a testimony of Your sovereignty.
    Lysander S - USA
  • God in heaven, for this church, may they find favor with the govt. Be glorfied. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Santo Joseph Church: 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 conflict be resolved peacefully. May Your care for the Church encourage many believers. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father give these believers the wisdom necessary to conduct themselves properly toward unbelievers. Let their speech always be with grace so they will know how to respond to each person. Let them leap for joy that you have counted them worthy to suffer for you. Fill them with your joy unexpressible. Let them not be alarmed by their opponents.
    Kendall P - USA
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