Two Muslim men threatened a family meeting for worship in their home during stay at home orders.
Two Muslim men threatened a family meeting for worship in their home during stay at home orders.
Apr. 30, 2020 | Indonesia

Family Worship Interrupted by Muslim Neighbor

[274] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Family Threatened.

A Christian family worshiping at home were interrupted recently by a Muslim neighbor who burst in and told them they could not hold a Christian meeting in their house. The man, who is known as a haji because he completed a pilgrimage to Mecca, waved a stick at the family and became increasingly agitated as one family member began recording on his cellphone. With a neighborhood leader watching from the doorway, the man warned them that if they did not stop holding Christian meetings he would return with a mob. The family later filed a police report. “We don’t understand why these men were causing a problem with us, since we were following our government’s advice to stay home [for social distancing],” they said. Pray for believers around the globe who are encountering persecution during this unique time.

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  • Father, thank You for Christians in Indonesia who worship You despite persecution. Thank You for those who love You and want to worship You. I pray for this family that You would keep them safe and protected. Please be with them and bless them. Help them to handle their neighbor with love and I pray that the neighbor would turn towards You. Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • O GOD Almighty, we celebrate You in all corners of the earth. We pray that You will bring peace and grace upon our Indonesian Church living under threats from their neighbors. We ask that You bless them and many other believers under persecution during a global pandemic. May You also bless their hostile neighbors with Your love, Lord Jesus. AMEN.
    Sirian T - USA
  • Father God, I pray for our brothers and sister all around the world during this season of pandemic who are faced with an ongoing pandemic of persecution that you strengthen them in their walk with you. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father as an American I find it unbelievable that neighbors come rule your lives. But that's the way it is in some of these countries they endure much suffering and little freedom. Thank you for the freedom they have found in Christ. Bless them and help them to remain faithful to you in Jesus name amen
    William S - USA
  • Father, we want to lift up this family & others like them. May they experience YOur peace as they worship YOu wherever YOu have for them. May the persecutor & others like him be drawn by Your love into YOur kingdom of light. Grant YOur favor to Your people. Cover them with Your wing. May they also have favor with the community in Jesus' Name.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We pray for this threatened family. Protect them and guide them what they should do. We pray for the many Christians or facing persecution and harassment on top of all the trouble with the covid-19. May Your grace be with them mightily; guide their every decisions and direct their every step. Bless them, protect them and encourage them. Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear God,
    I pray for those who are persecuted in these strange and hard times. Please be with this family that was threatened. May love rule between them and their neighbors from now on. Please protect them and allow their faith to stay strong. May they not feel alone or insecure. Please keep all safe. Thank you, Lord. God bless. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Oh Father God the enemy will stop at nothing and foolishly think they can intimidate you Lord. I pray for these and other Christian's to stand firm in their faith with You at the helm, stretch out you mighty righteous arm over your children, I ask for an outpouring of Your Holy Spirit for protection and healing from Covid. In Christ Hallelujah Amen
    Pat D - Canada
  • Romans 8: 38-39 "I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things to come, (39) Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us (them) from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."Jesus, Please protect believers who are being persecuted during the Corona Virus.
    Rebecca L - USA
  • Take care of this family and give them faith.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear Father God, please protect those who worship Thee, and Thy son wherever they be through out the world. Please protect those who believe and worship You, and Jesus. Please give them confidence in Thee, and thy promises, of safety, and salvation, and sanctification, and that they are loved by you, protected by you. In Jesus' name, amen
    Geoffrey C - Maldives
  • Lord I pray for this family that was threatened by these two Muslims in Indonesia. I pray that you would push back the darkness, God, the oppression and the evil in Jesus name. I pray that you would be with your true people Lord all over the world who are not only being persecuted but are under this pandemic and lockdown. I ask this in Jesus name amen
    Nancy G - USA
  • Lord God, I pray for these believers in Indonesia that they would be safe as they worship you in their home. Lord, I lift up their neighbors that your Holy spirit would draw them to faith in Jesus Christ. Father let the name of Jesus be glorified in this place as you spread the good news of salvation in Jesus through faith alone. Protect from the enemy
    Julia F - USA
  • I pray for continued boldness and growth.I pray for your neighbor as well.May the LORD bless you and keep you safe in Jesus's hands.Amen.
    Robbie C - USA
  • "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you"
    Amen!
    Bre D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this family facing threats: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May Your care for them mirror Your care for believers everywhere facing persecution. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • God, I pray for these Indonesian believers who are being harassed because they follow the Lord. I pray they will not give in to threats, but would remain faithful. I further pray for like-minded believers around the world who seek to worship the Lord during this time of great uncertainty. I pray you will continue using this time to reach the lost.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for a family in Indonesia facing threats: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open their opponents' hearts to You. May Your care for them mirror Your care for many other believers facing persecution during this time. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, lease protect your children and open the eyes of this man to the truth or let him be arrested for harassment.
    conni l - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for a family threatened in Indonesia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the eyes of their opponents to You. May Your care for them mirror Your care for many other Christians facing persecution at this time. In Jesus' Name. Am
    Lisa D - USA
  • Almighty God, Strengthen the faith of all who are encountering persecution at this time. May your peace grant them hope and may they continue to worship you without fear of man. May the testimony of Jesus radiate from the lives of these your children and may those who oppose your children be convicted and drawn to Jesus. Be glorified Jesus. Pat US
    Patricia S - USA
  • Father, I pray for this family who have encountered persecution as they worshiped at home. Protect them during this time of pandemic and uncertainly. May they continue to find strength in You as they strive to serve you.
    Betty D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for a family threatened in Indonesia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May Your care for this family mirror Your care for many other believers facing persecution. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, persecution of Your people in Indonesia and thoughout the world continues even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. During this time of forced social distancing and government restrictions, empower the Church in Indonesia and elsewhere to faithfully follow Jesus Christ and boldly proclaim Your Word to unsaved family members and neighbors.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, I think you that this situation did not escalate into something tragic. Please continue to protect your people and their families as they strive to worship you in spirit and in truth. May their faith and courage and love for you we instruments in winning millions of nonbelievers to Christ in His precious name amen!!!
    Jennie P - USA
  • Thank you, Father, for keeping this family calm during this confrontation. Please grant them favor in the eyes of the authorities so that they can continue to practice their faith. Please give them love for their persecutors and wisdom in dealing with them. Soften the hearts of many in their community and bring many to faith in Jesus. Amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • , dear Lord please bless this family and keep them safe from prosecution I just ask that you would put up your walls around people so that they would not be persecuted because that is not here will you want all men to love one another please help these men to love their neighbors Lord please take the heat out of people's hearts in this world in Jesus n
    Sierra H - USA
  • Please bring peace lord to all persecuted christoans ,also unity love and hope to to the persecuted and persecutors ,also provision to the persecuted and make stricter laws concerning our right of Christian's of just any government busting down doors of anyone .
    Sherry S - USA
  • Father, bless this family with safety and peace. I pray that their witness would help bring this neighbor to You.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Lord, I thank thee that these believers have laws to protect them. Lord, please ensure that these laws are applied without corruption. Frustrate the neighbor's attempts to incite violence and let these believers worship in peace.
    Margaret D - USA
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