Islamists protest Christian churches in Indonesia.
Islamists protest Christian churches in Indonesia.
May. 28, 2020 | Indonesia

Islamists Protest Churches Meeting in Mall

[187] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Churches meeting in mall.

An Islamic political organization is protesting the use of a shopping mall for church services. After noticing that two protestant churches were meeting at the mall, members of the Islamic Jihad Front (FJI) in Yogakarta, on the island of Java, complained to mall management and demanded that the churches apply for building permits. A mall representative, however, told a local news outlet that multipurpose rooms in the mall are used by many different groups and are therefore not churches. He said both Muslim and Christian religious organizations use the space. Pray that the churches can continue meeting in the mall.

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  • Father God i pray for all our Brothers and Sisters. May your hand be upon them and i pray that you will provide a place of worship for them in Jesus mighty name i pray Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Thank you for the mall renting to the Christians. Continue to protect that meeting place. May they not be surprised at the fiery trial but rejoice as they share in Christ's sufferings and know Him at a more intimate level. May this public rejection cause others to investigate who really is God and be drawn to you by power of Holy SpiritšŸ
    Lori R - USA
  • Lord TY they are able to meet in the mall & we are believing this will continue. Please strengthen the faith of the believers & may the church in Indonesia explode in attendance! May others be drawn to You Father. Reveal Yourself to all..May the persecutors hear Your calling upon their hearts in Jesus' mighty Name, Amen.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you that Christians are allowed to meet and worship you in the malls here. Continue to bless these meeting and thwart the hand of the enemy as he tries to stop them. Give the mall management the strength to stand up for the rights of all groups in the space. May your word grow because of these Christian gatherings.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Father, praise You for the mall representative that stood up for the freedom of Christians meeting in the mall. I pray that they would continue to be able to meet there without interruption. May their witness attract others to follow Your Son to salvation and bring with them their families and friends, and lead opponents to join them. In Jesus' Name
    Laura K G U - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We praise You that the mall manager has said he will allow these meetings to continue. We pray that You would continue to build Your church through these meetings. Bless and be with all of them as they live for You. May they continue to be able to use the space. And may the Muslims who see this be drawn to your light & Truth. In Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Lord, Thank You that the mall worker supported the churches right to use their space for church. Let the church continue to find favor with the mall authorities & others that they may continue to hold services. Bless these services with Your Holy Spirit & draw non-believers to hear Your Word & come to follow You through these services.Save souls Jesus!
    Sharon C - USA
  • Holy Father, watch over Your children who are worshiping in space provided by the mall. Give them wisdom as they deal with those who are protesting against them. May their love for You be a witness to everyone around them. Sustain them with Your Spirit, and give them peace. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on our faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • I pray Christian churches & people in Java will have so much favor by others, & especially those in authority, that they'll be welcomed & asked to stay. In Jesus Name, I pray Christians show so much love for others that it'll be irresistible to nonbelievers & spark seeds of faith to grow into salvation for all others in the entire country of Indonesia!
    Patricia L - USA
  • Dear Lord, please continue to provide a place for these churches to meet. Call those that do not believe to become believers. Give all of them wisdom on how to proceed in each situation.
    Betty A - USA
  • Dear Lord, please continue to provide a place for these churches to meet. Call those that do not believe to become believers. Give all of them wisdom on how to proceed in each situation.
    Betty A - USA
  • Dear Lord, please continue to provide a place for these churches to meet. Call those that do not believe to become believers. Give all of them wisdom on how to proceed in each situation.
    Betty A - USA
  • Father, I pray you guide your children with wisdom and boldness as they deal with those in authority. I pray you go before them and fight their battle. Help them to remain strong in their faith and shine your love unto those who oppose them. I pray for those who are protesting that their eyes be opened to your love and presence. Move in this situation.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father. All praise and glory to you. Guide your children in Indonesia to find the ability to still meet and worship you. In Jesus's name. Amen.
    Karen C - USA
  • Dear Lord we thank You for your servants in Indonesia. Please give all of the pastors and VOM workers with wisdom when preaching Your Word to Muslims. Help them to be able to continue to use the mall for their bible studies and not be excluded because they are Christians. Dear Lord let Your Word be a lamp to their feet and a light to their path!
    Donna H - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the witness of this store manager and ask for him to be a part of the feast of the nations one day. I pray for the churches to still be able to meet and to draw more and more people to You. I pray for them to have sweet times of fellowship and goodness together and to become a strong unified body of Christ.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Father, we thank you for believers in Indonesia and their faithfulness to you. May the churches in Indonesia be allowed to meet in the mall and grow their church in the name of Jesus!!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Please Combat The Hate Of Our Brothers And Sisters In Islam By Telling Them To Read Verse 33 Of Chapter 19 Maryam. It Is Vainly Disputed, As Noted By Allah, But Jesus Said He Was Going To Rise From The Dead As An Infant Freshly Born And Allah Is Lord Therefore Jesus Is Allah 3
    Aleta D - USA
  • God hears. His love is beyond our words to describe. His plan and purpose will succeed. In everything give thanks. America's church is awakening! Pray for us as we pray for you. He is continuously gathering a people for Himself.

    Rejoice always,
    "ØRomans 12:12
    Ron T - USA
  • Father God, I thank you for the Christians that are meeting in Indonesia and pray that you will protect them and allow them to continue to meet in the mall. I pray that the protestors will hear the gospel and be drawn to Jesus. Help them to understand the truth and desire to know Jesus. I pray that you will use this to glorify the name of Jesus. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Thank you Lord for your provision of the mall for worshipping services,and provide for Christian's and help them to worship freely and bring safe nourishing food to their body's so they can be healthy and continue to serve and witness in Jesus name
    Sherry S - USA
  • Most High and Glorious Father God, I pray thatYou will protect my Indonesian brethren who are simply worshiping You. Please keep them safe, and let their voices ring out straight and true of Your undying love for them, and others who believe in You. Touch the hearts of their persecutors, Father. In Jesus's name I pray. Amen.
    Mary I - USA
  • O heavenly Father, such opposition coming from angry and controlling people groups. Yet, none of this escapes your view. I pray for the churches meeting in the mall in Indonesia are granted the legal freedom to assemble. May you give the Christians strength, courage and meekness as they face the conflict. Your name be glorified, Lord. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Thank You, Lord, for the courageous response of the mall representative.Bless him and encourage him to take seriously the message of the Gospel. Protect him and the Christians who worship in this mall from the attacks of those who who displace them. Use these protests to draw attention to the message of the Gospel as people's curiosity will bring them
    Toni D - USA
  • Thank you gracious GOD! For your goodness over us, most especially to the Christians in Indonesia, may your most holy name be praised forever and ever Amen! LORD! Help and change the hearts of these radical Islamic groups for Christ, cause The Christian faith to grow allover The World even in Indonesia, from strength to strength in JESUS name Amen!
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Lord God, I pray that You would provide these churches with places to meet, and that this publicity would actually draw many seekers to hear the gospel proclaimed there. May those who own the mall remain willing to rent to Christians despite the pressure, and may Your people respond well to this opposition.
    Danielle H - USA
  • dear father, i thank you for VOM furthering your cause in indonesia. i pray that that our brothers and sisters may continue to be able to assemble in the mall for worship and fellowship. please guide them to stay safe. may their number increase daily by your grace. in jesus name, amen
    esther l - Germany
  • Father God let Indonesia be free of intimidation against the children of God as they fellowship in the mall. Let your kingdom come and let your will be done in that fellowship will continue for believers in Christ. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord thank you for this mall space in Indonesia where you are lifted high and people are taught Your Truth. Let it ring forth with zeal, never stopping but always marching forward towards your heavenly glory.let them raise a hallelujah that is full of compassion and a call to repentance and submission for freedom and joy.Change hearts in a powerful wat
    Atacy U - USA
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