Christians are allowed to worship in Indonesia, but Muslim radicals often use laws to restrict them.
Christians are allowed to worship in Indonesia, but Muslim radicals often use laws to restrict them.
Nov. 12, 2020 | Indonesia

Village Will Not Allow Renovation for Christian Home

[200] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Christian accused of causing unrest.

A Christian in Indonesia has been told by local officials that she cannot renovate her house if she intends to use it for Christian purposes. The local village council of Ngastemi village sent a letter to the believer telling her that her Christian activities had caused unrest in the village. “It is prohibited to hold Christian meetings and/or prayer meetings … in order to create a harmonious atmosphere between people, especially in Karangdami colony,” the letter said. Pray that this woman along with other believers in her village will come to an agreement with authorities about practicing their faith.

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  • I pray for this woman to know your will God and to walk in wisdom and obedience to your ways. Thank you that you have the final say, that she is a servant of Christ and not of man - may she seek to please you alone above anyone else.

    Bless and protect her family, I pray that you would use her life to bring many to know and love you.
    Becky G - New Zealand
  • Lord I pray for the kindness, faith and compassion of the believers to win over those in authority. I pray they would not give up meeting and would continue to worship You. I pray that they would be kept safe and protected by You. I pray their witness would be gentle yet strong and they would be winsome in their argument for the worthiness of Christ.
    Joy H - USA
  • OLORD, convert ALL of Karangdami colony! Then there will be a harmonious atmosphere! May your message spread like fire in their hearts. May they be unable to resist your love & mercy, thru Jesus, your Son. Your coming draws near. May the colony feel time is short for their salvation. Open hearts. May the renovations begin for Your glory. In Jesus Name
    SM D - USA
  • Lord, please encourage our brothers and sisters in Indonesia. Please give this woman and others creativity to discover how they can minister and serve within the restrictions they are given. May their attitudes and actions be a testimony that causes those who oppose them to consider the truth of the gospel. Bless them richly, Lord.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Help these Christians be allowed to improve their shelters.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father, move on the behalf of your children here in this area. I pray you give them wisdom and guide them as they handle this. Move mountains. I pray you deal with the hearts of those who oppose them. Move Father, so that your Word can still go forth. Open doors of opportunity. I place this situation in your hands, your will be done. Speak to hearts.
    Polly C - USA
  • Father, I'm lifting up our precious sister and may she, along with others like her, find favor that the renovation may proceed. May Your perfect wll be fulfilled, and may other believers be bold about practicng their faith . Speak to the hearts of the persecutors, and reveal Yourself to them in Jesus' mighty Name.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Holy Spirit of Jesus, I pray for guidance and wisdom for this wonderful christian sister to find a resolution to this matter, I pray That You would soften the hearts of the villagers who oppose to they may see how truly wonderful You are through her. May Your light in her shine brightly, to drown out the darkness opening eyes to see with. In Christ
    Pat D - Canada
  • In the precious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of light, and Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Indoneisan believers. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Lord
    We lift up our brothers and sisters in Christ that are in Indonesia, especially in the Ngastemi village. We pray that You would Grant them peace and wisdom as they stand for You. May there be an agreement made that will allow the Christians there to continue to worship openly. Be with the woman who received the letter in a special way. Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Lord God, I thank You for these believers and their desire to worship You. Please grant them wisdom and peace as they interact with unjust authorities; may they know how to respond in ways that are honoring to You. Please allow them to be able to gather and meet and may the gospel transform this village.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, we lift up our Christian sisters and brothers in Ngastemi village to You. We give You praise for the testimony of Your word. As they seek Your counsel, we are grateful for the Holy Spirit. Just as You gave right word for Moses to speak with authorities, do so with them. Let the witness of their lives win souls to Christ. Amen!
    Peg B - USA
  • Father, draw unbelievers in this region into a saving relationship with Jesus. May the church find places and ways to meet even when they are hindered. Open doors that allow for greater religious freedoms in Indonesia. Give peace to this woman's heart as she trusts Jesus fully in this situation. You are in control, Lord! Thank you for working mightily.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, may our Indonesian sister in-Christ rest in You and trust that You're working behind the scenes to influence the village council to do what's right and equitable, even though it's contrary to their culture and belief system. May she find blessing and favor as she patiently waits upon You and continues to show respect for the local authorities.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Holy Father, bless Your children in Karangdami colony with an extra measure of strength to withstand those who wish to persecute them. May their love for You cause others to be drawn to Jesus. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father, give encouragement and peace to this woman who has been denied the privilege of redoing her home. Help her to keep an eternal perspective that whatever is lost in this world is gain in eternity. I thank you that whatever the world takes away, they can never take away what we have in Christ Jesus.
    Vicki W - USA
  • In the glorious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shalom. as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of this believer. We ask for peace for them, a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Jesus, we know that the gates of hell will not prevail against your church! We ask that the gates of hell will be removed from this village and instead a great movement of the Spirit would take place! Holy Spirit, breathe on this village and change hearts of every person! Strengthen your faithful with peace and joy and purpose in You. Amen
    Jennifer L - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we ask that You give the Christian woman, and others like her, favor in things directly or indirectly related to the spread and advancement of the Gospel. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
  • Father, give wisdom and courage to these Christian believers that they might be able to continue to worship you and that they will have favor with those in authority. May no weapon formed against them prosper. Jesus name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Lord,
    I ask for You to bring Peace, agreement, justice & unity for all these believers. Cause things to go in there favor. Change the hearts & minds of authorities. Cause the authorities to have agreement with the believers. Soften hearts in this area. I pray salvation & peace for all. May Jesus Reign more & more. Stir hearts Lord. In Jesus name Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Father please grant this believer "pleasant words to promote instruction." Grant that she and other believers would be welcomed into this community and strengthened in their faith.
    Mary J - USA
  • Father God, protect the faithful in this village that they may worship you without fear, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • dear father, i pray for my sister in indonesia. please soften the hearts of the authorities, so she can renovate her house. give my brothers and sisters wisdom on how to gather together without being in danger. may your light shine through them jesus. i pray that their numbers will increase for your glory. in jesus name, amen
    esther l - Germany
  • Dear Heavenly Father. Bring peace to the situation for your daughter in Indonesia and others in her village. Guie them and their families, so they are able to meet and worship you. In Jesus's name. Amen
    Karen C - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our Christian brothers and sisters in Ngastemi village and their willingness to follow You despite opposition from their neighbors. I pray that they would grow closer to You each day and that this woman seeking to renovate her house will come to an agreement with the authorities; may their witness not be compromised in any way.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Turn the words of the accusers and the authorities upon their heads. Let them see what a fine influence Christians are to their neighbors. You know the heart of this woman, wanting to create space that others may be strengthened in their faith in her house. Protect her, her house and family. Let the authorities come up with a way for her to retain hm.
    Tan-Yeo L - Singapore
  • Father we pray for the believers in Ngastemi village that you would do a miracle for them. That they will be able to freely worship you in the house that you will provide. Protect them and increase their faith. Move on the hearts of the village officials that they will allow the renovations of this home. In Jesus Christ name amen.
    Diane E - Canada
  • Father God, please allow this woman in Ngastemi village to find favor with village officials to the point where at least one official comes to faith in Jesus and stands as her advocate for the renovation of her home. Give this woman boldness in sharing her faith and grant her grace to trust You through this process of waiting, in Jesus' name, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Dear Lord, please give these Christians wisdom and protection during this time of trial. Continue to strengthen their faith and help them to know that they are examples to all of us of how to stand fast. Soften the hearts of their persecutors so that they, too, may know the love of Christ.
    Betty A - USA
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