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

[184] 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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  • 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.
    Matt 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
  • Father, I pray for this Christian accused of causing unrest. Open the hearts of the people in her village. May she and other Christians come to an agreement with authorities about practicing their faith. Give these Christians boldness and forgiveness for their enemies.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father I pray for my brothers and sisters in Indonesia. That they would show with their lives how they love. I pray that the officials would see how unjust their actions are and that they would overturn them. I pray for wisdom for the Christians in their dealing with the government.
    Paul K - USA
  • Lord, please allow this woman to have favor with the local government so that she can practice her faith with other believers. Please lead them in negotiations; give them the right words to say. Help the church there. Open doors. Unify them in all these matters, too. Please help them to find ways to worship freely in this house or somewhere else.
    Amy G - USA
  • Father please intervene in this situation. Please help this woman and other believers to be able to freely worship and witness for you.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, I pray for this young woman as she lives and practices her faith. Protect her and may the authorities allow Christian meetings to held.
    Betty D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, please soften the hearts of the authorities responsible for denying fellowship and worship to these eager Christians. Grant that their activities would not be seen as deleterious but rather as inspirational to their community. Please allow them to gather in Your Name. In Jesus, Amen.
    Laura K G U - USA
  • LORD, help the Christians in Indonesia to stand strong in the face of persecution. Provide meeting places to hold church services. Touch the hearts of the officials that they may also come to believe in Christ Jesus. As time grows short, increase the numbers coming into the body of Christ. In the name of Christ Jesus, AMEN!
    Linda R - USA
  • Father God, I pray for this believer, that you would guide her and show her how to respond and that you would use this to spread the gospel of Jesus in the village where she lives. Help the Christians in Indonesia to boldly proclaim their love for Jesus and show others that love in spite of the persecution. Through their love, draw many into the kingdo
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray that this woman along with other believers in her village: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May this woman, along with other village believers, come to an agreement with authorities. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Will you raise up a Cyrus in the village council for the work You appoint (Is 45)
    It's tragic when authorities create a false unity when outlawing the open faith of this Follower of Christ.
    I pray that she and the others stand strong and firm in her commitment to You and NOT compromise on their allegiance to You. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Veronica R - Canada
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that you would make a way for this Christian to be able to renovate her home for your purposes. Lord, please give her strength and help her to persevere during this time.
    In your Holy name I pray,
    Amen.
    Marisa M - USA
  • Father God, I pray that these officials see that prohibiting Christian meetings andor prayer meetings " in order to create a harmonious atmosphere between people, especially in Karangdami colony is foolish. I pray that this woman along with other believers in her village will come to an agreement with authorities about practicing their faith.
    Helen W - USA
  • Father God, I pray that these officials see that prohibiting Christian meetings andor prayer meetings " in order to create a harmonious atmosphere between people, especially in Karangdami colony is foolish. I pray that this woman along with other believers in her village will come to an agreement with authorities about practicing their faith.
    Helen W - USA
  • Father God, I pray that these officials see that prohibiting Christian meetings andor prayer meetings " in order to create a harmonious atmosphere between people, especially in Karangdami colony is foolish. I pray that this woman along with other believers in her village will come to an agreement with authorities about practicing their faith.
    Helen W - USA
  • Father,
    Let this house and church be built!
    Make a way where there seems to be now way, as You did for Your people in
    the Sea of Reeds in Egypt.

    In Jesus Name!
    Aaron M - Japan
  • Father,
    Let this house and church be built!
    Make a way where there seems to be now way, as You did for Your people in
    the Sea of Reeds in Egypt.

    In Jesus Name!
    Aaron M - Japan
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