The Algerian government has sealed 16 churches since 2017.
The Algerian government has sealed 16 churches since 2017.
Jul. 29, 2021 | Algeria

Government Seals Three More Churches as Crackdown Continues

[179] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Church Leaders in Algeria.

The Algerian government sealed three churches in Oran on July 7, the latest closings in a government campaign against Christian churches that began in 2017. In November of that year, Algerian authorities began closing churches via a national ordinance mandating that permission must be obtained to use any building for non-Muslim worship. Since the ordinance was enacted in 2006, national authorities have not responded to any application for permission to use a facility for that purpose. Pray for wisdom for the church leaders and that the churches will receive permission to re-open soon. Pray that the government crackdown on churches would cease and that no more churches would be closed. Pray that Christians in Algeria will be able to worship freely, and that their oppressors will receive salvation in Christ.

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  • Dear Jesus, give wisdom and discernment to all the Christians in Algeria. Please soften the hearts of the government leaders who have ordered these churches to be closed. May the church buildings be open for worship. May Christians be brave and encouraged in Your constancy.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Jesus, I pray that you will give the leaders of the churches and the believers in Algeria the courage to continue to gather and worship. I pray that you'll give them creativity in finding places to worship in which it is not problematic but also that you would give them A powerful faith that is willing to gather . Protect them.
    Nathan J - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    We lift up to You our brothers and sisters in Algeria. Empower them, Lord, to do Your will. We ask that no more churches would be closed, that the Christians would be able to worship freely. Move in the hearts of those things in power! Use all of this for Your glory!
    In the name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, we thank You that the Church is not a building, but born-again people who love You. All the same, You have told us that we should not forsake the assembling together of believers, so we trust You to provide times and places for this to happen. Give creativity and courage to church leaders in Algeria so that the flock can grow in faith together.
    Toni D - USA
  • Holy Father, thank You that Christians everywhere are not limited to church buildings in their worship of You, but please provide relief from this oppression. Let their response bring honor to Jesus. Draw government officials to Christ to worship Him themselves. Give Your people patience and encouragement and open doors to bear witness to You.
    Karen K - USA
  • Lord God, I do ask that You would provide a way for these churches to open and the members to receive the discipleship and growth that comes from gathering together. May the leaders have wisdom and unity in how to respond, and may government officials be softened as they witness the faith of these believers.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, I thank you that you are aware and know about the situations that the churches are facing in Algeria. I thank you that you are able to meet their every need. Please give the Christians who have been shut down wisdom to know what to do and I pray that you will bring a change to the government to allow these to again meet. You are faithful.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Father, may the church leaders in Algeria look to You for discernment, understanding and wisdom as they interact with government officials and others who are responsible for enforcing the national ordinance. Enable the Algerian church leaders to find favor with the people in authority so that the believers might be unhindered and free to worship Jesus.
    Patrick V - USA

  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prospe
    barry p - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray for Your children in Algeria as they face the closing of the buildings where they met as Your church. May they hold to You, and each other, as events unfold. May there be wisdom, and a demonstration of Your love, in the church leaders as they deal with authorities. I pray that there will be a reopening of the buildings. In Jesus, A
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Father God, I lift up to You the nation of Algeria! Please storm Algeria with Your Holy Spirit! Please bring all the people of Algeria out of the darkness into Your Marvelous Light!
    christine s - USA
  • Yahweh Nissi, You are the banner over the brothers and sisters in Algeria who long to worship You in peace. Provide a place where they can meet without harassment and may no more churches be closed by authorities. Open the eyes of the government to see the blessings only You can give those who love you. In Jesus Name, AMEN
    Linda R - USA
  • Father God please come to the help of Christians in Algeria, do provide refuge for these helpless brethren in the country, thou Lord is their only helper. They are depending on you, grant wisdom to the leaders in these challenging time despite the provocation, ler them do as Jesus Say pray for them and lean on him for intervention, grant courage
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Help these church leaders be able worship freely and their oppressors will receive salvation from new churches.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father God we pray for these church's to be allowed to open again. Touch the hearts of those who will make this decision. Keep our brother and sisters strong in faith as they struggle to find a place to worship, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Oh God, have mercy on those who have hardened their hearts in fighting against you in Algeria because they have been misled by the devil. I ask for the spirit of wisdom and revelation for your church to operate in these conditions. Let your kingdom come and your will be done. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father God, I pray for my brothers and sisters in Algeria and ask that you would provide church buildings for them to meet in. Please help them during this time of persecution. I pray that they will see your faithfulness and rejoice. I ask that many will hear the gospel in Algeria and be saved. Shine the light of Jesus Christ in that place. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of salvation and strength, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Church Leaders in Algeria. We pray for provision for them, hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, these church leaders and believers are facing many obstacles to worship, serve and grow in You. But You are not a god who leaves us weaponless and alone. You are a God who is faithful and One of provision, strength and hope. May they call out to You and find Your wisdom, strength and power to be all they need to move forward. In Jesus, Amen
    Bruce B - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our brothers and sisters in Oran. I pray that You will strengthen them in their faith and that they would trust You for their every need. Please provide them with wisdom in how to respond to this persecution. May You work in the hearts of their oppressors, may they receive salvation in Christ, and may these churches legally reopen.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Lord I pray for the church leaders in Algeria that you would enable them to worship freely again and they sealed churches would be opened in Jesus name. I pray for the people opposing them in the government for soften hearts and for freedom to come for your people in this nation. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Lord I pray for my brothers and sisters in Algeria. I come against the enemy's tactics to silence them and shake their faith in you. Restore all that they have lost. Give them favor with the government so that the closure of churches will cease and they will be able to worship together freely. Give them strengthened by the power of these prayers.
    Orpha G - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven. Thank you for the faithful believers in Algeria. I pray they will still find a way to fellowship despite the restrictions. Give wisdom to the church leaders as they deal with the persecution. I pray the churches miraculously reopen soon and many new believers will result. In Jesus name. Amen
    John S - USA
  • Father, for you "gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning", may you counsel the serving leaders. May the churches reopen, crackdown on them would cease and no more churches would be closed because "by you..ruler issue decrees that are just". May free worship be granted, and praises to you leads to bringing the oppressors to salvation.
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • Father, use what the enemy intends for evil and bring good from it. Cause more churches to spring up where ever one was closed. Grow the church in numbers and in faith and truth. Stop the oppression of the Algerian government against Your people. In the meantime, may each church member continue to have fellowship with other believers. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father we pray for the Churches in Algeria. Give them wisdom and strength. We pray that the closing of churches will stop, in Jesus Christ name. We pray that the gospel will spread all over and those that were shutting down churches will know that there is a true and living Saviour, Jesus Christ amen.
    Diane E - Canada
  • Lord and Savior, Please help these dear believers to continue to serve and love YOu. Please enable them to somehow have fellowship. Please encourage them and build them up by the power of Your Spirit. Please provide the Scriptures for their comfort and faith. Please cause many to come to faith in you in spite of the government.
    Susan B - USA
  • Loving Father I pray for the church and brothers and sisters in Algeria. I pray for wisdom in dealing with these difficult situations. I pray that the government would repent and let people gather and worship as they want. God bless all of our brothers and sisters in Algeria and bless all the people of Algeria.
    Paul K - USA
  • Father, we know that the enemy is trying to silence you and your people. Lord, give us wisdom in knowing how we are to deal with this. I pray for my family in Algeria. What are they to do? I pray you guide them as they continue to serve you and share the truth. I pray for each individual, open their eyes. All who seek you, will find you. Move, Lord
    polly c - USA
  • Father God,
    Thank You that even though physical churches close, Your Church DOES NOT! Give wisdom to church leaders, and let churches to get permission to re-open soon. Bind Satan so that government crackdown on churches would stop, and no more churches would be closed. Open the way for freedom of worship. Lead their oppressors to Your Son.Jesus
    Debbie D - USA
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