A Sudanese church was closed by police after Muslims in the community complained about the church's ministry activities. (Photo credit: World Watch Monitor)
A Sudanese church was closed by police after Muslims in the community complained about the church's ministry activities. (Photo credit: World Watch Monitor)
Mar. 31, 2022 | Sudan

Church Closed, Leaders Questioned by Police

[182] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for members of Sudanese Church of Christ.

Police officials closed the Sudanese Church of Christ, located in a community about 85 miles away from Khartoum, and questioned the leaders for hours following complaints from local Muslims about the church’s activities. Members of the Islamic community, upset about the Christian church holding services and ministry activities, reported the church to the police. Officers then arrived at the church and interrogated church leaders. Following the interrogation, the officials demanded documentation proving that church members were licensed to use the building. The church remains closed as the leaders work to fulfill the officials’ demands. Pray that the officials will allow the church to reopen, and pray that our Sudanese brothers and sisters in Christ can share the love of God with those who seek to silence their Christian witness.

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  • Father, though the church doors were closed, I thank you that church is not a building and ask that if the church is still closed that you will give these believers wisdom and guidance on how to continue to meet and worship together. Please work in this situation and in the hearts of the locals who reported them, that they might be saved.
    Vicki W - USA
  • "And you will be hated by all for My name's sake.
    But he who endures to the end shall be saved."
    Mark 13:13
    Oh Lord Jesus, please help my brothers and sister in Sudan, specifically in this Church of Christ. Strengthen their faith and deepen their belief in your word. If they don't have any Bibles, please get them some soon.
    Thank you, Amen.
    Timothy B - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    Move in this situation! Let Your light continue to shine! We know that men cannot stop Your Will and Your Word. Use this as a way to reach many with the gospel. We ask in Your name that the church would be reopened and that it would flourish and grow and all who come near it would feel Your love and Your grace!
    Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, you can have this church opened if you see fit. You lead Israel back to rebuild the temple and wall; you can move. I pray that you will strengthen your children here and give them wisdom in dealing with the authorities. I pray that the believers will remain faithful and strong in their faith. Pour out your Spirit and move.
    polly c - USA
  • Enable the church leaders to fully comply with the documentation request as a testimony to the integrity of Christians. Grant them a love for those muslims who lodged complaints against the church,and use that love to draw many to Yourself. When You open a door no man can close it, so we ask You to open this door of ministry for this Sudanese Church.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord, vindicate these believers and use this persecution for thy glory.
    Margaret D - USA
  • In the forgiving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of members of Sudanese Church of Christ, that they are born from above and share Your Word with others. We ask for provision, Your Word, hedge of protection, angels to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father thank You for the Sudanese Church of Christ. I pray that the church will be able to reopen quickly. Give the church leaders wisdom and grace. Bless them with the tools they need to continue spreading Your Gospel. In the Name of Yeshua. Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Dear Lord, we praise you! We humbly ask you to bless the Sudanese church. Provide for them to grow & share the Good News. May your love overflow to those who harass them. Open their hardened hearts to receive your salvation. May the words they hear touch deep needs inside them. May they not resist you. In Jesus Name. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Father God I ask that you will Intervene in the church situation they are not molesting any but Satan molesting them as he does not want them to worship you, do stop the way of wickedness and let the heathen know that thou art the God of the universe and desire and deserved to be worship, open blind eyes and heart that they will want to join in too
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Almighty God and Creator of the universe. We praise and worship You. We pray that the officials will allow the church to reopen, and pray that our Sudanese brothers and sisters in Christ can share the love of God with those who seek to silence their Christian witness. In Jesus precious name, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirt amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Jesus, assist these precious Christians. Allow them to continue their work in this community. Give them wisdom as to how to use their time. May the authorities repent of closing the church. May many come to know Jesus because if this event. Protect them from violence.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • In the redeeming name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, our Redeemer, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Sudanese Church of Christ. We praise You that they praise You with their lives. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels from heaven to encamp around and directly minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father.. thank you for being our Lord.. praise you Lord! May you help my Sudanese brothers and sisters regain their house of worship and be stronger than ever! hallalujah! In Jesus precious name Amen
    Faye S - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Sudanese Church of Christ. We praise that You hear them. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, angels to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Even while this building is closed, may this church continue to worship and witness for you.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Praise you oh Lord. let your word come be known. I pray in Jesus, name that the church in Sudan will reopen to believers, Your are the way, the truth and the life, in Jesus name, Amen.
    Crystal L - USA
  • Father, stretch forth your arms of mercy and peace for Christian converts in Sudan. May grace reign uniting the churches. Fill the leaders with wisdom to deal with the government. Then Holy Spirit Fill the government leaders with favor for the Christians. Thank you Holy Father for hearing our prayers. May your perfect will always be done. Amen.
    Mary H C - USA
  • Father, for in the past you have move the heart of Kings to allow your people to return to Jerusalem and worship you again, in your unchanging mercy please move the heart of the officials to allow this church to be reopened. Please favor and strengthen the congregation so in peace they can share your love with the silencers.Praise to you almighty. Amen
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • Father, in Jesus Christ Name I pray for Your intervention to enable this Sudanese church to be opened as soon as possible. I pray that the local Muslims will come to faith and worship in this church. Grant the church leaders favour from those interrogating them. Thank You Lord for answered prayers.
    Aderonke A - Nigeria
  • Father, in Jesus Christ Name I pray for Your intervention to enable this Sudanese church to be opened as soon as possible. I pray that the local Muslims will come to faith and worship in this church. Grant the church leaders favour from those interrogating them. Thank You Lord for answered prayers.
    Aderonke A - Nigeria
  • Heavenly Father, We thank You for this church that has declared Your name in the earth. We declare favor for this church, both pastor and members, so that officials will allow the church to reopen soon, and that these Sudanese brothers & sisters in Christ will be empowered and motivated to share God's love with those who hate them, in Jesus' Name, Amen
    Michael S - USA
  • Sovereign Lord, you are above all authority and power. Arise and save the Sudanese Church of Christ from this persecution. Give them favor in the eyes of their persecutors and send your Spirit to give them words and wisdom as they are questioned and investigated. May their conduct be blameless and call the community around them to listen to the Gospel.
    Brad H - USA
  • Lord I pray for the miraculous and swift opening of the church. I pray that while they gather what they need they would not stop preaching the Gospel and doing all that they can. I pray for bravery as the government threatens to put pressure on them. I pray for hope as they believe in what You can do. I pray for worship and joy as they serve You.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord pour out your blessing upon the Sudanese church. Let her light so shine before men that they see his good deeds and glorify our Father in Heaven. Let the persecutors come proclaimers as they see the testimony of the church's members. Lead them forth in glorious righteousness to declare to all around them that Christ is victorious.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Lord, the church may be closed for now, but their hearts are open to YOu & they will worship You from anywhere! may the doors be opened in Your perfect timing. May my sudanese sisters & brothers be a witness for You as You draw the persecutors toward Your heart. May they know there is forgiveness in You. We are believing for Your favor in this IJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • We thank God for you all, brothers and sisters in Jesus. We pray for your perseverance and faith in the midst of this persecution and trials you are facing. We pray for you, that God may fulfill every good purpose and act prompted by your faith. We pray that Jesus may be glorified in you, and those around you may see Him in you, and be drawn to Him.
    Charlene P - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the faith of these Sudanese brothers and sisters. I pray that you would allow the church to reopen. Let our brothers and sisters share your love and truth with the officials who questioned them. I pray also that the Muslims of the area would come to know Christ as well. In Jesus's name I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Lord send your Holy Spirit to the Sudanese Church members to give them healing, strength, hope, courage, wisdom, forgiveness, peace, joy & love. Send people to help them grow in their faith. Provide for their needs physically, mentally & spiritually. Open doors for them to continue to witness and bring others to salvation & relationship with You
    Angie E - USA
  • I pray that the church in Sudan will be allowed to open. May God open the eyes of the Sudanese as the Church of Christ shows love to the community. May God give strength to our Sudanese brothers and sisters in the Lord and may each one experience the Joy of the Lord.
    Judith A - Canada
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