The Algerian government ordered another church closure in April. (Photo credit: Middle East Concern)
The Algerian government ordered another church closure in April. (Photo credit: Middle East Concern)
Jun. 02, 2022 | Algeria

Crackdown on Churches Continues

[161] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Members of closed church.

Another Algerian church has been ordered to close in an ongoing campaign by authorities to silence any witness for Christ in Algeria. The church of Aouchiche received notice on April 6 that the governor had issued an administrative closure order and that the church should cease worship immediately. The church has more than 300 active congregants and has been a longstanding member of the Algerian Protestant Church. Since 2017, 17 churches from this organization have been closed by Algerian authorities. Pray that Christians in Algeria will remain firm in their faith amid increasing opposition from government authorities, and pray that these authorities will find faith in Christ.

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  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Sabaoth, Lord of hosts, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of members of closed Algerian church. We pray they be strengthened, a hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Let the government give favor to Christian churches and stop resisting their work and existence. Bring freedom to worship to Algerians or let them grow in strength and number to show the government that they cannot stop something God is blessing.
    michele r - USA
  • Father God, give Algerian believers favor before local officials to be able to continue to worship despite government's demand that they cease gathering and otherwise, prepare them to persevere in the midst of mounting pressure to cease gathering. Lord, cause them to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. Give them joy and peace, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for Your congregation. Thank You for it's secret nature. We do not worship in hand made shrines. Thank You for Your marvelous deeds. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Our Father, be with Your children who are be forced from their building. Bless them as they live out their identity of being living stones in Your church, and help them to find a physical place for them to meet. Be with the officials who are denying the people places to worship. Let them repent of their decisions and allow them to start meeting again
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • In the loving words of Jesus, our heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of members of closed church. We pray for comfort, to direct their steps, for a hedge of protection, angels to surround and directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank You that the Word of God is not bound, and that You are not restricted in meeting with Your people. You are everywhere present, and can strengthen individual believers when it is not possible for them to gather together.

    Thank You also for the many creative ways your people have found to meet and to receive teaching by electronic means.
    Toni D - USA
  • Thank you for moving in Algeria, winning souls to you, so much so that the powers of this world have taken notice and are trying to stop it! Lord, that this opposition would have the opposite effect just like in Iran, that people would see Jesus as the Pearl of Great Price, and risk everything to get Him.Bring your enemies here to faith and repentance!
    Margaret M - USA
  • Father , I pray they will be able to worship in small groups . Strengthen and encourage them . And may many souls be added to the kingdom as a result of their faithful witness . Thank You . In Jesus name I pray . Amen
    Ann S - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that You would strengthen these believers and give them wisdom and courage to walk in obedience to You even as the buildings are closed. May they find ways to continue growing in their faith and encouraging one another. I pray that through their faithful witness, many in the government would come to know You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Megan, our Shield, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of members of closed Algerian church. We ask that they walk with the wise, a hedge of protection, angels to surround and directly minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
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    Anne Margaret H - USA
  • Lord, persecutions continue to escalate throughout the world. We know this is part of kingdom work, yet, you call us to pray and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Therefore, I pray for the Christians in Algeria to be empowered to stand firm even though churches have closed. Give them courage to meet in smaller groups. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Mighty merciful Father, Bring change and reversal in Algeria to those who would want to eliminate Christian worship fellowship and teaching throughout the entire country. Help Christians to make themselves useful model citizen so the godpel can be preached despute their persecution. Give ear to the words of your servants Lord. In Jesus Holy name Amen
    Robert C - Canada
  • Father, May the church in Algeria continue to praise you. May they worship you together in homes and in other places they can gather. Strengthen the faith of the believers. Make them bold. May many come to know you and may the authorities who oppose you find you and turn and be saved. May Christ reign in Algeria!
    Laurie P - USA
  • Father, may You- the God of impossible- overcome this opposition. May You give the church members alternative ways to meet for worship. May Your church grow vastly during this oppression in this region! I pray for the church members to be strengthened and for the leaders of this country to come to saving faith in Jesus Christ. In His Name, Amen.
    Erin D - USA
  • Father, I pray these Christians without a physical church find strength. Meet weekly for dinners at homes, several homes due to the large membership. Circulate, change days of the week when you will gather. Tell them Lord you love fellowship and it's also a form of worship. Keep the faith, pray and God will make a way. Be blessed. In Jesus's name Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Father God, I call upon you to bring holy Spirit revival in the market place, schools, government and streets of Algeria in this season. Holy spirit you cannot be silenced.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father, I pray that Christians in Algeria will remain firm in their faith amid increasing opposition from government authorities. I pray that these authorities will find faith in Christ and turn to you.
    Betty D - USA
  • Jesus you are Lord over Algeria! You are doing new things there! Change the hearts, soften the hearts, open wide the hearts of those in the Algerian government opposed to you. Bless the believers in Algeria, bless them with your peace, your power, your provision. May your church in Algeria grow stronger and stronger- may the people come to you! IJN
    Mike M - USA
  • Father, please sustain your people in Algeria during this difficult time. We pray in Jesus' name for the government to be converted and work for the peace of the church in Algeria. We pray that you would continue to guard the hearts of our Algerian brothers and sisters through faith in Christ by your Spirit.
    Matthew E - USA
  • Father, bring peace, protection and wisdom to the members of the closed church in Algeria. Show them your love and help them to witness for you. We pray the government officials would come to know you as Savior and Lord. In Jesus name.
    Rhonda F - USA
  • Holy Father, be with my brothers and sisters in You in Algeria. Give them firm boldness to persist in following you. Change the hearts of those who oppose them and you. Give them wisdom in meeting underground. Let your kingdom grow despite the enemy of hearts. Show your power to overcome. For the sake of your name.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Father we know YOu will keep Your cdn faithful to YOu & growing even stonger in YOu whether there is a bldg or not. May this ignite them to share their faith in an even bolder way drawing even those who are persecuting them. Would You reveal Yourself to the persecutors? May those who witness be led to those You are calling. Believing for in Jesus'N
    Lisa T - USA
  • "Teach me Your ways, O LORD,
    And lead me in a smooth path,
    because of my enemies.
    Do not deliver me to the will of my
    adversaries;
    For false witnesses have risen against me,
    And such as breathe out violence.
    I would have lost heart, unless I had
    believed
    That I would see the goodness of the
    LORD
    In the land of the living."
    Psalm 27:11-13. Amen.
    Timothy B - USA
  • Father we thank you for the lives of the members of the closed Church in Algeria, may you continue to strengthen them
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • 2 Corinthians 5:1-2 For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, Yes brothers and sisters in Algeria, they can attack the building but the body of Christ continues! Amen
    Tony d - Philippines
  • Dear God, I pray for the church congregations in Algeria. I pray that they keep their faith firm and trusting. In spite of the government authorities I pray that the Christians find a place to worship you and the government will find faith. In Jesus' name amen
    Crystal L - USA
  • Father please help your church in Algeria to be strong and grow. Provide ways for them to meet together.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord I pray for the Algerian church and this one specifically that they would always unashamedly stand for you. Fill them to overflowing with love, mercy and patience with all joy as they hope in you. With your provision they can do this. Attend to their needs so this is their reality. Bring to salvation those far from you. Lighten the darkness around.
    Atacy U - USA
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