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

[171] 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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  • repentance of sins. May they believe on thy word unto salvation by thine increase. I pray they would bear fruits meet for repentance with feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. May thy protection be over the believers according to thy will and purpose. I pray in the name of the LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • bring salvation to many acccording it in the King James Bible. May many who persecuted thy body be convicted of their conscience and search thy word in that Bible. I pray they realize all have sinned and fallen short of thy glory and the price thou hast paid for sins. I pray they would have broken spirits and contrite hearts given over to the
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear LORD, I pray the born again believers here would seek thy truth in thy word and realize the Church is the body of born again believers and not some building. I do pray against those who forsake the assembly of the brethren but that assembly with the first Christians was in homes and outside. I pray this would lead to thy true word going forth to
    Devin C - USA
  • To my Christian brother and sister- now is the time to stand and fight for the gospel of Jesus Christ. God is in control and your reward will be great in heaven. I believe Jesus is coming soon. I will also pray for the souls of your persecutors. You will be in my thoughts and my prayers. God is faithful to the very end.
    Susan R - USA
  • Father, thwart the plans of the enemy and may your will be done and your plans prosper. Thank you.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Gracious Father of Heaven and Earth please hear our prayers. We 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. In Jesus precious name and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Father, I pray for these believers who have had their churches closed by the government. I pray you give them strength, wisdom, and guidance in knowing how to deal with this. I pray you rebuke any spirit of fear. Pour your Spirit of conviction out upon those who oppose you. Open their eyes to the truth. Lord move in this situation.
    Polly C - USA
  • Lord Christ, change the hearts of the authorities so that Christian churches can remain open. Encourage, strengthen and help this church locate another worship place. May non Christians feel the love of Christ and seek salvation. You are Lord of all. Amen.
    Mary H C - USA
  • DearLord, you go beyond our wildest hopes & fondest dreams. You desire all people come to you, the living water. Show these Algerian authorities how thirsty their souls are! Open their hearts. Protect these congregations from evil plans, & bind satan. Provide for their fellowship needs. Holy Spirit strengthen them in persecution & hold them fast. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Father God we pray for these to stand strong in faith and resist evil. God's word will always prevail in ways we may never see. Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • 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
    Maria D - 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
  • praying daily
    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
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