This Indonesian church was declared "disegel," or sealed, but Christians continue to meet despite such closures.
This Indonesian church was declared "disegel," or sealed, but Christians continue to meet despite such closures.
May. 29, 2015 | Indonesia

Pray for Pastor Manik, Whose Church Was Closed by Muslims

[455] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for Pastor Manik.

Muslim extremists have forced Pastor Timotius Manik and his congregation out of the church building where they have met legally for the past 16 years. On April 26, a group calling itself the Islamic Defender Front (FPI) falsely reported that the church does not have the required signatures or legal documents. Police arrived to secure the building and to prevent violence between Muslims and the 80 Christians in the church. The congregation now meets in the homes of church members.

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  • Father, In the name of Jesus, I ask that you tear-down the lies in Indonesia with the truth that JESUS is the only way to salvation. convict the oppressors that they are a "vapor" and have no power against Your will. Help them repent and please comfort the hearts of the believers with Your word so that they do not despair. We love You and thank you.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • Dear Lord, Protect this congregation and I pray more will come to know Christ as Savior. They need to feel your presence and hear your Word to help them. Protect them. PF
    Pamela F - USA
  • Father, how the nations rage against the Lord and His Christ. Father, I pray that even if they are not able to meet in a church that they are able to meet and fellowship and pray together. Lord, I pray for this congregation, that they would be strengthened and encouraged to stand together during this time of persecution. I pray in the name of Jesus.
    joey S - USA
  • Father, please keep Pastor Manik and his congregation safe. Please protect them, encourage, and comfort them. Thank You for their faithfulness and that they continue to meet, despite not having a church building. Please continue to give them courage to stand for Jesus and may Jesus shine through the lives so that many come to know Him.
    Roma K - USA
  • Our Lord, we know that one day, you will pierce the forces of darkness with your mighty sword, and deliver your people, once and for all time. Until then, may we be faithful to You and to your Word. We pray for our enemies, that they learn your grace and Truth, found in your Son, Yeshua. May the world see Him as we do, the great Savior of souls.
    mark m - USA
  • Lord I lift up pastor Manik to you and all his congregation. Fill them with your Holy Spirit and help them continue to spread the good news of your Son Jesus. Break the bonds of Islam and the oppression that surround these brothers and sisters. Help them in any way they need. In Jesus great name. Anen
    Bob T - USA
  • Firstly, Lord, we want to thank You for enabling Paston Manik's church to operate for 16 years and that during the period, seeds were planted, conversions took place, and souls were water and nurtured. We pray for Your protection of the church members and for the souls of those who have come against them - that they too come to know and accept Christ.
    Everett T - USA
  • Firstly, Lord, we want to thank You for enabling Paston Manik's church to operate for 16 years and that during the period, seeds were planted, conversions took place, and souls were water and nurtured. We pray for Your protection of the church members and for the souls of those who have come against them - that they too come to know and accept Christ.
    Everett T - USA
  • FATHER GOD,
    I Pray for this Church and these Precious Christian families. Protect, surround them with YOUR Mighty angels as they lead others to JESUS !! Give them favor with the enemy. Bless their Christian work,and give them Peace. Strengthen and Bless them and their families !! IN JESUS' NAME. AMEN !!
    Doris G - USA
  • In the Name of Jesus I bind the lies made against this church in Indonesia. I pray for the congregation to be so filled with the Spirit &Love of Jesus that the Light shines through them to witness of Jesus's Great Love for all souls. I pray for courage to witness to all Muslims & their eyes of understanding will be opened to salvation in Jesus Name!
    Patricia L - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I thank You for pastor Manil, the 80 church members and the police that helped prevent violence. Your Word cannot be stifled. Bless these brothers and sisters in Christ that they may worship in peace and freedom. Grant them wisdom and strength In the Holy Spirit to thwart their accusers. May Your justice be done. In Jesus name, amen
    Jacqueline H - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray for Pastor Manik and his church, that they would grow even stronger in faith and joy and fruitfulness as a result of this persecution they are enduring! In Jesus' name I pray.
    Nancy S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, Please help those in need, who are trying to spread your Word. Please grant them protection from persecution so that Your Word may reach the far corners of the Earth. We need You to return to restore Earth to the Paradise it was meant to be. Please help and protect anyone , as they do Your will. In Jesus' name, I pray- Amen
    Andrea K - USA
  • Abba Father I bring Pastor Manik before You asking for Your Divine intervention in his ministry. Let it be successful and bring many people to Jesus. In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Carol P - USA
  • Father, I pray that you would move in this situation. Change the hearts of those that despise your Son and your people. May the Spirit of conviction deal strongly with this extremists, and they realize the truth. Strengthen your children as they stand for you. Let justice be served.
    polly c - USA
  • God, thank You for Pastor Manik and his fellow believers continuing their Congregation in spite of their Church closure. Lord, give protection to Pastor Manik and all other believers. Help them to get their Church back. Bless them. Let them spread the Gospel right there and make the people understand the truth. In Jesus name pray, Amen.
    Lipson M - India
  • Father, thankyou for the brethren to meet in peace. Please bless them with having the church back and destroy any plots against them. Protect them and bless them with hope and strong faith. Bless the persecutors with repentance. Please provide whatever is needed. Thankyou Father for Your protection and generosity. Amen
    Sharon P - USA
  • Lord I pray for the safety of these people, and that You would provide the necessary resources to meet and praise You. Lord use this to further the knowledge of You in the area, pray in Your name. Amen
    Bryan S - USA
  • I pray for Pastor Manik and his congregation. Please defend them Lord, and help them worship in peace. In Jesus' name.
    Charles G - USA
  • Dear God, be with these christians in Indonesia. Limit the work of satan and allow them to be able to continue to meet in spite of the closure of their church building. Lord, I pray that you allow this decision to be reversed. Protect your people from violence. Give them strength and wisdom and joy in you in spite of the difficulty they live with.
    Pierrette W - Canada
  • O God your ways are past finding out. Help this congregation to not be discouraged and to know a building is not necessary to worship you. May this be used as an opportunity for them to share Christ in a more informal setting with their neighbors, family and friends. Open hearts to receive your word for the time is short and you are soon to return.
    Lynette G - USA
  • Father in your sovereign strength and power shake the area of this church help them to be bold witnesses for you. Protect the people and the church.
    Joe S - USA
  • Thank You Lord Your believers are still keeping the faith in their homes now. Let this be even more of a blessing to them. Let good overcome evil, as Your Word says. May many be drawn to You and grow the church. Let those who lied have their eyes opened to the truth. Strengthen them in faith, love, and favor in Jesus' mighty name we pray, Amen.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father, than You for the faithfulness of these believers. Please give them favor and strategies to overcome these challenges.
    Chad K - USA
  • God please bless and protect your sons and daughters in Indonesia who are being persecuted for their faith lord please grow their congregation tenfold may they see your love and mercy in the actions of your servants may those who persecute them come to know YOU and be ashamed of their actions against the innocent Please protect and guard against evil
    Shaunagh N - United Kingdom
  • Father You who rule in the affairs of men, rule in Pastor Timotius' church. Let the truth come out about the required signatureslegal documents and bless the congregation as they meet in the homes of church members. May their meetings be Holy Spirit filled and may they be strengthened in the Lord. May this church put You first in all things, Amen.
    Anne S - USA
  • Tuhan Yesus, tolong Pendeta Manik dalam menghadapi hal ini. Engkau tahu yang terbaik, Bapa. Berikan hati yang penuh pengampunan dan belas kasihan bagi FPI, terutama pimpinan utamanya.
    Karena kami bukan melawan darah dan daging, melainkan penguasa-penguasa di udara. Tutup bungkus Pendeta Manik, keluarga, dan semua umat-Mu di gereja yang digembalai. Amin
    linda k - Indonesia
  • Father God, Please Give your servant the courage to continue to serve and worship and live for You under the pressure and persecution. May Your church grow because of this. In Jesus' Precious Name
    Kathleen K - USA
  • Dear Father, Please protect these Christians the devil wants them stopped I pray that you give them the spirit of endurance. comfort and quite their hearts. May the house churches grow and grow. May your name be praised and you word go out to them through any who you choose with a word from them Lord for them. May they pour out their feelings. IJN
    christine s - USA
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