The church attacked was set on fire by radical Muslims in Aceh Singil by radical Muslims who want all churches in the region to be shut down.
The church attacked was set on fire by radical Muslims in Aceh Singil by radical Muslims who want all churches in the region to be shut down.
Oct. 30, 2015 | Indonesia

Pray for Christians in Aceh After Churches Were Demolished

[287] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Christians.

A mob of angry Muslims attacked a church in Aceh province on Oct. 13, and authorities responded by demolishing more churches. The violence, which left one person dead and displaced thousands of Christians, began after local authorities rejected the demands by Muslim hardliners to close all 22 churches in Aceh Singkil. At a meeting on Oct. 12, community leaders agreed to close 10 unregistered churches, but the church attacked the next day by an estimated mob of 700 was not one of those slated to be shuttered. The mob circulated this message: “We will not stop hunting Christians and burning churches. Christians are Allah’s enemies.” The next week, soldiers bearing sledge hammers began razing the 10 churches in an apparent effort to placate the hardliners.

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  • Lord- you know the hearts of your people in Aceh Singkil- protect them. Let them not become discouraged at these attacks and destruction of buildings. Remind them that they are the church. Provide a place for them to meet out of the weather. In your precious name I pray. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Father God, we know that all wicked men can do is kill and destroy, but WE have a Father who gives eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. I pray you do mighty deeds to make a way for the believers there to congregate and worship You. Grow them mightily in Your word to encourage and embolden them. Convict their enemies until the repent.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord, your words in Psalm 107 state, "Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
    He rescued them from their distress"....do for these as you have done for many! Hear our prayer, Lord! Give them peace and joy in all situations. Let us imitate their faith.
    Linda D - Korea, South
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    Carla M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, you know these people who are doing evil to the Christians and churches in this area. I ask you to show yourself and open their eyes to see you are real and they need you. Stop them in such a way that they know you are real and the only Great God. Protect your children and give them courage to carry on for you. Pam F - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Dear Jesus, protect your dear children as they grieve the loss of their place of worship. Guard and protect them and provide for their needs. Bring repentance and conversion to their enemies. Holy Spirit be present to comfort, heal and restore. Give the leaders wisdom and courage.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Oh God, how evil runs rampant in this world! We know that one day all will be made right, but in the meantime we need great wisdom and perseverance, and courage to continue to follow you in a dark world. Remind us that our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against spiritual forces in the heavenly realms. Open blind eyes to your truth, Father!
    Jackie V - USA
  • Heavenly Father, surround your churches and believers with a barrier of protection and strength.
    Encourage and empower all Christians to stand united and firm in their faith. Provide all of their needs and resources to build other churches or relocate to another place of worship. Open and convict the hearts of the Muslim people. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Salina C - USA
  • Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray for your intervention in this campaign to hunt down your people and burn the churches. Protect your people from such murderous evil. Bring their persecutors to the Cross of Christ that they will be changed and brought into your salvation. Let the church be a witness to Your grace and mercy.
    Barbara D - USA
  • Father, I pray that You would protect the Christians in Aceh province. I pray that You would stop the harassment and persecution and that You would shield Your children from any further harm. I pray that the message of Jesus would go out and that many many more would come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior.
    Roma K - USA
  • Lord help my family in Jesus' name. Amen
    Reatha G - USA
  • Lord, the enemy may destroy the church-building, but it may never hurt the true body. Spirit's Fire, let the body grow hundred-fold at this time in Aceh. Even though the first fire lasted only until it destroyed the building, the second Fire shall continue to burn, touching every soul in Aceh and throughout Indonesia. amen.
    Carol C - USA
  • Lord, I pray for strength and faith for the Christians. May they be a witness to the unbelievers no matter what happens. Help them to show the love of Jesus to those who have attacked them. Let them know they are not along. We are standing with them. Save those who attacked them.

    Delores, USA
    Delores D - USA
  • Abba. Grant unto our brethren in Aceh wisdom and guidance regarding these persecutions. Help them to be united with Your son, Yeshua. I also petition You to turn the hearts of those in authority towards Your will for the people of Aceh. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Father God, we wait for Your return so that all may be set right in this fallen and wicked world. Give the displaced Christians a safe place to stay and a safe place to worship. Lord, put in the hearts of the demon possessed to follow Jesus Christ, and proclaim Him as their Lord and Savior. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Jason H - USA
  • Lord, I happily proclaim that Christians are not allah's friends. We pray for peace and protection for the Christians in these villages whose churches have been burned. Continue to grow Your church in this very dark part of the world. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.
    Dr and Mrs J William D - USA
  • Father, You are sovereign over all the earth, incl this region! We pray that as they "hunt" they find nothing to hunt. Let their eyes be blinded and may the righteous be hidden! Open the eyes of persecutors, as well as soldiers. Let the soldiers do what is just, no placating! We proclaim PEACE over this region in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Bless them with a place to gather in your name Jesus, amen.
    Mary M - USA
  • Lord, I ask that you pour out your spirit on this area to strengthen the believers & convict the muslims of their need for a savior. Send dreams & visions to change the hearts of muslims & stop the carnage. Gather the faithful under the protection of your wings & let them physically feel your presence. Make them bold to remain faithful to you.
    JEAN H - USA
  • Dear Father,

    The world may destroy our buildings, and take us from our families, and torture and kill us. But, they cannot take away your love for us (Romans 8:28), nor can they take away our eternal hope in Jesus, or remove our name from His Book of Life. They also cannot make us hate them, as they hate us, for God is love. We pray for the enemy.
    mark m - USA
  • Help us and be merciful to my christians brothers. They are suffering while I live in comfortable places and rest quietly and they live under threat. Change me to be more like my brothers and sisters in Indonesia. Bless them and protect them and help them carry the good news about you Jesus to all they encounter. Make me a witness for you!!!amen
    Cheryl H - USA
  • He will come, He will come, I know He will come, for the LORD our God is faithful! As we labor, as we tarry much in prayer, He will answer, He will visit us afresh! LORD visit Islam and may their story change for good! Come in Your strength and Your power and set things right in Aceh, draw men into Yourself and declare Your people free in Jesus name!
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Your hand is not shortened that it can not save. Bless all the christians and I pray for all the "hardliners" and other muslims to have dreams that show them you Lord..... Help them to be uncomfortable with what they are doing and what they believe....Help them to come to know you.
    Keith H - USA
  • Lord God, I thank You for Your sovereignty over every situation. I pray for the grieving family who lost a loved one, and I beseech You Father on account of the remaining and faithful brethren, that You would protect them from the enemy. Encourage their hearts to stay the course. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
    Abraham J - USA
  • Lord,
    I pray for strength in these communities, as well as awareness. Their churches may be destroyed, but help them realize and remember that the church isn't about the building; it's about the body of believers. Don't allow the destruction of these churches discourage them from coming together to worship. Fill them with Your fire! Amen.
    Aaron V - USA
  • Dear Father, we cannot understand what our brothers and sisters are suffering; we have lived here in the US in peace all of our days. I am now 72 and know that things are about to change here, too. I pray for protection for our brothers and sisters in Aceh and around the world. Be glorified Lord and help us to be faithful and bring You Glory. Amen!!
    Loretta H - USA
  • Dear Father, we cannot understand what our brothers and sisters are suffering; we have lived here in the US in peace all of our days. I am now 72 and know that things are about to change here, too. I pray for protection for our brothers and sisters in Aceh and around the world. Be glorified Lord and help us to be faithful and bring You Glory. Amen!!
    Loretta H - USA
  • Satan will use any means at his disposal to thwart the Kingdom of God --- to prevent God's plan of salvation from coming to fruition. But we find comfort knowing that the enemy has been defeated through Jesus's work on the Cross. We pray therefore that the Christians in Aceh province cling to their faith, and that their persecutors come to know You.
    Everett T - USA
  • Satan will use any means at his disposal to thwart the Kingdom of God --- to prevent God's plan of salvation from coming to fruition. But we find comfort knowing that the enemy has been defeated through Jesus's work on the Cross. We pray therefore that the Christians in Aceh province cling to their faith, and that their persecutors come to know You.
    Everett T - USA
  • Oh Lord our God, arise, fight for your name, that your enemies be scattered. Those who pitch their positions against you ignorantly, we pray you deliver with a mighty hand and put Satan to shame in Jesus' mighty name!

    Comfort your wounded children. Wrap your loving arms around them. Let them feel your mighty presence with them in Jesus' mighty name.
    Ibironke A - Nigeria
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