Islamists gathered in front of the church property in protest.
Islamists gathered in front of the church property in protest.
Jun. 09, 2017 | Indonesia

Pray for Three Churches Closed by Islamists

[397] prayers in [25] nations have been posted for Worshippers in Closed Churches.

Three churches in West Java, Indonesia, were closed on May 23 after Islamic education leaders protested their existence in the area. A crowd of about 200 Islamists as well as 50 local government officials, police and military officers gathered in front of the churches as Muslim leaders preached Quranic teachings for three hours. Pray for the affected Christians as they seek to continue gathering for worship. Pray that they will have many opportunities to display the love and peace of Christ as the situation develops. Pray also that the Muslims will be touched by the Christians’ unity.

Write your own prayer for Worshippers in Closed Churches

  • Our Father, thank You for teaching the worshippers in Closed churches to serve You under persecution. In the name of Jesus Christ. Ameen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You that Your words are good and that You listen from Your holy temple. As You listen we entreat You for a hedge of protection on these churches and congregations along with sending angels from heaven to minister to them. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • We take authority of the controlling spirit of Islam in this area. We rebuke the enemy in the Name of Jesus. Let their be no more such gatherings. Anoint the believers with your tremendous power to be all you want them to be in this situation. Completely cover the believers with protection from the enemy of their faith.
    Kathleen R - USA
  • Thank you, Father, that those who worship You worship You in spirit and truth. They do not necessarily need a building. But it is an identifiable place for Your name, so we pray that You will overrule in this situation and cause the Muslims to see Your power in the lives of the Christians they are trying to get rid of. Encourage Your people with peace
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for always being with us. I pray for healing for those persecuted and forced to flee homes, comfort for family and friends of those lost or injured, security for those sharing You despite threats, and salvation to those who are persecuting your Church. I pray Your light would shine for many to see through these trials. Amen
    Olga G - USA
  • Lord, I pray that You show Yourself in dreams and visions to EVERY one of these Islamists, government officials, police, and military who gathered in front of churches to protest. May they also observe the goodness, kindness, and peace that resides in the lives of Your children. Bring thousands upon thousands to a belief in Jesus Christ, amen!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Lord, please protect these Christians and give them peace as they attempt to gather to worship you. May they testify to you as they love their enemies and do good to those who persecute them. May many Muslims turn from the darkness and be brought into the Kingdom of Light. Keep these believers unified and strong as they trust in you dear Jesus.
    Jackie V - USA
  • My Child I am here for you. I know the desires of your heart. I know every intimate detail of your life. I am with you always. Don’t ever feel you are alone for I am with you till the end of your time. I will walk through the valley of death with you. Do not fear! www.Heistheword.com
    Estelle S - USA
  • Father in Jesus name, we and you are aware there are closet Christians in those areas of the World because they are afraid of being killed. Please be with these members as You open a safe passageway for these member to do missionary work in this area. Please help the churches to open back up because they are your houses. In Jesus name, Amen.
    chloe j - USA
  • I thank You Father God for being with Your people in the 3 churches that were closed in W. Java, that You provide for them according to Your word at Psalm 91, 2 Corithians 9:8-11, Isaiah 53:5, & that You empower them to boldly promote Your kingdom & that Islamists will come to join them in worshiping You in Jesus' mighty name.
    Sheela G - USA
  • Break the hard hearts and open them to the Spirit!
    Scott B - USA
  • Father, you see this situation. God sometimes one does not know what to do or say. Move on the behalf of your children. Open the eyes of those Satan has blind. May they see Jesus in the lives of this they hate. Strengthen your children, guide them, comfort them, may they feel your arms around them. pour out your Spirit of conviction.
    polly c - USA
  • No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD.
    Isaiah 54:17
    Elizabeth Y - Kenya
  • Yahweh thank you for these Christian Brothers as sisters who have converted from Islam we asked that you place a hedge of protection around them increased their faith many miracles in your name so that the churches can open with double the amount of members take the scales off of the eyes of the government so all can live in peace in JesusNAME AMEN
    Ronald R - USA
  • Father, i pray that Christians in West Java will have many opportunities to display the love and peace of Christ as the situation develops I also pray that the Muslims will be touched by the Christians unity. Give them grace to exhibit the love of Jesus Christ to the Islamists that hate them and grace to pray for them, in Jesus name, Amen.
    Anne S - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the brothers and sisters impacted by the protest in Indonesia. I pray that you would work int the hearts of the people who protest and that they will let the Christians alone to worship you. Let them come to know you through the love and peace of the christians and help the brothers and sisters to show that love. Amen.
    David A - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters in Indonesia, that they will remain steadfast and faithful in the midst of those who seek to discourage them and interfere with the teaching of Your Word. Place a supernatural hedge of protection around them so that no physical harm will come near them or their dwelling.
    Michelle B - USA
  • I pray that they rest in the knowledge that You walk with them through this difficult time and that You will never leave or forsake them. Fill them with Your peace, Lord. Even in the midst of hatred, let them continue to bring glory to Your name by displaying love, kindness, and forgiveness, thereby turning hate to love. In Yeshua’s name, Amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • DEAR FATHER GOD I PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE'S PROTECTION WHO ARE IN THESE 3 CHURCHES.
    I ALSO ASK FATHER GOD WHEN THESE ISLAMIST WANT TO ATTACK THAT YOU WILL CAUSE CONFUSION AMONG THEIR RANKS
    Mark B - USA
  • Lord I pray over the worshippers who were told not to worship you. I pray for opportunities for Jesus Christ to be glorified and for the Christians in Indonesia to proclaim of Your love and goodness to all. I pray for continued boldness, hope, peace and love as they fight to make Your name known.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, please help these congregations to thrive during this time of persecution. Increase their resolve and their reliance on you. Solidify their faith and make them a bright light of peace, hope, and love to all who witness these events. We ask for your grace to allow your Church to gather and fellowship in Jesus' name.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, please make a way for these brothers and sisters to continue meeting together to worship You. Help them to display Your love and peace to Muslims. May their Muslim neighbors come to know the truth and be saved. In Your Name I pray. Thank You Jesus. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Lord, be with these scattered Christians for the 3 churches. That the adversity will only multiply your power among the persecutors. May you provide places for them to gather and worship. May you increase their faith and not be discouraged. May their persecutors be touched by the love and peace displayed. For the Muslim's hearts to open to see you
    Sophia B - USA
  • Lord, I pray for the freedom of your people in Indonesia. I pray against the devil and his cohorts that are stirring up evil in the hearts of their persecutors. Lord God, please be ever near. Help these churches find a way to come together to be encouraged and taste of Your Body's hope, O God. Please be ever near!! I pray for justice and fairness!!
    Amy G - USA
  • Father, watch over Your children as they face opposition. May they be strengthened by Your Spirit, and by those You send to encourage them. May the hearts of those who are in darkness, and lost, see their love for Jesus and may it be a light that shines brightly so that they may find You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Dear Jesus, send Your Precious Holy Spirit to bring wisdom and unity to the Christians in this area where the Enemy of our souls is seeking to shut down and close these Christian Churches. May many come to know You, whom to know is life eternal, because of this situation. Fight for Your people. Give courage and discernment to all Christians.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Lord you alone are the Lord, you have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all your host, the earth and all that is in it. You give life to all of them And the heavenly hosts bow down before you. You are the Lord God. Fill these churches with your Holy Spirit. Guide them in the way they should go. Protect them as they witness to your Son.
    Paul M - USA
  • Father, thankyou for the opportunity that I have to worship, sing praises & speak of you without fear of persecution or imprisonment. I Pray that these worshippers will have many opportunities to display the love and peace of Christ as the situation develops. I Pray also that the Muslims will be touched by the Christians’ unity.
    Amen
    Kate G - USA
  • In Jesus name I pray that you would help these christians to stay together and hear and preach the gospel! I pray muslims would be saved from this. I pray more churches to open and not be closed. I pray for christians to lay their hands on the muslims and for healing to take place in Jesus name! I pray for more unity between the body of Christ. Bless
    Amie H - USA
  • Lord:

    Provide me with the love to pray for these Muslims and their corrupt officials. Their hate and ignorance has no bounds. I struggle to pray for them. Help me father with my anger. Shower me with loving prayer for the sake of your Word. Father, keep alive these churches and build them stronger. Magnify them and their member. I praise you.
    paul c - USA
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