This is how our Father God showed His love among us in Indonesia: He sent His one and only Son into the world that all Indonesians might live through Him. Pray for Christian Believers in Indonesia to know the Father’s Heart and be equipped to share this with those around them who don’t yet know that God is our loving Father, who loves all His children, and desires that we all follow after Him, knowing Him better each day. Declare over the enormous Muslim population in Indonesia that Father God is close by, knows them by name, and draws all people to Himself through Jesus Christ (The Bible, 1 John 4:9).
Having Southeast Asia’s strongest economy, Indonesia is also one of the G20’s wealthiest. It is the world’s fourth most populous nation. It also has the largest concentration of Muslims, yet Indonesia has an astonishingly high level of Christian presence. More than twelve percent of the population are Christians, over 33 million people, with church growth continuing to increase. While Christianity is not illegal, provincial laws can override it and Islamic law is sometimes used. Muslim extremists continue to spread anti-Christian messages in the public sector. President Widodo’s agenda to shift Indonesia from secularism to Islamization would seem to predict elevated levels of Christian persecution in the future. Indonesia has been the worst affected nation in Southeast Asia during the COVID-19 pandemic. They currently hold the 2022 presidency of the G20 and during the Summit in Bali, Indonesia called for urgent attention to be paid to the current global food and fuel crisis.