Indonesia is a fierce tiger, one who walks in the authority God has given it. Indonesia is meant to be a world changer and a leader in influencing the nations towards the things of God. A tiger doesn’t have to prove that it’s a tiger, it knows who it is and so walks in humility and authority.
We declare Indonesia to be the strong leader it is meant to be! Indonesia rise up into your God-given destiny to be a world changer, to be a light to the nations, to serve the nations in humility, to love the nations unashamedly, and to know God and make Him known!
54:1 “Shout for joy, O barren one who has not given birth!
Give a joyful shout and cry out, you who have not been in labor!
For the children of the desolate one are more numerous
than the children of the married woman,” says the Lord.
54:2 Make your tent larger,
stretch your tent curtains farther out!
Spare no effort,
lengthen your ropes,
and pound your stakes deep.
54:3 For you will spread out to the right and to the left;
your children will conquer nations
and will resettle desolate cities.
54:4 Don’t be afraid, for you will not be put to shame!
Don’t be intimidated, for you will not be humiliated!
You will forget about the shame you experienced in your youth;
you will no longer remember the disgrace of your abandonment.
2 Healing Indonesia’s History
God, we ask that you would heal the land of foreign invasion. Heal any brokenness, wounding that was left as a result. We ask that those who have invaded, such as the Dutch and the Japanese would be moved in their heart to repent of any wrongs they have done and to make amends. We also pray for Indonesians to be healed in their hearts of any wounds left from these times.
We also pray that any rifts between Indonesians and Chinese Indonesians would be healed in Jesus’ name. That brotherly and sisterly love would now define their relationships and that hatred and suspicion and competition would have no place to remain. God, we thank you that in your economy there is more than enough for everyone. One person’s blessing doesn’t rob someone else of theirs. We thank you that you openly bless all peoples. We ask that you would heal any jealousy, any animosity because of a false belief that one group is better or worse than another. Instead we ask that you would instill honor, instill love, that the new currency of Indonesia would be a love that transcends all past wrongs. Heal this land so that your Kingdom will flourish and transform and bless the people of this land. Amen!
There are many things to forgive and to receive forgiveness for. Here are three that stand out from more recent history.
The Dutch Occupation
The Japanese occupation
The killing of Communists and ethnic Chinese
God, we thank you that these obstacles are not too big for You. Who can change men’s and women’s hearts but You alone! We ask in this special season of grace over the land of Indonesia that you remove the scourge of the past. That the Dutch and Japanese would be moved to repentance and make amends with Indonesia. We also ask that you would move Indonesians to clean up their own past at how they’ve responded out of hatred and animosity against the foreigner. May all groups involved be moved to forgive and let go of these past wounds, and let You be the arbiter of justice. Thank You God that You have so much You want to give Indonesia in this day, we pray that nothing, no obstacle would stand in the way of Your destiny, Your incredible destiny for this nation and peoples. Amen!