Bangladeshi Christians face society harassment and family persecution.
Bangladeshi Christians face society harassment and family persecution.
Jul. 05, 2018 | Bangladesh

Church Planter Shows Grace to Threatening Neighbor

[256] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Nazmul.

A church planter who was harassed and threatened by his Muslim neighbor used the conflict as a way to model God’s grace and forgiveness. After Nazmul and his family rented a house next to a Muslim family, the Muslims began to criticize Christians and shout curses at their new neighbors. Nazmul eventually decided to move, but the harassment didn’t stop. The Muslim family’s teenage son regularly hit his cricket ball (similar to a baseball) into Nazmul’s yard, apparently trying to damage the home or hurt their young son. Then, one day in the marketplace, the Muslim man openly told Nazmul that he could kill him and no one would care. Nazmul responded by sending a letter to local elders, stating that he would not take revenge but instead forgave the man. Nazmul’s attitude deeply impressed community members and even softened his neighbor’s heart toward him. The man asked for a reconciliation meeting, and other villagers are also now more accepting of Nazmul and his family. Pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to work on the heart of Nazmul’s persecutor.

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  • God Almighty, this is truly a great story. By Nazmul's forgiveness softened the Muslims hearts. What a Glorious happening.
    Dear God, I pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to work on the heart of Nazmul's persecutor!


    May the good Lord remain in all of their hearts and souls!
    Betsy S - USA
  • Father, I pray for Nazmul and his family that You would surround them with Your Love and protection. I ask that Your Holy Spirit continue to be at work in the hearts of their persecutors to draw them to Christ. "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." - may this be so! Amen
    Donna M - USA
  • Jesus, thank you for the grace and mercy You have poured into this situation through Nazmul. Help him to continue to be the avenue of Your love, and please protect him and his family from those who want to harm them. Bring many people to Your salvation through their witness.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Father God,
    Praise You for filling Nazmul with Your Holy Spirit and grace to forgive his Muslim neighbor who threatened him, saying he could kill him. Praise You that the Muslim man asked for a reconciliation meeting,and other villagers are more accepting of Nazmul and his family. Proverbs 15:1 " A soft answer turns away wrath." Amen!
    Debbie D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father
    I thank you for Nazmul and his family who are able to model Jesus even when they are under attack. May the people surrounding him continue to soften their hearts to him, his family and You. Amen
    Denise F - USA
  • Yes, Lord. Pour out your spirit on these Muslims and let them know the truth and feel Your love. In Christ's name I pray.
    John N - USA
  • Dear God, I thank you for the forgiving spirit actively demonstrated by this man. I thank You for the impact he has had on the unbelieving community. I pray that Nazmul's actions might lead local Muslims to the source of love and forgiveness, and that is Jesus Christ. I pray You will continue to bless and protect Nazmul and his family.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Thankyou Father for giving Nazmul a forgiving heart , his love and forgiveness will speak volumes to
    his muslim neighbors ............Amen
    Hilary M - USA
  • Hallelujah!The LORD makes even your enemies to be at peace with you! I pray that by others seeing your character and how you are being lead by the Holy Spirit, they will see the peace of GOD in you. And will come ask you about Jesus! I pray opertunities to share the gospel will come to you and many come to salvation. Praying angels will be about you!
    Kristina M - USA
  • Father God, thank You for my brother Nazmul. Continue to use him to show love and Your peace to his neighbors. Your kingdom come my Lord. Amen
    Andrew S - USA
  • Help Nazmul show his love to others despite all that is done to him under your name.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Oh Lord only by Your grace can we love our enemies. Praise God that you have turned this situation around by the power of Your love. I pray that Nazmul will continue to be encouraged in his faith and that his neighbors and others would come to the Lord through the power of his testimony before them. Please keep his family safe. In Jesus name
    Norene F - USA
  • Oh Father! What is not possible for You! Please continue to work on this neighbor as to be convicted by You and changed and saved! Please work in the whole neighborhood so that all know that You are the only God and Lord! Amen
    Isabel S - USA
  • Thank you for the grace you gave Nazmul in this situation. Thank you for the protection you have
    given him and the grace he has found in the village. May that draw many people to make you their
    Lord and Savior. In your son's name, Jesus Christ. Amen
    sue g - USA
  • Thank You for enabling Nazmul to remain faithful and display Your love even in the face of great challenge. May this neighbor continue to be softened and come to fully embrace You as his Savior and Lord. Transform this village and may this reconciliation be one of many that breaks the strongholds of darkness.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, thank You for using Nazmul's spirit of forgiveness to his neighbor to soften his neighbor's heart. Thank You that Your love conquers hatred. We ask that this village will come to know Christ through Nazmul's and his family's witness. May the Holy Spirit work in Nazmul's persecutor and other villagers to bring them to the Savior.
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, thank You for using Nazmul's spirit of forgiveness to his neighbor to soften his neighbor's heart. Thank You that Your love conquers hatred. We ask that this village will come to know Christ through Nazmul's and his family's witness. May the Holy Spirit work in Nazmul's persecutor and other villagers to bring them to the Savior.
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, thank you for the change in heart of the villagers. Please continue to work on the heart of Nazmul's persecutor. May your name be glorified through the lives of the believers in this village.
    In Jesus name. Amen.
    Gene H - USA
  • Lord you are showing us your word in action-a gentle answer can break a bone! Convict the entire village of guilt with regard to sin, righteousness, and justice as your Holy Spirit falls heavily upon them. Bring heaven down to this village and grant them your precious salvation! Bless the elders and everyone who hears of this story-touch them. Amen!
    Sharon S - USA
  • Thank You for Your work of softening the hearts of Nazmuls neighbors and community. I pray they would be drawn to You as never before. Thank You for the faith and actions of Nazmul. May countless come to know You through him and his family. May You be glorified.
    Tricia W - USA
  • Father, I thank you for Nazmul's Faith and example of Christian love. Give him fresh anointing for each day as he lives his Christian life before his Muslim Neighbors. Let The Village be changed by the example of these Christians. Protect him and his family from The Wiles of the devil we pray in Jesus name.
    Ruth W - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I praise You for Nazmul! Protect, provide for, strengthen & encourage him & his family. May he remain strong in faith, remain a strong witness & retain favor with his community. Bring peace to this community. Bring the neighbor threatening Nazmul to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I praise You for Nazmul! Protect, provide for, strengthen & encourage him & his family. May he remain strong in faith, remain a strong witness & retain favor with his community. Bring peace to this community. Bring the neighbor threatening Nazmul to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dearest Father, Thank You for shedding your love from the heart of Nazmul to his persecutors. May their hearts be changed that they may turn to Christ. Please protect and bless your servant Nazmul and his family. In Christ's Name, Amen.
    Mario C - USA
  • AND YOUR WORDS TO TOUCH THEIR HEARTS IN YOUR NAME MASTER JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH AMEN
    Terrell A - USA
  • MIGHTY AND HOLY GOD! !!! YOU ARE PERFECT IN ALL YOUR WAYS !!!! PLEASE BLESS MY CHRISTIAN BROTHER NAZMUL !!! WITH YOUR PEACE AND PROTECTION !!!! IN REGARDS TO HIS NEIGHBORS! !! GIVE THEM A COMPASSIONATE HEART ,AN UNDERSTANDING HEART !!!! PLEASE LET NAZMUL TESTIMONY CONVICT AND CHANGE THERE HEARTS! !! PLEASE BLESS NAZMUL WITH YOUR COURAGE
    Terrell A - USA
  • Nazmul is strong in his conviction to live in forgiveness and love. I pray that his neighbor's heart will be softened so that he may also know the joy of God our Father and Jesus our Savior. Nazmul humbles me to try to live as he does.
    Sharon K - USA
  • Lord, develop love and perseverance in me as you do for Nazmul.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Dear God, I pray that many would be saved and you would be glorified among the community and through Nazmul's witness.
    corey l - USA
  • Lord thank You for showing Nazmul how to handle this, and bless his family for the suffering. Please help the ones who harrassed him to find out how loving and forgiving You really are, so they come to know You as their Savior!
    Jocelyn L - USA
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