Pastor Ruben stands in front of "The Church of South India" which was burned down on March 18.
Pastor Ruben stands in front of "The Church of South India" which was burned down on March 18.
Apr. 22, 2016 | India

Pray for Pastor Ruben, Whose Church Was Burned

[323] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for Pastor Ruben.

Police are still investigating a fire that destroyed “The Church of South India” on March 18. An unknown person or group of people set the fire around midnight. Pastor Ruben and others from the village tried to put out the fire, but the church was engulfed in flames when they arrived. The fire spread very quickly because the church had a thatch roof and walls made with dry grass. Police arrived with extinguishers shortly after being notified, but the musical instruments, speaker system and furniture were all destroyed. Please pray for Pastor Ruben and his 200-member church as they follow Christ in a hostile area.

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  • Father God I pray for Pastor Ruben living in India whose church was gutted by fire. I ask that let the church arise out of the ashes. the enemy can destroy the structure which is man-made but he cannot destroy the Spirit in the church. I PRAY FOR CHURCH GROWTH IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father God, let every soul who sees this picture, see the TRUE church, not the burned building, but the steadfastness of Pastor Ruben. Give his church shelter by day and night even without walls to sustain them as they desire to continue worshipping You and growing in Your word. I ask it in the name of Jesus who LOVED us DIED for us.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Thank You, Lord God, for Your faithful servants, Pr. Ruben and his congregation at the Church of South India. Comfort and heal them in this tragedy. Bless and prosper their ministry; send them help to rebuild their church. May their courage and faith help turn to You those who have persecuted them. In Christ's name, Amen.
    Craig M - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray that Pastor Ruben and his congregation will regain everything they lost in the fire that destroyed their church. May they always keep their joy as they follow You in this hostile area. Please bless them and keep them. And May the perpetrators and other hostiles be saved. In Jesus' Name. Thank You, Lord. Amen
    Christienne D - USA
  • I pray for Pastor Ruben and the members fo his church as they follow Christ in this hostile area. I pray they will soon have another church building, too.
    Barbara T - USA
  • Heavenly Father I ask that You will continue to lead his church in righteousness and hope. Deliver them from bitterness and anger toward those who burned down their church. May their lives be living examples of the Savior. As they worship You in spite of the animosity of others, use their courage and joy to speak to a watching world. Draw many to You.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Lord I pray for Pastor Ruben and the church to never give up hope and their faith in Jesus Christ. I pray for support and opened doors of help to rebuild the church. I pray that they be more bold and of courage more than before. May the church grow and increase in Word and in fellowship knowing that nothing will separate them from the love of Christ.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Heavenly Father, thank You for keeping Pastor Ruben safe and giving him a desire to serve you. I ask for You to encourage him and lift up his spirit. Keep Your hand of protection upon him and the brethren in South India. May they continue to grow and prosper despite the opposition. In Jesus's name, Amen.
    Abraham J - USA
  • Dear Holy one, God our Father, Keep Pastor Reben protected, and surrounded by your Love in his hostile community. Please don't let the enemy's tactics discourage him. We thank You Father FAITH is winning, despite evil. Grant him Favor with rebuilding, and new equpiment. May be justice be done with all involved. Give your people peace as they step out.
    Deidre S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, please protect Pastor Reuben and his congregation dear Lord, give them all assistance they need and watch over them in this hostile area, may they draw others to the love of Jesus in Jesus loving name, Amen
    Shaunagh N - United Kingdom
  • Lord, I thank you for Pastor Ruben and his congregation. Thank you that no one was hurt. Provide for Your church in this hostile area. Bless and strengthen these believers and this pastor so they may still be strengthened in their faith and live their lives to serve you. Reveal Your power and glory to overcome this trial . Provide for them a new church
    Janet A - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for Pastor Ruben and his congregation. Thank you that no one was hurt. Provide for Your church in this hostile area. Bless and strengthen these believers and this pastor so they may still be strengthened in their faith and live their lives to serve you. Reveal Your power and glory to overcome this trial . Provide for them a new church
    Janet A - USA
  • Lord, we pray for the safety of Pastor Ruben and the members of his church. Please bless them with a place to meet and help them continue to be involved in each others lives. We also pray for the people who burnt down the church.
    Michael M - USA
  • Praying for Pastor Ruben, for the Holy Father of Creation to RESTORE even MORE to you, as you faithfully stand in His word, Love and presence. May the strength of His presence give you courage to move forward, peace that passes understanding, (that you enemies know not of), and protection with holy angels. Amen
    Deborah D - USA
  • Heavenly Father,

    We pray for protection, peace, and prosperity in the mighty name of Jesus for Pastor Rueben. Praying he will continue to hold services elsewhere even though his Church was burned. Praying for those who burned the church to come to know Jesus.
    Maggie K - USA
  • Abba, You see all & hear all & know all. Please, bring justice for Pastor Ruben & his 200 congregation members. Please provide the instruments back & give even more glory to this Church, Thank You, Abba, in Yeshua's Name Amen
    Enile F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray Lord for Pastour Ruben and his 200 people congregation. Be strong, and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them, for the Lord God, He it is that does go with you, He will not fail you, or forsake you. Be strong, and of a good courage, for you must go with this people into the land, which the Lord has sworn to give the
    Kevin G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray Lord for Pastour Ruben and his 200 people congregation. Be strong, and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them, for the Lord God, He it is that does go with you, He will not fail you, or forsake you. Be strong, and of a good courage, for you must go with this people into the land, which the Lord has sworn to give the
    Kevin G - USA
  • Pastor ruben , we pray for you and let you know that you need to keep on teaching your word no matter what and have the strength to continue this journey because you can not give up look how far you have come.
    Juniper B - USA
  • Father, we ask You to encourage this brother and the members of this church as they recover from this earthly loss. May their sweet spirit and faith shine in the darkness of India and show many that there is One True God and He has sent His only Son to rescue us from sin. Praise His Name now and forever.
    Laura F - USA
  • for OUR FATHER to make a way for yoy
    Teresa H - USA
  • God, help this church to trust in you. May they be certain that you are good and that you love them and that you are in control. Help them to maintain focus on you and remember that the church of God is not a speaker system. I ask that their reaction would be so centered on you that their number would grow. In Jesus name, Amen
    caroline c - USA
  • Jesus, this must have been a great loss for these people. We pray you will restore to them the equipment they need and provide a place to gather, if they have not yet found one. In the meantime, give them great joy that they have been counted worthy to suffer loss for the sake of your name.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Firstly, LORD, thank You for sparing the lives of Pastor Ruben and his fellow Christians. Open doors for them to have another place of worship. Touch the hearts of those who committed the crime to confess and to accept Jesus Christ as Lord. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
  • Father I pray that Pastor Ruben and his congregation are able to recuperate after this attack. I ask that you provide the supplies to rebuild and that your Holy Spirit provide the courage to continue on with the ministry of reaching the lost. May all this be for your glory. Amen.
    Ingrid V - USA
  • Holy Father please rain down your living water over any burning hearts following the burning of The Church of South India. Remind these precious souls your church is made of people and not a building. We are grateful no member was hurt, but this body of believers needs a place to worship. Give them safety and bravery to rebuild. Bless Pastor Ruben.
    Rich R - USA
  • Lord, I pray that this attack will not deter the faith of Pastor Ruben and his flock. May the funds be found to rebuild his church and may the gospel continue to be proclaimed faithfully and bravely in this dark land. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.
    Dr and Mrs J William D - USA
  • Father I pray for Pastor Ruben, I thank you for his courage in the face of persecution. I pray for your protection over him and his congregation and I pray that they would rebuild their church, I asked for joy of the Lord which is their strength. In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father I know blessings all come from you. Help Pastor Reuben and his group of people that You have put in his charge. Give them love and faith in Jesus. Keep them safe from evil and cause them to be a witness for Jesus all the time. Give them somewhere good to worship Jesus and You. Have mercy on those who hate them and claim them for Christians.
    Chris N - New Zealand
  • Father, bless this pastor and his congregation as they face the enemy. I pray your strengthen them as they continue on may they feel your presence go with them. Give them boldness and wisdom as they face their persecutors. Open the eyes of those who are blind. convict hearts. I pray this group of believers would draw closer to you and each other.
    polly c - USA
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