Pastor "Rubel" and more than a dozen others from his church in Bangladesh have suffered persecution.
Pastor "Rubel" and more than a dozen others from his church in Bangladesh have suffered persecution.
Jul. 08, 2016 | Bangladesh

Pray for Pastor Rubel's House Churches, Facing Persecution

[299] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Pastor "Rubel".

Four house churches led by Pastor “Rubel” in Bangladesh have faced several incidents of persecution in the past year, including the murder of a church member. “Lydia” was killed by a group of Muslim leaders in 2015 for using a Muslim water well. Although they had warned her not to use the well, she had no other water source. The Muslim leaders also burned her house and destroyed the house where her church met. Since Lydia’s murder, 12 other families from Pastor Rubel’s churches have experienced various forms of persecution, and no one has been arrested for Lydia’s death. Please pray that Pastor Rubel will continue to share the gospel with Muslims while leading his congregations through persecution. Pray also that Lydia’s killers will be brought to justice and that many Bangladeshis will come to know Christ.

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  • Dear God- I lift up Lydia's family for comfort and peace. Bring her killers to justice. I pray for Pastor Ruben as he leads his congregation-give him the words to speak to encourage them. Let him be a model of courage, strength and grace in the midst of these trials. Provide for the members of this church. In your son's precious name I pray. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Dear FATHER GOD JESUS CHRIST, ( Isaiah 9:6 ) 
              Please saturate Your Church with Your HOLY SPIRIT, AMEN. (Luke 11:13 )
    eric H - USA
  • Lord, send your peace, love, hope, faithfulness, discernment.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord we ask that everyone involved in Lydia's murder would, like Paul, have a Damascus Road experience with Jesus and become true apostles. Provide for all the needs of your precious children including bringing water from rock like you did for Moses, if necessary. Keep this church strong in spirit and faith. Let them know we care and are praying!
    Lynne G - USA
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    Carla M - USA
  • Oh Lord, Let righteousness prevail in the case of Lydia. Comfort her family and fellow believers after her death and through this time of persecution. Give Pastor Rubel boldness and wisdom in leading his church. May these believers be a testimony to even those who persecute them. Amen.
    Joan B - USA
  • Father, there is so much need and I don't know how to pray for people whose needs are so great but You know, Father, what each person needs and how to help them. I ask, Father, in Your wisdom to, please, touch each person & keep Yours & bring in Yours- the harvest & put angels about the kids & Yours with walls of flame-to protect. In Yeshua's Name Amen
    Enile F - USA
  • Lord, we cry out to you for justice and mercy for our brothers and sisters in Bangladesh. Please protect this congregation from the attacks of Satan. Strengthen Pastor Rubel through your Holy Spirit and send angels to keep his flock safe from harm. Comfort them in the loss of Lydia, and give them wisdom and boldness to continue to share you with others
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father in heaven, we ask for justice for Lydia and safety from persecution for this beleaguered group of believers, who are pressed on every side, but not defeated. Strengthen them in all faith and goodness and bring the village to everlasting life.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Father God, thank You for Your faithful Bangladeshi servants, especially Lydia, who now praises You in heaven, and Pr Rubel. Bless & prosper his ministry. Help him and others to lead many to Christ. Bless, heal, bring to justice Lydia's murderers. May they be truly repentant, and become and help Your servants, not persecute them. In Christ, Amen.
    Craig M - USA
  • Lord I lift up pastor Rubelnto you. Give him and all my brothers and sisters in Bangladesh the presence of your Holy Spirit . Bring them your peace while they serve you in this place. Lord protect them with your heavenly shield. Lord I pray they are strong in proclaiming the truth of your gospel to the Muslims. In Jesus name amen
    Bob T - USA
  • Abbas Father, please comfort "Lydia's" family in their grief and all of the family of God in Pastor Rubel's area. Please protect them from further harm and save their Muslim neighbors, Lord. Give Your people strength for the journey, joy, hope and peace. Please work Your mighty power for them and through them. In Jesus's Name, Lord. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father, thank You that You are at work in Bangladesh, and that our brothers and sisters are being faithful despite the persecution. Bless Pastor "Rubel" and use him to teach and encourage the flock under his care. Bring comfort to Lydia's family, and bring justice to those who murdered her. Strengthen our fellow believers to stand strong for You.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • I pray, mighty Father, that these wicked deeds will not rest well in the souls of the perpetrators. CONVICT them, dear Father of their sins and bring them to Christ through these blessed people of Yours. Please comfort and help Your people to not lose heart. Thank you for VOM who keeps us informed so we can be a people of prayer. All glory to God.
    Kathy G - USA
  • We pray for your safety and that of your other Church member. You and your congregation are under very much persecution, may Jesus give you peace. May God help you with other sources of water. We pray Lydia's family see justice . Thank you for all the gospel messages you share with Muslims in your area.
    Penny Frances H - USA
  • Father, bring millions of Muslims to Jesus - soon! Let them see the falsehood in the Koran, and let them see the truth in the Bible. I pray for peace and protection for these Christians in Bangladesh. May a revival and awakening occur there that spreads to other countries. Help Lydia's family in their time of missing her. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father, please protect Pastor Rubel and other Christians in Bangladesh. Provide many opportunities for them to learn and be strengthened by Your Word. Give them freedom from fear and a solid awareness of Your sovreignty and love. Help them to love and forgive their persecutors. Comfort them in their affliction. In Jesus name, Amen
    Sheron L - USA
  • Father, please protect this community of Christians. I ask that You would show Pastor Rubel how to lead the flock. Jesus, please protect them and I ask that You would bring justice in the murder of Lydia. Lord, please give these believers courage and boldness to stand for You. May they continue to share the Good News of Jesus with others.
    Roma K - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I ask that You will fulfill and bring about justice in Bangladesh. Strengthen and embolden Your people with the power and presence of Your Holy Spirit and with the fellowship that they have with one another. I ask that Lydia's killer will be brought to justice. Open up many Bangladeshi's hearts to Your truth. Blessed be Your name!
    Annalise B - USA
  • I pray that the Holy Spirit surrounds you with safety, courage, peace, and love to continue worshipping and sharing the gospel. Thank you for your example.
    Betty A - USA
  • Pastor Rubel I pray for your protection & strength when you are advancing the Kingdom of God. I pray for people of Bangladeshis who does not know the Lord to have an open heart to hear God words. I also pray for extremists to have compassion in their heart that will bring their salvation. I pray for your team to bring big numbers of solus to heavn
    senedu k - USA
  • Great God, give these people strength and encouragement today. I ask you to speak to them. Protect them and guide them, especially Pastor Rubel. Save the souls of Bangladesh. Do miracles I pray.
    Pamela USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Lord, I ask for comfort and protection for pastor Rubel. May he comfort his congregation with Your word. I pray that the various attackers will be forgiven and will even come to You. I pray that Lydia's killers will come to justice, but I know all things are under Your control, Lord. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
    Symone B - USA
  • Father, I pray for these facing persecution. Oh God, may they live and walk in your strength and comfort. I pray you would give them wisdom and boldness as they deal with their persecutors. I pray you would give this pastor wisdom in shepherding his flock. I pray you would pour out your Spirit. I pray for the persecutors, convict their hearts. Move
    polly c - USA
  • Lord I lift up the family of "Lydia" and I pray that You would be holding them and comforting them as they grieve and mourn and call out to You. I pray that they would feel Your comfort and peace and trust in You for all their needs. I pray for pastor "Rubel" and pray that he would continue to be bold and courageous in speaking Your truth and love.
    Joy H - USA
  • I pray for Pastor Rubel and his churches, that they would have Your joy and love and courage to continue proclaiming Your Name. May he especially have wisdom to direct these people and may many be drawn to the believers and to You. May Lydia's murderers be brought to justice and through conviction of their sin seek Your grace.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear Father, I lift up Pastor Rubel and his congregations to You. I ask for boldness in preaching the gospel despite persecution, and I ask that You put a hedge of protection around them. Help them to stand firm so that others may come to know Christ. I also ask that Lydia's killers will be brought to justice. In Jesus' name I ask these things. Amen.
    Frances S - USA
  • Lord I pray that you keep this church safe from the enemy attacks and help them to rebuild when they lose their property. Help them to love their enemies but I also ask that all of those responsible for these attacks that they are brought to justice soon. I ask that they are destroyed or that they see the truth and be welcomed after repenting. Amen.
    Bobby R - USA
  • Father, may Pastor Rubel continue to share the gospel. Take any fear and give him trust in you and boldness to share your word. I pray that Lydia's killers would be brought to justice. May your people be strengthened and protected in the face of persecution.
    Darlene E - USA
  • HOLY FATHER, I know YOU know all things and YOU are aware of what happens to each YOUR children, there are so many martyr's now. My heart breaks for these innocent ones. How many more can satan take. Guide Pastor Rubel to be truthful in all his teachings and to be smart in the protection of his flocks. In these evil controlled countries you must be so.
    Bobby C - USA
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