This church leader from Bangladesh was killed last year for his bold evangelism.
This church leader from Bangladesh was killed last year for his bold evangelism.
Aug. 05, 2016 | Bangladesh

Pray for James, a Christian Leader Threatened by Extremists

[467] prayers in [25] nations have been posted for James.

“James” and other Christian leaders in Bangladesh are under continual threat from Islamic extremists. In one recent incident, extremists beat a Christian man and burned down his store and home. In a separate incident on the same day, extremists interrupted a church service and beat the adult believers who had gathered for worship. Several weeks ago, police arrested an alleged member of the Islamic State who was living in James’s village. Police have asked James to stay at the police station in the evenings for his own protection. Please pray that James and other Christians will find peace and continue to share the gospel amid persecution.

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  • Lord Jesus, we pray protection over James and his Church. We ask that their faith and love would be radiant and cause others to give God glory. Meet all their needs physically and spiritually. Be very close to them. Let them know we care about them and are praying!
    Lynne G - USA
  • Lord, send your peace. Send your protection. Give stamina and discernment. And do the same for me.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • Dear Gracious Lord, give Christians and the authorities of there towns the eyes to see and the knowledge to know of potential threats from Islamic terrorism. Protect James, his congregation, his family and other Christians in Bangladesh and may your work in their lives be a testimony and converting event in the attackers.
    Joan B - USA
  • Dear FATHER GOD JESUS CHRIST (Isaiah 9:6 ),

    Please saturate "James" and your Church Bride in Bangladesh , their spirits, souls and bodies with your HOLY SPIRIT. ( Luke 11:13 ) Thank You. AMEN.
    eric H - USA
  • Lord, I pray that you would protect your people - mentally and spiritually as well as physically. I pray that love and peace would rule in their hearts and that offenders would see that Jesus is God and that he is alive and with his people. I pray that they would bow their knees and come to you - that you would have their hearts, in Jesus' name amen.
    Kayla S - USA
  • GOD's love and mercy be upon you and other believers
    Teresa H - USA
  • Father, I pray for James that you will see to his needs and security. Lord strengthen him and draw him closer to you through his suffering. I pray James will be seen as light in a dark environment and your love father will shine through your servant. Through persecution may James delight in his sanctification, Amen
    Paul B - United Kingdom
  • Thank you, Father, for protecting James. Let your gospel be preached with great boldness in Bangladesh, with James bringing in a bountiful harvest. Give him love, boldness, joy, and everything he needs. Amen
    Margaret D - USA
  • Thank you, Jesus, for your servants James and other Christian leaders who proclaim your Gospel in Bangladesh. Give them your peace; protect and inspire them to continue to share their faith with others despite persecution. Bless their tormentors with your Holy Spirit that they would turn from their evil and embrace your salvation. In your name, Amen.
    Craig M - USA
  • Lord, we pray for James and the other Christian leaders, for their safety and their witness. Please give them peace of mind and courage in the face of all the persecution. Protect them and their families, Lord, and help them to win souls for Your Kingdom. Amen.
    Michael M - USA
  • Dear God, we know you can do all things. We know that you can transform the death of your saints into mighty successes for your gospel. You can do this here in Bangladesh. Please, Lord, embolden your witness there. Let many souls be saved. Protect James from the enemy. Let him be a great light for you whether in life or in death. We need you Lord.
    James M - USA
  • Almighty Lord and Father, I do pray for James and all fellow Christians who are in your hands. Protect them and give them supernatural courage to keep sharing and serving you. Save the souls of all the people in this village. Show yourself to them. Thank you Lord for your goodness. Pam F. - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Lord soften the Islamic extremists hearts help them to know jesus Christ as their lord and savior. Help the Islamic government get Christianity established in their country and Bangladesh too. lord I pray all violence will cease, that peace will begin; that worship, prayer, praise, and Christian living will begin in Bangladesh and islam too. Amen.
    Misha B - USA
  • Father, please be a stronghold for James and other believers in his city. Don't let them be discouraged or cowed by those who persecute them and would silence their message-YOUR message. Guide them and strengthen them, may their light shine before men and lead those in darkness into light and repentance. Bless them richly for their obedience. Amein!
    Embriette H - USA
  • JESUS WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND HIM & GIVE HIM A BIG HUG!! WALK WITH HIM LET YOUR PRESENCE BE FELT BY HIM & THOSE NEAR HIM. STRENGTHEN HIM BY THE POWER OF YOUR WORD. OPEN THE SCRIPTURES TO HIM LIFT HIS SPIRIT OPEN HIS EYES TO YOUR PLAN & LEAD HIM IN IT. BLESS HIM & HIS FAMILY IN JESUS NAME AMEN
    Craig C - USA
  • O God, please pour out Your help, protection and power to Your persecuted saints in Bangladesh. Give them all they need to stand strong, and never waiver in their faith and trust in You. Please comfort the family of the brother killed last year and meet their every need. May James be able to once again live in freedom and safety. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father, I pray for James and the other Christian leaders facing persecution in this area. I pray that you watch over them and use them for your glory. I pray you would speak peace to their hearts, rebuke the enemy and the fear that may come upon them. I pray you would deal with hearts. Give these believers wisdom and boldness to speak as you would lead
    polly c - USA
  • Lord God, I thank You for the faithful among Your children; the example and testimony they are. I pray many souls well be turned to Christ. Keep Your holy hand of protection upon them, as much as in Your holy will to do so. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Abraham J - USA
  • LORD thank You for the safety of James. Thank You for the police who is helping in his case. LORD expose all the culprits and bring them to justice.May the extremists begin to have visitations from You LORD,and turn around for good.LORD Your word will grow deep and bear fruits to the glory of Your name in Bangladesh in Jesus name! Amen
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Lord I lift up James and all these other brothers and sisters to you. Lord give them your peace and your strength to bring glory to your Son Jesus in this time if trial. Lord soften the hearts of those who persecute them and bring them to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. May you be glorified in all James and the others do for you. Amen
    Bob T - USA
  • Lord I thank you that the Police seem to be concerned for James and the other Christians. May they find peace and strength in the midst of their persecution. Lord, give them resourcefulness to withstand the evil perpetrated upon them and Holy Spirit, use the message of the gospel to convict the Muslim community of their need for deliverance from sin
    BETTY F - Canada
  • Lord I thank you that the Police seem to be concerned for James and the other Christians. May they find peace and strength in the midst of their persecution. Lord, give them resourcefulness to withstand the evil perpetrated upon them and Holy Spirit, use the message of the gospel to convict the Muslim community of their need for deliverance from sin
    BETTY F - Canada
  • Papa You see & know what Your children face & I ask You to move on their behalf to bring comfort & protection for them. Provide EVERY need that they have & cover their heads in every battle. Send Your mighty warring Angels to do battle on their behalf. Surround them with the Host of heaven as a hedge of protection! I ask it in Jesus precious name, Amen
    Lora K - USA
  • brother you steadfast faith will be rewarded by the Lord Jesus Himself. continue your boldness for the cause of Christ. He will come with healing in His wings. I pray that God in His grace and mercy will change the hearts of the authorities there in Bangladesh that the gospel will be spread far and wide. Jesus is more than worthy of your commitment.
    Donald F - USA
  • brother you steadfast faith will be rewarded by the Lord Jesus Himself. continue your boldness for the cause of Christ. He will come with healing in His wings. I pray that God in His grace and mercy will change the hearts of the authorities there in Bangladesh that the gospel will be spread far and wide. Jesus is more than worthy of your commitment.
    Donald F - USA
  • Father, I pray for my brethren in Bangladesh that they may be wise as serpents yet harmless as doves. Father preserve the witness and testimony of Lord Jesus to this nation. I ask would You prepare and open hearts to hear truth with understanding. Lord, reveal Your love and truth through Your own. I pray my brethren fear not and be at peace. Thank You
    Janet R - USA
  • Father God, thank you for your faithful servant James, and all those you have called in Bangladesh. LORD, these are your precious children and you never leave their sides. Protect them fiercely from the hate, violence and schemes of the enemy. Bless them with miraculous peace as they share the gospel amidst persecution. Let the light of Christ shine!
    Jeri Kay M - USA
  • Thank you Father for the transforming work you do in the heart and lives of people! Thank you for James and other believers who are remaining faithful despite threats, persecutions of various forms. Bless James in a powerful way. May Your Presence be so evident to him. May the love of Jesus just flow from his face, attitude, words and actions.
    Richard B - USA
  • Father my heart breaks as these precious brethren endure persecution. Those who have been called according to Your purpose understand that we will be hated for your name sake. Lord, may the peace that passes all understanding be on the hearts and minds of these precious brethren. Amen
    Cheryl C - USA
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