Mourners gather near the body of Pastor Yohan to comfort his grieving wife and family.
Mourners gather near the body of Pastor Yohan to comfort his grieving wife and family.
Aug. 19, 2016 | India

Pray for the Family of Pastor Yohan, Who Was Murdered by Maoists

[487] prayers in [24] nations have been posted for Family of Pastor Yohan.

On July 30, a Maoist mob abducted Pastor Yohan from his home in the middle of the night and severely beat him before cutting his throat and dumping his body outside the village. A note left near the body warned, “If you plan to cheat our people by working as a police informer, this will be your punishment.” The pastor had served among a local tribal group for the past 15 years. VOM is helping provide for the immediate needs of his widow and four children. Please pray for the comfort and protection of this family and the local Christian community.

Write your own prayer for Family of Pastor Yohan

  • 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
  • Father, I pray for pastor Yohan's family. I pray after the terrible loss of their husbandfather six months ago, that his family have strengthened in their faith. I pray for his dear wife that you will hold her up and give her peace, I pray that her children learn comfort that they will see their daddy glorified in heaven. I pray this in Jesus name, am
    Paul B - United Kingdom
  • Thank You Father God for the faithful work & witness of Your servant Pr Yohan. Bless his family and Your Christian community there with comfort and protection as they face such persecution. May his witness provide great inspiration for others; after mourning, give them joy for his place in heaven with You, and seek to carry on his work. In Christ, Amen
    Craig M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, please comfort Pastor Yohan's family and keep them (and their community) out of harm's way. Only you, Jesus, can fill the void and bring hope. May your Spirit be powerful and strike a chord with those who seek to destroy. Thank you, Jesus.
    Sheryl S - USA
  • Father, I pray for Pastor Yohan's family. I ask that You would comfort them in their loss and bring them peace that surpasses understanding. I ask that You would strengthen his wife to take care of their four children. I also ask that his death would bring more glory by more souls being saved.
    Chase C - USA
  • Father God I pray for the family of Pastor Yohan according John 15:26 that the Holy Spirit to be a comforter in this difficult time in their lives. Help them Lord to recognize that you are closer than ever in their distress. i pray in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • we all pray to Our FATHER to protect the family and friends of Pastor Yohan and provide immediate needs of the widow and family
    Teresa H - USA
  • Father our heart aches every time we read stories like this. We know that Pastor Yohan has joined Your Son Jesus in heaven but we feel for and pray for the pastor's family, who have been left without a father, a husband, a brother and an uncle, and for his church who lost a pastor and a man of God. Please provide for them all, Lord. Amen.
    Michael M - USA
  • Dear God, do not let the wicked go unpunished. Bring these murderers to justice. Save them Lord. Grant them repentance. Allow them to see how evil they have been and cause them to repent. Transform them, Lord. Save the people of India. I pray for a mass revival there. Lord comfort the family. Be with the Lord. Give them peace, grace, and love.
    James M - USA
  • You are not forgotten here in Texas. We are praying for you. We love you
    Charles O - USA
  • Father God, I lift this precious family to You that in this time the peace that passes all understanding will illuminate in their hearts and minds, and that Your Word says "Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted." Father I lift those who committed this horrific crime, that their is repentance and trust in You before it is to late.
    Cheryl C - USA
  • Thank You for the life & faith of Pastor Yohan. Please comfort, strengthen & provide for his family. Help them to trust in You & to have hope for the future. May those who did this be brought to justice on this earth & please protect others from them. But may they also fear You, know of Your offer of forgiveness, repent & give their lives to You.
    Hilary A - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I do pray for this family and fellow Christians. How they need your help. Comfort and strengthen them by your presence and Words. Protect them all. Save the souls of all the people in this village and country. Thank you Lord for answering. Pam - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Oh Father, comfort this man's family. Wrap your arms around his wife and children. May they not feel forsaken, but feel your arms of love and peace around them. I pray for those who did this, speak to their hearts. Supply the needs of Yohan's family. Touch those he had witnessed to. May they find you.
    polly c - USA
  • God of love,
    Thank You for the life lived by Your servant Yohan. Please comfort his grieving wife and children as only You can. Surround them with Your love and lift them up on eagles' wings. May their every need be met in Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Lord I thank you for the vom ministry helping yohan's wife and children, I thank you for the Christian faith they have in you. Shower them with love and peace in jesus. Bless and protect them and the local Christian community. I do humbly pray. amen.
    Misha B - USA
  • Father, please comfort Yohan's wife and children in the face of this brutal slaying. Be their rock, their peace, and comfort. May their faith in You not waver, but grow stronger. Thank you for the work that VOM is doing to help this family; may the fellowship be a salve to their soul. Help them to forgive the attackers. In Yeshua's name, amein!
    Embriette H - USA
  • My Child I am here for you. I know the desires of your heart. I know every intimate detail of your life. I am with you always and forever. Don’t ever feel you are alone for I am with you till the end of your time here on earth. I will walk through the valley of death with you. You are a child of God uniquely made in my Image. Do not fear!
    Estelle S - USA
  • Lord, we grieve.

    Hear the cries of Pastor Yohan's family. Bring comfort. Bring hope. Bring courage.

    Hear the cries of these Maoists, feeling cheated for whatever reason. Bring recognition of faults and failings, to these Maoists, to the government agents, to all involved. Bring godly sorrow and repentance.

    Bring justice, reconciliation, restoration
    Andy K - United Kingdom
  • LORD this is hard for us to bear but we thank You because we know all things work together for good to them that love You.Comfort Yohan's family and friends.Let Your love like never before overshadow them.Cause their faith to grow in leaps and bounds because of this death.Embolden believers in this community and may they never keep shut about You Dadi
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Father, as Pastor Yohan's wife and children grieve the loss of their loved one, we grieve his loss, as well. Comfort, encourage and protect his family and the local Christian community as they seek to make sense out this senseless act of violence. I pray that our brothers and sisters will find consolation in their relationship with You and each other.
    Patrick V - USA
  • FATHER GOD, I pray this murder will be solved and paid for by law enforcement. This will give the local CHRISTIAN community, much encouragement which I am sure it needs. I thank VOM for their help and support of Mr. Yohan's family. May CHRISTIANS around the world continue to support and pray for VOM ministries. Always give GOD thanks for all things.
    Bobby C - USA
  • Dear heavenly Father, I come to You in prayer for Pastor Yohan's family at this so difficult time. Please help them to keep their thoughts on You. Thank You for your provision for their material needs. Yet it is the emotional and spiritual needs that will only be met thru You. Thank you for the faith You have given this family, In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rena B - USA
  • Abba set a hedge of protection around this family & other Christians in that community. Fill them with Your Spirit & provide all of their need according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Give them comfort as only You can do & strengthen them in their faith. Enable them to forgive the ones who murdered Yohan. In Jesus name I ask Papa! Amen.
    Lora K - USA
  • Father, the Lord is that Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Lord, remember the seed for the harvest. Lord Jesus whom You set free is free indeed. Lord stretch out Your arm to heal and deliver in Lord Jesus name, Father. Grant the family to look to the joy before them and be at peace. In Lord Jesus name, Amen
    Janet R - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray Lord for Pastour Yohan. I pray Lord for his family, that You will provide for his family. I pray Lord for his wife, that You will speak to her heart. Help her with her grief, and help to understand that You can comfort her and encourage her with Your Word. She has lost a husband, but her Heavenly husband is always with her. Amen
    Kevin G - USA
  • Dear Lord, I grieve for this family who has lost this faithful husband and father and for the members of the church he has faithfully pastored! I pray that you will give them comfort and strengthen their faith. I pray for his murderers that they will be brought to repentance and faith in Christ, who died for their sins. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Nancy S - USA
  • Lord continue to be with them and bless them. Help them to lean your understanding God.
    Yolanda T - USA
  • Father I know your heart aches for this family. I know you love them more than they can imagine. Now like never before they need You. Holy Spirit give comfort. May they be so aware of Your Presence and compassion. Heal their broken hearts. Provide for the family in ways we can't imagine or think. Be their protector and provider. Make good for evil!
    Richard B - USA
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