A woman worshiping at a church service in Laos.
A woman worshiping at a church service in Laos.
Oct. 14, 2016 | Laos

Pray for Three Church Leaders Arrested for Holding Church Services

[301] prayers in [24] nations have been posted for Three Church Leaders.

Police in Laos raided a worship service on Sept. 4, arresting three Hmong church leaders for holding services without permission from authorities. The pastors have been denied visits from family or church members. On Sept. 19, local police told church members they must sign documents renouncing their Christian faith or leave the village. Please pray for the church leaders and their families as well as the Christians who may be expelled from their village.

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  • Malachi 3:17 They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him. 18 Then once more you shall see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.
    Layne N - USA
  • Dear GOD & FATHER JESUS CHRIST, (Isaiah 9.6) Please give everyone the wisdom to ask for the HOLY SPIRIT (LUKE 11:13) as well as YOUR wisdom (JAMES 1:5), AMEN.
    eric H - USA
  • Lord, we pray for a mighty movement of God in Laos. Strengthen these believers to hold fast to you in the face of extreme persecution. Ground them in your Word. Give them supernatural faith through your Holy Spirit and the courage to cling to the truth despite great opposition. May they be encouraged by the prayers of your people throughout the world.
    Jackie V - USA
  • No, God, our loving Father! You won't let Your Church in Laos suffer beyond what they could bear. You will help them cope with this pain with a victorious smile from these church leaders and their families as well as all the Christians affected by this persecution. In the midst of this pain, let them rejoice in Christ. You said Your favor is with them.
    rian P - Philippines
  • Do you will in the lives of your people, Oh Lord. Bring many to faith through them.
    mark m - USA
  • Father, thank you for brothers and sisters in Laos. Bless them, remind them that You are with them. Build their faith and keep them in Jesus Name. Help them to follow you no matter the cost for great is their reward. Lead them by Your Spirit. Help those arrested to be released, but them wherever they are to win others to Christ.
    Terry K - USA
  • May these leaders remember your power, God, that is mightier than the great waters and the breakers of the sea (Ps. 93:4) as they pass through the waters. Do not let the rivers sweep over them (Isaiah 43:2). Thank you for grace that is sufficient and for your power that is being made perfect in their present weakness. 2 Corin. 12:9. Hallelujah!!!
    Cinda W - USA
  • I pray that these believers stay strong in their faith, no matter the consequence. May their courage & forgiveness make those persecuting them ashamed & enable them to see Your reality. Please provide for these Christians. Give them a place to live & provide them with other necessary resources. I pray they stand by & love one another.
    Hilary A - USA
  • Father God we pray for Your protection and provision of our brother Hmongs. Encourage them even though they can't see their families. Make them strong, and keep them true to You. Bless the leaders of their churches and their families as well as the Christians who may be expelled from the village where they live. Use them in the prison to reach others
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Father, I pray for these pastors and for the congregations. May they be strengthened and trust in you during this difficult time. Draw them to you and show them you are with them. Guide them in their decisions.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Watch over the flock Great God. Shepherd these believers as they long to worship you. Give them the place and opportunity to spread the good news unhindered by doubt and worry. Give them peace.
    Cheryl H - USA
  • Lord, we pray that You will bless the church members with the courage to stand up for Your Name. Only love can conquer hardened hearts and You are the God of love. We pray for the well being of our brothers and sisters in Laos.
    Michael M - USA
  • Lord thank you for these Christians worshipping you despite persecution. Lord i pray that they will be so full of Your love that they cannot stop worshipping You! I pray that they will have a heavenly perspecive on this situation and know that praising You is greater than anything this world has to offer them. Protect them from Evil and use for glory!
    Piet K - Netherlands
  • Father, please stand with these Christians- they need Your help! Please give them strength, courage, and boldness to stand for Jesus. Fill them with Your peace and remove any fear that might be threatening to creep in. Help them to keep their eyes of Jesus and do not let them be moved or shaken. Please rescue them Lord- be their Fortress of safety.
    Roma K - USA
  • Dear Lord, please help all those who are experiencing this persecution keep their eyes on you. Please keep them safe and help them to feel your love and comfort in these times. I pray fro those who are threatening them that they would see your light. In Jesus name, amen
    Olga G - USA
  • Thank You Dadi for the Hmong church and the strength You gave them.Strengthen the arrested leaders the more.I pray for them and the members that none will deny You LORD.Father the heart of kings are in Your hands and You cause them to do Your will,LORD cause the authorities to release these leaders and grant them freedom of worship in Jesus name! Amen!
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Lord God, I pray for these church leaders that you would comfort and strengthen them and their families. I pray that you would help the Christians in this area to remain strong in their faith and to continuing to share the gospel. Give them a comfort only you can give. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Hannah J - USA
  • Please comfort the family members who miss their loved ones. Give them peace.
    Scott B - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We ask for forgiveness for our complacency in the United States. We pray for these Christians who have a hunger for Your Word and are being persecuted for their faith. Please protect them and provide for their every need. Put people in their path to minister to. In Jesus Name, Amen
    Pat B - USA
  • Father, Strengthen your children to stand farm and strong in the faith even in the midst of their persecutions, that their testimony will draw many to the Lord. In the name of Jesus.
    Lydia F - Kenya
  • Father you are the God who walked with your people through the wilderness. Travel with these church leaders, their families and their church as a pillar of fire by nigt and a cloud by day. Give them aasurance that you are faithful and you atand in victory! Thank you that we are in the winning side and you love them unconditionally. Protect and guide
    Atacy U - USA
  • Father God, we give You all honor, glory and praise and we lift these leaders to You, as You know the circumstances surrounding them. Father, may Your Holy Spirit strengthen them as they refuse to not deny You, as Your Word tells those who are called according to Your purpose, that if we deny You, You will deny us before the Father. Lord bless them.
    Cheryl C - USA
  • Lord I pray you would have mercy upon these church leaders that have been arrested, and release them! I pray that you would allow them to continue to share your gospel with others! I pray that your will would be done in their lives! I pray you would protect their families as they are apart, and comfort them and give them peace. IN Jesus name amen
    Amy R - USA
  • Father let your Holy power, might and blessing shine on these leaders, believers and community. Stop any spiritual warfare and open doors for people to know you, serve you and see you mighty at work. In Jesus name! Amen!
    Melissa S - USA
  • Father let your Holy power, might and blessing shine on these leaders, believers and community. Stop any spiritual warfare and open doors for people to know you, serve you and see you mighty at work. In Jesus name! Amen!
    Melissa S - USA
  • Father, please help these pastors to remain strong. Give them the wisdom to know how to deal with the authorities.
    Chad K - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, help the 3 church leaders to not renounce their Christian faith but to stand firm in the LORD and to trust Him to see them through. We pray that the authorities will allow people to worship and practice their faith according to practices that are pleasing to You. Let the commitment of these leaders help lead others to Christ. Amen
    Everett T - USA
  • Jesus please be with the leaders in jail. I pray their guards would see You in them and come to faith in You. I pray for their release. I also pray those in the church would be given strong faith to not renounce You but that theyvwould also be allowed to stay.
    Joann J - USA
  • Lord, Jesus, as Moses was expelled from Egypt by Pharaoah give these leaders the same vision and guidance ,discernment and love of their enemies. Make them bold to lead their people even in dangerous situations. Soften the hearts of the police and authorities toward these three leaders.
    Robin H - USA
  • Dear Father, I ask you to release these three workers of yours. Give them and their families and fellow Christians power to keep going forward with you. Show yourself real to the people of that village that all will receive you as Savior. Pam F - USA
    Pamela F - USA
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