Members of an evangelical church in Belarus were detained after distributing literature on the street.
Members of an evangelical church in Belarus were detained after distributing literature on the street.
Dec. 14, 2017 | Belarus

Pray for Christians Detained for Distributing Christian Literature

[353] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Harassed Church Members.

Police have detained and questioned members of an evangelical church in northern Belarus three times in the last two months for distributing Christian literature. On Oct. 14, police arrested Andrei Fokin as he and other believers distributed Christian books and magazines in the Lepel town market. He was released after a warning, but later fined for repeat offenses. On Nov. 4, police again interrupted their literature distribution, this time taking nine Christians to the police station. Prior to the Oct. 14 arrest, the church had served the community through its street library ministry since 2004 without objection from authorities. Pray that church members will be able to pay their fines and resume their library ministry without harassment.

Write your own prayer for Harassed Church Members

  • Thank you father, for your work in Belarus, my birthplace. Please strenghten the church members, so that other may see you.
    Nate B - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for Your work in Belarus. Thank You for holding the case of all the harrased Chuch Members. Please help them! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord, I pray that the believers in Belarus may be able to continue their ministry. That you may strengthen them in the face of fines and persecution, and that others may see You through them. Jeff F.
    Jeff F - USA
  • Father I pray for these Christians to be able to pay their fines and resume their library ministry without harassment. I pray for their release in Jesus Name. May they be bold to continue to share the faith to others. May they be united and devoted to Christ with all their hearts in Jesus Name, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for Christians of courage and strengthen them and help them. Provide them with words of wisdom and help them not be intimidated when they have to speak before the authorities. May your Holy Spirit guide them and give them the words and the joy and compassion to bring many to a saving knowledge of Jesus!
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Thank you , Father, that our brothers and sisters in Belarus fear You more than man. Encourage them and provide for any fines they may yet incur. May their boldness and commitment to You speak to other believers in that community. Use the literature they distributed to reach many. Draw those who arrested them to Yourself. build our Church in Lepel.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Dear God give this church in Belarus all the means that they need to continue their street ministry for spreading the gospel. Blind the eyes of those who want to shut them down and open the eyes of those You have chosen to receive the gospel. Amen.
    JM B - USA
  • Our Father, please help Andrei Fokin and and all the others and help them pay their fines. Please meet their every need and let them be blessing for others. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father, I thank you for the faithfulness of these Christians. May they be able to pay their fines and resume their ministry without harassment.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father God continue to strengthen these courageous saints who stand in boldness sharing Christian literature. Give them the resources to pay their fines always and the provision to sustain their ministry library. Protect them from all harm, hurt and danger. Strengthen their faith, let them see results of people turning their hearts toward Jesus.
    Norma C - USA
  • Thank You for the faithfulness of Your saints. I know You will provide for their needs. I pray that they will be encouraged.
    Scott B - USA
  • I ask you Lord Almighty that these beleivers of yours will be able to carry on this valuable ministry in your name and power. Save souls in this area and country. We trust in you alone. Pam F - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Dear Father I pray for detained and harassed church members for sharing the gospel with others. May those detained share Christ with prisoners and authorities and may they be released. Protect those harassed and may they continue to share the Gospel without disturbance. May the unbelievers be saved also. I pray in Jesus Name. Amen
    Zanele E M - South Africa
  • Oh Father, please allow these bold Christians to continue handing out Christian literature. And may the literature be used for Your glory. All the money in the world belongs to You, so please provide the necessary money to come in so that these Christians can pay the fines owed. Bring the police to a belief in Jesus Christ. In His name, amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Heavenly Father please give peace and provision for these church members that they might be able to pay their fines. Embolden their faith and help them and give them wisdom and strength to continue their library ministry. May many come to salvation in Jesus Christ including their persecutors. In Jesus' name Amen.
    Steven P - USA
  • Father I lift up to you your faithful church in Belarus and ask that you soften the hearts of those who persecute them and allow them to continue sharing your Word freely. I also ask that you bring miraculous provision to cover all fees that they may be encouraged knowing that you are for them. Amen.
    Ingrid V - USA
  • Father in Jesus name, please help these Christians to do missionary work in that country without government intrusion. Please help the fines and the arrest to be dismissed and have them go back home and continue to worship you. In Jesus name, AMEN!!!
    chloe j - USA
  • I pray Lord, that maybe You want them to move to another place there are people somewhere else who need this literature and this evangelism, So Lord take them where You wish them to go with Your word. You use evil for good so I pray for Good the Good Good Father to move his hand on this ministry
    Kim B - USA
  • Heavenly Father, give the local church favor with police, opening their hearts to the gospel. I pray that the church’s fines are paid, or better yet forgiven, & that they can resume their ministry without harassment from the police. From this persecution, I pray that many local people would come to salvation. Glorify yourself through this, O Lord!
  • Father, please open doors and hearts and let these servants work without hinder.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for always being with us. I pray for healing for those persecuted and forced to flee homes, comfort for family and friends of those lost or injured, security for those sharing You despite threats, and salvation to those who are persecuting your Church. I pray Your light would shine for many to see through these trials. Amen
    Olga G - USA
  • Lord I pray for provision for funds for fees from places and ways that are only of You that show the people of Lepel that You are for them and that You will provide for them. I pray Lord that the town leaders would be humbled by the service and sacrifice of those handing out materials and that they would know the saving Grace of Jesus.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord, just as they ask, we pray that these church members will be allowed to continue with their ministry without being harrassed. Thanks for the boldness and faithfulness. Please use their distributed literature to bear great fruit for the Kingdom!
    Brenda M - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for Andrei Fokin and these Evangelical Christians in Belarus. Please renew their zeal in the face of persecution. Provide for them to pay their fines and grant them victory over these harassment and other obstacles to spreading the gospel in Jesus' name. Amen
    Olorunfemi J - Nigeria
  • Dear Lord Jesus, I ask that you strengthen Andrei and his fellow believers to continue doing Your will. Protect them from the hands of the enemy and soften the hearts of those who oppress them by allowing them to see the love of Jesus. Give them wisdom as they spread Your Word. Let them see the path that You want them to take. Thank You God!
    Patricia W - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Andrei Fokin and the other Christians in Belarus who are willing to face persecution in order to tell others about Jesus. I pray that You will strengthen them to continue their efforts and that they would grow closer to You each day. May You provide for all of their needs and protect them from further harassment.
    Lysander S - USA
  • I do pray that church members will be able to pay the fines or they'll be dropped and resume their library ministry without harrassment. Let them successfully share the gospel with the Belarians.
    michele r - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I thank You for those who will not be discouraged from sharing Your message. May they be an example to those of us who do not share their boldness. Convict us, Lord. Show Your servants favor in the midst of opposition, and open the eyes of those who receive this literature. Protect them all. In Yeshua's name, Amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • Father, sometimes I don't know how to pray. You see these mentioned, you know all things. I pray you would give them wisdom in knowing how to handle this. I pray you would show them what to do. Speak to the hearts of those receiving literature. Pour out your Spirit of conviction. Help them pay their fines, guide them.
    polly c - USA
  • Favor,strength in the holy sprint immediate freedom
    timothy y - USA
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