Sri Lankan Christians have refused to stop worshiping.
Sri Lankan Christians have refused to stop worshiping.
Dec. 21, 2017 | Sri Lanka

Pray for Christians Ordered to Stop Worshiping

[283] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Sri Lankan Believers.

On Nov. 17, three officials from the Mahaweli Development Authority and three Buddhist monks entered the Church of Gospel Ministry, Palatiyawa, and threatened to take the Christians’ land if they continued to hold worship services. The Christians refused to comply, stating their religious rights, and that evening they filed a complaint about the threats with local police. Pray that these believers will be able to continue worshiping freely and that authorities and community members will be inspired by their bold faith.

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  • Ps 20 may the Lord answer these believers in this day of trouble. May He grant them according to their heart's desire and fulfill their purpose. We rejoice in their salvation as in the name of our God they set up their banners. May the Lord fulfill all their petitions as they remember the name of the Lord our God and rise and stand upright
    Julie C - USA
  • Oh Everlasting Father in Heaven. I send this prayer to you right now in the Name of Jesus that you protect and have mercy on our precious believers and family of God overseas. Lord help me to pray in FAITH and nothing wavering. Lord thank you for their faith and strength in You. Have your perfect way with these persecutors according to Your Word. Amen.
    Anthony D - USA
  • Our Father, please help our sisters and brothers continue worshiping freely in Sri Lanka. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord I pray that Sri Lankan Believers may be able to continue to worship freely even after threats of taking the land. I pray for their protection against their attackers. May they continue to share the Gospel of Christ and draw to Christ those who listen so that they may receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior in Jesus Name, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Lord, thank you for boldness of the believers in the Church of Gospel Ministry. I pray that they may be able to continue to hold worship services. I also pray that their actions may inspire other believers in their community. May they sense your presence and peace. Jeff F.
    Jeff F - USA
  • Thank you, Jesus, for these courageous Christians. Give them joy and strength and send them a new outpouring of Your Precious Holy Spirit so the authorities are astonished at their joy and caring and wisdom.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Thank You for the courage demonstrated by Your children in Palatiyawa. Use this bold stand for You to encourage others to continue worshiping You and living out their faith. May this threat against them serve to make their community aware of who You are, and use it to build Your Church in this place. May they represent You well in all of their dealing
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Father use this church in a mighty way. Fill them with the knowledge of your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,¬†so they will walk in a manner worthy of you, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of you; strengthened with all power, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously¬†giving thanks.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Thank Your Father for the testimony of these believers who like Peter and John refuse to be silenced and continue to preach Christ in the face of persecution. Let righteousness and the rule of law prevail in their case and these persecutors see Christ and repent from their unbelief. Amen.
    JM B - USA
  • Thank You for bold beleivers. May they lead many Buddhists. To Jesus.
    Scott B - USA
  • Lord please give these believers the faith and boldness to chase after You Jesus. Let them fear You more then men. Please increase their faith Lord. Please give them perspective!
    Piet K - Netherlands
  • I ask you humbly Dear Lord of Light, make a way through the darkenss of this community and country. Give beleivers strength and guidance and anointing to carry on strongly for you. Pam F - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Dear Father, please allow these Christians to continue worshiping together, and may their bold witness cause their persecutors to come to a faith and belief in Jesus Christ. I thank You for these Christians' boldness. May You be honored in Sri Lanka. May revival and awakening come to the world! In Jesus' name, amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Dear Father I pray for the protection of Sri Lankan Believers who are being stopped from worshipping You. Thank You Father that they are still boldly serving You. May all the evil efforts to stop their worship services fail. May the persecutors see the light of Jesus Christ in the believers and choose Him. I pray in Jesus Name. Amen
    Zanele E M - South Africa
  • Heavenly Father, Guide and protect these Your people from those who mean them harm, and give them favor with the local authorities and community members. I pray that they too will be encouraged to learn more about You and Your Word by the courage of these Christians who refuse to give in. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Michelle B - USA
  • Father I lift up to you these faithful believers and ask that your mighty hand intervene on their behalf and grant them favor before the authorities so that they may continue worshipping freely. Holy Spirit please strengthen them and calm their hearts as they await a response. May your angels guard them according to your will. Amen!
    Ingrid V - USA
  • Dear Jesus I pray that you would help my brothers and sisters in sir Lanka. I pray that they would be able to worship freely and I pray that the authorities and community members would be inspired by their bold faith. Please give them courage and peace during this time. Embolden their faith in Jesus' precious name amen.
    Steven P - USA
  • Father, I pray that these Christian believers would be able to continue to worship freely and that authorities and community members would be inspired by their bold faith. Giggle them boldness and peace.
    Darlene E - USA
  • I join in this prayer for these believers. I pray that the authorities will settle in their favor.
    Kathleen R - USA
  • Father, you control the hearts of kings & those in authority. By your power & the powerful testimony of believers in Church of Gospel Ministry, draw their oppressors to salvation. Give these saints continued courage to face adversity. As their community watches, may this bold body of believers inspire others to faith in Jesus Christ as Savior! Amen!
  • Father in heaven, we ask your creative intervention and that this church will be a lighthouse in Sri Lanka.
    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 lift up the Sri Lankan believers and pray for favor as they approach the authorities. I pray that justice would prevail and that the bold faith of the believers would encourage and pave the way for the nation and the others there to proclaim faith in Jesus. I pray for unity and community among the believers that a living testimony to Jesus.
    Joy H - USA
  • Jesus, we pray for wisdom and strength for these brothers and sisters as they resist these attempts to shut down their church. Please give them favor with the authorities and sweet fellowship together.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Father, we are inspired by the faith and courage of our Sri Lankan brothers and sisters. Give them wisdom and continued boldness as they practice their faith and lead others to Christ. Praying that the authorities will respect and protect their rights.
    Kay T - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for the believers in Sri Lanka and for their willingness to stand strong in their faith despite threats from Buddhist monks. I pray that they will continue to successfully press for their freedom to worship and that others will witness their strong faith.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father thank You for the bold faith of believers in Sri Lanka. Please give them favor with authorities that they can worship freely and inspire them to share their faith with others. I pray that You would be on their side. Thank You that You do not leave us or forsake us. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father thank you for the church in Sri Lankan, we pray for this group of believers that you will be with them, grant them continuous boldness and courage in you. Pls Lord, grant them favor in the sight of the authority that they may continue to worship you and hold services. On account of their boldness, let more souls be won to you in Jesus name,
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Dear Lord, Please bless the Church of Gospel Ministry, Palatiyawa & its members. Thank you for their faith, courage & actions. Please bless & strengthen them, bring miracles of salvation, and an end to persecution in their area. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Strengthen my brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka. Help them find ways to worship together and for the government to protect Christians who gather to worship.
    michele r - USA
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