Churches in Sri Lanka often face opposition from Buddhist monks.
Churches in Sri Lanka often face opposition from Buddhist monks.
Jan. 04, 2018 | Sri Lanka

Pray for a Pastor Forced to Stop Holding Services

[305] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Sri Lankan Pastor.

Local authorities in a Sri Lankan village have ordered a pastor to stop holding Christian worship services. On Dec. 9, a police officer and a member of the local peace committee questioned the pastor about his church’s worship activities. According to the officer, a number of villages in the area had complained about the Christian services. The officer insisted that the pastor needed approval from the Ministry of Buddha Sasana in order to continue religious activities, and he demanded that the pastor stop holding worship services until receiving that approval. Pray that the pastor will be able to continue holding services.

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  • Heavenly father we pray for this pastor that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified. May he be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men, for not all have faith. Reveal to him your faithfulness and establish him and guard him from the evil one. May the Lord direct his heart into the love of God into to the patience of Christ. 2 Thes 3
    Julie C - USA
  • Gracious father l beseech your help and support for the pastor and brethren in Sri Lanka,who have been prevented from worshiping.come against the forces of evil and let right prevail,all these obstacles arefrom the devil. Help them to be bold and cry out loud to heaven, you see the distress come to their aid.I ask for strength and courage to stand
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Our Father, please help this Sri Lankan Pastor, encourage him. All tough he does not need to have permission from graven image to hold services I pray You let him have conformation from favorable police officer whom know the earthly laws. Please give him Your heavenly wisdom to sort this out for best. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father I pray for Sri Lankan Pastor to remain brave to continue holding Church services without fear. I pray for their protection from God in Jesus Name. I also pray for the spiritual eyes of their opponents to open so that they may see the light of the Salvation that Jesus brought to us and receive Jesus as their Savior and King in Jesus Name, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Thank you, Jesus for this brave man. Give him wisdom and discernment . Bring many to know You because of him and his witness. Thank you for him and thank You for his church and strengthen each Christian in the church and bless them with joy and charity. Convict the leaders of wickedness to stop this man from speaking and help them turn to Jesus.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Thank You , Lord, that You are building Your Church is Sri Lanka despite opposition. Bless and encourage this pastor as he works through the required regulations. May he continue to hold services and prepare his flock for whatever persecution is at hand. May he accurately represent you before men and during his trial. Use this trial to preach Christ.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Dear Sri Lankan Pastor, I pray that you may once again be able to worship the Lord in your church building. May your congregation remain strong and connected during this trial. Your brother Jeff F.
    Jeff F - USA
  • Dear Sri Lankan village pastor, I pray that the ban on you holding church services may be lifted. That the believers in your body of fellowship may stand strong and be encouraging to one another during this time. Your brother, Jeff Franklin
    Jeff F - USA
  • Father I am that you open the doors and give favor to this church in Sri Lanka that the authorities will grant them the permits necessary to hold public services. In the meantime may your church come together in private homes and grow even stronger in faith and numbers so that you may be glorified throughout this country. Amen .
    Ingrid V - USA
  • Hold this Pastor up strong by your mighty right hand I pray dear Lord. Give him strength and guidance and protection. Help him to stand strong in you now and forever. We trust you only. Pam F - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • May each pray Psalm 51:
    Create a pure heart in me, O God,
    and put a new and loyal spirit in me.
    Do not banish me from your presence;
    do not take your holy spirit away from me.
    Give me again the joy that comes from your salvation,
    and make me willing to obey you.
    Then I will teach sinners your commands,
    and they will turn back to you
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Heavenly Father I bring the needs of the Sri Lankan Pastor and his congregants as they face restrictions in holding church services. Give them wisdom and discernment to take the right course of action. I pray that you will soften the hearts of the authorities and the pastor will be able to continue holding services. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
    Philip I - USA
  • Father please fill this pastor with wisdom and the power of your Spirit. Open up a door for your word, so he may speak forth the mystery of Christ and make it clear in the way he ought to speak. Let his speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so he will know how he should respond to each person. Fill him with joy and peace.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, we pray for the situation for Christians in Sri Lanka. Please be with this Church and iti's Pastor while the services have stopped and bring living encounters with you to all those who oppose Christians worshipping you in this area, country and the world. In Jesus might and holy name. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Dear Father I pray for the Sri Lankan pastor who has been stopped from running services. Protect him and church members. Give them strength and increased faith so that even the persecutors can be convicted of the love of Christ. Thank You Father for Your intervention so that the spreading of the Gospel is not hindered. I pray in Jesus Name. Amen
    Zanele E M - South Africa
  • Oh Lord, give this pastor courage to continue preaching your words. Give him wisdom and protection to his family. Help the congregation to embolden the pastor and continue meeting in their church. Lord, further deepen the pastors love for you to continue preaching without fear. Strengthen his faith and his families. God bless him.
    Elizabeth L - USA
  • Father God, Work through this pastor to see peaceful permission from the assigned authority. Make Your will come to pass, Your kingdom come in this situation. You have set pastors in the church to help bring the edification of Christ's disciples. We are not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together. Spoil the spiritual enemy's plan, bring yours.
    Jim E - USA
  • Father, we ask for a miracle in this village and allow services to continue. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Carol R - USA
  • Heavenly Father,
    Better to obey God than please man, The attempt to silence of the Love of God has been around for ever the choice to love despite any threat proves Love. Perfect love cast out all fear. David chose to take Goliath out as a mocked kid his faith saved his people. We must be bold yet respectful. What will separate you from the LOVE of GOD
  • Dear Sovereign Father, please bring those in darkness to the Gospel - help them to see their sins and come to Jesus for forgiveness!
    Mike R - USA
  • Prayer written by 4th grader in class at church...
    Dear God,
    I pray that this Pastor may be able to hold service to teach others about God. - Liam
    Lisa P - USA
  • Father, in Jesus Name, we take authority over the enemy in this situation. Bring about a miracle for this pastor. Protect him and keep him safe. Let the unbelievers be blinded to his activities.
    Kathleen R - USA
  • Father God, I pray that the pastor will be able to continue holding services and that you would help the police officer and the committee member to see the truth. Open their eyes and heart and help them to seek the truth in you and find it. I also pray that the members surrounding the church will hear your words and accept you as their savior. Amen!
    David A - USA
  • Father God,
    Please touch the hearts of the authorities in the Sri Lankan village, who are forcing this pastor to stop holding worship services, to grant approval, to be able to resume and continue holding worship services. Draw the authorities by Your Holy Spirit to where they will get curious about the services, seek You, repent, and be saved.
    Debbie D - USA
  • Father, the evil is on fire for damaging the Christians on this part of the world through Budism. Please stop this persecutors and allow this pastor to continue with his members to worship you and that they will be firm with their faith. Please allow this to continue in your Name.
    Isabel S - USA
  • Dear Lord
    I pray for Sri Lankan Pastor. Please let them be allowed to continue Christian Services. Help them all to stand boldly for you. Work in the hearts of those that are trying to go against them. May they know that You are with them always.
    In the precious name of Jesus Christ, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Lord, I ask that you give this pastor and his congregation courage in the face of opposition. Grant them favor so that they may be able to worship openly. Till then I pray that they might find a place to gather undisturbed. Help the village authorities and people to see that these Christians do not intend them any harm
    Kay T - USA
  • Father, please work mightily in this situation and allow the church services to continue. May the pastor be strong in You and trust You to guide him and give wisdom. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord, we live in a world increasingly outwardly hating, the spirit of hatred is blowing up. There is fight against that spirit and teach us Father how to fight. But we know we cannot fight that spirit with the same spirit. So I pray love into that man, love for the people deceived with hatred. forgiveness, and peace upon the pastor and his people
    Kim B - USA
  • Heavenly Father, In the Name of Jesus we come against these forces of evil preventing a pastor to fulfill his calling. Please turn this situation around so that the police force and community will come to know You as the Only Supreme Being and that You &You alone are able to save them from everlasting damnation. We pray for his congregation & family.
    Pat B - USA
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