The new law may limit the important gospel work of men like these.
The new law may limit the important gospel work of men like these.
Jun. 07, 2018 | Laos

New Law Further Restricts Front-line Workers

[219] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Laotian Front-line Workers.

Under a new law, all religious activity in Laos must be approved by multiple government offices. Approval is rarely, if ever, given. This means the work of VOM-supported front-line workers and other evangelists would be considered illegal. The law is supposed to apply to people of all faiths equally, but many expect it to be enforced only against those outside Buddhism or the country’s other traditional beliefs. The law is concerning because it would stop much of the work of front-line workers, which takes place outside their immediate home areas: visiting believers, conducting a funeral or praying for the sick. Pray that traveling evangelists will maintain their bold faith and renew their commitment to building God’s kingdom. And pray that the gospel will continue to flourish in Laos despite attempts to contain it.

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  • Help believers to grow strong in Jesus and gladly receive persecution, if necessary to spread your gospel. Bring millions to faith through your people in Laos.
    Mark M - USA
  • Father I pray for Your perfect covering. Cover those called by Your Name so they can integrate prayers for the sick in every day activities and not raise any suspicion. Father give them Your kind of stealth and shrewdness, in all matters. Help us all to "lean NOT on our understanding", but bless us in simplicity to obey Your Voice when You speak.
    Becca H - USA
  • Lord Jesus I commit Christians and front line workers in Loas to your intervention who are under threat. I ask for your help , Knowing that's Satanic plan to curtail the work of your kingdom, I ask that you touch the ,authority that there be free choice as that's your will for man. Let no weapon of the enemy prevail against your plan and your people
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Our Father, we should be bold Cristians but I confess to be nothing more than a small child in front of You begging You to help in Laos. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Maria D - Finland
  • Lord may your word continue to grow and flourish in Laos. May the believers here maintain excitement about the tremendous wealth of knowledge you offer us. May their faith grow stronger each day as they walk and talk with you. Keep them safe and teach them daily the practical application of what they in the pages of your Word.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Father, we pray for You to keep open the doors that man would close for the proclamation of the gospel in Laos. Use these new restrictions on ministry to strengthen the faith of the traveling evangelists and their commitment to make Christ known throughout Laos. Embolden them in their ministry travels and give them listeners with prepared hearts.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord,
    I pray for all to the front line workers in Laos. Pour out Your Spirit on them; cover to them with Your Wings of Grace. May Your power be known. Protect them as they courageously do Your work, spreading the the Gospel. May Your love radiate from them, evident to all. Over power all those who would do them evil - may they be overcome by Your Love.
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, we know the enemy is trying to put a stop to work here. Please, move upon your children. Pour out your Spirit of boldness. May they keep their eyes on you. continue to speak to the hearts here in Laos. May their eyes to opened unto the truth. Watch over them, wrap your arms around your children. Give them boldness and wisdom.
    Polly C - USA
  • Heavenly Father, all of southeast Asia has historically been such a strong foothold of Satan. Please give these believers fierce faith, courage, and your great joy. Please bind the enemy and allow the Gospel to covert masses of believers from your people's faith and courage.
    In Jesus Name
    Cathleen W - USA
  • We stand against hatred in the world and we know our prayers will overcome because we are praying through the everlasting King who has already overcome the world Jesus Christ and through Him we have already won. Victory is ours so we stand and we rebuke every form of evil and terror. We claim our Victory in Jesus against the plots of the enemy.
    Kim B - USA
  • Father thank You for the work VOM and other organizations do in Laos. I pray for a reversal of this law and an increase of faith of those on the front lines and those in the harvest. Please send out more workers into the harvest and protect Christians in Laos. Please keep them safe and deliver them from evil. In the Name of Yeshua Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father, I pray for Your work in Laos among the believers who risk so much to preach and teach the gospel. Father, I ask for Your protection as they carry on the great commission. As Apostle Peter was not deterred by threats, I pray that You will make Your servants bold for Jesus. Lord, make me bold too. This I do pray. Amen.
    joey S - USA
  • Lord, abolish the wickedness of the officials, let Your word shake them to their core. Give boldness to the evangelist as they share the hope that is found in Christ. Expose their sin to the lost so they will find faith in Christ. Amen
    ej L - USA
  • Don't allow your Word to be thwarted, Almighty One! Be true to them, grant them strength to continue the good fight. Make your name great among the lost, and save many of them by the power of your Word! Amen.
    mark m - USA
  • Father God, Please raise a group of people who will work to change this law. Convict the officials to stop the persecution of Christians. Provide a shield of protection around those who seek to serve you by sharing your truth, by praying for and serving others. Give them guidance and boldness. Let the truth of your love and salvation spread in Laos.
    Liane F - USA
  • Dear Lord, strengthen your front line workers in Laos. Be a fortress and a hedge around about them. Fill them with the joy of the Lord and meet their every need. Keep them from temptation and deliver them from evil. Have your will be done in their luves. In Jesus name I ask.
    Lee A - USA
  • Lord, "I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted." Job 42:2
    Moreover, "... the word of God is not bound!"
    2 Timothy 2:9
    Perform mighty works on behalf of our precious family in Laos. Fill them with holy boldness, wisdom and joy. May this evil law serve only to bring about more followers of Jesus than ever before
    Carrie H - USA
  • Father take away all fear from Laotian Christians and give them wisdom as they deal with unbelievers. Fill them with peace as they bring their requests to you. Fill them with the power of Christ's resurrection as they share in His suffering. Your arm is not too short to bring a great revival in Laos no matter what the government does.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Father, this is concerning news, especially since so many Laotian Christians have already been evicted from their villages and otherwise persecuted even without this law. Please allow your work in Laos to continue to go forward, and protect the front-line workers and evangelists from fear and despair.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for the boldness of fellow believers in Laos. I pray that You will strengthen them and their faith in response to this legislation and empower them to continue advancing the Gospel in Laos. May it continue to flourish in Laos in the face of attempts to restrain it.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father please make a way for these front line workers to continue to share your word and encourage believers, please cause their witness to be unseen by those who would prevent them from spreading the gospel to those in Laos. Give them courage and wisdom in doing what you have called them to do by the power of your Holy Spirit. Be their constant refuge
    Marian P - USA
  • I pray Father God that You shower front-line workers & Christians in Laos with Your glory, Your protection, abundant provision, speedy healing, unity, Your wisdom, boldness in Christ, that they bear much fruit in Christ, that You turn the heart of authorities there so front-line workers can do their work for Christ, in Jesus' mighty name, amen!
    Sheela G - USA
  • Dear LORD, we first pray for the freedom of religion and worship in Laoa. That the authorities will repeal laws that hinder the latter and introduce laws that will propagate freedom of religion and worship. Secondly, we pray that the authorities and non-believers come to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
  • I pray for evangelists in Laos to be strong in the Lord as they look for other ways to continue to serve and worship the Lord. I pray for justice to prevail which must be impartial. I pray for churches to grow not only in numbers but also in spirit and in truth.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Help front line workers find more creative ways to spread the gospel.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord God, you have told us that we fight against principalities and powers in spiritual places. Help us to stand against the enemy. Let ministry and open Christian living go forward in Laos for the sake of your name.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Father please enable your people in Laos to be able to continue operating freely in ministry. Give them courage and wisdom.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord God, the enemy seeks to destroy the work of evangelism in Laos, but Lord I pray that you will empower it all the more. May the message of Jesus Christ and the gospel of his salvation go out to all areas of Laos in power and may there be a great harvest for your kingdom. I pray that even the officials will hear and follow Jesus as Lord. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Thank you Lord for the Church in Laos and the front line workers, pls defend your name in their lives, let not the obnoxious law prevail, let not the will of the evil ones be done. We pray for boldness and courage for all your servants in this region, pls, be their shield, provider that the gospel of the Lord will not be contained in Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Whenever the enemy tries to silence the Word the Holy Spirit causes the church to grow. Father may the anointing give them courage, boldness and discernment as to who the where and the when to share the gospel. Encourage and strengthen their faith and trust in Jesus Name. Give them hope in You to meet each challenge. Amen
    Barbara D - USA
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