Bangladeshi Christians face society harassment and family persecution.
Bangladeshi Christians face society harassment and family persecution.
Jul. 05, 2018 | Bangladesh

Church Planter Shows Grace to Threatening Neighbor

[295] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Nazmul.

A church planter who was harassed and threatened by his Muslim neighbor used the conflict as a way to model God’s grace and forgiveness. After Nazmul and his family rented a house next to a Muslim family, the Muslims began to criticize Christians and shout curses at their new neighbors. Nazmul eventually decided to move, but the harassment didn’t stop. The Muslim family’s teenage son regularly hit his cricket ball (similar to a baseball) into Nazmul’s yard, apparently trying to damage the home or hurt their young son. Then, one day in the marketplace, the Muslim man openly told Nazmul that he could kill him and no one would care. Nazmul responded by sending a letter to local elders, stating that he would not take revenge but instead forgave the man. Nazmul’s attitude deeply impressed community members and even softened his neighbor’s heart toward him. The man asked for a reconciliation meeting, and other villagers are also now more accepting of Nazmul and his family. Pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to work on the heart of Nazmul’s persecutor.

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  • Thanks for his grace demonstrated to his neighbor. Bring the neighbor and many others to faith in Jesus through him.
    Mark M - USA
  • Father God. We praise you that "curses" of the wicked mean nothing to those in Christ. Let them fear that their words will be turned on them if they do not repent. Please help Your people in Bangladesh to know Christ and please protect them in their faith as they grow in wisdom by Your Spirit. Dispel the lies of Satan in Bangladesh in JESUS' name.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Thank You Father for Your miracles in out lives. To hear such a story of spiritual growth in man is because of Your strength in him. Please continue to help him evangelize his neighbours. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear Father, I am so thankful for Nazmul's peaceful, kind, and forgiving attitude toward his neighbors. Thank You that there is reconciliation with his neighbors and the community. Bless him. Show Yourself to those who have not yet accepted You, and may they come to put their trust in You, also. In Jesus mighty Name, amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Lord, please make provisions for Nazmul to live a peaceable life. May his example of love and faithfulness draw others close to you. Keep him safe as he boldly witnesses your abundant love. May he continue to be a shining example of what Your love can do for a person. Reward him richly for his faithful stand for You and the Lord Jesus Christ,
    Joyce A - USA
  • Father God, thank You so much for our brother Nazmul and how You used him in a big way to bring about changes in the hearts of unbelievers! Please continue to strengthen and encourage Nazmul and his family. Please continue to work in the hearts of his former neighbors that they too would embrace Christ. Please continue to protect Nazmul and family.
    Doree H - USA
  • Holy God, bless Nazmul and use his witness as a testimony of the love of Christ to this community, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Thank you, Jesus, for this trendous faith and grace of Nazmul. Protect him and continue to give him wisdom and grace. May fruit come from his faith and witness to you, Jesus. Protect his family and him by Your power.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    What Love - Nazmul must walk so closely with You! May his amazing witness change may hearts: including the one who threatens him. May You give Nazmul Your grace and protection. Bless him greatly. Give him, his wife and his son peace that surpasses all understanding. May the Holy Spirit move powerfully in their village.
    In Your Name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • I praise Elohim that their were hearts that became soften in this situation.. Nazmul Nasb Matthew 5. Father I pray for the Nazmul family and this hearts who have been soften to be protected and thank you for loving them and being with them and providing for them in their sons name Yeshua I pray Amen.
    Josef S - USA
  • Father thank you for giving Nazmul wisdom in his conduct and grace in his speech with his Muslim neighbors. Please grant his family protection. Fill them with the power of Christ's resurrection as they share in his suffering. Fill them with joy and peace as they fill up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions. Never leave them or forsake them.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Father, thank You for how You have worked in and through Nazmul in his attitude and actions toward his neighbor. Thank you for the way the community is seeing the love of Jesus. May many be drawn to Jesus because of the witness of Nazmul and his family. Give them protection and wisdom everyday. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • brother continue to stay on the battlefield for God and He will sustain you til Jesus returns soon.
    Donald F - USA
  • Dear Lord, please strengthen the faith and courage of these believers. Help them to know that You are with them every moment even in the face of persecution. Please keep them safe, provide for their needs, and help them spread the Gospel.
    Betty A - USA
  • Father, How I pray all situations would end as this one. I pray for this family that you would continue to use them to be a light. I pray you strengthen them in their faith. I pray for the community in which they live that Jesus' love would continue to shine upon them through this family. Open the eyes of his neighbor, may he see he needs you.
    polly c - USA
  • God our Father, bless Nazmul for his witness by showing the love of Christ to his neighbor. Help me, dear Lord, to be more forgiving to others and to be a faithful witness like him. Amen.
    Kemper S - USA
  • Lord, I was so encouraged to read the account of Your child, Nazmul and I thank you for him returning love and forgiveness to bad behaviour. Lord, I pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to work on the heart of Nazmul's persecutor and the rest of the villagers and give him freedom to in planting churches. In Jesus strong name, Amen .
    BETTY F - Canada
  • Father send your Spirit to Nazmul and his neighbors and community members that they might understand your Truth and it might set them free, bring healing to this entire community. Light a fire there for you.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Praise our Lord that Nazmul had the grace and love to soften his neighbors' hearts with kindness that comes from Christ. May our Savior work in all of our hearts to show the kindness and love of Nazmul and to glorify our God.
    Meg K. P - USA
  • Dear Lord, Thank you for Nazmul and his loving heart and attitude. Thank you for this reconciliation meeting. Lord, let relationships grow. May your will be done. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father if it be your will, help us all to forgive as Nazmul did, and to keep on forgiving the way were were commanded to do, help us all Lord to react as this man did so that we all can live in peace. Thank you Lord for softening the heart of the Muslim and keep softening our hearts toward each other as Nazmul did. In Jesus Name amen
    Pat D - Canada
  • Dear God,
    Blessed is this man!! I thank You and praise you that this man truly "turned the other cheek". I pray that You would bring this Muslim man to repentance, and that You would be praised,
    Hosaena C - USA
  • Thank you for this peacemaker of yours, Oh Lord. May Nazmul and his attitude and life reflect Jesus. May your Spirit live and love through Nazmul. Don't leave him alone; but, rather flow through him in mighty ways. By your Spirit, bring millions to faith because of your saints around the world who are serving you and spreading your good news!
    mark m - USA
  • Thank you for this peacemaker of yours, Oh Lord. May Nazmul and his attitude and life reflect Jesus. May your Spirit live and love through Nazmul. Don't leave him alone; but, rather flow through him in mighty ways. By your Spirit, bring millions to faith because of your saints around the world who are serving you and spreading your good news!
    mark m - USA
  • Wonderful God, wonderful Saviour, wonderful Love. Praise to you for filling Nazmul with your spirit so that he might withstand the temptation to retaliate against his neighbor. Bless him for being and example of Your great love. Touch the hearts of many throuh his example & brimg them to your kingdom in heaven & earth. In Jesus loving holy name. Amen
    Robert C - Canada
  • Thank you Father for dealing bountifully with your servant Nazmul that he may live and keep your word. Open his eyes that he may see wondrous things from your law. He is a stranger on the Earth. May Your testimonies be his delight and his counselors as you help him to declare his ways and strengthen him according to your word. Ps 119
    Julie C - USA
  • Oh Lord in Heaven, I praise You for the strength that You worked in the heart of my brother, Nazmul, so that, in the face of hateful threats -- even against his family!! -- he trusted You for protection and stood firm in love and righteousness. I pray you will continue to bless Nazmul and his family with Your peace, and work faith in his neighbors!
    Kay A - USA
  • Father, thank You for our Bangladeshi brother, Nazmul, and his demonstratation of grace and forgiveness to his hostile neighbor. Praise God, for Nazmul's faithful obedience to You and Your word. Bless Nazmul as he endeavors to live peacefully with the other members of the community. May Nazmul's humble act of obedience bring others into Your Kingdom.
    Patrick V - USA
  • In Jesus name we stand in the heavenly realms and we fight with angel armies we stand in warfare with other ANOINTED warriors on earth and in heaven and we cover the places where evil has a foothold against the church. We are a force against the enemy! We say no more! You are rebuked in Jesus name. We pray Your Holy Spirit love onto this relationship
    Kim B - USA
  • I've added the dear man to my prayer list. Thank you.
    Clint D - USA
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