Sujen led almost 100 families to Christ in nearby villages.
Sujen led almost 100 families to Christ in nearby villages.
Aug. 09, 2018 | Bangladesh

Former Muslims Forced Back to Islam

[342] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Sujan.

Thirty families turned back to Islam after facing intense community pressure, said local church planter Sujen, who became a believer through a Bible correspondence course several years ago. After becoming convinced Jesus was the Way, the Truth and the Life, he began gradually sharing with others in his community. Though his parents rejected him, Sujen went on to lead all his brothers and their spouses to Christ. Over time, he baptized almost 100 families in four villages. “In the beginning I never faced any problems,” he said. Last year, however, a wealthy Muslim patron hired a thug to go around intimidating the new Christians. Several lost jobs. Those who had small businesses found no one would buy from them. Eventually, a group of 30 families were taken to the mosque and asked to reconvert to Islam, and they gave in. Pray for the families who have turned back to Islam. Pray for the Holy Spirit’s work in their life and community. Pray that Sujen will not become discouraged.

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  • Dear brother, it is over 1 yr since your story was posted. I pray you're safe and well, and able to continue using your gift to spread the Good News of Jesus! I pray the Holy Spirit will give you an extra measure of hope and affirmation, and that He will continue working in the hearts of the families who were forced to turn back. Bless you Sujan!!
    Kay A - USA
  • O Father, thank You for Your promise to be with us when we are persecuted. Thank You so much. I pray for the 30 families in their weakness and grief in turning away from Jesus. Will You continue to work to bring them back to Jesus. I ask for great grace for those who are paying high prices to stay faithful. I ask for courage to love and forgive.
    Karen K - USA
  • Bring this man and many millions like him to you.
    Mark M - USA
  • Have mercy on those who felt they had to re-convert to Islam bc of persecution, loss of livelihood, etc. Strengthen Sujen and let him not be discouraged but also touched the hearts & minds who are behind the persecution - that they come to accept Jesus as Lord. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
  • God it is possible to still continue to worship You and look to you as their only God even if they are forced to chant their religious prayers. You can suddenly break these bands & free their spirit. Fill them with courage & assurance of Your protection. Mau the rich man's resources suddenly extinguish & caused to repent of the sin He committed.
    Benedicta N - USA
  • Father, we pray for your Spirit to work in the hearts of those that have turned back because of persecution and pressure. We pray that they will see your forgiveness again and turn back to you with even more resolve to follow you closely and wholeheartedly. May you give them all they need for life and godliness. Please keep Sujen strong!
    Paula L - USA
  • Father, we urgently pray for these families that have turned back to Islam. Please work on their hearts and help them to come back stronger than ever. Help Sujen through this trial.
    Kathleen R - USA
  • Father please don't give up on these believers who have turned back to Islam just like you did not give up on Peter when he denied you. Speak to them in dreams and visions and draw them back to you. Let them know you will never leave them or forsake them and you will bring them safely home no matter what they have to go through here on earth.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Lord I pray for Sujan and the families that he helped to lead to Christ. I pray that he will not become discouraged and try to continue to pray to Jesus for help. I pray for those that did re-convert to Islam that they Truth will sway their minds and hearts and they will hold fast to their confession of Jesus. I pray for the Holy Spirit's work.
    Brian E - USA
  • Father, please bless Sujen and his loved ones. Helps those who have turned back know they can come back to You. Please protect, bless and use Your children. Use this persecution to lead other to You. In Jesus Name, amen.
    Debbie M - USA
  • Father, Satan has put fear on these families. I pray you would let them know you love them and want to forgive them as you did Peter. I pray you bring to their remembrance Peter's denial and your redeeming love. Pour out your Spirit. Give them boldness and wisdom. Open the eyes of those they are sharing your Word with.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Father in heaven. There is nothing more than Your mercy for all of us. Please let Your Holy Spirit to do Your work in these feeble hearts of ours. Strengthen us all in faith and let us live and work for You. Comfort and courage Sujan in the midst of all. In the name og Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father thank You for Sujen. I pray that he would not become discouraged. Please give him strength and I pray that he would find courage in You. I pray for the families who are facing pressure and persecution that they would find strength in You. Have mercy on the believers there. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Please encourage Sujan in Your truth and may he be emboldened and empowered to continue proclaiming You. May those families that have returned to Islam be deeply convicted and return to worship You as the only true God. May those who remain faithful extend a spirit of love and not bitterness to those around them and trust You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Oh Lord, I pray that Sujen will have your iron-clad strength to never give in and never give up. Protect him and show his enemies that You alone are God. I pray for a way for those thirty families to come back to you, to receive your forgiveness and restoration, your courage to remain faithful and that You would reveal yourself to their enemies.
    Cheryl W - USA
  • Now unto him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that worketh in us. Father we ask that you strengthen and comfort them and help them to return to you. Give them boldness and light a fire within them in Jesus name.Amen.
    Samimah S - USA
  • Lord I pray that Sujen will have the strength to stand faithful with you. That as you reassured the prophet Elijah that you stood with him, let Sujen know that you stand faithfully with him too. Let him know heavenly crowns are stored up for him which will never fade. Let him know that these troubles are but a moment until our Savior returns for us .
    Joyce A - USA
  • Father, thank you for how you have worked through Sujan to bring so many to Christ. Encourage him in spite of the heartbreaking news that many returned to Islam. Remind him that success in Your eyes is being faithful to You. Work on the hearts of those who returned to Islam to draw them back to You and may they trust you to provide and protect.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord how hard this is to follow you in the midst of incredible persecution Jesus just as Peter turn his back on you and you for gave show these people that you were waiting for them to turn to you and that you are the way the truth and the life give them a boldness provide for all of these people and bring many more to faith in you in Jesus name amen
    Julie R - USA
  • Dear Lord
    I pray for our brother Sujan, bless him for how he is standing boldly for You. Don't let him be discouraged. I pray for those families that turned back; Lord, they have seen the light - may they not remain again in darkness! May all the new Christians there be grounded in You. May Your Spirit move powerful and impact many for Your glory.
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, we pray for our Brother Sujan. May he keep his eyes on You and not on the results of his ministry. Encourage him through Your Word which is alive and powerful. Speak to those who are tempted to turn their backs on You. Strengthen them and enable them to withstand the trials and temptations they are facing as a result of their faith in You.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, strengthen Sujan With the Holy Ghost protect his mind and body and your spirit prevent him from Discouragement. Give him the boldness to keep sharing the gospel and to every new convert fill each with The full Ness of the Holy Ghost in Jesus name give them staying power Amen

    Jennie P - USA
  • Father, I pray for the believers in this community and for Sujen and his family that they be strong by the power of Your Holy Spirit within them! May they keep their eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of their faith. May every need be met through Jesus Christ, and may they be protector from the evil that would try to harass them. In Jesus name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father, I lift these Christians to you to come back to you and be strong in their faith. May Pastor Sujen not be discouraged but have grace to continue to walk with you and be strong in his faith.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Lord, please help the families who have turned back to Islam, to go back to believing in you. Pray for the Holy Spirit's work in their life and community. Pray that Sujen will not become discouraged. I pray that Sujen will not become discouraged and to continue to save others!

    Lord, Please Bless Them All!
    Betsy S - USA
  • Dear Father God, I pray that you will provide the strength, resolve, wisdom, courage, to all that have been forced back to Islam, and turned away from your precious loving son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. I lift up to you those that have witnessed this horrible infraction of justice, peace,& compassion that they will be able to stay strong in you. Amen
    Kim B - USA
  • Father, from a human perspective it's understandable when followers of Jesus Christ recant their faith and return to their former religion and way of life when persecuted. Nevertheless, I pray that Your Holy Spirit will convince and convict these brothers and sisters in-Christ to reevaluate their decisions, repent and return to their Savior and Lord.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Holy Father, continue to bless Sujan and his love for You. May he continue to minister where ever he is and may seeds of Your word find fertile hearts to grow and put down deep roots. I pray for those who went back to Islam. May the hunger in their souls for truth and Jesus grow until nothing else matters and they turn back to You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Dear Lord in Heaven, I pray for Sujen and the people who became Christians. Please protect him from discouragement and help him to stay really strong in his faith. Protect him from harm and surround him with your angels to keep him in all his ways. Help him not to be afraid and to trust in You, every step of the way. In Jesus mighty Name.
    Julie B - USA
  • God, I pray for Sujen that You'd fill him with Your comfort and with the power of Your Holy Spirit. God, I pray that he'd continue working for You even after this loss. Don't let him get discouraged to the point of despair. I pray that Your Holy Spirit would convict strongly those who turned back. I pray that they'd repent of that and turn back to You.
    Bethany T - USA
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