Buddhists protested a local church in Sri Lanka. (Photo: World Watch Monitor)
Buddhists protested a local church in Sri Lanka. (Photo: World Watch Monitor)
Aug. 23, 2018 | Sri Lanka

Four Christians Assaulted

[218] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Sri Lankan Believers.

A pastor, his wife and two other Christians were assaulted recently after leaving a birthday party at the home of another Christian. Five villagers confronted the Christians, threatening and verbally abusing the pastor. When the Christians continued walking away, the attackers began throwing stones at them, injuring the pastor’s wife and another female. The pastor later filed a complaint at the local police station. Although Christians in Sri Lanka can worship openly, local Buddhists often stir up anti-Christian sentiment, leading to attacks like this one. Pray for healing of the two injured women, and pray that Christians will have the courage to keep meeting despite these threats.

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  • Father, thank You for those who are faithful to You as this pastor with his wife and friends. I pray that You will strengthen the Christian community in this village and that their lives will reflect the truth of Your word. Jesus, please open opportunities for Christians to do acts of kindness for their neighbors in ways that bring honor to You.
    Karen K - USA
  • Grant peace and joy in the midst of their suffering, Oh Lord. Grant them peace and eternal love and hope in You!!
    Mark M - USA
  • Father God, the more the gospel of Jesus is preached, the more we see the wickedness of false religions. Let the truth of Jesus shine brightly in all dark places and in the Buddhist religion. Please strengthen the believers in Sri Lanka and convict the Buddhists of their false religion. We know they need Jesus as much as we do.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father please strengthen and protect them from the evil one. Let them know the power of Christ's resurrection as they share in His suffering. Fill them with an inexpressible joy as they are counted worthy to suffer for you. Comfort those who mourn with your eternal comfort and good hope, Remind them they can do all things through Christ.
    Kendall P - USA
  • God Sri Lanka has become violent toward your children. May they racier visions of you &know you are God who died for them as well. Instilll love in the hearts to extend your love to others. May churches be planted all over SriLanka and draw many to the cross of Jesus May name of Jesus be spoken fearlessly.Bless them with bold faith to be witnesses of y
    Benedicta N - USA
  • Father, bring healing to the two injured women and anoint the Christians with courage to keep meeting.
    Kathleen R - USA
  • Our Father, the tasks of love are hard ones. You gave us this life to live in love and love really means to die for ourselves. I ask Your love to all the Sri Lankan Believers, because without it we are powerless to make a diffirence. Please heal the injured and let them live and work for You. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear Heavenly Father, we lift up these Sri Lankan Believers in Christ. We ask for complete healing for the 2 injured both physically and spiritually. Let not these believers give up meeting, but encourage them thru word and Spirit. Let others in the village clearly see the light of Christ in them and come to salvation thru Jesus. More love to them.
    Peg B - USA
  • Dear Lord I pray full healing for these women and pastor, I pray Lord that these attacks and threats will only strengthen their faith knowing that You find them worthy of You, to endure these attacks. I pray your hedge of protection around them giving them courage to keep meeting together. In Jesus Name Amen.
    Pat D - Canada
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  • Help them forgive and endure by the power of your name. Let the word of their testimonies impact others powerfully, bringing people to their knees at your feet. Continue the good work you started in them! Please physically and internally heal your beloved, and give them love and strength to forgive and pray for their enemies and stay faithful to you!
    Grace O - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for the Sri Lankan Believers that they find comfort and joy in the Holy Spirit and that they continue to practice their faith openly without shame or embarrassment. Also, I pray that the local Buddhists turn to Jesus Christ after witnessing the courage of these Christians who are under assault for their beliefs.
    Brian E - USA
  • Thank You , Father, that at present it is still legal to worship openly in Sri Lanka. We pray for the women who were injured in this attack, and ask for Your grace and power that will enable them to demonstrate love and forgiveness toward those who attacked them. May the Church in Sri Lanka overcome evil with good, and in so doing draw many to Christ.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, I pray for the healing of those that were injured. I pray that this not discourage them, but that will feel your presence even greater moving in their lives. i pray you would help them to remain faithful in their serving you and following after your will for their lives. I pray you would move, convict the hearts of those who did this,
    polly c - USA
  • Father God, I asked that you place your covering upon the lives of the people family. I asked that you keep hatred out of those people's families heart. Help them to only see you. Stop the anti-christian sentiment in Sri Lankan. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
    Dante D - Canada
  • Psalms 91. Father God in the name of your son Jesus, I pray that you will cover them in the blood, hide them from the force's of Satan and all his demonic imps. God strengthened your people where they are weak,heal them where they are sick,mend them where they are broken,love them where they are hurting and fill them where they are empty in Jesus name.
    Janet M - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for Your work in Sri Lanka. Please heal Pastor's wife and an other femail Christian. Please teach Sri Lankan believers how to serve You in hostile environment. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear Lord, please bless and heal the two injured women. May they be healed physically as well as in their hearts. Keep them safe from harm in their community. May they rest in confidence knowing that you reward the faithful that stand with you. Made the attackers come to a knowledge of your truth as well and be delivered from their harmful ways.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for the Sri Lankan Believers. Be with them and give them peace even while facing this persecution. Bring healing to the pastor's wife and the other women injured. Fill them all with faith and forgiveness. May they shine brightly for You because of this - for what Satan meant for bad, You will use for good.
    In Your Name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear Father, please allow these women who were attacked to heal quickly. May their boldness in Christ grow stronger because of this persecution. Show their attackers the love of Christ, and may they come to believe in You, also. Please allow these Christians to continue meeting together. And may their joy abound! In Jesus' Name, amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father, thank You for the Christians all over the world, and thank You for those who love You and Your Great Name in Sri Lanka. Please protect the Christians there. Please heal the pastor his wife and the the people who were attacked walking home. Please provide speedy recovery, healing, comfort and safety. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father, I thank You for the faith of these believers in Sri Lanka. Comfort and heal them. Protect them. Provide for their needs. Strengthen their faith as they seek to serve You and win many to the kingdom of Jesus Christ.
    Janet A - USA
  • Jesus, make the Sri Lankan authorities protect Christians and give them just treatment so that those of other religions will see that they need to leave them alone. thank you, Lord
    michele r - USA
  • Let there be light in the lives of those Buddhist members so that they can see the glory of the soon coming king. Open their spiritual eyes to see the deception in following and worshipping objects that are man made. I pray for believers who were attacked to be healed and for peace to prevail in their hearts.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father God,
    Please comfort these believers who were assaulted by local Buddhists. Please comfort them, heal the two injured women. Grant Christians the courage to keep meeting despite these threats. Help them forgive their persecutors, showing the love of Christ to them. Bring their attackers to faith,leading them to ask forgiveness. InJesus
    Debbie D - USA
  • Brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka, We pray that you will be strong & courageous like Joshua and Caleb and that your faith and love will grow more and more for our SAVIOR Who has gone before us through much persecution. May the Holy Spirit give you words in any situation filled with His wisdom and love, and may the peace of God guard your hearts & minds
    Steven D - USA
  • Lord whoever is not guilty cast the first stone- open the minds and hard hearts of these fearful people! In jesus name amen
    Crystal M - USA
  • Father Lord, please heal the wounds of Your servants, the internal and external. help them count it all joy. remind them of the reward that awaits them, strengthen and encourage their hearts in Jesus Name
    pokas p - United Kingdom
  • LORD JESUS, Strengthen Your people who are under attack for speaking Your name. Give them wisdom in what they say so that the hearts of stone would be melted at Your feet. I pray that help from the local authorities would come out of nowhere and that Your followers would feel free to do Your works LORD. Heal their wounds LORD. Show Your power LORD.
    Patricia W - USA
  • Praying for healing of those who were injured. Pray that Christians will have the courage to keep meeting despite these threats. Praying the Lord will protect them. Lead people to them who are thirsty for truth, who see their love and joy and are drawn to them. May many be saved as a result of their perseverance. Strengthen their faith, give endurance
    margaret m - USA
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