Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka view Christian congregations as a threat.
Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka view Christian congregations as a threat.
Sep. 13, 2018 | Sri Lanka

Mob Threatens Christians

[197] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Harvest Mission Church.

On July 8, about 50 villagers carrying sticks interrupted the Sunday morning worship service at the Harvest Mission Church in Kiran. The mob, which included some local government officials, threatened to attack if the Christians did not stop their religious activities within 15 minutes. Fearing for his church members’ safety, the pastor stopped the service and the mob dispersed. Pray that these believers will continue to meet for corporate worship.

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  • I pray in the name of Jesus that the Harvest Mission Church in Kiran be filled with the Holy Spirit and continue to worship without fear of persecution. I pray that each believer be comforted and guided by the Holy Spirit and that they be led to not give up but to pray for the unbelievers. I pray for the Buddhist monks to turn to Christ and be saved.
    Brian E - USA
  • Father, please surround this church with Your angels and fill it with Your Spirit. Please protect and use this congregation. In Jesus Name, amen.
    Debbie M - USA
  • O Lord, hear our prayers for the Harvest Sri Lanka church. May their persecuters see how important Jesus is and that he died for them and wants to forgive and save them. I pray for Buddist monks that you would draw them to Jesus who died for them. Shelter your people under your wings, hide them, May they glorify you. Be their very present help.
    Vicki O - USA
  • Ps 7:9 NKJV Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, But establish the just; For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds. Thank you Lord that the enemy is feeling the heat of revival blowing through this nation. LET YOU KINGDOM COME AND LET YOUR WILL BE DONE IN SRI LANKA. I trust the Lord of my salvation for the Harvest Mission Church.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Thank you Lord Jesus for granting the pastor the wisdom to stop the service, and none was hurt. I pray Holy Spirit to make a way and to direct them and to not recuse from fellowship meetings and worship. I pray for their protection and safety in Jesus mighty name I pray. Amen.
    Miss D - USA
  • Father God, Thank you that no one was physically hurt in this incident. Still, it may have emboldened the mob and their leaders. Please guide your followers as to how You would have them continue to meet for worship and how You would have them respond to such instances. May the nonbelievers seek You because of what they see. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rena B - USA
  • Father God, thank You for the courage of this pastor and his congregation. Give them even more. And give them wisdom to know what to do next as a church so that they can continue meeting. Use them. Show their persecutors and the surrounding community Your light & truth through them. Fill them with passion & love. Unite them. Guide them. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • Father, I thank you for the safety of the church members from this mob. I ask that they would regroup and continue corporate worship and pray for the salvation of those who were in the mob. may your love shine forth from them and draw others unto you. amen
    Elaine H - USA
  • Please LORD, give these members of the Body the boldness to stand up in the face of persecution and to not bow to persecution.
    Paul H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for members of Harvest Christian Church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen & guide them. May they remain strong & united in their faith. Guide particularly the pastor & other leadership as they lead the Church during these times. Bring the villagers to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • God our Eternal Father fill these lambs with your pasture. Strengthen their hearts and spirit fill them with more boldness. Lead and guide them God so they never become weary. My they bask in your love and be surrounded by your glory cloud so the enemy may be thwarted and never be able to see them. Jesus may you be in their midst
    Benedicta N - USA
  • Father, may no weapon formed against these believers prosper! Protect and provide for this congregation...Psalm 91 Send your angels to surround them, and pour our Your Spirit on them that they might be a light in the darkness that will bring many to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!
    Carolyn L - USA


  • Heavenly Father,


    Please bless and comfort your saints who are being persecuted. Help them to find their strength and joy in you and know that you will be with them through their trails and their joy.
    Help them to know that we, as fellow believers in Christ are praying for them. Help them to build each other up in wisdom and strength.


    Renee A.
    Renee A - USA
  • Do not fear the Lord says iam the Lord your God I will be with you in the fire be of good courage you ar ex my hands and feet I will keep you share my love with your enenies love i s poweful.it breaks the power of the adversary
    Kim Y - USA
  • Father give power, strength, grace, discernment, and hope to these Christians. Let their neighbors see their goodness and faith and be converted
    Margaret D - USA
  • Dear Father I pray that You will bless and protect the Harvest Mission Church. Help them not to become discouraged. Help the other villagers be more compassionate and allow these precious believers to worship You in peace. May the example of the Harvest Mission Church help their neighbors to come to Jesus for pardon and the hope of eternal life.
    Nancy P - USA
  • Abba! You inhabit the praises of Your people. May the Harvest Mission Church continue to praise, worship and acclaim Your name, for blessed are those who learn to acclaim Your name and walk in the light of Your presence. May they receive the wisdom to overcome this threat. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Dear Jesus,
    I ask that You convict the minds of these persecutors. Bring shame and repentance into their hearts as they begin to realize that only You are God.
    In Jesus Name

    Diana M
    Diana M - USA
  • Dear God, we pray for these believers in Sri Lanka who have been threatened by a mob during church service. Help them to continue in the faith and continue meeting together. Please protect them from further harassment . May many Buddhist monks come to know You as Savior & Lord and also people in the general community. Bless You, Lord, for hearing.
    Linda H - USA
  • I have added the church to my prayer list.
    Clint D - USA
  • Father God, we ask for Your Spirit of wisdom and truth to come to the minds of the young people in Sri Lanka: to see that JESUS is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Help the saints to demolish strongholds that set themselves up against the knowledge of GOD. Protect the saints and allow them to congregate. Thank You Father GOD.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Precious Father,
    Provide and protect these your servants at Harvest Mission Church. Help them to walk on in the knowledge of your power.
    sandy C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for members of Harvest Christian Church: Protect, provide for, encourage, strengthen & support them. Guide the pastor & leadership as they lead the believers in this situation. May the believers remain strong & united in faith. May they be able to keep meeting for worship. Bring their attackers to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Please Lord I pray that these believers can meet in peace. Please cause their accusers to be drawn to You. Please greatly encourage them and strengthen their faith in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • the bible says "trust in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." we must rely in the blessed word of the Lord. He sustaines all He has created, especially those of the household of faith. He's coming again soon to take us all to heaven, because of the sacrifice of His Son's finished work on the cross. glory and hallelujah!
    Donald F - USA
  • Father forgive all of us thinking that we know the way of what is right or wrong - especially concerning religion and money . Help hear the prayers of your people no matter the denomination or darkness you love them and you care for them so please provide in jesus name amen
    Crystal M - USA
  • Dear Father,
    I lift up the faithful Christians in Sri Lanka who are worshipping under the threat of violence. I pray for their protection and a steadfast faith. I ask it in Jesus' name. Amen
    Meredith J - USA
  • Lord God, thank You for the Harvest Mission Church there in Sri Lanka and thank You for a pastor who is wise in how he conducts his services. Make this body of believers as wise as serpents and innocent as doves and embolden them at the right time to stand firm in their faith and their proclamation of the gospel in them midst of opposition, amen.
    Matt B - USA
  • I pray for you to be able to continue to meet in fellowship. If our God wasn't real, so many would not feel threatened. Praying for peace in your village. Don't give up the faith. He died for us, a brutal death, and we will be with Him forever. Do not forget why you are a Christian. Blessings to you, from your sister in Christ in the USA.
    Blanca G - USA
  • Take care of our brothers and sisters in Christ, Amen.
    Debbie V - USA
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