Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka fear that if more people become Christians, the monks will lose their status in Sri Lanka.
Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka fear that if more people become Christians, the monks will lose their status in Sri Lanka.
Oct. 04, 2018 | Sri Lanka

Mob Threatens Christians

[216] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Threatened Church Members.

In mid-July, four Buddhist monks and about 20 villagers gathered outside an Assemblies of God church as its Sunday worship came to a close. As worshipers left the building, villagers shouted insults, obscene language and even death threats at them. The four monks approached the pastor and demanded that he stop his religious activities in the village. They also threatened to assault the Christians if they continued to worship. Pray that this congregation remains steadfast in faith and that the prayers of other believers will give them strength.

Write your own prayer for Threatened Church Members

  • Holy Father, how grateful we are that You walk with us when we are persecuted for the name of Jesus. Help Your people to stand strong and bear witness through their lives and their words to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Open doors to hearts that would not have been opened except through these circumstances by the Holy Spirit.
    Karen K - USA
  • Father, thank You for the Christians in Sri Lanka. I pray that they would stand firm in their faith and that You would give them strength. I pray that You would help the believers and fill them with Your Holy Spirit. Please turn the hearts of the monks to You. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Bring these lost souls to faith
    Mark M - USA
  • Father, I pray for this congregation. and their pastor. I pray you give them strength and wisdom in knowing how to deal with these monks. I pray that you help them overcome any fear Satan may put upon them. I pray your Spirit flows from them so mightily that those around them will feel Him and realize their need for you. Protect your children.
    polly c - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray encouragement to these brothers and sisters that are being persecuted because of their faith in you. Give them a steadfast love that will touch the hearts of these Buddhist monks. Help them to remain united in the cause of Christ.
    sandra s - USA
  • Lord bring many into your kingdom and cast out the fear of Christianity in Sri Lanka.
    michele r - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper
    barry p - USA
  • Lord these monks are ignorant and insecure. Only you can be our strong tower of hope. Give these monks a clear mind and compassionate heart. May they respect peoples choice to follow you. May your light shine in the monasteries so they too seek after you&feel the deep touch of Your Spirit that will bring deep joy and hope. Jesus may your name be glorif
  • 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 members of Assemblies of God church, because without it we are powerless to make a diffirence. Please let them live and work for You. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear Lord, we praise You for the believers of the Assemblies of God church. Increase their faith, let it be greater than a mustard seed (Luke 17:8.) May the words of Jesus in Luke 18:29-30 encourage them. For the sake of the kingdom of God, they will be repaid both now & in the eternal life to come. Strengthen these believers-prayer warriors unite!
    Peg B - USA
  • Father God, please work a miracle in the hearts of these monks and change them Lord! Please open their eyes to see your glory and their need for a Savior! Work in their hearts Father, I ask. Lord please protect your people and help them to remain firm in their faith despite the persecution they face! Protect them from the enemy Father I ask in His name
    Amy R - USA
  • Holy Father, may Your power fill Your children as they face persecution and threats. May their faithfulness be lights that draw others to You. Give them strength and courage and opportunities for them to serve their enemies. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Dear Lord, please provide justice for those who are being attacked. Lead, guide, and protect them, and strengthen their faith in the face of this persecution. Soften the hearts of their enemies so that they too may know the love of Christ.
    Betty A - USA
  • Psalm20:1The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; The Name Of The God of Jacob defend thee;2 Send thee help from the sanctuary and strengthen thee out of Zion5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in The Name Of Our God we will set up our banners: The Lord fulfil all thy petitions.6 Now...9 Save, Lord: Let The King hear us when we call.
    James H - USA
  • Bless the pastor of this church and our brothers and sisters who worship there. Thank You that their presence is seen as a threat to the kingdom of darkness. Grant them grace to extend forgiveness and love to those who threaten them. May they remain steadfast in their faith and put Christ on display in this village. Holy Spirit use them to draw others
    Toni D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I give you thanks for these steadfast Christians who continue to worship. I pray that you will give them added strength when they know that other believers are praying for them. Lord you ask us to pray for the persecuted, but you also ask us to pray for the persecutors. Help them to come to you as new believers with changed hearts.
    Linda W - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for this threaten church. Help them to continue to stand strong in You. May their witness bring hundreds to Your name. Help them to standfast and proclaim Your goodness to all around them. May Your Spirit be strong in their homes and in their Church.
    In Jesus' precious name I pray, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • May the monks be deeply touched by the witness of Jesus and surrender their life to Christ. Make them powerful leaders in the kingdom of God and win all of Sri Lanka to Jesus. Pray for outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon Sri Lanka to make the hearts of people fertile soil to grow deep in the word to send missionaries to India
    Benedicta N - USA
  • Father God, You are Most High and I give You unending praise. Please put a hedge of protection around my brethren in Sri Lanka as they continue to spread Your Love. May they have courage and strength, remaining steadfast in their faith in You. Please soften the hearts of the Buddhist monks, Lord. I pray these things in Jesus's name. Amen
    Mary I - USA
  • Heavenly Father i pray you help and step in this situation. That you revile yourself in a mighty way. Help Christians stay strong and protect them from all this trouble coming on them. We know a better day is coming when God fights the last battle. Continue to keep them strong. In Jesus name i pray Amen.
    Debi B - USA
  • Gracious Father, thank you for these believers faith and desire to remain steadfast in the midst of persecution. I pray that the believers will continue to share the love of Christ to those around them. Strengthen them by the power of the Holy Spirit to know you more. In Jesus name, amen
    Susan D - USA
  • Father God, please intervene and protect these believers. May the name of Christ be exalted through their testimony. Give them steadfast faith in the midst of this persecution. Strengthen them and help them through this time. Put a hedge of protection around them and their families. May your light of salvation shine brightly in this place and draw many
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord Jesus, It is not our place to understand how other religious groups can persecute Your work but You love them too. Convict their hearts of the wrong done to Your believers. Let them see the good in the lives of Your believers. Save them Lord Jesus!
    Patricia W - USA
  • Father God, Please give this pastor and congregation increasing faith in You and courage to remain steadfast in their worship. Please show them how You would have them respond to this situation. May the villagers and monks be impressed with their response and begin to seek and find You for themselves. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rena B - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, Please protect your people in this Sri Lanka Church which has been threatened by Buddhist extremists. Remind these Buddhists of the tenets of their own faith, which is nonviolent, and reveal Yourself to them, as the true Prince of Peace, worthy of all praise, honor and devotion! In Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Mary Kay B - USA
  • Lord, I pray for our fellow Christians in Sri Lanka to remain faithful. I pray for their protection, provision, witness and daily peace.
    Bill B - USA
  • Unite this church with boldness and a fire that cannot be put out; that cannot be silenced. Put a song of praise upon their hearts that is fully supernatural so that all in Sri Lanka would know that you are God and there is no other. Let your Name be honored. Change hearts that have been blinded by lies and bring healing. Protect your church from evil
    Atacy U - USA
  • Protect our brothers and sisters who have been threatened by people who know noting about what they are doing and how it is against their own religion to do so.
    Debbie V - USA
  • We pray, LORD, that the Christians in Sri Lanka will indeed remain steadfast in their faith despite the persecution they face. We pray that their persecutors, especially the Buddhist monks, will repent of their ways and be open to knowing and receiving Christ Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Amen
    Everett T - USA
  • Fathet, please give these believers the strength to stand. He a fortress and a hedge around about them. Keep them from temptation and deliver them from evil. Turn their oppressors from their evil ways. Let this village and this country see the power of the name.
    Lee A - USA
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