New believers in Analu's village were told to give up their religion or get out.
New believers in Analu's village were told to give up their religion or get out.
Oct. 18, 2018 | Laos

Widow Threatened by Village Leaders

[217] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Analu.

Analu, a widow in her 60s, and eight other people in her village placed their faith in Christ after believers in a neighboring village visited to share the gospel. Shortly afterward, police visited Analu and told her that she and two young relatives she cares for would have to leave unless she abandoned her new faith. They told her that Christianity is a foreign religion and that it is against the law. Although Laos guarantees religious freedom, village officials are often ignorant of the law and choose to enforce their opinions arbitrarily. Pray that the new believers will trust Jesus more during this trial and for greater understanding among village authorities.

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  • Dear Lord, We pray for these new believers that they will grow daily in their knowledge of you & your love for them, & in faith & faithfulness. Bless the police & authorities in Laos, help them to be increasingly committed to religious freedom. Let tolerance abound and many be won to you.
    Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father, I pray you strengthen your children. I pray that you open the eyes of the authority no only to their laws but to the saving knowledge of your Word. I pray you guide your children in wisdom. Wrap your arms around them. Father pour out your love and peace on your children. Supply all their needs.
    polly c - USA
  • LORD GOD,
    Comfort, Comfort ye people. Help these believers to look to You in there time of crisis. Let them not go backwards in there FAITH. Help them to ENDURE AND TRUST YOU THRU IT ALL. Be with Them all. Make Your Presence known to them all. Let Your Light SHINE IN THESE DARK AREAS. It's in Jesus abiding name we pray Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for Analu; I praise You that she and others have found You. Keep her faith strong and help her to be unafraid. May she be able to touch many hearts for Your glory. May all the new believers trust in You through anything that come. May the authorities see the good and love from these Christians and not threaten them.
    In Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Thank You, Father God, for these beloved people in Your Kingdom! Please surround them with powerful angelic protection and daily provision and peace. Lord, please lead them to safety and continue to give them courage and faith to preach the Gospel to others. What a blessing they are! Pour Your love on them continuously, in Jesus name, amen.
    Atsuko S - USA
  • Father God , I ask for your Holy Spirit would bring understanding and truth to these village officials that they would understand the laws of their country guaranteeing religious freedom. strengthen the believers to remain strong in You. In Jesus name ,amen.
    Elaine H - USA
  • Father thank You for Analu. Please give her strength. Please help new believers to trust You and please send Your Holy Spirit, In the Name of Yeshua Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Thank you that you are fighting on Analu's side and know her every need. Please give her the knowledge of your will in everything and give her the endurance to keep faithful to your name. Bless her and your will be done whether that's that her rights be recognized or suffers injustice for a time. In the name of Jesus, amen
    Grace O - USA
  • Please bring understanding of the laws of Laos allowing religious freedom to this village and let Analu and the other believers be free to live there and worship you.
    michele r - USA
  • Thank you Jesus for all you are doing in Laos. Thank you for the families and Analu who are standing for their faith. Father may you grant them peace and favor in their villages. Lord forgive the police who are threatening the new believers for their Faith in you and you alone. Lord, reveal yourself to them in a mighty way so they too may believe.
    Holly L - USA
  • Lord God thank you that you are saving people in Laos. Protect these new believers and help them grow stronger with this persecution. I pray that religious freedom really would be a reality to the peoples in these villages. Please bring justice and spread the gospel in Laos. Thank you for your tangible love to these in Laos. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank You for drawing Analu to Yourself. Please grant her Your wisdom and courage to remain steadfast and immoveable, always abounding in Your work and knowing that it is not in vain. May she trust You as You have been revealed in Your Word and may the village leaders be supernaturally softened by Your power.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Abba you are God of miracles. Subdue the village leaders for disrespecting the freedom of Choice. May the gospel of Jesus spread even in the midst of turmoil. Fill Analu with wisdom&provide shelter else where. God may your presence abide there. Laos is controlled by demons May you subdue the demons and uproot them.God may Your name be established there
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • Lord I pray for the truth of the freedom of religion to be made known to those in positions of power. Lord I ask for Your love to permeate those who have chosen faith to give them courage to be brave in the face of opposition. Lord I ask for You to give Analu strength and help her to remember truth and and the armor of God as she lives day to day.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord God, thank You for Analu and these eight other believers in this village in Laos where local officials are persecuting them. Grant these believers favor among their fellow villagers and protect them and grant them love and compassion for their persecutors. I pray that You will meet their physical needs as they seek to honor You and stand for You
    Matt B - USA
  • It never makes sense why the people of God are so hated, but the enemy doesn't make sense, but only comes to kill, steal, and destroy. Protect Your faithful, dear Lord, until Jesus comes and makes all things right. Turn the lies back onto the enemy so the people of Laos will see their sins and turn to JESUS.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Please give greater understanding to the village authorities and let them be open to Christians and Christianity. May the new believers trust Jesus and may more people come to Christ because of the way the believers act. Please let Christianity spread out throughout the country and even further!
    Francesca R - USA
  • Dear Lord let the words of Jesus flow like a river from Analu and the new believers, strengthening them with each word. May divine intervention occur with authorities. First, with the true knowledge of Christ and second, with the true understanding of religious freedom. You established "kingdom authority" in the beginning - may it reign in Laos.
    Peg B - USA
  • Lord I pray You do a mighty work in Laos. I pray the hearts and minds of the authorities will turn to You. I ask that they stop persecuting believers and accept the truth of their laws as well as scripture. I pray for boldness upon Analu and the other followers of You. May countless come to know You through their witness.
    Tricia W - USA
  • Thank you Father for your promise that no one can snatch Analu and her family out of your hand. Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor their righteous cause. And let them say continually, let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of his servants. May our tongues speak of your righteousness and of your praise all the day Ps 35
    Julie C - USA
  • Father be near to Analu and strengthen her in her faith Lord! Help her to know Your truth Father and to stand firm upon it! Protect her from those that persecute her Lord! Thank you for bringing her to the saving grace of Your Son Lord, thank you for your mercy upon her! Help her to grown in her knowledge of You Lord! In Jesus name I pray, amen
    Amy R - USA
  • Father, our Laotian sister in-Christ, Analu, has courageously determined to follow Your Son regardless of the cost. Undergird Analu and the other believers in their village during this season of trial. Unify and strengthen them through the Holy Spirit and enable them to continue to walk by faith and not by sight. Grant favor with the local authorities.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear merciful Father, We pray for Your intervention in the life of Analu a widow who found you through Christain neighbors. Bless them and her in her new faith. Make possible the education of the officials to understand the law protects freedom of religious beliefs and in the process bring them to the foot of the cross to Jesus their Saviour. Amen
    Robert C - Canada
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Analu & the other area believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, encourage, strengthen & guide them. May they be & stay strong & united in their faith. May they be & remain strong & united in their faith. Enable Analu to care for her younger relatives well. Bring the authorities to repentance & greater understanding. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father please lead Analu in the paths you have for her. Grant her peace, protection and a powerful voice for sharing about you.
    Sabrina S - Canada
  • Thank You, Father God, for Analu and the other converts giving their life to Christ. We pray for Your continued hedge of protection over them and for Your provision in terms of their basic needs - food, clothing, and shelter. Your Word says that people perish bc of a lack of knowledge of You, so we ask that You give the people wisdom & understanding
    Everett T - USA
  • Thank you Lord for Analu who has received Christ as he Lord and saviour. I pray that her faith would grow and be strong in the Lord and the power of his might. I pray that her influence would impact the villages and bring hope in the lives of many.I pray for her to touch their lives through her faith in you.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord, I praise you for the faith that Analu has in Jesus. Thank you for those who came to their village to share the gospel. May these believers find you ever faithful and able to help them in every way. Cause their faith to remain strong and help them to be bold in sharing the gospel with others. Glorify your name through these people. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray for those who call You their Father. I pray that they will remain faithful as they face trials and that those who are pressuring them will come to know You, too. I pray that there will be a change in attitude with the village authorities and that more people will come to You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Analu & other area believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they keep growing strong in their faith. Fully enable Analu to care fr her younger relatives well. Bring village officials to repentance & may they be given a greater understanding. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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