Some Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka want evangelicals to leave.
Some Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka want evangelicals to leave.
Nov. 15, 2018 | Sri Lanka

Mob Surrounds Church and Threatens Pastor

[204] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Beliatta Church Members.

A group of about 100 angry locals surrounded a church in Beliatta during Sunday services recently, damaging windows, removing Christian symbols from the front door and vandalizing motorcycles parked outside. A few people even entered the church and told the pastor they would kill him if he did not stop worship activities and leave the village, a threat reinforced by a Buddhist monk who arrived later. The situation was defused about an hour later, when police arrived to escort the pastor from the church building. Pray that church leaders and members will hold fast to their faith and be able to develop better relationships with those who oppose them.

Write your own prayer for Beliatta Church Members

  • Father, I pray for the Beliatta Church members. May they not walk in fear, but grown in strength and faith. May they be able to develop better relationships with those who oppose them. May those who want them to stop worshipping come to faith in you.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father thank You for Sri Lanka. Have mercy on the Christians in Sri Lanka. I pray that church leaders and members will hold fast to their faith and develop better relationships with those who oppose them. Please have mercy on the Sri Lankan church and please help them and protect them. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for the faithfulness of these children of Yours. I ask that encourage them, strengthen them, guide them, and open doors to the witness of the gospel of Jesus Christ through them. I ask that You will help them to live out the love of God on a daily basis in their community and become known for their love and integrity. Thank You.
    Karen K - USA
  • Father God, we humbly come before you to ask that you would be with the members of the Beliatta Church . That you would give them strength to continue to strive towards the prize of eternal life that only comes in you in Jesus name amen !
    Robin S - USA
  • Our Father, please help the members of Beliatta Church. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father, thank u for ur faithful children. Thank u they continue to stand for u in the midst of a nightmare. I pray for their protection and care. I ask you that u will open the hearts of those around them that they will be more accepting of them. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Diana Z - United Kingdom
  • Move your people thru a mob undetected.Even greater works than these will You do thru Your servants.We bless Your Holy Name.Thank You You carry them fr strength2strength.Put Your word in their mouth write it on their heart put it in their mind&in the mouths o their offspring.May ea word o truth spoken&ea act o service seen be a protected seed planted.
    Maria R - USA
  • Father God, stop these attacks by the power of the name of Jesus and fill your faithful with Holy Spirit power
    mark h - USA
  • Dear Lord, please continue to help our Beliatta Church brothers and sisters in living out their faith and displaying Christ's love to those who oppose them. Amen.
    Tracy L - USA
  • Bring the monks to faith in Jesus Christ. Open their eyes and ears to the Truth. Show them the Way. Walk alongside your saints, and grant them grace, peace and joy. Don't leave or forsake them. Bring them eternal hope. Come quickly, Lord Jesus! Don't delay. We are tired of this world. It's not our home. We want to see you and be with you always
    Mark M - USA
  • Lord, may your believers' faith only grow stronger through this experience & may fear be far from them. We lift up the persecutors that they find Your joy & come into the kingdom of light. Keep Your people surrounded with Your favor as with a shield. PS 5:2. Bless Your people with favor in the eyes of the authorities. Grant them peace, forgiveness.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the people affected by persecution in Beliatta. I pray that the church leaders and members will hold fast to their faith and that you will strengthen them in their relationship with you. Give them the ability to forgive who oppose them and to share your Good news with them. Please work in the hearts of the people who oppose them
    David A - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Order the steps of the pastors and the Body of Christ, Grant them Your Protection, Fortitude, Growth in You, Favor, Way to spread Your Gospel, and Blessed Assurance. Please Change and Open the hearts of the locals and Buddhists monks to You, Cause them to know that You are The Way, The Truth, and The Life, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD, IN JESUS' HOLY NAME, we lift the Pastor and the Body of Christ who attend a church in Beliatta up to You. The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, his hosts, the locals, and the Buddhist monks from using anything against them, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Thank you, oh Lord, that you rescued this pastor. Praying for those who are threatening harm to him and other Christians in the area. I pray that Christians show the love, joy, and peace they have in Christ. May people see your Holy Spirit in them in their courage, fervor for the gospel and love for Jesus and others
    margaret m - USA
  • Protect these church members and the pastor from people who don't even obey their own religion teachings of peace and nonviolence.
    Debbie V - USA
  • I thank You for this church and the faith of those involved. Please strengthen them with Your word and give them the grace to love those who persecute them. Soften and transform the hearts of those who oppose them and may they be amazed to see the love and unity of Your people. Give the leadership wisdom in developing relationships with these monks.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord, there is nothing too hard for You. We pray that You will protect that local church & other churches in that region. May believers be fearless and faithful. May they be united, showing love &forgiveness to their persecutors. Draw the persecutors to faith. Work miracles through the church. Thank You that police helped. Save the officers too. Amen
    Claire F - Barbados
  • Father! have mercy and protect these believers. Show the Buddhist monks that they have no authority to threat Your children. Protect them with your angels and allow them to have courage to meet and worship no matter what. Allow them and help them to hold fast to their faith and do a Godly thing among them. Jesus be there with them. Amen
    Isabel S - USA
  • Father, I pray for the believers in Beliatta. I pray you give them knowledge in knowing how to deal with the Buddhist in their village. I pray you rebuke fear that would try to grip their hearts. Guide them in handling this situation. I pray you open the eyes of the villagers and the monks that they would see truth. Lord, help them to keep peace.
    polly c - USA
  • Enemy is the fear in our minds, please Father, let us reach You over the fear and ask Your heavenly solution in this matter. In thr name of Jesus Chrisr. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Thank you Lord for the Beliatta Church, please divinely protect and keep them from all forms of attack, strengthen and encourage them, increase their faith and more than ever before grant them boldness and favor, understanding to develop a good relationship with their persecutors and through them, let more souls be won to you in Jesus name.
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Father, I ask that you strengthen the faith of the believers in Sri Lanka. Please help them to know the depths of your great love. Help the Buddhists to see that their fear stems from the conviction of Your Holy Spirit so that they might repent and turn from wicked idols. Please reveal the love of your Son Jesus to them so they will know the truth.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the Christians in Sri Lanka, especially those of the church in Beliatta who have been threatened. Continue to protect them and their pastor. Keep them strong and give them peace in the midst of troubles. Help them to find ways to show love to those who reject them, may they see your love through your children.
    Pierrette W - Canada
  • Dear God, please be a fortress and a hedge around about this pastor and the members of your church. Touch the hearts of their oppressors and give your people peace. Lord move the local authorities to support the right of your people to worship and fill your people with love so your light shines on this community. In Jesus name I pray.
    Lee A - USA
  • Heavenly Father we beg through the power of the Holy Spirit that the powers of the evil one and his monks would be stopped and not able to hurt or stop Christians in any way at any time. Help them to the see the TRUTH IS CHRIST and CHRIST ALONE!
    Annalou W - USA
  • Dear Lord, send wisdom to these church leaders and members on how to have a better relationship with their enemies. Strengthen their faith and surround them with safety. Soften the hearts of the unbelievers, so that they too may be saved.
    Betty A - USA
  • God please bless Your flock with unwavering faith and courage to hold to Your promise. Empower them with power of Holy Spirit to boldly reach out to the mobs. Subdue the mob & fill them with fear of You. May Your light shine so all may see You as the true God most loving Father. Crest a yearning to know Jesus as their Savior.
    Benedicta N - USA
  • Lord, I hold up these Beliatta church members and their pastor. I pray they would be emboldened and empowered to continue holding fast to their faith and telling others about You. I pray for their safety as well as the hearts of the authorities turning to You.
    Tricia W - USA
  • Dear God, all false religions are against the one true religion. The demonic spirits cannot stand true Christian worship. I pray for this pastor and congregation, that they would remain faithful and true to the One who is always Faithful and True. I pray for each of those who would persecute your beloved, that they would repent while there is time!
    Curtis M - USA
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