Pastors in Sri Lanka face constant threats for their ministry.
Pastors in Sri Lanka face constant threats for their ministry.
Nov. 29, 2018 | Sri Lanka

Worship Service Canceled Because of Threats

[201] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Threatened Pastor.

Three members of a church youth group called their pastor on a Saturday to tell him that a man who had previously damaged the church had a message for him: “If you enter the town tomorrow for Sunday worship services, you will be killed.” The next morning, church members called to warn the pastor that groups of people were gathering around town, planning to attack him when he arrived at the church. On the advice of the police, the pastor decided to cancel worship service that day. Pray for the pastor’s wisdom as he decides how to handle these threats.

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  • Lord, I come to you on behalf of this brother and his congregation. I pray for protection and that they would be allowed to use the church once again. I believe your songs will once again be sung!!! All honour and praise be to you, God!
    Sabrina S - Canada
  • Father God, I pray to You now in the Name of Jesus asking that You be with these precious saints in the faith over in this area of the world. Father God, I thank You that You know all things and You are in total control. Lord help our brothers and sisters to be safe as they worship you. Visit those who are causing trouble that they may be saved . Amen!
    Anthony D - USA
  • Thank you, Father, for the warnings this pastor received and for protecting him from mobs who planned to attack him. Please protect him and the members of his church. Guide them and give them wisdom as they decide what to do. Father, let your light of the gospel message shine in this place and draw many people to faith in Jesus. May the gospel be heard
    Julia F - USA
  • Jesus, You are Wisdom! You have promised that when we lack wisdom, we should ask You and You will give generously. Help this Pastor to clearly sense Your leading him as to what he should do for his church. Give him clarity, courage, humility, and direction as he leads Your people. Protect him, and strengthen him to lead as You would lead.
    Sharilynn D - USA
  • Father, I pray that You put a hedge of protection around this pastor and his church! May no weapon formed against them prosper! Convict those who would harm them by Your Spirit, and bring them to a saving knowledge of Your grace! In Jesus name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father, I pray that You put a hedge of protection around this pastor and his church! May no weapon formed against them prosper! Convict those who would harm them by Your Spirit, and bring them to a saving knowledge of Your grace! In Jesus name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray that this pastor will try to continue his church services for his flock. I pray that you give him wisdom and strength and knowledge in how to go about matters concerning this issue. I also pray for the man who is disrupting the services and please allow him to come to faith by watching how the Christians handle this situation.
    Brian E - USA
  • Father, may you provide wisdom and protection for these believers in Sri Lanka. Holy Spirit please provide everything they need for life and godliness and they will be filled with Your Spirit and with power to prove how high, deep, and wide is the love of God in Christ Jesus. Add to their numbers daily as they preach the Word of God with boldness.
    Merri G - USA
  • Father, we thank You for this pastor's faith. We ask You to protect and provide for his ministry. We thank You in advance for Your power and glory at work. Send the enemy running so that many may come to know You through Your faithfulness and love. Make a way for Your church to grow and minister to their community so that many will come to faith.
    Janet A - USA
  • Isaiah 54:17 But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition is the heritage of the servants of the Lord those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced; this is the righteousness
    Ivan Q - USA
  • LORD,
    Watch over this pastors Life. Keep him safe as he travels. Remove all fear from him so that he can think clearly. Give him greater discernment. Open doors so that Your people can continue with worship. Help them all LORD TO WORSHIP YOU WHEREVER THEY ARE. I THANK YOU LORD THAT YOU SEE THERE EFFORTS DEPSPITE TERROR THEY ARE UP AGAINST. Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the threatened pastor: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide him. May he hold fast to faith & hope. Give him wisdom in handling the threats. Protect & provide for his family & congregation. May they keep supporting him. Bring the man behind the threats to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Keep shouting "If God be for us, who can be against us!" Take authority over Satan! They will flee
    christine t - USA
  • Father, I pray for a hedge to be placed around this pastor and church members. Satan knows if he strikes the shepherd, the sheep may scatter and congregate no more. Please work in the hearts and minds of those planning violence so the schemes of the devil will be defeated! Give this pastor courage & wisdom for his course of action. Amen.
    Melody F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the threatened pastor. Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide him. May he remain strong in faith & full of hope. Give him wisdom in handling the threats. Protect his family & congregation. May they keep supporting him. Bring the man behind the threats to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this threatened pastor: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, comfort, & guide him. May he remain strong & hopeful in faith, having wisdom in handling the threats. Protect & provide for the pastor's family & congregation. May they keep showing love & support to their pastor. Bring the perpetrator to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please bless this pastor & the church is Sri Lanka. Give them wisdom & discernment, showing them clearly when to act, and when to withdraw. Bless them for their faith & faithfulness Lord. May they grow closer and closer to you every day.
    Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father, I pray for this pastor. May he have you wisdom in responding to these threats. Strengthen him and his congregation is their faith. Protect all of them and may those who want to kill the pastor come to believe in you.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the threatened pastor: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide him. May he remain strong & hopeful in faith. May he have wisdom in handling the threats. Protect his family & congregation. May they keep supporting their pastor. Bring the man behind the threats to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Thank You for this man and his boldness to share Your gospel. May he be granted Your wisdom to minister to those around him and Your courage even in the face of threats. Strengthen and encourage him and his family through Your word and may they believe Your promises. Please protect him from those who seek to harm him and use him as a witness of You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Almighty Lord, please strengthen this pastor and his flock. Please cause every one of the persecutors in his town to become Christ-followers. Please bring holy boldness where there is fear, please bring love where there is hate, may Your name be glorified and Your will be done. Amen.
    Mrs. R. S - USA
  • Father I thank you for how you have been providing wisdom for this pastor as he deals with these threats. I lift up those who are making the threats that they may feel convictions for their plans and search for truth and find Jesus . In his precious name, amen
    Elaine H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this threatened pastor: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May he remain strong in faith, keeping hope alive. Give him wisdom in handling the threats. Protect the pastor's family & congregation. May they keep showing support. And may church services safely resume. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Holy Father, we pray for this minister in Sri Lanka and for those who persecute him. Please bring him wisdom to decide how to handle the threats and bring dreams and visions of you to those who persecute him. In Jesus mighty name and power. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Lord Jesus, You can do all things. No plan of Yours is thwarted. You have ordained these threats.Now be glorified in You children. Give them wisdom and strength and power to continue to follow You despite great opposition. May Your power be made perfect in their weakness. Help them to love their enemies and bless those who persecute them.
    Susan B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this threatened pastor: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide him. May he remain strong in faith & keep hope alive. Give him wisdom in handling the threats. Protect his family & congregation. Enable them to keep supporting & encouraging their pastor. Bring the man behind the threats to repentance.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Our Father, the enemy are not our neighbours. it is the fear. You told us over and over agen fear not. Please if we are fearfull with no real reason, please let us know. You gave us emotions for a reason. And every emotion has it's own purpose. Please protect us in Sri Lanka. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Oh Father, please help this pastor. Give him discernment as to how to handle this situation. Show him how to faithfully follow you, and give him the boldness to do it. Spread your word in Sri Lanka. Though many forces try to suppress your Spirit, they cannot. Please continue to open hearts and change lives there, to your glory.
    emily g - USA
  • Lord we thank you for the Pastor,we pray for divine protection for him and the member of the Church, in your mercy,Pls keep them from evil and attacks, behold the threats of the people and save and fight for your Church, let not the enemies prevail, grant the Pastor wisdom, favor and understanding, we pray for salvation of the enemies too in Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Lord please continue to protect this pastor and your church from those who oppose them. Thank you for being there for him through the members who warned him of the impending attack and the police who supported him also. I pray for softened hearts of the persecutors and for courage of the pastor and church to not give up these witness of you. Amen
    Cynthia H - USA
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