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

[219] 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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  • Jesus, show this pastor what to do and how to lead his people and face these dangers.
    michele r - USA
  • Father, thank You for the church in Sri Lanka. I pray that the churches there would hide the Shadow of Your Wings. I pray that You would give local pastors in Sri Lanka wisdom and courage. Please empower the believers in Sri Lanka with Your Holy Spirit. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father, I thank You for sparing this pastor's life in a similar way to the way that Paul was saved when his nephew heard of plans for him to be killed and told the men in charge of him. Thank You for Your protection and kindness. I pray in follow-up in that situation that You will continue to use this pastor's life in wisdom in the kingdom.
    Karen K - USA
  • Father God, please be with this threatened pastor. Help them to either realize somewhere else to have church or that these people cannot stop the word of God from being told. Help the pastor to stand up to these people and tell them if you kill me then you will be uniting me with my God and it will be the greatest joy ever imaginable in Jesus name amen
    Robin S - USA
  • Our Father, please help this threatened Pastor and all believers in Sri Lanka. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Please stop the threats on this pastor's life, dear Father. You are in charge, not them. May many come to You because of this pastor's faith in Christ. Wake up Sri Lanka to the Truth!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Jesus may authoities be blinded to the ministry activities of Your servants. May they move through a mob undectected. Give the pastor wisdom and great understanding in sheparding the church. Make their foreheads like flint, dispel darkness from all around, and fashion their hearts to love You with all their heart soul and mind. Make them armor experts.
    Maria R - USA
  • Dear Jesus, give wisdom and discernment to this pastor. Send Your Holy Spirit to guide him and each Christian in the church. Convict the evil leaders and may they turn to You. Thank you for these precious brave Christians.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Holy God our Father in Heaven, Your will WILL be done here on earth as your will is destiny. I pray against the powers of Sri Lanka that these evil spirits will be bound in Hell. Cast them twice as deep into the abyss for their intolerable activity in places like Sri Lanka, Laos and Myanmar. May your LOVE be shed upon all the people of Sri Lanka Amen.
    Eric P - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for calling our brother into the ministry. Give him wisdom and protection so that he can follow the call You placed on his life. We know that You are his Protector and will not allow anything to happen to him outside of Your will. Fill him with courage and his words with power to reach even the hearts of those who threatened him.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord, may this Church come back stronger. May this Pastor double down his efforts to share the gospel. May these saints lay down their very lives for you and your Word. May millions come to faith and your Church grow exponentially through this Church. Light the fire of the gospel in the world through them. Do it for your glorious kingdom of grace.
    Mark M - USA
  • Lord, please let this Pastor in Sri Lanka to know he is not alone, that you are with him always and that people around the world are praying for him. Please keep him safe and grow the faith of his church membership. Amen.
    Tracy L - USA
  • Father, it brings my heart great sorrow to know of the lack of empathy and acceptance in this world. Please grant Your children wisdom as they are faced with these threats and burdens. Please keep your children safe and find a solution to their burden. In Jesus' loving name, I pray with my full heart. Amen.
    Sarah M - USA
  • Lord may Your dear son be hidden in Christ, not only physically, but in the peace that transcends understanding. Let him hear only Your voice as to which way to turn. May church go on, wherever You lead.. We lift up the persecutors that they repent & want to turn from evil. May they seek Your forgiving face in Jesus' Name. No rest to them till they
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the Pastor and the congregation that are affected by the threats and ask that you would give them wisdom and strength during these difficult times. Surround them with your angels and protect them so they are not harmed. Please work in the hearts of the people who try to cause harm to them. Help them to understand the truth. Amen
    David A - USA
  • LORD GOD, IN JESUS' HOLY NAME, we lift the Pastor and the Body of Christ in Sri Lanka up to You. The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, his hosts, and the attackers from using anything against them. Please Order the steps of the Pastor and the Body of Christ, Grant them Your Protection, Fortitude, Favor, and Blessed Assurance, In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • "... But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers ..." 2Corinthians 1:9b-11a
    Amy R - USA
  • Oh Lord thwart the evil one as this Pastor is being attacked emotionally held hostage by these threats! I pray Your will and work be done. I pray for the pastor's wisdom as he decides how to handle these threats.
    margaret m - USA
  • Help these Christians keep their faith and protect their pastor despite cowardly threats.
    Debbie V - USA
  • 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
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