Hindus managed to disrupt a church in western Nepal, but others are still worshipping.
Hindus managed to disrupt a church in western Nepal, but others are still worshipping.
Dec. 06, 2018 | Nepal

Church Disbands Because of Hindu Persecution

[276] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Pakhluwa Church Members.

The Pakhluwa Eternal Life Church in Palpa district, western Nepal, grew to 30 members in nine months before high-caste Hindus began to object. At first the Hindus complained about the guitar and drums the Christians used for worship music. But when the church quit using musical instruments in worship, the Hindus began demanding that the church stop celebrating the Lord’s Supper. The Christians then opted to travel to another church 30 miles away to celebrate Communion with other believers once a month. Community opposition continued, until finally the church members decided to start meeting in homes instead of their church building. Attendance fell by half, until the church disbanded in November. According to the overseeing pastor, Nepali Hindus have been influenced in recent years by Hindu extremist from India. Pray that these believers will regain the courage to meet for fellowship.

Write your own prayer for Pakhluwa Church Members

  • Heavenly Father, please guide the believers of the Eternal Life Church in Nepal. Please grant them comfort and joy in the Holy Spirit. Please help them to be a witness to the unbelievers in the area. Please grant them the courage to meet for fellowship so that they can be one in the faith. Please help them Lord, you alone can bring many into light.
    Brian E - USA
  • Father God, please protect your church in Nepal. Draw them together again to worship you and help them to walk in faith. Protect them Lord and show them ways to answer their oppressors. May the light of your gospel shine brightly into the hearts of those in Palpa. Draw many more to faith in Christ. Glorify your name. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the Pakluwa believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they be & remain strong & united in faith, growing in numbers & maturity. May they regain the courage to meet for fellowship. Bring Hindus around them to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, you promised that the gates of hell would not stand against the advancement of your Church. So, why did you let this Church close? What is your plan? We know that your ways are higher than ours, and your thoughts greater than ours. So, you must be planning to grow your Church, your way, in your time here, as you did in China and other places.
    mark m - USA
  • Father, please help Your children to be bold and strong and wise. Help them to forgive and to love.
    Chad K - USA
  • Lord we ask for a rekindling in the hearts of our persecuted brothers and sisters. You know the darkness in which they dwell. Strengthen them we pray that they will continue in the faith and finish strong. We pray also for the extremists who do not know you. Unveil truth to them so they may know You and Your great love, mercy and forgiveness
    Lisa H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pakluwa believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they regain courage to meet again for fellowship. May they remain strong & united in faith, growing in numbers & maturity. Bring Hindus to repentance & may the believers find favor in their area. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • I fervently pray that the people of this village deepen their faith and commitment to our lord and savior Jesus Christ against all persecution and opposition, even unto death. This is the commitment Jesus expects of us. Heavenly father, please grant courage and resolve to these people to turn to you no matter what the cost.
    Tony T - USA
  • Dear LORD God, I thank You and praise You for the Pakhluwa Church in Nepal. Please, Father, encourage them to meet together again. Draw the hearts of those who oppose them to compassion and repentance. May Hindus in Nepal and India be converted to Christ. In His Name I pray. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father, I pray that You would impress on those who attended this church the truth of Your Word. Give them an eternal perspective. As they come to know You and Your power and love, give them a strong awareness of Your presence and love. Protect them from the evil one. Give them courage. Restore to them the joy of salvation. In Jesus name, amen
    Sheron L - USA
  • Father, please sustain and encourage our brethren in Nepal to keep meeting and to pray for their accusers. Help them to be strong & courageous. This is their time of trouble and I pray that they may be victorious over the evil one. Give this pastor courage to obey God and not man. We are told in Hebrews 10 not to forsake assembling together. Amen.
    Melody F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the Pakluwa believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. Enable them to regain the courage to meet again for fellowship. May they be & remain strong & united in faith, growing in numbers & maturity. Bring HIndus around them to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, our hearts break for these believers who tried to compromise with Hindus. Please strengthen them in their faith that make them as bold and courageous as Joshua. May they know You will walk through them in any persecution they may endure. You will give them all they need as they stand firm in their faith. Rescue the Hindus from sin and death
    Gail M - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven have mercy on these dear brothers and sisters in Christ. Encourage them to stand strong in face of persecution. Wrap them in your arms of love and encourage them in their spirits through your Word. Lord, don't let Satan win over them. Help them to know they are loved and supported by many who love you and them as well.
    BETTY F - Canada
  • ALLOW THEM TO RECOVER ALL THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY !!!! THERE PEACE ,JOY ,HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT! !!!! PLEASE MASTER BLESS THEM LORD AND ALLOW THEM REGAIN THERE HOUSE OF WORSHIP! !! IN YOUR NAME MASTER JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH AMEN
    Terrell A - USA
  • PLEASE ALLOW THEM A DAVID ANOINTING! !!!
    ALLOW THEM TO REC
    Terrell A - USA
  • MASTER YOU SEE ALL !!!! MIGHTY AND HOLY GOD YOUR CHILDREN NEED YOUR HELP !!!!! THEY JUST WANT TO WORSHIP AND GLORIFY YOU !!! THERE BEING CHASED OUT OF THERE CHURCH! !!++ PLEASE HELP AND RESCUE THEM !!!! PLEASE ALLOW MY CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO STAND AND REMAIN !!!! PEACE BE STILL LORD !!!!+ HELP THEM LORD AS ONLY YOU CAN !!!! HELP THEM TO
    Terrell A - USA
  • O Lord, have mercy. The disciples lost hope after You died but You strengthened them by the power of Your resurrection. Resurrect every single one of these 30 believers and add to their number. Protect them supernaturally from persecution. Launch a crusade God for the souls of the Hindus there. Draw men by Your Spirit. And thanks. For Your glory. Amen
    Claire F - Barbados
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the Pakluwa believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they regain courage to meet again for fellowship. May they be & stay strong & united in faith, growing in numbers & maturity. Bring the Hindus around them to repentance. May there be peace. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father I pray for the members of this church that has fiund it necessary to disband. Give them courage to meet even though the persecution be great. I pray that these Hindu leaders will touched by the faith of these Christians who choose to folliw You.
    sandra s - USA
  • Father, give the power of Your Holy Spirit to these believers so that they will meet for worship. Help them to endure and never give up. May the boldness and love for their enemies that you give them become an unshakeable testimony to the reality of your existence, and the fact that You alone are God and the only hope of eternal life.
    Cheryl W - USA
  • Lord Jesus, send Your Spirit to my brothers and sisters in Pakhluwa to encourage them and strengthen them against the opposition they face. Let Your love and joy uphold them and empower them to meet together to encourage each other. Amen
    Andrew S - USA
  • ear God & Father, I pray for the Pakhluwa believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & heal them. May they regain courage to keep meeting for fellowship. May they be & stay strong & united in faith, growing in numbers & maturity. Bring Hindus to repentance. May Christians be able to worship safely. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Jehovah Rapha, Your church in Nepal has been grievously injured. These people need rest, they need comfort, and they need healing. Please provide for them so that they can rise up again. Amen
    Dawn P - USA
  • Jesus, Help your followers to have courage to meet together - even if in homes - so they can encourage one another, be a beacon of truth and love to unbelievers, and draw others into fellowship with You! Give them discernment to know who's hearts are prepared by Your Spirit to hear the Gospel, and give them Your Words to communicate Your hope and life!
    Sharilynn D - USA
  • Father, Please draw all these believers back to you. Please send the Spirit to them and strengthen them. Jesus, You know how weak and fearful the flesh can be. Please let them feel your presence and the reality that the Father does not allow any to be taken from you who are given to you. Bring them back together and make them on fire for you.
    Cathleen W - USA
  • Lord, if these believers are not able to gather to worship corporately, please have mercy on them as they continue to worship in their homes as you soften the hearts of those who live near them who do not believe. Please allow them to once again do corporate worship together in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Guide them Lord.
    Brian E - USA
  • Lord, please be near to these people. Help them find a way to come together and worship Your Name. We need each other and we need to seek You together as Your Body. Please come near; change the hearts of their oppressors. Change this land for Your purposes, O God. Please be near to them all and hold them close to Yourself. Encourage their walks.
    Amy G - USA
  • Our Father, faithful and true, stir up the hearts and minds of those in this village, called by YOUR Name. Let not them fall away but embolden them in faith as a testimony to others. May their trust in YOU become a beacon to others
    Robert B - USA
  • Lord we pray the the Hindu extremist may accept Christ and that these people will stay strong
    Stephen M - USA
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