Village leaders insisted the Christians leave the village.
Village leaders insisted the Christians leave the village.
Dec. 27, 2018 | Laos

After Extended Negotiations, Christians Given Deadline to Leave Village

[260] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Exiled families.

Christian leaders had hoped to protect 23 Christian families from being evicted from their village, but local authorities would not agree to let them stay. While a few believers have lived in the village for years, more families have turned to Christ recently through the strong witness of a local church. There are now more than 100 believers in the village, and after recurring confrontations the village leaders finally told the Christians they must leave. Three Christian leaders traveled to the village to remind local authorities that all citizens have a right to religious freedom according to the constitution, but the village authorities held firm, insisting that all Christians must leave the village by Dec. 6. They also refused to compensate the Christians for the land, crops and homes they were leaving behind. “Please pray for our dear brothers and sisters in Christ, who are facing a tremendous challenge in their lives for following Christ,” a VOM contact said. “The cost of following Jesus Christ is so high!”

Write your own prayer for Exiled families

  • Lord, please be with families that have given their all for you in Jesus name amen!
    Robin S - USA
  • Father we prayer for each of these believers evicted from their village, asking you LORD to provide for the needs of these believers With a place to live in peace and a way to earn a living. We pray that VOM will help with their immediate needs. Bless them Father with strength, courage and the power of the Holy Spirit, to be light in darkness for Jesus
    Marian P - USA
  • Psalm 64. Oh God preserve these believers lives from fear of the enemy. Hide them from the secret plots of the wicked. Help them as they declare the work of God. help these righteous ones to be glad in the Lord and to trust in him
    Julie C - USA
  • Dear Lord, please be with these believers during this trial, especially the leader of the Church. I pray that you will embolden him to stand firm and call upon your name. My heart goes out to them Lord because this is easier to say than to do. You tell us in your word that we can do all things thru Christ who strengthens us. Amen.
    Don R - USA
  • Our Father, be dearly praised. Please help these exiled families , in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father, I ask that You speak clearly to the leader of these Christians that he is strengthened by Your presence to remain in the village to shepherd his flock. Turn the tide in the hearts of fellow villagers to welcome the presence of the believers there, that they see Jesus in the lives of these Christians and turn to You. In Jesus name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Lord, show your strong arm to your people. Give them more of Your Holy Spirit. I pray signs miracles and wonders upon them. I pray that through their healing gifting many will come to know Jesus. Lord bring them to the cross through miracles. You are the God of miracles so Pour Your Holy Spirit upon these people because through You all is possible
    Kim B - USA
  • Father, please strengthen these precious Believers in their daily lives through Your Word and the Holy Spirit. Draw the opposition out of darkness and let Your Light shine on them, leading them to repent and become Yours. Please protect Your faithful followers and allow them to live so the gospel can spread. Grant them faith, courage, wisdom and hope.
    Beth P - USA
  • Father God, thank You for preserving their lives and granting them safe passage. Continue to strengthen their commitment to You and that we keep them lifted up in prayer as they are witnesses for Christ.
    Everett T - USA
  • Thank You, LORD! May that entire village be saved in Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father in the mighty Name of JESUS I ask You to strengthen & empower this Christian Leader to remain in their village and to bring a Holy Fear of God up on the entire place! Cause these believers to band together in the Holy Spirit and let the love of God pour out from them to the others & seize the spirit of fear and see it driven out from among them
    William N - USA
  • I pray for courage and safety for these believers to stay in their village.
    Barbara T - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that our brothers and sisters in Christ will stand strong against the enemy of their souls. Please remind them of their eternal rewards. Fill hearts with love for their enemies and supply all their needs according to your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Please remind them of Your Word which promises never to leave them or forsake.
    Laura C - USA
  • Lord, the change of heart of the authorities shows the power of prayer. Nothing else could explain such a wonderful turn around! May this strengthen their faith & help them to walk in your spirit. This comforts & emboldens the whole body of believers. May more villagers accept You as their Lord & Savior. Bind satan's influence.
    JEAN H - USA
  • Father, I pray for the Christians being terrorized by their fellow villagers, and experiencing fear and discouragement. I pray for their safety, and their continued faith in You. Please surround them with your comforting presence. I pray also that those intimidating them will be influenced to follow Christ by their example. Amen
    Karin C - USA
  • You are God Almighty. You were in that negotiation. You brought unity to these people. You are protecting them. Lord, let the person who tried to burn the home turn his life to you. Let there be no more violence there. Pour your spirit out Lord. Continue to protect your people and let many more come to you here. Thank you Lord for what you do!!
    pam h - USA
  • Heavenly Father we come praying on the behave of our brothers and sisters, man mean it for evil but God meant it for good and we know that you can take any thing that mad done and turn it to good. so we stand with them under all tribulation's that they have to endure that you hold them dear to you. we also pray that they continue to stand strong.
    Mark S - USA
  • Dear Father, I pray that we all have the freedom to find and love you. I pray that you allow the love and wisdom be absorbed in our souls. That wisdom helps us find you in any situation we come across
    Amen,
    Mike
    mike b - USA
  • Father in heaven, please hear our prayers, we look towards Laos and seek to encourage these brave Christian families. We ask that those in authority would open there own hearts and minds to see this persecution for what it is; the work of Satan and nothing more. Jesus is come and we will praise His Holy Name! Amen
    Alan K - USA
  • Lord, I pray 91st Psalm protection and peace for Khmu believers in northern Laos, especially the church leader being targeted.

    But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. Genesis 50:20
    Nellie H - USA
  • Lord God I come to you in the mighty name of Jesus on behalf of Your precious sons and daughter. I humbly ask Your divine intervention in favor of Your children. I know nothing is impossible with You. Strengthen the leaders and members. Remove fear, doubt and give them boldness to follow You and save their prosecutors for Your for Your glory. Amen
    Lynda M - USA
  • Dear Almighty Father, Do not allow fear to fester in the thoughts of those being hunted in Your Name. Give them the same gumption that You gave Jeremiah when he felt like giving up.
    James C - USA
  • Father God, we know "the cost is high," but rejecting Christ is unthinkable. Thank you for your Word. Hebrews 11 tells us about the faithful and how "they were looking for a better home, a heavenly home." Help Your people to keep their eyes on Jesus who promised not to leave us "as orphans." Please help the people in Laos as only You can.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Help these families build their own towns and cities.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Thank You Father for those believers who have been willing to leave their homes and their community in order to follow Jesus. Let the truth of the Word be heard and believed through their lives in the new place they find to live. May people who would not have heard of Jesus now hear and believe because these people are willing to follow You.
    Karen K - USA
  • Father, the earth and the fullness thereof belongs to You. I ask You get involved in this land dispute, send Your angels and have Your way. In Jesus' Name Amen.
    Brenda T - USA
  • Lord, it has been two months since these believers were asked to leave. I do not know their current circumstances. I pray that as You care for them now that they will feel Your presence and Your peace whatever their circumstance may be. I pray for the village leaders-that their hearts be softened by Your Spirit. In Christ's name - Amen.
    Lisa B - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray for Your provision for our brothers and sisters who are having everything taken away from them because of their love for You.Bless them with other believers who are willing to come alongside of them to provide food and shelter. May their faithfulness be light to those in darkness. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Thank You for these faithful believers and the way they are faithfully seeking You despite the cost. Please encourage them as they suffer and may they see Your provision as they look for new homes and a new livelihood. I ask that You would work justice on behalf of the oppressed and change the hearts of these village leaders.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear Father GOD Jesus Christ (Isaiah 9.6 ),
    Teach us to eat Your Word , Your Flesh, Your Holy Spirit (John 1:14,6:55,56) and saturate us with your HOLY SPIRIT, AMEN
    eric H - USA
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