Police officers burst into a village Christmas celebration.
Police officers burst into a village Christmas celebration.
Jan. 24, 2019 | Laos

Seven Arrested at Christmas Gathering

[251] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Seven Arrested Believers.

On Dec. 29 at about 6 p.m., nine police officers broke up a Christmas celebration in Nakanong village, arresting three church leaders and several other believers. Police at first took only the church leaders to the police station for questioning, but they returned two hours later and arrested four more church members. Then, at about 10 p.m., the police chief and other officers again returned to the church, this time destroying the stage, cutting the electricity, destroying audio equipment and seizing cellphones. Those arrested were charged with “illegal gathering” before being released on Jan. 2, 2019. Although Laotians are guaranteed the freedom of religion, local officials often ignore those rights. Please pray for these believers.

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  • "For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong" (2 Cor. 12:10)
    Amy R - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' HOLY NAME, we lift the Body of Christ in Laos up to You. The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, the officials, and others from using anything against them. Please Grant the Body of Christ Your Protection, Fortitude, Favor, and Blessed Assurance. Please and Open the officials to You, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord Jesus bring strength and comfort to my brothers and sisters in Nakanong. Despite to oppression of local officials, may Your kingdom come and Your love be spread throughput the village and Laos.
    Andrew S - USA
  • Father, work all things together for good in this situation for these believers! Give those police who persecuted these Christians a heart of flesh for their heart of stone. Let them see Jesus from the witness of these faithful believers. Bring justice to this area of Laos bringing many to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ! In His name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father in Heaven I commit Christians in Laos. And thru the Chinese world to your embrace for your Devine intervention, help them to be strong in the?ord and in the power of his might despite satanic interference, we overcome them by the BlOOD of the LAMB,strengthen their resilance, and build a bulwark of protection around them,in Jesus name. Amen
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Almighty God, hallowed be Your Name. Thank You for these Laotian Christians who were arrested for celebrating the birth of their Savior. May they overcome the trauma and violence of the arrest and their faith and losses be restored. Please bring the officials and police to repentance. May all be able to worship You freely. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • We thank you for the release of the Believers,we pray that you will heal them and help them to forgive and pray for their accusers.Pls Lord, let yourChurch continue to grow and multiply in the face of hostilities and persecution, unite them in love,defend your interest and fight their battles,through them,cause more souls to be won to you in Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Lord please help these believers in Nakanong village to not lose faith. I pray that they will be filled with your Spirit despite the enemies work. I pray that many of those in authority will hear your truth and question their own faith. Keep them safe and I pray that their faith will be even stronger.
    Becky W - USA
  • Praying for believers in Nakanong village and other villages in Laos who have been persecuted for faith in Christ, have been harassed, arrested and their worship places destroyed. I pray for religious freedom to be upheld throughout Laos. Praying for the spread of the gospel and salvation of souls. I pray Christians will keep hope and fortitude
    margaret m - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    Be with these believers in Laos. Cover them with Your Wings. Let them know that nothing can reach them without it being for the good, even if we can't see it at the time. Fill them with Your strength and courage; give them peace and comfort. Bless all their words and actions. Don't let them be afraid. Let them be filling with love. Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear Jesus, please protect Your children in Laos. Allow them to worship whenever and wherever they want. You are the All-Powerful One, and may Laos come to realize that very soon.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father we praise You that You are the Defender & Advocate for these precious souls in Laos. Let Your Power & Love & boldness flow through them. That even in the midst of all this, many of the very people harassing them will see Christ in them & put their faith in Him. And become witnesses for Jesus themselves. For Your glory and honor LORD! Amen !
    Helen O - USA
  • SWEET GOD ALMIGHTY AND OUR SWEET LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, Please give these church leaders and other believers the strength to persevere! And, to forgive and love their persecutors!
    Marge G - USA
  • Lord God, I pray for these believers in the village of Nakanong. Help them to be able to worship you in safety without fear. Please protect them from the authorities who would stop them from meeting. Please give them your words and your love for those who would oppose them. Draw many in this village to know your love and your grace. In Jesus' name,Amen
    Julia F - USA
  • Help these people be freed and continue in the faith.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Holy Father, help your treasured people of Laos. Make a way for them to gather and worship freely. Change the hearts and minds of local police that they too would be your worshippers.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Almighty God I pray for our brothers and sisters who have arrested for celebrating Christmas in Nakanong village. I pray that the rule of law will apply in their case because they have broken no laws. I pray for their release from prison unconditionally. Let their light also shine among other inmates for the glory of the LORD. Give them strength .
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord I pray for the love of God to dwell in the heart of your believers. Even though they are being treated less than I pray their love for you would keep on growing. Help them to continue to work and share your kingdom with the lost world. Increase their faith, strength, love and hope.raise their heads lord. In jesus name I ask those things. Amen
    Xi La C - Bahamas, The
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Laos: Protect, provide for, comfort, encourage, strengthen & guide them. May they remain strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. May the 7 believers be released. Bring authorities to repentance & may religious freedom be respected. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Great is thy faithfulness Lord unto your children. I bless your name Father Lord for the lives of your children. May you grant Christians especially those who are having issues with the police at the moment safety. I pray that they will have the freedom of religion that the Law defines. I pray that they will be restored with everything they have lost.
    Evelyn F - USA
  • Lord God, thank you for protecting these believers. Strengthen them with your Spirit and enable each to continue in what you have called each do do. Cause their witnessing to pierce the stoney hearts of police and officials in the name of Jesus and may your church grow stronger and larger in His name Amen!!!
    Jennie P - USA
  • Lord God, give hope to the persecuted Laotians. Let them speak boldly of the hope they have in You. Let these officials dream of their eternity in hell without You. Lord, we praise You for Your mercy. Amen
    ej L - USA
  • Father, thank You that theLaotian believers were released from incarceration. Grant them the capability to extend grace and forgiveness to the police chief and officers involved in the raid at the church. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may they overcome evil with good. From Your storehouse of resources provide the means to replace what was destroyed.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, thank You for the release of these believers. Protect and guide them as they decide how to proceed. We ask for favor with the authorities, that they would obey their own laws, that they would see the love of these believers and the joy and peace they have and hunger and thirst to know You in the same way. Soften hearts and change attitudes
    Gail M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Laos: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they remain strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & grow in numbers & maturity. May the 7 believers be set free. Bring local authorities to repentance. May religious freedom be respected. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for the protection of those who call on and worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I pray that these evil tactics will only strengthen them and others, and hopefully lead their persecutors to Christ.
    In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Kymberly S - USA
  • Lord, please change the hearts of these officials. May they actually uphold the law and not work out their evil agendas. Appear to them in dreams, Abba, andor through miracles. Lift the veil that they may see the Truth. May fear not cloak those who endured this trauma; help them as they work through it. Encourage the church with Your Spirit, O God
    Amy G - USA
  • Lord, please strengthen your church in Laos and please bring many government officials to a saving knowledge of Jesus! Protect and encourage these brothers and sisters, and provide for their needs as they are oppressed.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Laos: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & grow in numbers & maturity. May the 7 believers be freed from jail. Bring authorities to repentance & may religious freedom be respected. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Laos: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ, & growing in numbers & maturity. May the 7 believers be released. Bring local authorities & their President to repentance. May religious freedom be respected. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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