Buddhist monks sometimes cause problems for Christians in Sri Lanka.
Buddhist monks sometimes cause problems for Christians in Sri Lanka.
Feb. 07, 2019 | Sri Lanka

Pastor Abducted and Tortured

[305] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Abducted Pastor.

A pastor was abducted and tortured by unknown attackers recently in Sri Lanka’s capital district. On Oct. 29, the pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle Church was riding his motorbike home at about 7:30 p.m. when a policeman waved him down. After the pastor stopped his motorbike and reached for his wallet, an unknown person grabbed his arm and covered his mouth with a piece of cloth, causing him to pass out. While still unconscious, he was taken to an unknown location and tortured with electric shocks. The torture lasted throughout the night, and at some point he fell unconscious again. The pastor awoke on the side of the road and was assisted by a passerby. He was admitted to the hospital for treatment and later lodged a complaint with police. Although Christianity is legal in Sri Lanka, Christians often encounter problems from Buddhists in the communities where they work.

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  • Father, we pray for our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka who are suffering for their faith. Although we do not war against flesh and blood, our enemy uses people to attack, discourage and frighten believers. But You Lord, are their strength and refuge. You are their defender, and we ask for Your sustaining grace to the Church in these difficult times
    Toni D - USA
  • Bring millions to faith in Jesus through your gospel. Grant them peace and joy and eternal hope. Love and life through them. Make them see that you are Lord of all, that your troops outnumber, outrank and over power all of the troops of earth and hell. We are waiting for that time.
    mark m - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please help this pastor overcome any physical and emotional pains. Father please let him be safe and not be in that kind of evil again. In Christ name I pray, Amen.
    Gretchen D - USA
  • Psalm 1
    4 Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.
    5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
    6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked will perish.
    Layne N - USA
  • Father please protect this Pastor from further evil and harm. Give him renewed hope, strength, faith and peace. Please protect the Christians in Sri Lanka from evil and harm and keep them strong in their Faith. Let them reach out to non-believers taking them out of their darkness and into your beautiful light. Bring peace to Sri Lanka and Glory to You.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Father, thank You for the Christians in Sri Lanka. Please heal the body and mind and spirit and soul of the pastor who suffered such torture and persecution for Your Name. Please help him fully recover and soften his heart. Please send Your angels to protect him and release him from any fear or anxiety or bitterness or anger. Have mercy.
    Kia W - USA
  • LORD, i pray for this Pastor in Sri Lanka whom was tortured because of his faith in Jesus. May you heal him mentally emotionally physically and spiritually. May he come to see your face and your works. May you fill him with life may he not grow weary in the good fight but keep pushing forward and may he come to see all that he does and has already done
    Ricardo M - USA
  • Thank you that this pastor was found Anand helped to the hospital. Heal his body and mind. May the witness of the Christians as they live for you touch the hearts of their neighbors that many would come to you.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, we lift up this Sri Lankan Pastor to You. We ask for richest blessings on what he has endured for Your name's sake. What a privilege to call him our brother. Heal all wounds physical and spiritual. Make known the perpetrators to the police. Holy Spirit bring conviction on this evil act and cause hearts of repentance. Bring peace!
    Peg B - USA
  • Father, I thank You for Your children in Sri Lanka. Thank You that You have a remnant of Believers there to speak Your word and share Your love with those walking in darkness. Lord, I ask for Your continued healing for this pastor, Your servant, who was treated so cruelly by his fellow man. Heal his body and his spirit, Lord, and give him strength.
    Sarah W - USA
  • Lord Jesus, please comfort and heal this man. May he be whole not only physically but emotionally; may he be able to sleep and trust You as he travels on his motorcycle, and may he be filled with love for his persecutors. Please comfort and strengthen his family as well, and all those who love him. May they be unified in love for You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord I for this precious abducted pastor from Sri Lanka and I ask for your healing virtue over his body, his mind and his soul. I pray protection over this man and that he will continue to be able to preach the gospel. I pray that many in this community would come to Christ including these Buddhists who Tortured him . In Jesus name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Dear Lord, I ask for Your mercy upon those people who attacked Your servant. Lord, open their eyes, let hem know and realize what they have done is wrong. Bring them to repentance. Lord, heal Your servant and use him again mightly for Your glory. Bless him and his family. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Radhika V - India
  • 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) Father help your children to remain strong in their faith, protect them Lord and help them to be a witness and testimony to others. thank you for your goodness and mercy Lord, in Jesus name
    Marian P - USA
  • Dear Lord please help the Christians in Sri Lanka to keep their faith in You, the one and only true God. Help them to love those who are persecuting them and help them to know that being doers of the gospel is the only way for the non-believers to understand the true meaning of the gospel. We pray for their safety in Jesus' name. Amen!
    Donna H - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for the life of this Abducted Pastor. Please continue to help him. Strengthen him in faith and heal him. Please meet his needs and let him live and work for You. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord, I pray for the pastor that was abducted and Sri Lanka. I pray that you place your healing hand on him and give him 100% healing as only you do. I also ask that you allow him to have forgiveness in his heart for those that did this to him as not to seek revenge. I pray that the Christians community could get along in Jesus name amen !
    Robin S - USA
  • Dear Lord, please bless this precious pastor & his family. Bless his recovery, physical, mental & emotional. May what was meant for evil, bring great good. Bless his persecutors with dreams & visions; convict them that they have been persecuting you, dear Lord, in persecuting your people. May Sri Lanka become a mighty nation of peace & tolerance. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Lord, please be with this man. Help him to recover from this trauma both physically and spiritually. Hold them close, Abba. Be very near to him and his family. Bring the perpetrators to justice and bring them to Yourself, as well. May they be drawn by Love and Truth, Abba. Without You, they will never have Peace. May they come to You and find it!
    Amy G - USA
  • Father, I thank you for sustaining this pastor as he went through torture only you could understand. Please help him to forgive, love and pray for his previous captures with the love of the Holy Spirit. Give him strength to continue and not retreat. Bring healing to his body, emotionally also. Encourage his family with equal boldness in You. Amen
    Cathy D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, You see the injustice and persecution against Your children in Sri Lanka. Please help this pastor to recover physically, emotionally, & spiritually as You sustain him as he serves You. We pray that those who are persecuting will see & hear You clearly that Jesus is Your beloved Son & is the only way to salvation.
    Pamela S - USA
  • Lord, we commit this man into Your hands for strength and healing. Holy Spirit fill his heart with forgiveness and compassion for his persecutors.
    Janet D - USA
  • Lord, help this brother to pray and forgive those who tortured him. Help him to love his enemies. Lord, cause my brother to trust in You and not be afraid, to continue to do Your work. May the light in my brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka overwhelm the darkness in the Buddhists that seek to destroy them. Glorify Your Names in Sri Lanka, God
    Anne S - USA
  • Father please give healing and everything that is needed by the Sri Lankan pastor who was abducted and tortured. Please also bring his attackers to Christ. Thank you. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Rollin P - USA
  • Father, thank you for bringing the pastor back to his family. Please continue to protect them. Help him to forgive his attackers. May he continue to boldly share your word with others. I pray that you will soften the hearts of his attackers and turn them to you. In Jesus's name. Amen.
    Wendy C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this abducted pastor & his family: Protect, provide for, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith & hope, committed to Christ. May the pastor be freedom prom prison, be reunited with his family & fully recover from his trauma. BRing those responsible to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, Thank you for this brother and for your comfort and healing of his body, thoughts and memories from this trial. May this not deter him from faithfully following you day by day doing just what you ask without fear and anxiety, but with your peace and Agape love welling up in him for those around him who don't know you.
    Deb V - Thailand
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this abducted pastor and his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. May the pastor be freed from prison, be reunited with his family & fully recover from trauma. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the Pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle Church. I ask you to comfort him and heal him of his injuries. Lord, I pray for all the Christians in Sri Lanka, for their protection, that you would strengthen them and give them peace.
    Pierrette W - Canada
  • Dear Father God,
    Minister to our brother in Sri Lanka who was abducted and harmed so severely. Heal his body we ask in Jesus name and encourage his heart. Restore him to full health and enable him to forgive his attackers. Convict the hearts of the police dept and those who participated in his torture. Strengthen the Church there in Jesus name.
    Janet M - USA
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