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

[282] 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, 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
  • My Child I am here for you. I know the desires of your heart. I know every intimate detail of your life. I am with you always. Don't ever feel you are alone for I am with you till the end of time. I will walk through the valley of death with you. Do not fear! www.Heistheword.com
    Estelle S - USA
  • 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
  • Lord, thank you that this pastor was released. Give him freedom from fear and let him continue preaching your WORD. It is your Spirit that sustains him and all believers. We ask that the Buddhist attacks would stop and that authorities would not condone the violence. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
    Karen N - USA
  • Father, we pray for Your healing and protection over this pastor who was abducted. We pray that you would encourage Christians in Sri Lanka. Holy Spirit, please draw others to Jesus through their faithful witness. We pray for those that persecute them. We pray for the authorities there. We pray these things in Jesus' holy and precious Name. Amen.
    Julie M - USA
  • Oh Father! Please protect the Christians believers and pastors in Sri Lanka! Please keep them steadfast and firm in their faith in such a troubled area. Guide and encourage them with Your Word that is alive and protect from the evil sources around them. Please be with them at this time and allow them to have fellowship between believer to grow. Amen
    Isabel S - USA
  • Gracious Father, I lift up the believers in Sri Lanka, especially this pastor and his family. I ask that you protect them and strengthen them. I know that you are a sovereign God. I pray that your mighty work will be done in these areas and the buddhists will come to know you. In Jesus name, amen.
    Susan D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this abducted pastor & his family: Protect, provide fr, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith & hope, committed to Christ. May the pastor be freedom from prison, be reunited with his family & heal fully from all he has been through. Bring his attackers to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father in Jesus name reach out to this pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle Church who has been wounded through torture, I speak healing over his body in Jesus name. I pray for those involved in this ordeal for their hearts to be convicted and christ be revealed to them in Jesus Christs name.
    jacqueline k - Kenya
  • Oh dear Lord Jesus. Have mercy. Touch this pastor and all Christians in Sri Lanka. Protect them and strengthen them to endure. May others see them and see Jesus. Send a spirit of conviction to open eyes and hearts there. Grant justice for this pastor. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Claire F - Barbados
  • Father God I pray for divine health and healing of the Pastor who was tortured in Sri Lanka. I pray for restoration and growth in faith. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father, please strengthen and protect this pastor and others in Sri Lanka. I pray for his persecutors that they would be convicted to treat others peacefully and that they themselves will investigate the claims of Christ. May the gospel go forward in this nation. Come soon Lord Jesus. Amen.
    Melody F - USA
  • Such courage u had during this horrible plight!! Jesus is with you during these times.
    Rita L - USA
  • "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
    Amy R - USA
  • Father, I pray for this pastor that you help him to know how to handle this and not become bitter. I pray you use them to cause his faith to grow. Help him to allow you to use this for his good. I pray for those who did this that you would convict their hearts and open their eyes. Help your children here remain strong and rooted in your Word.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this abducted pastor & 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 released, reunited with his family & recover fully from what he has been though. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, TY for protecting my brother from death. We are saddened that he experienced this, & pray for his healing in every way. May his faith go to a new place & may fear have no place in his life. We pray this also for all who hear of this...We lift up the persecutors that they may see what they have done, turn away from their evil, & turn to You IJN!
    Lisa T - USA
  • Lord God,
    Please be with this Pastor. Protect him,
    encourage him and may he continue to
    be fruitful in serving Christ Jesus . Turn
    the hearts of darkness in that place to
    Him who is our only Light and Salvation.
    Tanya D - USA
  • Lord Jesus thank You for my brother in Christ in Sri Lanka. May he know Your comfort and strength despite being tortured. May his delight, joy and strength come from You.
    Andrew S - USA
  • In Jesus Most High Name I agree for: healing for this pastor in Sri Lanka; for conviction in souls of all perpetrators which will bring them to repentance & salvation in Christ; & for a stirring of the Holy Spirit to bring the light of the gospel message to this country. I pray for full recovery of this pastor mentally & physically in Jesus Name!
    Patricia L - USA
  • Father, please heal this man physically, emotionally, and spiritually. May he know that You have ordained this to bring about grace and glory. Use this to bless him. Convict those responsible and show the Buddhists their spiritual bankruptcy so they call out to You, the living God. In Jesus' Name.
    janie b - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this abducted pastor & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith & hope, committed to Christ. May the pastor be freed from prison & be reunited with his family. May he recover fully from what he has been through. Bring Buddhists in their repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray for my brother who was abducted and tortured for being Your child. I pray that those who did such a thing will be convicted of the wrong they committed and come to know You as their one salvation, and giver of peace. Heal the pastor and give him courage to continue Your work! In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father God, we know that anything apart from the One true God and our Savior is a lie, because they prove it by their deeds. Let this evil be revealed to all the people in Sri Lanka so they will know JESUS, the Savior who died for their sins. Please comfort and heal Your son who was tortured by weak men. We thank you that you see all. Glory to God.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, give healing and strength to the pastor who was attacked. Give him and other pastors and Christian protection and safety as they endeavor to tell others about God's gift of salvation. Use them in mighty ways. May many people come to know You. Thank you. In Jesus' Name - Amen
    Richard B - USA
  • Father, thank You for sparing this pastor, for his healing and pray he will continue to love and serve you without fear, knowing You will never leave him nor forsake him. We lift up the Buddhists of Sri Lanka, Father, knowing You love them and sent Jesus to die for them also. May the eyes of their hearts be open to hear and receive the Gospel
    Gail M - USA
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