Christianity is legal in Sri Lanka, but believers are often discriminated against.
Christianity is legal in Sri Lanka, but believers are often discriminated against.
Feb. 21, 2019 | Sri Lanka

Christian Falsely Accused for Home Bible Study

[231] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Sri Lankan Believer.

A Sri Lankan Christian is facing assault charges after a confrontation with neighbors over his home Bible study. Six villagers confronted the Christian man on Jan. 26, 2019, threatening to harm him if he didn’t stop hosting Bible studies. After telling his neighbors that he had the right to hold the Bible studies at his house, the Christian man reported the threats to police. Four days later, a friend called to tell him that he had intercepted a group of villagers who were headed to his house to beat him and that one of the villagers had been injured during the ensuing scuffle. When the Christian man reported the incident to police, they arrested him rather than hearing his complaint, saying the injured villager had accused him of the assault. Pray that our Sri Lankan brothers and sisters will respond in love.

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  • Father, we know persecution will come, they hate you, they will hate us; but Lord, help those who are dealing with persecution stay focused on you. I pray you help them remain faithful, not get discouraged but continue sharing the gospel. I pray for the villagers, the police, those who oppose them, open their eyes to the truth. Give wisdom.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Lord, please send wisdom and justice for these Sri Lankan Christians. Lead, guide, protect them, and strengthen their faith to stay strong in the face of persecution. Soften the hearts of their enemies so that they, too, will accept the love of Jesus Christ. All things are possible with God.
    Betty A - USA
  • God, thank you for your faithful servants in Sri Lanka. Make them strong and give them hope and grant them your grace, Oh Lord! Don't leave them comfortless and give them wisdom.
    Mark M - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we thank You for this faithful Sri Lankan Believer. He honors You with his life & his home. He speaks in truth regarding holding Bible studies, close the liar's mouth. Reveal the character of Your servant & of the accuser. Let it be clear to police. May the love of Christ be shown thru fellow believers and bear witness to You.
    Peg B - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for this Still Lankan believer. Please, let him be released. Let truth and love both prevail. May You use this to show Your power and grace. Guide him in what to do and say; give him a peace. Let Your Spirit surround him. Let Your Light shine through him.
    In the name of Jesus I pray,
    Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, this Sri Lankan believer has been falsely accused but Lord, may that believer boldly declare the truth of Your word and be given opportunities to meet with officials and may these officials themselves come to faith in Jesus and in turn be willing to provide the necessary protection for believers in that area of Sri Lanka, in Jesus' name, amen.
    Matt B - USA
  • Lord of justice, may Your hand protect and comfort the abused and mistreated and may back biters and liars be shamed. Deliver Your innocent and protect. May all remain in peace, & love and respond without malice or taking offense. Spread Your Word through this congregation and let their witness lead many to know and receive Jesus Christ. Hallelujah
    Terry L - USA
  • Help this believer keep the faith and have more Bible studies in his prison cell.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father help my Sri Lankan brothers and sisters to respond to this hate, lies, and false accusations with the love of Christ. Help them to turn the other cheek, love their enemies, and pray for those who persecute them. So they can show the lost, the love of our great Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    Paul K - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we do pray that Your love would fill the believers in Sri Lanka. May they be able to respond as You did before Your accusers, committing themselves to the God who judges justly and trusting that vengeance belongs to You. May these false charges be cleared and may the believers have great wisdom as they move forward in response.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, please strengthen this man's heart in Christ. May he sense Your presence with him and have wisdom in what to do and say in this situation. Fill him with Your love that he might witness of You under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and hard hearts might be softened by the gospel message. Anoint your church with a special gift of Your love
    Gail M - USA
  • Lord, you were mistreated, and you have told your followers to expect the same. Instill your love and forgiveness in the hearts of these believers, and give them wisdom how to practice their faith in a hostile culture. Please encourage them and help them to stand strong in their faith as they follow you. Provide for their needs and give them hope.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Heavenly father thank you for this precious believer. May he obtain mercy and find Grace to help in time of need. Plead his cause with those who strive with him. May his soul be joyful in the Lord as he rejoices in Your salvation. be merciful to him and bless him that your way may be known on Earth and your salvation among all nations
    Julie C - USA
  • Holy Father, surround Your children with Your presence. Hold the man falsely accused securely in Your hands. Let his faithfulness to You shine brightly and draw others who are living in darkness to the light of Your Son. May the truth win out. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord, please help this believer to respond with love and grace to his accusers. I pray that the truth will come out. Protect him from further accusations. Help his neighbors to desire to hear the gospel message and use it to transform them. Use this incident to draw many people to yourself. Also, draw the police who hear this story into your kingdom.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father Yahweh, Aid this brother, give him wisdom as to how to deal with his angry neighbors. Love & pray for them, find their needs & fill them. Thwart the enemy's efforts to sow division, bring in Your love. Romans 12:9-21 Continue to harvest souls in Sri Lanka for Your glory! Empower Your Church there! In Jesus' name, Amen.
    MaryBeth B - USA
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    charlene h - USA
  • Father, I thank you that this brother's enemies will come at him one way and flee from him 7 ways, every lie be exposed & he be compensated for his grief. You will make his enemies be at peace with him & save many through his Bible study w signs & wonders. Cover him with your blood. In Jesus' Name Amen.
    Brenda T - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray that these Sri Lankan believers respond in love to those who persecute them. I ask that the truth regarding this incident be brought out into the light and that the lies be revealed. Please keep these brothers and sisters strong in their faith in the face of this persecution. Amen
    Kenneth G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Sri Lankan believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Sustain, encourage & guide the home Bible study leader who is facing false allegations. May truth & justice prevail. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, great is thy faithfulness! Lord, may the words of this injured villager that has falsely accused him of this assault repent of accusing an innocent Christian servant and may he find Christ!! May the power of the Holy Spirit come upon this accuser and that this accuser will become a part of this bible study and have a changed heart!
    Gail R - USA
  • Father I pray for the believers in Sri Lanka especially this brother is being accused for something he has not done. I pray that he responds with love and you Lord fight his battles for him. I pray that they will see how different he is and come to Christ . In Jesus name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Sri Lankan believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give them wisdom in responding in love to matters like the false accusations against a home Bible study leader. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, Again they call it Freedom of Religion but they still target the Christians in these areas of the world with threats if they serve You. Please protect and give them courage and keep the enemy away from them. Amen
    Isabel S - USA
  • We thank you God for the Sri Lankan Believers, in your mercy pls, protect them all from all attacks,uproot whoever has been a clog in the wheel of the gospel of the Lord in that region, intervene and let the Christian man be released unconditionally, let more souls be won to you through the Bible study meetings,encourage the brethren in Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Father God, be with the brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka who are being harassed for doing good. Protect them from threats and beatings. Comfort those who are treated unjustly, and give them much grace to respond in love.
    Pierrette W - Canada
  • Lord,
    Thank You for this brother in Sri Lanka and his willingness to host Bible studies despite threats of intense persecution. I pray that You will strengthen him and his fellow students as they study the Bible without neighbors' approval. May the accusations against him be unfounded; please work int he hearts of his neighbors that they may know You.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Sri Lankan believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity, Give them wisdom to respond in love to matters like the false accusations against a Christian man. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God, I pray that this Christian brother of ours that's been arrested will be released and that justice will be served. Please help your people in Sri Lanka to love in the face of opposition and persecution. Give them wisdom in all that they do. Strengthen your church in this nation. Unite them. Give them great leadership. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • Dear Lord, please be with our Sri Lankan brothers and sisters and bring to their remembrance that we are all to act only in love. God will be the judge and will make the evil pay for their mistakes. Please give the Christians peace knowing that even during these times of trials and tribulations that He is with them-leading, guiding and protecting them.
    Donna H - USA
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