Khmu believers continue to face opposition in their village.
Khmu believers continue to face opposition in their village.
Feb. 21, 2019 | Laos

Arsonists Target Church Leader's Home

[354] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Khmu Believers.

It has been a difficult year for a group of Khmu believers in northern Laos. Last April, village authorities demanded that they renounce their Christian faith or leave the village. After extended negotiations, the authorities had a dramatic change of heart in December and issued a proclamation protecting the Christians’ right to practice their faith. The believers celebrated at a Christmas worship service in another city, and eight other families decided to become followers of Christ. However, in the middle of the night on Jan. 23, someone poured gasoline around the home of one of the Christian leaders and tried to burn it down. Fortunately, the fire was noticed in time and successfully extinguished. The arsonists left a note warning Christians to leave the village or “your life will not be safe.” Pray for this particular church leader, who is scared and thinking about leaving the village. “If he leaves, many of the Christians will be discouraged,” a VOM contact said. Pray that the other Christians will remain firm in their faith.

(Read a previous prayer request about these faithful believers.)

Write your own prayer for Khmu Believers

  • Father, I know you see all and nothing takes you by surprise. I pray for those who have continued to serve you here. I pray for the pastor that he will know your will for his life and allow you to lead him. I pray you rebuke all fear and discouragement and show him what you would have him to do. I pray you pour out your Spirit and deal with all hearts
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Lord, please send wisdom and justice for these Khmu believers. 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
  • Please protect this family and help them grow in the wisdom and stature of your Son. Please grant them grace to endure this suffering. Bring their enemies to their knees before your cross.
    Mark M - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank You for the witness of the Khmu Believers. We lift up the Christian church leader who has been threatened and ask that Your Word would silence this arsonist. Thank You for the favor given by authorities in December, continue to do a work in their hearts. Lord Jesus take the victory in this spiritual battle, be glorified!
    Peg B - USA
  • FATHER, at this time i would like to pray for this Christian church leader in Laos whom lives in a village. I pray for strength courage boldness confidence hope grace YOUR love n the power of the Holy Spirit 2 fill this man so that he may be empowered 2 continue to speak so boldly of the gift he was given bringing more people 2 Christ cuz of his faith.
    Ricardo M - USA
  • Lord God, we pray for You to continue to grant favor before local government officials to be able to share openly the love of Christ in the Laotian villages and please give wisdom to this one particular church leader who is considering relocating because of ongoing threats. Lord, protect these believers and make them wise and bold, in Jesus' name.
    Matt B - USA
  • Heavenly Father God, Please help the Christian believers of kumu. May they not grow weary but they are strong. I pray that they aren't scared but keep there faith in you God.
    Gretchen D - USA
  • Help these believers and help them remain firm in their faith and help that leader get a newer and bigger home.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father I pray for this church leader that he will totally rely and trust in you through all of this persecution. That he will stand firm in the faith not through his own strength but through your strength. I pray for all the Christians in that village that their love for Jesus would be greater than their fear of man.
    Paul K - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, Please give them courage to keep spreading the word of God, and the courage to pray for the ones who persecute them. Your power is amazing and only You can change the hearts of men. I praise your holy name. In Jesus name I pray. Amen
    zane j - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we do pray that Your wisdom and courage and love would direct this leader. May he make a decision that is honoring to You, and in full faith that You will provide what is good and best. May the hearts of the villagers be softened and may You continue to break down the walls of opposition towards Your people.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord, I pray against the enemy's attempts to use the unbelieving population to scare and act violently toward your Khmu people in Laos. I pray that you fill the church leader mentioned with wisdom, discernment and faith. May your kingdom continue to come powerfully there by the bravery and faithfulness of your people.
    Laura B - USA
  • Father, please strengthen the church leader and grant him a vision of You and Your power and authority over this situation. May he be as bold and courageous as Joshua in You. May he seek Your plans for him and obey that plan unquestioning. Guard and protect and build Your church in Laos regardless of the threats of men. May they know Jesus too
    Gail M - USA
  • Lord, we know that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7) We ask you to take away all fear from these believers and help them to trust you completely. We praise you for being our Almighty God, and we ask for favor and protection for these believers. Increase their faith and their witness.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Psalm 59 deliver these believers from their enemies oh God, defend them from those who rise up against them from these bloodthirsty man. Revive them to sing of your power be their strength and their defense oh god of Mercy
    Julie C - USA
  • Holy Father, You are our rock and fortress in times of trouble. May the faithfulness of Your children be a welcoming light in a place that needs Jesus and the salvation found in Him. Especially strengthen the one who is thinking of leaving the village. Show him Your will so that he will be an ambassador for You.Surround him with encouragement. Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father God, please protect these believers in Khmu. Give them strength and faith to trust you during this time. Keep them safe. May your gospel message go out among the community and reap a plentiful harvest. Encourage them by the work of your Holy Spirit and the power of your word. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father Yahweh, give this Pastor the holy boldness & courage of Paul & Silas! Strength to stand his ground, not retreat. Turn the hearts of the wicked local leaders who disobey their own nation's laws; thwart the efforts of Your enemies. Give a great harvest in these final days; glorify Your name! Thank you for believers in this nation. In Jesus name.
    MaryBeth B - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Give this pastor what he needs to see that Your word, Your love, Your truth are greatly needed in this area. Give him dreams, Lord. Let him see what you want him to do. I pray against the powers of darkness in this area- Lord, drive it away and open the eyes of those oppressors. Freedom to worship is precious- Lord let them have this.
    Patricia W - USA
  • Oh, our Great Lord, surely the cost of following You can seem more than we can handle; but You have already determined the outcome of following You. Please impress on the hearts of these faithful to trust You and You will lead them. Bless them more than they can imagine as You move them to follow You. Show them Your presence now, God, in their need.
    Meg K. P - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for these dear brothers and sisters that their strength be increased and that they will remain faithful in the face of persecution. I pray that you deliver them from the evil one. May their lives be a mighty witness for Your glory, Amen
    Kenneth G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these Khmu believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. In particular, sustain, strengthen & guide one scared church leader who is considering leaving the village. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord I pray for the believers in Laos. I thank you for the breakthrough in their law regarding Christianity. I pray for their protection now for the forces of evil that continue to press back the work of God in Laos. I pray that you would help them remain strong and faithful and increase their testimony among their people . In Jesus name I pray amen
    Nancy G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Khmu believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. In particular, sustain, comfort & guide one Christian leader, his family & his supporters. Bring their persecutors to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, please protect these childrens of yours in the Laos village. Please do not allow the enemy to destroy what You have start in this area. Please give them courage to continue to reach others as you protect them. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen
    Isabel S - USA
  • We bless you Lord for the Khmu Believers,we pray for your divine protection over them,let not the plans of the enemies prevail,Lord, pls defend your name as we decree confusion and division to the camp of the enemies.Pls unite, encourage, protect and uphold the Church,order their steps, touch the hearts of the authorities to rule in favor of Christians
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Father God, please strengthen the believers in Northern Laos who are being persecuted. Protect them and help them stand together in faith. Especially help this Church leader who wants to leave, give him special strength to face his ordeal. Holy Spirit, fill them with your presence and courage. Jesus, let them feel your presence. Thank You Jesus.
    Pierrette W - Canada
  • Lord,
    We thank You for these brave believers who willingly follow You despite the threat of having their homes burned down. I pray that You would strengthen the new believers in their faith and give everyone the courage to stick through in order that new believers might not fall away. I pray also that You would work in the hearts of these arsonists.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the Khmu believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. In particular, protect & sustain a Christian leader & his family. May truth & justice prevail. Bring the persecutors to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God, I pray for these persecuted believers, that you would give them great strength, resilience, boldness! I pray specifically for this church leader who is struggling with fear, that you would fill him with your peace and complete calm. Give him wisdom to make a good decision about what to do and how to respond. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
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