Militant Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka sometimes organize against Christians.
Militant Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka sometimes organize against Christians.
Aug. 29, 2019 | Sri Lanka

Buddhist Monks Threaten Pastor

[227] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Threatened Pastor.

As Christians worshipped inside their Assemblies of God church in Gampaha District on June 6, 12 Buddhist monks organized a demonstration outside. When the pastor called police, they arrived, but they also brought the monks and the assembled crowd inside the church with them. The monks and government officials threatened the pastor and his wife. They also questioned them about their religious activities for about three hours. Before the crowd dispersed, the monks demanded that the pastor stop all religious activities. Pray for the pastor to have wisdom and discernment as he leads his congregation through this difficult time.

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  • Lord Jesus, I do pray that this pastor would honor You in how he leads his church. May they walk forward in grace and boldness, showing love and compassion to those who persecute them, and yet not living in the fear of man. Please soften the hearts of these monks and show them the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Abba please alert the pastors not to defy the monks but be very subtle in their approach. We need to understand apostle Paul's mission techniques. Bless the pastors with discernment and tactfulness not to go against the tides. may the believers influence the minds of monks by their way of life & thus make Christ known to them.
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • Father, I pray you guide the pastor in wisdom and boldness as he reaches out to these monks. I pray you help your children to shine brightly in this area. I pray for the monks that they would see truth. Soften their hearts. Father, in your wisdom move in this situation. I know you what all to come to salvation through Jesus, speak to hearts.
    polly c - USA
  • Give our brother strength to endure all threats and beatings and to change these monks' hearts.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father, thank you for protecting the pastor and his wife. Strengthen the faith of him and his family. Use this to strengthen his congregation and make it grow. Use this to make many monks question and come to you. Give him your wisdom as you have instructed us to ask and you will give abundantly.
    Please bind the forces of darkness in that area.
    Cathleen W - USA
  • Dear Lord, guide the threatened pastor in your name to face this opposition. We pray the monks mind their own business and let the Christian's alone to worship you. Make peace among them and acceptance of their differences living in peace. In Jesus name amen.
    Connie V - USA
  • FATHER GOD help the Pastor of Assemblies of God church in Gampaha district to find a way forward to fellowship and do church in the hostile environment. Let there be peace in their hearts is you guide them and prepare them for the end time challenges of the church. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • O Lord Almighty, our Defender in times of need, we are in awe of Your foothold in Gampaha District in face of Buddhism and injustice. We ask for Your wisdom, blessings, and peace over the Assemblies of God congregation to deal appropriately with their hostile neighbors, Lord Jesus. By Your will, may Your Love and Grace abound in the lost. AMEN.
    Sirian T - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray for Your protection for the pastor that was threatened recently. I pray that Your Spirit fills him and his wife with confidence and boldness to remain faithful. Surround them with other believers who will encourage them. May the monks be convicted of their need for Jesus and come to HIm. In Jesus' name,Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for this church. Cover them with Your arms of Grace and protection. Shield them from those who wish to do them harm. Give them courage to face the evil and stand firm, being a light to all those around them. Bring the monks and officials to a saving knowledge of You. Bring peace and joy to every heart in this church.
    In Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Heavenly Father I pray for this pastor and his congregation. Give them protection from this Buddhist Monk and his followers. Strengthen this family of believers to exchange love for persecution. May they have such a rich testimony among this community that many will come to know You.
    sandra s - USA
  • Father, we ask that You will protect this pastor and those who attend the church. Deliver them from the fear of man. Grant them love for those who threaten them, and use their response to the hostility against them to speak to their persecutors. Give the pastor courage and wisdom in leading his flock. Deliver him and his family from the enemy's schemes
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Lord I pray that you give this pastor wisdom & discernment as he leads his church under such difficult circumstances. Please put a hedge of protection around pastor & his church. Please soften the hearts of those who persecute him. Help Christians to stand strong during these last days & help us to remember you are coming soon. In Jesus name, Amen
    Beverly M - USA
  • Our Heavenly Father, please provide for those brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka hope and safety in their worship and their faithful lives in Jesus Christ. Please bless this threatened pastor with discernment and wisdom going forward on how to continue to spread your gospel where you placed him and shepherd his flock. Amen.
    Samantha H - USA
  • Most High God, protect this church and allow them to worship freely, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Father, please give strength and courage to this pastor to do as you say and lead. Guide him clearly and give him wisdom. Protect him. May he trust Jesus fully at all times and in every situation. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, I pray that this pastor will run into Your high tower of protection and peace. May the threats from these Buddhist monks amount to nothing and be merely empty words that have no effect on those whom they seek to influence. Bless this pastor with godly wisdom and discernment as he and the congregation obey Your Word and proclaim the good news.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father in the name of Jesus Christ thank you for this Pastor who has been threatened, bless him with wisdom and courage to lead your church
    KIDOCHUKWU U - Nigeria
  • Father I pray that you strengthen the pastor. Help him not to be afraid in the face of threats and intimidation. I pray for wisdom and discernment as he leads his congregation. I ask that authorities in Sri Lanka will uphold religious freedom.
    Sola O - Nigeria
  • Father God, I thank You for allowing the pastor to worship in the Gampaha District. I thank you for hearing and answering their prayers as you have said in your Word.. I pray now that the fire of God would burn every demonic alter that has been established by Buddhism in the region and pray for angelic protection. In Jesus Name, Amen!
    LaVerne C - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ,Son of God, have mercy on Your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Heavenly Father, protect our brothers and sisters in Christ as they encounter thise who oppose You. I ask Your Holy Spirit to demonstrate Your love within this atmosphere of hate. Let Your light shine in the darkness. Let them remember how Paul continued to preach the gospel even as he was imprisoned and fled many life-threatening situations. Amen.
    MaryKay L - USA
  • Lord watch over this Pastor and his family. Give him wisdom and discernment in how to interact with these Buddhist priests . May he be led by the Holy Spirit and entrust his family to your divine protection. May he meet suspicion head-on with the love of Christ may Christ so shine like a beacon in the night that they question their faith visit them JC
    Judy P - USA
  • Please Lord please end this harassment of Your people. Please cause these monks to wonder about that hope of Your people and to be drawn to You. Please cause the authorities to have great favor on Your people in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this threatened pastor, his family & his congregation: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give this pastor wisdom & discernment in leading during this difficult time. In Jesus' Name. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord I ask for wisdom, discernement and peace for the threatened pastor. I pray for perseverance and joy to bubble up from him and be a scent of the aroma of life. I pray for his time of questioning to bring many to Your name and for the intended harm to bring about a flourishing of the church near. I pray Lord for Your heart & Your peace to be a cover
    Joy H - USA
  • Merciful loving Father, your Christian congregation in Gampaha are in jeapordy of persecution for their love & worship of you. Bhuddists are suposed to be peaceful people Lord , so please let them see the peaceful loving attitude of faith of these Christians % live with them in harmony or minimally in peace. Glory & honor to you in Christ's name, Amen
    Robert C - Canada
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this threatened Pastor, his family & his congregation: Protect, provide for comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Guide this pastor as he leads during this difficult time. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father let these believers conduct themselves with wisdom to outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let their speech always be filled with grace, as though seasoned with salt so they would know how to respond to each person. Let them in now way be alarmed by their opponents. Let the peace of Christ rule in their hearts. Let them be thankful.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Lord, Bring great peace to your peoples hearts, may they understand you in deeper ways through this. Help them to love always and remain in faith. May they have wisdom for situations, strength to endure for you. Bind the spirit of buddhist, release salvation to this nation in your name, amen.
    kathy C - USA
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