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

[212] prayers in [14] 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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  • 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
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this threatened pastor, his family & his congregation: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide the. 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
  • LORD GOD,
    Cover & protect this pastor and his congregation in the blood of Jesus. Keep them from fear, let there faith rise despite what they see around them. Give peace in this chaos. Restore what's been stolen from them all. Help this church to find ways to still worship. Shield Your children Lord, cover them all. In Jesus name we pray Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I lift up my brothers and sisters, who are being threatened by Buddhist Monks, to stop worshipping you. Father I pray that you are glorified in this incident. I pray that the 3 hour discussion will move on the hearts of those Buddhist, that they will turn and repent, and also tell other Buddhist about the One True Living God.
    Maurice O - USA
  • Father God I beg three to bound Satan and his demons that are providing theChristians, and let these heathen know that you rules and ontrol, and no weapon form gains you can prosper,show yorMercies to those Enemies of Christianity that. They I'll come to kno you. Ho to Kano is life eternal Let them kno you love them despite their ignorance,
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. Show the monks their own righteous hypocrisies. Reveal to them the folly of their ways and let them in wisdom find correction & redemption in You. Remind the government of their freedom of religion statutes they claim to uphold and hold them to it. Shine Your Light. In Jesus' Faithful Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Father we know that the ends don't justify the means and the fact u know true justice father I pray that u would help this situation and that ur children would see ur hang at work even the unbelievers nasb phill 2:10-11 Father I pray the unrighteous would turn from their ways and obey you and love u in the name of your son JCIPA
    Josef S - USA
  • Oh Lord help the pastor and the members of this church to stay strong in their faith and continue to worship together and teach the good news of the gospel. Praying for wisdom and discernment during this battle with the forces of Satan. I pray for the monks and officials' salvation, open their eyes as they see the Christian's witness of their faith
    margaret m - USA
  • Father God, we know that JESUS is the way, the truth, and the life! All other religions are false and wicked. They FEAR you. May Your truth convict them of their sins: that only Your people do good for all people. Please protect and guide the pastor and his wife and keep them safe. We love You that you sent your Son. Thank you Father.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father, may Your awesome power be on display before the eyes of this Pastor and congregation as You stand in the gap for them. May they walk in faith and not by sight and may the power and truth of their God be their guiding light. May they prevail against those who oppose You and Your truth. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this threatened pastor, his family & his congregation: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stat strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give this pastor wisdom & discernment as he leads during this difficult time. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Wow, three hours! These people have heard quite a bit from your children in this Assemblies of God church in Gampaha District. Let their words burrow into the hearts and minds of the Buddhist monks and the government officials. Sprout seeds of faith there. Grant wisdom and discernment to your church in Sri Lanka.
    Jim T - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this threatened pastor, his family & his congregation: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May the stay strong & united in faith, hope *& love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give this pastor wisdom & discernment as he leads during this difficult time. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we know that as we follow You we will face persecution in various ways but we also know that we are called to stand and we ask for grace and strength and boldness for this body of believers to stand firm against the schemes of the devil threatening to silence their worship. Grant them a firm resolve to declare their faith in Jesus, amen.
    Matt B - USA
  • Lord, you alone are God and you alone should be worshipped. Please remove fear from our brothers and sisters and help them to boldly serve you. Please lead him by your Spirit, give him wisdom on how to respond and encourage the church. Give them great joy to serve you and suffer for the name of Jesus. Please have mercy on their enemies and save them.
    Katrina M - USA
  • Father, use whatever means you need to to break the blindness and unbelief from these monks. They are only doing what they think is right but they are listening to their father the devil. Shine the light of Jesus right down into their hearts, turn their darkness to light--give them a vision, Lord, of YOU so they will know beyond a doubt who you are.
    SHIRLEY C - USA
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