Unnat was baptized after escaping from his father's home.
Unnat was baptized after escaping from his father's home.
Sep. 12, 2019 | Nepal

Young Athlete Chooses Christ Over a Sports Career

[328] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Unnat.

A young Nepali athlete has chosen to follow Christ, at the cost of losing all family support for his dream of becoming a professional athlete. Unnat, a nationally recognized athlete, was born into a Hindu family. But after attending church with some Christian friends, he became convinced that faith in Jesus Christ was the only way to salvation. Upon graduation from high school, Unnat began attending a two-month discipleship school. In the middle of his studies, however, his family suddenly told him to come home. When he arrived, his father locked him in a room, but Unnat escaped after about a week and decided to be baptized immediately. He is now living with relatives who are not Christians, and his future in sports is in jeopardy because his parents will not support further training unless he stops attending church. Please pray that God will provide Unnat with guidance and wisdom.

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  • God, I praise you for the work you are doing in Unnat. I am thankful for his faith, and faithfulness during these difficult times. I ask you provide Unnat with the wisdom and guidance of how to proceed, while he grows and develops into the mature Christian you desire him to be. I pray for his entire family, that they would each repent and believe.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Lord, how much you love Unnat and have plans for his life. You saved him for good works. I pray You give him wisdom to know what he should do, if sports, then give him faith for it and let it be so. I pray that You will send him a disciple who will encourage and teach him. I pray for the non-believers he lives with and his family, for their salvation
    margaret m - USA
  • Father, please help Unnat to see what your will is and to have the strength to follow you no matter what. I pray God that you will use him and his talents to further your Kingdom and for its growth, too. I pray that his whole family will come to know you.
    Paula L - USA
  • Father,
    Bless Unnat for the sacrifice he has made and his obedience to you in difficult circumstances. May we learn from Unnat's example and come to understand what's really important. Please give Unnat a clear path in life, whether that be continuation in sports, or elsewhere. If it be sports, make a way. If not, bless him with a greater calling. Amen
    Rebecca M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I do praise You for Unnat's faith and courage to follow You. Please enable him to be steadfast, immoveable, always abounding in Your work, knowing that his labor is not in vain. May his parents' hearts be softened to receive Your truth and believe. Please give Unnat wisdom in pursuing a future, especially if it means leaving sports.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, you are greater than anything this world has to offer, yet the world pushed you aside and encourages worldly gain. I pray you help this young man realize he has found a pearl of great price and nothing compares to you. I pray you would open the eyes of his family; may they see the truth. Give his wisdom in knowing how to share his faith.
    polly c - USA
  • Father, thank you that Unnat is a brother in Christ, and will live with you for all eternity. Thank you for giving him the wisdom to choose the eternal over the temporary. Please provide for him in unexpected ways, protect and encourage him. Give him supernatural wisdom through your Holy Spirit and guide his every decision. Grow his faith, Lord!
    Jackie V - USA
  • Praise & honour to our Lord God Almighty. You are an awesome God & we delight in the news that you called young Unnat to your church. It is inspiring to see this young man chose You over a sports career. Soften the hearts of his parents to love him no matter what. And cause Unnat to grow to be an inspiring servant in your church In Jesus name, Amen.
    Robert C - Canada
  • Father, lead Unnat with your wisdom that is beyond our understanding. He has made difficult choices to follow you. Keep him strong and free from doubt. I pray that the decisions he has made that risk his athletic career to follow you will prove to be a witness that brings many to faith in you. Thank you for his courage.
    Laurie P - USA
  • Father, we praise You for Unnat's strong faith in You which at this time is costing him his dreams and plans. We ask You to show Unnat Your provision for his life and what he should do at this time. Bless the relatives that are keeping him. May both they and his parents try to understand why he believes and turn from their sin to saving faith in You
    Gail M - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for our brother, Unnat. We praise You that he has so dedicated his life and his dreams to You. Give him strength and wisdom in the days ahead. May he be reconciled to his family; may they come to know You through him. Bless him and surround him with Your Holy Spirit.
    In the precious name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Help Unnat find another way for him to be a professional athlete or trainer of one.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear Lord, we pray for guidance and wisdom for Unnat that he will grow in faith in you and that you also will bless him to continue his sports career if it be your will for his life. Help him to be a witness to all those around him and help him to stay strong in faith. In Jesus' name amen
    Connie V - USA
  • Father God, I pray for brother Unnat to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. Let him be encouraged that we are with him in spirit and in truth as he navigates these heddles of spiritual walk with you. We are grateful for the family that has offered to accommodate him regardless of the risks associated with that. I ask in Jesus name.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father God may your mighty hand be upon our Brother and may you guide him and use him in a mighty way. Comfort him and give him strength in Jesus Mighty name Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Father, please bless Unnat for his faith in You. Help him to see that his race is a Spiritual one; that the prize he will obtain of eternal life is so much more precious than fame from sports. Provide for him, and enable him to thrive despite that fact that he has been kicked out of his home. Bring him joy, and shine Your light through him. Amein
    Embriette H - USA
  • Lord I lift up Unnat and praise You for his example and his dedication. I praise You for capturing his heart and for Your hope in his heart. I pray for Your wisdom to pour out in him and those he respects and listens to. I ask for softened hearts for those in his family and for Your love to win them over.
    Joy H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we need more young men like Your servant Unnat. We thank You for his wisdom in choosing what is good and eternal. Sports' fame comes and goes and fades, but what is done for You never fades. Bless Unnat mightily and cause many to come to know eternal life by the works of this young man, who knows the true value of life.
    Meg K. P - USA
  • Lord, thank You for Unnat's faith. I pray You give him wisdom and discernment on what to do. I pray You keep his faith strong, and I pray his family comes to know You as their savior as well.
    scott L - USA
  • Lord, you know the plans you have for Unnat. Please give him peace and let him be occupied the way you want him to be presently. Please let his father have a change of heart and see that his son's faith has made him a better man and cause him to give him support. thank you
    michele r - USA
  • Father God, thank you for touching Unnat's heart for JESUS. He will never regret it. Convict the hearts of his family: that abuse is not the way to eternal life. Help them to see the truth of salvation only found in JESUS our Lord and Savior. Please guide this little brother and assure him of his new life in Christ. Thank you Father God.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord, may this man be willing to endure for you, giving you everything. Bless him with wisdom and peace. May he grow to know you deeply and give his life to bringing others to salvation. Protect him from the attempts of the evil on to destroy and use all things for good as you promise. Bless those helping him and bring salvations through this.
    kathy C - USA
  • Lord, provide for Unnat what is best. Thank you for a new spiritual family, and I pray he will grow in boldness and wisdom through your joy and the study of your Word. Provide for his needs and another path, if being a pro athlete is not suitable. We pray for his family's understanding and eventual salvation.
    In Jesus name,
    Amen.
    Ed S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Unnat: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide him. May he stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Sustain him where he is. Bring his dad & other non-Christian relatives to repentance. May they be reconciled to You & to Unnat. I pray these things for other Christians facing this. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Since Unnat has chosen the Lord over His sports career,the Lord will bless his decision.
    Hebrews 12:1 Therefore,since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,let s throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
    His race may not be athletic, but biblical!
    Donna H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Unnat: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide him. May he stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Sustain him with wisdom. Bring his dad & other non-Christian relatives to repentance. I pray these things for many other believers facing persecution from family. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly father is in your word that say that those whom love more mothers,fathers,sons, daughters and business and lands more than you lord is not worthy of your kingdom and I congratulate my brother and I believe that the riches of your grace will pour out on his life in Christ Jesus name amen.
    eric v - USA
  • Father thank you for your saving grace. I pray for our beloved brother Unnat that you give him more knowledge in the revelation of your will. Open his eyes to know more of you and what you have in store for him. Fulfill your plans and purpose concerning his life and I pray Lord that you will guard him into your will for his life in Jesus name. Amen.
    Mosunmola Grace M - Nigeria
  • Holy Father, I pray for this young brother as he faces a trial of faith so soon after his conversion. Father, You told us that it is wrong to gain the whole world and lose our souls. I also know that You have given this young man a wonderful talent. I pray that Unnat will remain faithful to You at all costs but also that he will be able to do sports.
    Eli S - USA
  • Dear Father, help Unnat to keep his eyes on Jesus. May your truth and love shine through him. I pray for his family that they too will see the light in Jesus. I also pray for the country, Napal. I ask for many workers for the gospel in this land. Thank-you for Unnat's decision for you. May he always remain with you. Praise to you now and forever
    Gerelda L - USA
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