New believers often face the harshest opposition in Laos.
New believers often face the harshest opposition in Laos.
Oct. 03, 2019 | Laos

Pastor Threatened at Gunpoint

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

In June, authorities in a Laotian village threatened a local pastor at gunpoint, insisting that he and his congregation renounce their faith and that he sign a document agreeing to cease worship in his home. The pastor refused to sign the document and told authorities that he was willing to go to jail. The authorities’ actions were prompted by the pastor’s plans to enlarge his house in order to accommodate the more than 130 people who gather for worship in his home every Sunday. “The pastor and his [church] members have only been Christians for one year,” a VOM contact said, “yet they are facing tremendous persecution. Please pray for them!”

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  • Precious Lord, thank You for this Laotian pastor and his congregation. We pray for their faithfulness and courage in the midst of this testing, and that their suffering will strengthen them. Bless them, God, in mighty ways. May they grow in their faith and may the numbers of their congregation increase. Praise God for these beautiful saints.
    Meg K. P - USA
  • Father, I pray that your protection be with this servant. May you subdue the powers beset against him. Give him faith and strength to overcome his adversaries, and touch their hearts so that they may believe through his example.
    Rafael G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this pastor & his members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ. Give the pastor wisdom; may his members grow in numbers & maturity. I pray these things for other pastors & churches in Laos. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for this bold pastor and believers! I pray that You would strengthen them to endure whatever persecution is to come and that it would produce perseverance to continue to keep the faith. I pray for the authorities to come to know the Savior through these faithful believers and the pastor. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Heather C - USA
  • Father God may you protect our Brothers and Sisters at this tme. I pray that no weapon formed against them shall prosper in Jesus name i pray Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Father God, protect this group of faithful believers. Keep them together worshipping in this house, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Father I ask that you strengthen and honour the faith of these believers in Laos. They will not be deterred by the persecution they face from the authorities. Rather, they will be emboldened to continue to reach out to their communities. Touch the heart of the authorities to allow these church to continue worship. Amen
    Sola O - Nigeria
  • Lord, I ask for peace in the hearts of your people. Thank you this man was not killed, nor taken to prison, thank your for his faith and strength in you. Help him be wise, to be bold, yet filled with your love, continuing to be willing to lay down all for you. Fill this flock with faith and love, may they serve you and others, salvation to Loas, amen.
    kathy C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this pastor & his members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. I pray these things for other pastors & churches in Laos. Bring authorities to repentance; may religious freedom happen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Wow I am in awe of what you are doing Lord. Just like Jesus said that you lost not one. I pray also for my brothers and sisters faith to not faint but strengthen everyday. May faith arise, Love arise, manifistation of miracles declare your Glory. MaY your Holy presence carry your church. i pray for a Saul encounter to those persecuting your church Amen
    Jeanne B - USA
  • Father, these believers are amazing in their love for You! Please protect them and their pastor. So new in the faith and so willing to obey you to the end. Oh Heavenly Father protect them and guide them and find a way for them to meet and to continue to grow in their faith and worship you. Use them to make more disciples and bring others to your care.
    Isabel S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this pastor & his members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Prosper the pastor in his plans; may his members grow in numbers & maturity. I pray these things for other pastors & churches in this land. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, we praise You for this vibrant and growing church in Laos. Thank You for the strong faith of their pastor who had counted the cost. Please be with them, leading and guiding them in their hour of need and keep them focused on You and what You will do to help them. May they be strong and courageous in their faith and continuing to grow and mature
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, I thank You for the great faith of this pastor and his congregation and I pray Your hand of protection upon them as they seek to obey You rather than men. May you bless them in this as they stand fast and may You give them courage and wisdom to do so. Please work in the hearts of the authorities to bring about change. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Nancy E - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this pastor & his church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May this past's life draw others to Jesus; may his members grow in numbers & maturity. I pray these things for other Laotian pastors & churches. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Holy Father, guide Your child as he faces persecution for following You and bringing people to Jesus. May his faithfulness shine like light in a dark world that so desperately needs Your salvation. Give him a heart like Daniel, and Jeremiah and all the other prophets and teachers who faced hostility. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Dear Jesus, strengthen my brothers and sisters in Laos. Allow Your gospel to spread because of what these children of Yours are suffering. Let others see their strength and joy in You, Jesus and come to know You. In Your holy name I ask this.
    Mary-Heather R - USA
  • Wow, what young leaders these are, and are enduring such hard persecution! Send your help to this pastor in the Laotian village. Thank you for the example of his boldness and self-sacrificial love. Support the friends and family that meet in his home, and expand their hope.
    Jim T - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this pastor & his members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give the pastor favor with those around him; may his members grow in numbers & maturity. Sustain & empower other Laotian churches & pastors. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, than you for giving these brothers and sisters courage to stand for You. May they trust Jesus fully. May they continue to grow and mature spiritually. Please protect them from evil. May they be such a witness for Jesus that others in the community including the authorities come to a saving relationship with Jesus. Thank you! Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, thank you for the faithfulness of these new Christians. Give them continued courage and faith as they face persecution. Please give wisdom on how to respond to the authorities. Please encourage the Christians they meet with. Let this trouble only cause the Christians to be more bold and confident in Christ.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Lord please be with these Christians and the Pastor of this church for their courage and strength to continue to serve You and do Your work. Keep them safe Lord and watch over them according to Your will.
    Dennis C - USA
  • Father, I pray for this threatened pastor. Thank you for his boldness in preaching the gospel. May his church members not be frightened to live for you, but grow in faith and boldness. May the pastor be able to expand his house to accomodate the church.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Lord, I thank You for the fearlessness of this pastor. I pray that You would bless this young church and help them to overcome this harsh opposition. Bless them with faith and help them to grow closer to You. I pray that the authorities would relax their anger. May You spare the green and take the ripe and Your will be done forever and always. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Father God, I ask for your protection and help for this pastor as well as his congregation in Laos. I pray that you would cover him and keep him safe from those who would attack him. Please provide them safety as they worship you and may the gospel message of salvation in Jesus spread through this place. Draw many to yourself and glorify your name.Amen
    Julia F - USA
  • Jesus, bless these new Christians in Laos with even stronger faith in You & love for others as they walk through this trial. Lord Jesus, help them to feel Your presence at all times & trust You, Jesus, to keep them always. Lord Jesus, give all these new Christians high favor in the eyes of all unbelievers there, leading to their salvation in Christ!
    Patricia L - USA
  • Lord, thank you for the faith of this pastor. His passion to share you and willingness to suffer for you touches me deeply and puts me to shame. May his example cause many of us to resist complacency and share you boldly. Protect and encourage him, Lord! May countless others come to know Jesus through his testimony, and may You be glorified Father!
    Jackie V - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this pastor & his members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Bring the authorities to repentance; may religious freedom become respected. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I can't even imagine having the responsibility of being a pastor after only being a believer for a year, let alone standing strong in the face of these threats! Thank you for the way you equip and strengthen your people so lavishly. Please use these young believers to greatly expand your Kingdom in Laos.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Father: What a joy to pray for this dear pastor in Laos and his people. Though still young believers they are holding forth the precious Word of Life. Encourage their hearts and bring joy to their souls as they continue to be faithful. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
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