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

[314] prayers in [16] 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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  • Jesus, thank you for saving this pastor and the members of his church. I pray that they will stand strong through all these trials and persecution. I pray that you will bless them incredibly as they stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
    Paula L - USA
  • Lord thank you for the witness of this pastor, his faith and his courage in proclaiming his faith and being willing to suffer for it. I pray that this home church will be able to find a place to worship that will accommodate the growth of Your church in this area as You will. If they will not be able to expand their home maybe someone else will
    margaret m - USA
  • God, I thank you for this pastor! I love him for his resolve and faithfulness. I praise you for gathering 130 new brothers and sisters in a land hostile to Jesus Christ. I pray the authorities would back off, and allow these believers to worship openly, without fear. I pray for each one, that they would remain faithful despite the heavy costs involved.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Father, please protect Your children, spiritually above all. Please keep using this ministry and bring conviction on their persecutors. In Jesus Name-Amen
    Debbie M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank You for this pastor and the many who are a part of his church. May they be strengthened through Your word and Spirit in the midst of this trial, and may their faith only grow and increase. May they know how to give an answer to everyone who asks them to give a reason for the hope that they have, and may their reactions glorify You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness. above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. praying alw
    Janet H - USA
  • Dear Lord, please cover these believers with the love, grace, and comfort that only Your Holy Spirit can provide. Give them wisdom, so they will know how to live and react when persecution comes again. Help them to know that they are examples to us of standing firm in the faith in the face of persecution. Remind them of Your promise in 1 Peter 4:14.
    Betty A - USA
  • God bless you and keep you safe. Thank you for being light and salt in the darkness. Julie from Indiana
    julia i - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    I pray for this pastor in Laos. Thank You for the strength and faith he has shown in his love for You. May he and his church members be powerfully filled with Your Spirit. May their love and faith be evident to all. Help them through all this persecution; may You be glorified and may they grow closer to You and to each other.
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear Lord we lift up these new believers to You. Please let their hearts be on fire for You our Savior! Walk with them through this these trials. Help them to be guided like children until they grow into a stron relationship with You Los! Help this you g church continue to grow and reach people for Your Kingdom. We pray this in Your Most Holy Name Amen
    Donna H - USA
  • Father God, I lift up this pastor, his family, and his congregation to you. I pray that you will send angels to encamp around them and keep them from harm as they continue to worship you and share the power of your presence in their lives. Use this pastor and his congregation to bring in a great harvest. Thank you, Lord, in Jesus name, Amen.
    Caroline C - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I know You are in control of every situation. You love this family and are well aware of their commitment to serve You. Lord, let them see Your hand move in this situation. Let them hear direction from You. Let them see souls added because of this persecution. You are in control Lord. Let them see Your salvation!
    Patricia W - USA
  • My God. Thank You for this church's insistence and endurance. Bless them tremendously. Be their protection and prepare a table before them in the presence of their enemies. Cause the church to grow and may the anointing in them break yokes. Let hundreds more come to saving faith in Christ. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Claire F - Barbados
  • Heavenly Father, We pray for this pastor and his church members who have been Christians for only one year. We ask that You make them strong and resilient in the face of tremendous persecution. We ask that You make them bold as lions and harmless as doves as they declare Your kingdom in the earth in Laos, in Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • Oh dear Father, Jesus, please I pray for Your hedge of protection around these babes in Christ. Thank you for their boldness not to renounce You at the threat of jail. I pray for Your guidance and wisdom be given to the pastor in how to approach his next move. I also pray for the salvation of the officials who oppose You in this region. In Christ Amen
    Pat D - Canada
  • Abba please bless these pastors with wisdom and understanding as to how to be discrete in spreading Your kingdom.The satanic forces just open the doors wider for God's work to go forth with more power. Pray for revival in the land. May the light of Christ shine, bring healing and restoration in the land granting freedom to practice the new found faith
  • In JESUS name I pray for the threaten pastor.
    To be so bless to suffer as our LORD suffered.
    Truly you are a child of GOD.
    Eddie D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Thank you for the faith and boldness of this pastor and his congregation. Please shield them from attacks from authorities. Grant them increased faith in you, God and may their testimony of your faithfulness be a witness to those around them. You be glorified and give the increase to the power of trusting in you. USA Patsy
    Patricia S - USA
  • 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
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