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

[324] 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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  • Dear God, Please reach out and do something amazing for these people.Hear their cries and act when they are troubled.Pls keep them as safe and free as possible. I pray that these people can remain in the joy of Christ, and that others-including persecutors-will see this joy and turn to You.Please don't let their work be in vain.ThankyouInJesus'nameAmen
    Rae M - USA
  • Our Father,thank You for brothers and sisters in Laos.There are still some old regime left in Laos and Christians seems to be easy target.But they do not realize that we pray.Please Father, fight this battle and let us be once agen on the side of the Winner. Let this Pastor live and work for You. Please meet his needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Thank you Father for this pastors courage to trust you and not be intimidated by the authorities. Please protect him and his congregation as they worship you. And may their numbers grow as others come to see the love of Christ envious people. I praise your holy name oh God for nothing can stop you you you have open the door that no man can close amen
    William S - USA
  • Dear heavenly Father, please help my brothers and sisters to bring you all the glory no matter what happens. Protect their faith dear LORD. Even send your people to them that truly understand your word so that their faith can grow deeper as they really study your word deeply. Continue to grow their numbers even from among the persecutors. Amen!&Amen!
    Caroline O - USA
  • Lord I ask for a steadfastness and plantedness for this congregation. I pray that they would sink their roots deep into the truth of Jesus and refuse to let go. I pray they would make their hearts soft towards You and yet also remain planted. I pray against discouragement and hopelessness and ask for strength for them right now.
    Joy H - USA
  • Please Lord please end this intense persecution in Laos. I pray that the authorities and villagers would have great favor on Your people. I pray that many more would be added to their numbers. I pray that they would be encouraged and provided for in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear LORD, we thank you for this pastor and house church in Laos. We praise you for the growth and courage displayed by them. Holy Spirit direct their steps, may the word of God strengthen them daily. With each prayer uttered may peace grow. As they meditate on Your Word, may the Holy Spirit inspire & abound. Soften authorities' hearts for Christ
    Peg B - USA
  • Father, we pray while giving thanks to you for supplying your servants here on earth with the strength and courage required to fulfill your will. Continue to equip us with a courageous display of tenacious faith, in JESUS NAME AMEN.
    anthony c - USA
  • Thank You , Father for the faith and courage of our brother who is willing to stand up to the authorities telling them he is willing to go to jail rather than sign a document agreeing to cease worship in his home. Bless him and his family, and continue to use them to build Your kingdom in this village. May it be an inspiration to the other Christians.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, I pray for this pastor and his congregation. I pray you continue to strengthen them and give them wisdom in dealing with this situation. I pray they feel your peace and joy as they continue to serve you. I pray for those who are opposing your work. I pray you open their eyes to the truth. Open the eyes of the villagers, the police, all involved
    polly c - USA
  • 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
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • 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
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