Villagers sometimes oppose Christians because they don't fit community norms.
Villagers sometimes oppose Christians because they don't fit community norms.
Oct. 10, 2019 | Sri Lanka

Buddhist Monk Assaults Pastor

[228] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Pastor of Potters House Church.

A Buddhist monk and about 10 other individuals forced their way into the Potters House Church in Dambulla on Aug. 7, 2019, and assaulted the pastor during a prayer meeting. After threatening to kill the pastor and demanding that he leave the village, the Buddhists began to hit him in the face, head and chest. A policeman arrived to stop the attack, and the pastor lodged a complaint against his attackers before seeking treatment at a hospital.

Write your own prayer for Pastor of Potters House Church

  • Father continue to bring healing to this pastor and members of his church. May Your word be living and real and spoken wherever they are. Please stop the work of the adversary in his work through the people, monks and others to stop the spread of your word. Give them justice and peace. May your word blossom through the believers here in Jesus name.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Dear God, May You also bless that policeman and those on the side of justice. Please also bless and help those in the hospital who took care of the pastor while he was injured. Thank You for these peoples' faith. Thank You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Dear God,Please change the hearts of those who assaulted this pastor so that he and others will be able to worship free from fear or assault. I hope that justice will be done in the name of this pastor, but not revenge.Please touch the pastor's heart and remove any trauma or anxiety. Please breathe healing into his body.Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Our Father, we ask Your help to heal the Pastor of Potters House chuch. After attack it might be hard to love our neighbours. Please strengthen Pastor in his faith and let Your peace and love dwell in his heart. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Thank you God for spearing their lives that no one died, to thee be all glory, also for the police intervention.I pray for justice for the church, and that the perpretrators wii be disclipline by the Authority. That they will learn to respect human rights. Strengthened the Christians and help them to be bold for your kingdom. Do open blind eyes
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father please bless this pastor and help him to remain faithful to you in spite of persecution in fact may he and his congregation grow stronger in their faith and share it with others many more would be won to the saving knowledge of Christ Jesus our lord in his name we pray amen
    William S - USA
  • Lord I ask for justice in this situation and for the attackers to receive just sentence. I pray against fear and I pray for courage and hope for this pastor. I pray for Your word and Your people to comfort him and bring him close to You. I ask for his heart to united with Yours and for hope to flood his soul, hope that is astounding and deep.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Lord, please be with the pastor of the Potters House Church in Dambulla after his persecution and assault by a Buddhist monk and other individuals. Please bring them dreams and visions of you that they will all come to know you as the Way, the Truth and the Life. That his complaint against his attackersd will be taken seriously. In Jesus name.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Father, thank you for the pastor, Potters House Church and the policeman who helped. Cause the hands that brought harm, to be raised to you in praise. Visit each offender in dreams revealing Christ as King. Heal this pastor & bless him - cause evil to flee. You have heard their prayers LORD. Let Dambulla reflect the light of Jesus in Sri Lanka
    Peg B - USA
  • Please Lord, I pray that the attackers are brought to legal justice. I pray for healing and peace for the pastor and congregation. I pray for them to have no fear and I pray for their attackers to come to know You in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Help Pastor of house church get well and the Buddhists who attack him to realized that this is not what the Buddha preaches.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Use this attack on the pastor to strengthen him and the Potters House Church. May they redouble their efforts to reach their families, friends and neighbors while they still have the relative freedom to do so. Grant courage to the pastor and may he demonstrate love toward his attackers while still pursuing justice. May this draw others to prayer .
    Toni D - USA
  • YAHUVEH GOD AND YAHUSHUA, I believe YOU are going to turn all of this around for YOUR GOOD. We pray that the brothers and sisters there at the Potters House will grow and increase with a greater measure of YOUR SWEET HOLY SPIRIT. YAHUSHUA I pray they will know YOU like they never have before. PRECIOUS YAH give them a new beginning in YAHUSHUA'S NAME
    David B - USA
  • Jesus, please heal this pastor and help him in the response he and his church will have towards those that persecute them. I pray that they will forgive and that this will be a light to those who oppose them. I pray that they will not fear their oppressors and that they will see them come to know you.
    Paula L - USA
  • Praying for the church in Sri Lanka, Lord. Help them resist the attacks of Satan. Help them to love and pray for those who are against them and cause harm. Pray the pastor will be healed and forgive his attackers. May they love and heap coals of kindness on them. Pray they may witness of the Way of the Savior and many will be saved and glory be to God!
    margaret m - USA
  • Father, I pray for the monks that did this. Lord, open their eyes to realize the truth. I pray you give this pastor wisdom and handling this. I pray you help him keep the right attitude and help him forgive those who hurt him. I pray you give the authorities knowledge and wisdom in taking care of this.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank you first of all that a policeman came to aid this Pastor during the prayer meeting. I pray for these Buddhist monks who attacked him, that your Holy Spirit will convict them of their wrong doing, but even more draw them out of their darkness into the glorious light the gospel provides. Continue to protect your servant. Amen
    BETTY F - Canada
  • Lord God, I thank You for protecting this pastor from further attack and pray that he would heal completely. Please allow justice to be served against the attackers, and may this be an opportunity for them to hear and accept Your gospel. Give him the courage and love to continue proclaiming You and serving in the midst of such opposition.
    Danielle H - USA
  • God, I come to you to intercede of behalf of my brother who was assaulted in Sri Lanka. I pray for complete healing, from the physical injuries incurred, but also, and more importantly, the psychological and spiritual injuries inflicted. I pray this attack will not deter this pastor, but that it will embolden him to an even greater passion for the lost
    Curtis M - USA
  • Dear Lord
    I pray for the pastor and congregation of the Potter's House Church. Satan is trying to stop them because they have been a witness for You; may they only grow stronger from this persucution. Heal the pastor and guide him in what he should do. May those who did this violence have their hearts softened and come to know You.
    In Jesus' name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, forgive this Buddhist monk and the other individuals who assaulted the pastor, they know not what they are doing. Help our brother to not become bitter or to exact revenge against his attacker's. Instead, may he pray for those who persecute and abuse him. Provide healing for any residual spiritual, emotional or physical effects from the attack.
    Patrick V - 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
  • "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you." (Matthew 5:11-12) May the LORD of hosts comfort you and give you peace in your current afflictions.
    KUM-SUNG W - USA
  • Father, I thank You for Potters House Church. Thank You for making them a brave bunch of believers, faith-filled firestarters, in Jesus name. May Your fire cleanse the area from sin. Pastor, be healed! I pray for boldness for you to remain standing after overcoming all. Amen.
    Sindre Hellenes G - Norway
  • Pastor, please be healed in Jesus name Amen, God will surely fight your battle in Jesus name Amen!
    Ifesinachi O - Nigeria
  • Dear Father, please help this pastor. Heal him of his wounds. Help him to recover quickly. Help him mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as well as physically. I pray that he will have the strength to continue preaching and ministering to others. Help his family. Help them to forgive the ones who hurt him.
    Holly L - 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 this Pastor full recovery; bring his attackers to repentance. May his members multiply & grow in faith. Bring peace to this region. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Bring judgment to these attackers and when they are in jail, may they come to Christ. Turn them from darkness to light, from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Jesus.
    Laura N - USA
  • AND LOVE , !! TOUCH THE HEARTS OF THE BUDDHIST MONKS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS,! OPEN THERE EYES LORD ALLOW THEM TO SEE THE TRUTH !!! HAVE THEM REPENT FOR THESE ATTACKS UPON THE PASTOR !!! HAVE THEM COME TO ACCEPT CHRIST AS THERE SAVIOUR AND LORD !!! IN YOUR NAME MASTER JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH AMEN!!
    Terrell A - USA
  • MIGHTY AND HOLY GOD ! YOU ARE AN EXTRAORDINARY GOD! FATHER I PRAY YOU BRING YOUR PEACE UPON ,THE MEN AND WOMEN OF SRI LANKA ! PEACE BE STILL !UPON MY CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS ! COVER THE MEMBERS OF THE POTTERS HOUSE CHURCH IN DAMBULLA ! PROTECT THEM MIGHTY GOD ,PROTECT AND COVER THE PASTOR OF THE POTTERS HOUSE CHURCH ! GIVE YOUR PEACE !!
    Terrell A - USA
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