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

[216] prayers in [13] 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.

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  • 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
  • Dear Lord we pray for the Pastor of the Potter's House&for the entire congregation. Although they do not fit in with the norm of the village, help their light shine by giving&helping those in the village. Help the to take the Great Commission home to these people that they may come to know,accept&believe in Your Son Jesus and accept Him as Lord&Savior!
    Donna H - USA
  • Lord God,
    Heal this Pastors wounds & pain he is suffering from. Restore & heal his body and mind. Help him to forgive his attackers and show them the love of Christ. Continue to use him to be a blessing in the dark. Thank You for Your Light there in Sri Lanka. Do mighty miracles there. In Jesus name, Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray fr this Pastor & is members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ. Give the Pastor full recovery; bring his attackers to repentance. May his members grow in numbers & maturity. I pray these things for other challenged Pastors & churches.
    Lisa D - 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; may his attackers be brought to repentance. May his members grow in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - 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 full recovery; bring his attackers to repentance. May his members grow in numbers & maturity. May truth prevail. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Evil has a way of terrifying us and changing us. I ask that You would put a shield around this congregation and allow them to unite their hearts even more to serve You. Do not let them enemy to take possession of this community, Lord. And for these monks, I pray that You would heap burning coals of conviction on them and open their eyes!
    Patricia W - USA
  • I pray for continued protection and peace for those bring persecuted for their faith. I pray that those of us who live in a safer place right now will understand how blessed we are, but we could be persecuted someday so we need to lean on God more. He will give us the words to say when we need them. God is leaving us here for a reason.
    Cathy N - USA
  • Dear Jesus please build an invisible wall around your people and your church. May your Spirit move amongst the people who would harm our brothers and sisters to pierce their hearts and minds to move away from the church. Convict them to want to know more about you and believe. In Jesus Name Amen
    Virginia C - USA
  • Lord Almight have mercy upon us. When a religious froup know for being non violent attack a Christian pastor persecution is increasing. We thank you that no one appears to have been hurt. Make it possible for this church to continue in worship without more persecution. May the Potters House Church be respected in its community. In Jesus holy name, Amen
    Robert C - Canada
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this pastor & his members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give the pastor full recovery; bring his attackers to repentance. May his members grow in numbers & maturity. I pray these things for others area pastor & churches.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Blessed Father, thank you for protecting your Pastor. Lord of Heavens Army, May you assign your heavenly angels to minister and protect our beloved brother. Bless the Potters Church, May no weapon formed against prosper. May the church grow to embrace multitude of souls.
    In Jesus name, Amen.
    Randy S - USA
  • Lord break the spiritual darkness in that community. Reveal your truths to the people...even the monks.
    Clifford T - Canada
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