Saisha is grieving the loss of her husband.
Saisha is grieving the loss of her husband.
Oct. 17, 2019 | India

Pastor Beheaded by Radical Communists

[495] prayers in [25] nations have been posted for Saisha and her children.

Members of India’s Naxalite political group have killed another evangelist in India’s Odisha state. Pastor Saanvi had shared the gospel in villages near his home for the past six years as a bi-vocational minister, even planting house churches in two of the villages. Though members of the local Naxalite group, who subscribe to a Marxist-Leninist political philosophy, had repeatedly warned him to stop his ministry work, he continued to tell his neighbors about Jesus. Then, one evening, the Naxalites appeared at Saanvi’s door and asked him to accompany them. Sensing something was wrong, his wife, Saisha, followed at a distance, carrying their two children. When she saw her husband tied to a tree, she began pleading with them to let Saanvi go. Instead, however, they beheaded him in front of her and their children. Please pray for this young woman, who is grieving the loss of her husband.

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  • Father, please comfort this family as they overcome the death of their dad and husband. Reassure them that they will be able to share life together in the next age. Please surround them with love and help from members of their community. Stop the work of the adversary and allow your love to shine through their eyes in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Dear God, May Saanvi rest in peace.I pray that Saisha and her loved ones are healing from this trauma.Please help her in powerful ways as she raises her kids as a single mother.God, pls help this family. I pray for them in their hurting+fear+everything else.Pls turn the men who did this to love+protect others until then.Thank you.In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Our Father, please help Saisha and her children. Please comfort them and meet their needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father God I commitSaisha and her children to your embrace, grant inner healing and strength, the encrusting pain she is enduring is in bearable. Holy Father you are help of the helpless, she does not know what to do, but let her lean on your everlasting strong arm, God pity those heathen who has done such cruel act, if only they kno the love of God
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Oh dear heavenly Father! It's been months since my dear sister & her children have had to see the most horrible thing & I pray that my dear sister can still love & trust you & that you heal her pain & protect her children from growing to hate. Heal them LORD & give them Your help in forgiving & loving. Save the very men that did this! Protect her, Amen
    Caroline O - USA
  • Lord I am angry with You at the killing of this man. I am sad for Saisha and for their children. I am hurt for her loss and for the position she is in now. I ask for provision and hope and comfort and all her needs to be met. I ask for courage and people to be alongside her to help in this time of trouble and grief. I ask for justice and Your glory
    Joy H - USA
  • Help Saisha and her children forgive and find justice for her husband.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Heavenly Father, only You can provide the comfort my sister Saisha needs right now. And her children. Please be with them in a mighty way: comfort, protect, guide, provide for, strengthen them, please, in Jesus' Name. May brothers and sisters in Christ be there for them. Please protect Your people; may they stand fast till the end. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father God comfort Saisha as she grieves the loss of her pastor husband saanvi and comfort her children and bless her with peace and her two children as they go through many seasons without her husband , bless her home, may the Holy Spirit continue to strengthen her and her two children in Jesus name Amen
    April B - USA
  • O Father, we pray for our sister Saisha and her children. Comfort them in their grief. Raise up believers to come to their aid, to be a family to them. You are their Protector and Provider, and we ask You to heal their hearts,to defend them against the attacks of the evil one and from the attacks of those who are hostile toward them. Be their shield.
    Toni D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    I know I cannot comprehend the pain and grief this young day is experiencing, but You do. Give them Your grace in this time. Pour out Your comfort and provide for them. Erase those horrible moments from their minds and give them the good times to remember. Cover them with Your wings.
    In Jesus' name I pray, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    I know I cannot comprehend the pain and grief this young day is experiencing, but You do. Give them Your grace in this time. Pour out Your comfort and provide for them. Erase those horrible moments from their minds and give them the good times to remember. Cover them with Your wings.
    In Jesus' name I pray, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Please Lord please cause these murderers to be brought to legal justice. I pray that they would be grieved by there sin and repent. Please bless this precious family and abundantly provide for them in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear Lord, we bring Saisha and her children into the presence of You. Thank You for the life of Saanvi and the ministry You gave to him, may it bear much fruit! Comfort his wife Saisha & their children, surround her with in love and shield her under Your wing. Pour out Your Spirit in her and support her thru others as well. Exchange loss with life!
    Peg B - USA
  • Father God, have mercy on Saanvi's persecutors and save their souls. Use this heinous crime to open the eyes of the lost and Glorify yourself Lord. Oh Holy Spirit of God convict them of their sins and bring them to the saving grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Protect and provide Lord for Saanvi's family. In Jesus Name Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Father, I can't imagine the heartbreak of this young woman and her children. Please heal them and provide for them. I pray for their protection. In Jesus Name, amen
    Debbie M - USA
  • Heavenly Father,
    Only you can heal the broken heart of your precious daughter. Please grant her comfort, peace, courage, strength. Father you are the husband to the widow and Father to the fatherless.
    Grace V - USA
  • Father, I pray that as you hold Saisha in your arms that she will know your love and concern for her daily as she strives to serve you and share who you are with her children. May she grow through this grieve in her love for you and share with her children how wonderful our God is and that His ways are righteous.
    Paula L - USA
  • Lord help Pastor Saanvi's wife and children as they grieve. Heal their hearts and provide for them. May the church surround them with love and support. May they forgive and pray. Praying for Your church in India that it will grow and that many in darkness will find true hope in the Lord Jesus. Praying for the Naxalites' repentance and salvation
    margaret m - USA
  • Saisha, take heart, soon our God will avenge the blood of His people. May God's comfort hold you and your children close, in Jesus' name. Amen.
    Iloni S - USA
  • Oh Father, I lift my sister up to you and her children. Father, comfort her in this time of terrible grief. Wrap your arms around her and help her to feel your presence. Lord, help her forgive those who have done this. Provide for her and her children. Erase the horrible image from their mind. Speak peace to their hearts. strengthen her, save the lost.
    polly c - USA
  • PRECIOUS YAH YOU know I've suffered great loss too like Saisha. I learned we need YOUR SWEET SPIRIT AND ANOINTING OF YOUR HOLY SPIRIT to go on and do what we are called. It's impossible in our own frailty and flesh. Therefore I am praying for YOU to give Saisha and her child and YOUR children who need it Comfort Strength Might The Relief of Pain amen
    David B - USA
  • Dear heavenly father, I pray for this woman Saisha and her children after the tragic death of a husband and father at the hands of evil men who without conscious of remorse murdered this Godly man. Please give the family a peace in the midst of this storm in their lives. I know offenses will come, but according to your word, there are consequences too
    Daniel W - USA
  • My Lord Jesus, Hold this widow and her children in the palm of Your hand and keep them near to the heart of God. Comfort them and make a way for them while they are in this world and not of this world. You are the way maker.Make them to realize that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against the powers of darkness of this world.
    David C - USA
  • Praying for you dear sister Saisha, May God give you the courage to face this situation and bless your children. Days are evil, only God can protect us!
    Gracy J - USA
  • Our Father provide Saisha the comfort that only you can give. Give her not the world's peace, but the peace of Jesus Christ. Surround her with other loving Christians to support and uphold her in this difficult time. Strengthen her faith and make your Holy Spirit a palpable presence in her and her children's lives. Amen
    Paul M - USA
  • Saisha and family. Praying for you all, for your healing, and for God's presence be known to you, that you are not alone! Lord, in your mercy, hear this prayer.
    Janet B - USA
  • Lord God, I have no words to even pray. This is so horrific, but I pray that You would hear the groans of my spirit. O God, please be with Saisha and her children-- help them to recover one day at a time. May Your peace invade them, Lord, in powerful ways that make no earthly sense. May they feel Your Presence guiding and strengthening them always!
    Amy G - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I pray that You would cleanse Saisha and her children's mind of this memory of the beheading. Free them to remember the joyful times with Saanvi and give them the support and encouragement they need to grieve this loss. Please provide for their physical needs and give them the faith to continue trusting You in their deep pain.
    Danielle H - USA
  • O Father in heaven, we grieve for the loss of Pastor Saanvi. We pray for Your mercy and grace for his widow, Saisha, and her fatherless children as they live in a hostile area of Odisha state in India. We ask that You use these moments of sorrow and horror to transform that society for Your glory, Lord Jesus. AMEN.
    Sirian T - USA
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