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

[480] prayers in [24] 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, 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
  • Father, may Your Holy Spirit comfort and console Saisha and children in their sorrow, grief and overwhelming loss. Heal Saisha's spirit, emotions and mind from having witnessed the horrific martyrdom of her faithful husband. I pray that other believers will love and support Saisha as she attempts to raise her children without their father's influence.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Our heavenly Father, I pray right now for the family of Pastor Saanvi. Strengthen his wife Lord as she goes through her grieving process and the loss of a husband for your Glory. comfort her and let her know that his death was not a loss it was a gain for kingdom building I pray right now that others will come alongside her and help suppor her Amen.
    notra s - USA
  • Lord, I pray for your comfort and peace for Saisha as she mourns for the loss of her husband. Lord I pray for her continual comfort and guidance as she continues to follow after you. Bless her and console her only as you can Lord. I pray for revival in this entire area and for new souls daily into your kingdom. Amen.
    Jonathan M - USA
  • Lord, I lift up my dear sister Saisha & her children. How unbelievable what they have endured! may they all receive Your comfort, strength, healing, forgiveness, & grace in abundant amounts. TY Holy Spirit for guiding them each day, each hour. May Your peace rest on them as they know Saanvi's death was not in vain. Speak hope to them in Jesus'Name
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father God, be with this woman and her children. Comfort her, provide for her and strengthen her faith in you that she may continue her her husband's place protected by your spirit.
    Judith E - USA
  • Dear Lord, I can not imagine such wickeness that these people have done. I know we must pray for Saisha and her children and care for them. I know it will take a long time for them to heal. Please protect them and surround them with your love. Please comfort them every day. Please let this man not die in vain. Please make peace there. Prudence
    Prudence L - USA
  • Holy Father, we weep with those who weep, and right now my heart is broken for the death, and trauma of witnessing his death, of Saanvi. As Saisha grieves hold her tightly in Your arms. Bring those who love You into her life to aid her, and comfort her with Your comfort. Let her know her husband's death was not in vain and they will meet again. Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • God, I have great respect for this Godly man who was willing to suffer martyrdom in service to you. I do now pray for his widow, and their children. Seeing her husband, their father, beheaded had to be unbelievably traumatic. I pray you would provide the comfort that can only come from you, and that you provide for their physical and spiritual needs.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Father, this young woman needs your comfort and wisdom to know how to raise her children. Thank you that you will provide all she needs abundantly. In Jesus name
    sue g - USA
  • Jesus, the God of all comfort, bring a peace over the souls of Saisha & her children. Lord I pray for provision for her & her children. I pray her faith, & of her children, will grow stronger each day. I pray in Your Mighty Name for justice for the murder of Pastor Saanvi. I pray for conviction, repentance, & salvation for all the Naxalite people.
    Patricia L - USA
  • Holy Spirit, comfort and wrap your arms around my sister and her children. Wrap your arms around the community. Holy Spirit I thank you for pouring your comfort and peace over her and for strengthening her faith and anchoring her even more so to You. I ask Lord, that you pour a double portion of courage and peace upon her and her family. In Jesus name.
    Shan H - USA
  • Father of heaven and earth, please help Saisha and her children as they grieve the loss of their loved one by this horrific act of violence and hatred. I ask you Father to bring the healing that only you can bring to Saisha and her children's hearts as they have been deeply wounded by this evil in their community. Please help this family in Jesus name.
    Phil M - USA
  • Oh sister! My heart grieves for you and your children. I am so sorry for this trauma. I pray that God would be your anchor and comfort in this time. I pray your heart would know his peace and love and that your children can sense it too!
    Stephanie S - Canada
  • Dear Lord bless this beautiful woman and her babies. May Pastor Saanvi be eternally blessed in heaven with you. I pray for all he touched through his ministries that you will strengthen their faith. I pray that you will strengthen Saisha's faith too, and help her to raise her children so that they love and trust you.
    In Jesus name, Amen. Matt.5: 10-12
    Eva S - USA
  • Precious sister in Christ Saisha I pray that the Lord God we both love and serve would be your source of comfort during your time of grief and distress. May you feel His presence always and depend on Him for your every need. I pray you have His peace in the days ahead and that He would provide for your every need.
    Terri C - USA
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