Behind Sri Lanka's island beauty, there are some who want the nation to be purely Buddhist.
Behind Sri Lanka's island beauty, there are some who want the nation to be purely Buddhist.
Oct. 31, 2019 | Sri Lanka

Villagers Assault Christians

[237] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Christians assaulted by villagers.

A group of 10 villagers assaulted six Christians as they were on their way to church on Saturday, Sept. 21. The villagers beat the Christians with sticks, injuring five of them so badly that they required hospital stays. Police later arrested two of the assailants, and they appeared before a judge the following day. The pastor of Berea Prayer House and his congregation have faced continuous harassment from the same group during the past year. Christians are allowed to practice their faith in majority-Buddhist Sri Lanka, but community members sometimes object to what they see as a foreign religion. Pray for this congregation as they determine how to respond.

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  • Please Lord, please grant these believers favor with their buddhist neighbors. Please draw these persecutors to Christ and I pray that these believers would be strengthened in their faith, encouraged, and provided for in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Father guide these believers letthere response b as is taught in your word and may their persecutors see their love and forgiveness and be changed in their own hearts and come to Christ through their witness thank you Father for what you can do. Nothing can stand against our God. In Jesus name I pray amen
    William S - USA
  • Lord I ask for ground that these believers may toil alongside You. I ask for conversations in which the hope and message of Jesus can reign supreme and be a witness to all in. I pray Lord for Your heart for peace in goodness to follow through. I ask for strength as they are persecuted and struck down. I pray for Your peace to guard their hearts.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord I beseech you by thy great mercies let the gospel light shine thru, youcame a light into the world that those that shut in gross darkness may see light.I implore in behalf of those blinded by Satan May see the light of Jesus. And accept the glorious light of day and seek you while you may be found, father do open blind eyes nd let them see
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • O Lord of hosts, we lift up Your name in Sri Lanka. We pray for Your peace and grace over the attackers and government who do harm to our fellow believers at Berea Prayer House and the surrounding communities. We ask that You give the strength, comfort, and wisdom in dealing with their neighbors so that You would be glorified, Lord Jesus. AMEN.
    Sirian T - USA
  • Father let these believers conduct themselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let them in no way be alarmed by their opponents. Let them know Christ and the power of His resurrection as they share in His suffering. Let the peace of Christ rule in their hearts. Let them not quench the Spirit. Let them be content.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Lord,
    I pray that You would make Your will amazingly clear to the Christians facing persecution in Sri Lanka. Show them how to respond in a way that points all eyes to You. Give them Your grace and healing. Cover them with Your love, peace, courage and joy. May they rejoice in knowing the treasures You have for them.
    In Jesus' name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Help our brothers and sisters heal their wounds and remain steadfast.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Thank You that the government allows Christians to worship in Sri Lanka even though individuals would seek to hinder them. We pray for those Christians who have been injured. As You heal them, give them a spirit of forgiveness toward their attackers, and draw those very ones into Your kingdom despite of their hostility to You and to Your people.
    Toni D - USA
  • Please Lord I pray that the rest of the attackers are brought to legal justice and repent and come to You for salvation. I pray that these precious believers are encouraged and respond in the way that You want them to. In the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear Lord, we pray for the assaulted Christians that you will give them wisdom on how to respond to the assaults. We pray the Buddhists let go of their anger towards Christians and they too accept the one true God, you dear Lord in Jesus name amen.
    Connie V - USA
  • "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.' I ask for the complete healing of those who were beaten and that through this suffering and their godly response others will also be drawn to Jesus. Use this incident for their good and Your glory. I ask in Jesus's name.
    Karen K - USA
  • Father, continue to heal the assaulted believers both physically and emotionally. Help them to forgive and even love their enemies. Please protect them. Give them wisdom in how to live under these circumstances and how to respond to what happened. May the believers in Sri Lanka be a light in a dark place and may many come to Jesus through them. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father please give wisdom to these believers in how to respond. May those who hurt them be convicted of their sin and repent.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • King Jesus, we ask for swift complete healing for especially those five that had to be in hospital. And for all, heal their wounds physical, emotional, mental & even spiritual. I pray for a loving response, as You tell us to love our enemies & bless those that persecute us. Let Your love through them be such a witness that all opposers come to faith.
    Helen O - USA
  • Lord, I pray that these Christians would forgive and show kindness to their enemies. I pray that they would be bold in their witness and faithful to you and to each other. I ask that your Holy Spirit would convict the hearts of those who oppose them and make them to be at peace with those they have persecuted. Comfort and strengthen Your people.
    Cheryl W - USA
  • Dear Lord, as we lift up our Christian brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka, we ask the Holy Spirit to descend upon them to give them wisdom to reach those who follow Buddhism to understand that Jesus Christ is the way, truth and life and the only way to gain eternal life in heaven. Please protect them as they proclaim Your gospel. In Your Name we pray!
    Donna H - USA
  • Father I pray that you grant wisdom to this congregation and its leaders as they respond to assaults by community members. I pray that they authorities will uphold religious freedom and the police will be on the side of justice.
    Sola O - Nigeria
  • May the Lord protect you give each of you wisdom and strength to endure the pains inflicted upon. You.
    Teresa M - USA
  • May God bless you with spiritual wisdom and understanding. May He strengthen you with all His glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy and may God change the hearts of your leaders that you may worship in freedom and peace. Lord, help them forgive and to respond in love.
    Dennis T - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Sri Lankan believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give them wisdom in responding to their challenges. Open the hearts of many around them to You. Bring peace to their land. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, we give thanks for these faithful servants in Berea Prayer House. We hear the words of Micah 6:8 "He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." May the Holy Spirit direct each heart and action of these beloved Christians, breaking darkness
    Peg B - USA
  • Lord I ask that those responsible would be held accountable for their assaults on your people and that they would cease from it but i also ask that you enable your people to forgive and love them and to continue to seek first your kingdom and be a light for the blind there give the church body strength and encouragement and may their numbers increase
    Dean B - USA
  • May a righteous testimony go forth in this community. May the aroma of Christ result in death to death or in Life to Life according to their heart choices. Reveal the only remedy for this situation which is, Christ high and lifted up as we bow before you and Your amazing grace offered to mankind. Soften hearts so no bitterness takes root to defile.
    Madeline W - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these believers & all those in the area: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give them wisdom in responding to those around them. Open the hearts of their neighbors to You. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • YAHUVEH GOD AND YAHUSHUA we are praying for YOUR HOLY WIND OF REVIVAL to fill Berea House, All Sri Lanka, and even globally. Please give us all YOUR children the relief of pain and Great Grace and Power like in the Book of Acts. Persecution will only spread YOUR HOLY GOSPEL more powerfully. Please fill us to overflowing with YOUR RUACH HA KODESH amen
    David B - USA
  • Father: Please give these dear believers wisdom in knowing how to respond to those who assault them. May they show forth the love of Jesus. Please bring healing to those who are hurting. Bring salvation to those who are in spiritual darkness. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • Jesus, I pray that you will cause the witness of this church to change the attitudes of those in their communities so that it will lead many to you, especially leaders in the community. I pray that the congregation will know how best to respond after what has happened as they seek your guidance. May you strengthen each individual.
    Paula L - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this congregation: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give them wisdom in responding to those around them. Open the hearts of those people to You. May the Church stand strong. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Loving Lord, please be with Christians in Sri Lanka. Keep them safe from persecution and bring them ways to respond to what has already happened to them. May Christianity not be seen as a foreign religion and many more people come to know You as the Way, the Truth and the Life. In the mighty and powerful name of Jesus. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
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