A growing number of people in the community are turning to Christ.
A growing number of people in the community are turning to Christ.
Nov. 07, 2019 | Laos

Police Fear Growth of Christianity

[218] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Lao Believers.

Police in a province near the border with Thailand have become so concerned about the number of people converting to Christianity that they have forbidden worship and asked Christians to renounce their faith. On Sept. 24, police interrupted a worship service in a Prai tribal village and warned the believers that they would be arrested if they did not stop holding services. The police told them too many people are becoming Christians and they do not want others to accept the religion. They also said they think Americans are using Christianity to control Laotians. VOM contacts who met with the church leaders reported that the leaders and most of the believers are prepared to stand firm in their faith. Pray that Christians in this area will stay strong, and pray that police will stop harassing them.

Write your own prayer for Lao Believers

  • Blessed Father of Heavens Army, thank you for pouring your spirit on the people of Lao. I praise you Lord for Christianity flourishing. Keep our brothers and sisters strong in you. Protect from the evil one. We lift up the name of Jesus in that town.
    In Jesus name, Amen.
    Randy S - USA
  • Father, thank you that the Lao believers have chosen to continue to trust Jesus. Please give them wisdom in how to best deal with this situation. May those in authority have their minds changed and recognize the benefit the followers of Jesus are to the community. Continue to grow the church in faith and numbers. Protect them. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, in the power of Your Name, break through this darkened reasoning and touch the policemen's lives to show them the truth of Your Word. Strengthen the Laotian Christians; they are so oppressed. May their witness show the world Who You are. Amen.
    Lana C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Lao believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts of police & other authorities to You. May they see the positive influence of Christians & stop harassing them. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father please fill these believers with your Spirit. May they remain walking with you through these persecutions. Please turn the hearts of those who are persecuting them to repentance and truth.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Oh God Our Righteousness, where man plans to destroy, you build up one hundred fold. I pray as the police try to stop conversions, 1000s of more Laotians come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Joan B - USA
  • Father God, please guide and protect the believers in Laos. Keep them safe, and may your gospel continue to powerfully spread throughout the land drawing many to faith in Jesus Christ. I pray that even the police will know of your love and power. Cover these precious brothers and sisters with your protection and provide for their needs. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Thank you God for these believers. Please Lord divinely protect them and their families. Let you be glorified and your followers multiplied by your divine protection and comfort of these Christians and families and kids and missionaries living while surrounded by hate and persecution. Reinforce these peoples Faith and Peace
    James B - USA
  • Lord, please strengthen the faith and commitment of these Laotians so they can remain firm and steadfast in Your love and grace. Please cause the police to change their hearts and minds, and to realize they need You. Grant these leaders endurance, courage, wisdom, and love for their enemies. May their forgiveness of wrongs be a strong witness for You
    Beth P - USA
  • Dear Father, I pray for believers in Lao that you will help them to stay strong. Help them not to give up but to keep trusting you. I pray that even more people will come to you and give their lives to you. Keep the police away so they will stop harassing the people. I pray that even the police will surrender to you. Amen.
    Holly L - USA
  • Thank you Lord for the growth of new christians in this area. Father I ask for strength for these leaders to stand strong in their faith despite the adversity and persecution that they may experience in the future, pour out your Mighty Holy Spirit upon your church in Laos that many will turn to faith in Christ including the government authorities.
    Marian P - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Lao believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts of police & other officials to You; may they allow believers to practice their faith without harassment & in freedom.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, thank you for the faith in Laos. Please continue to expand it and set them as a city on a hill. Keep them strong in their faith and permit the police to stop harassing them, please God.
    emily g - USA
  • Lord, build Your church! Shepherd Your sheep! Fight for them, and may the battle be the Lord's! Stop this harassment by the police, in Jesus' name. Lord, we pray that even these would be converted. Thank You that they can be cleansed by our precious Jesus, Who washed us from our sins with His own blood. We praise You, Lord! Call forth laborers...
    Amy N - USA
  • Heavenly Father, these children of yours are being threatened and told to give up their faith that You have given them. They are standing firm, please continue to strengthen and encourage them. Let those who are against You see your love and forgiveness through them. In your name, Amen.
    Cindy T - USA
  • Dear Lord we pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Laos and Thailand. We ask that You stand with them so that they may freely be able to proclaim their faith without persecution. Because You Can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Please help us to persuade the government officials that Jesus is the only way to salvation! Amen!!!!
    Donna H - USA
  • Abba! You, the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, tells us, in repentance and rest is our salvation, in quietness and in trust is your strength my Laos brethren. By the power of the Holy Spirit may you desire the gifts of God. For the Lord thy God is fighting for you. Repent, rest, be quiet before the Lord and trust. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Lord, you have blessed this community with faith and courage. Please show the police that your children are not to be feared and cool their anger. Soften their hearts and increase the number of believers. Please, Lord, bring in the full number. I pray that you spare the green and take the ripe and that your will be done forever and always. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Please Lord protect the people of prai. They risk everything to hear your word. These are true Christians being persecuted for following you.
    Leander K - USA
  • Thank you Lord for the growth of new christians in this area. Father I ask for strength for these leaders to stand strong in their faith despite the adversity and persecution that they may experience in the future. I pray for the local authority to stop harassing them in the mighty name of Jesus. All this in his name Amen
    Jackie S - USA
  • Father I pray for the Christians in this part of Laos that you strengthen their faith. Give them the wisdom and courage to be able to stand despite the opposition they face from the authorities. I pray that the police authorities in this area will have a change of heart and will stop harassing the people.
    Sola O - Nigeria
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Lao believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts of police & other officials to You. May believers stand strong & police stop harassing them. May freedom prevail. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, let these Laotians be glad, as when they are persecuted, they shall know that the evil one wants to stop the power of their prayers. Be of good cheer, the Lord Jesus is with you! Amen
    Tony d - Philippines
  • Lord, Help our Lao brothers and sisters in Christ stand firm in their faith. Help them feel God's presence with them. Help them pray for the local police for their salvation. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His Word & Spirit. Love, friends at Rothsay, MN USA
    Wendell W - USA
  • Stay strong the Lord is with you!
    Teresa M - USA
  • Lord I praise you that my brethren are ready to stand firm in their faith even as they lay down their lives as living sacrifices. Bless them spiritually, physically and emotionally. Fill their hearts with love for their enemies so they can shine your light be showing them that they are Christians by their love.
    Laura C - USA
  • Father, may your children live in ways that always honor and please You, and may their lives produce every kind of good fruit so that the authorities realize they have nothing to fear. We also pray that You strengthen them with all Your glorious power so they will have all the endurance and patience they need. May their love be evident to all.
    Dennis T - USA
  • Dear heavenly father, you are allowing the testing of faith of those in Laos. Please make them strong and may their stance witness to unbelievers and stir their hearts. I pray that many more will become Christians including local leaders and police. Please bind the harassment. I pray for your light to shine in Laos
    Laurie P - USA
  • Lord God,
    Come in and STAND with these brothers and sisters in Christ. Be there Mighty vindicator in there time of need. Give them courage and strength for the trails and tribulations they are up against. Fight for them when they are too weak. Give them all strength. May there hope and faith never die. Speak to these officers, may they see the light.
    Deidre S - USA
  • Father, it is so encouraging to hear of so many coming to Christ. I pray that that awakening will continue and that you will strengthen the church there that they can withstand the persecution that they are facing. Please be glorified through their witness and turn the hearts of their attackers to you also. Help them to be strong in Christ & truth.
    Vicki W - USA
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