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

[240] 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

  • Holy Father, bless Your children who are being persecuted for their love for You. May those in the police force see their faithfulness to You and be persuaded to become believers, too. Give Your children strength and power, in Your name, to be brave and courageous. May other believers come to stand beside them at this time of trial. In Jesus' name
    Eli S - USA
  • Papa I ask by the power of Your Spirit that You would change the hearts & minds of the police so that they too can come to know Jesus as Lord & Savior. Until they turn to Jesus stop them from harassing the believers. Protect those that are Yours Abba. Lead & guide them by Your Spirit into Your wisdom knowledge & understanding. In Jesus name I ask Amen
    Lora K - USA
  • Lord I lift up my dear sisters & brothers in Laos. May their belief to stand firm in their faith be solidified in Jesus' Name! May they never regret turning to You! Minister Your grace & forgiveness for their persecutors. May the persecutors hear You calling to their hearts & have their eyes opened. May Your believers experience Your mighty wing..
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father I pray that my brothers and sisters in Laos would stand firm in the faith against persecution. Father I pray that they would show love and compassion to their persecutors, praying and blessing those that are trying to stop them from gathering. I pray that the police would stop the harassing and let them worship freely.
    Paul K - USA
  • Bless our brothers and sisters in Laos who are feeling pressure from the authorities to stop worshiping and evangelizing. Thank You that their hearts are Yours, and that they will stand strong against outside pressure. Use their consistent testimony to speak to the hearts of other villagers who watch them and even to the police who are harassing them.
    Toni D - USA
  • Praise God for the saints in Laos; that God will continue to strengthen them as the authorities oppose them; and, God, turn the hearts of the enemies to Jesus so they may have the joy of the saints in Laos. No greater joy can be had then to be a follower of our Lord and Savior.
    Meg K. P - USA
  • Please Lord please stop this horrible persecution in Laos. Please cause the authorities to look favorably on Your people and to be drawn to You, in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear Lord, we pray the Lao believers remain strong in their faith in you and that the police and government stop harassing them. We pray for the salvation of police, authorities and government officials. In Jesus name amen.
    Connie V - USA
  • Thank you, Father, for the growth of followers in Laos. Keep them strong in their faith and increase their intimacy with You. Save the persecutors who are blinded from experiencing Your love and presence.
    Dave B - USA
  • Abba Father, we lift up our Brothers and Sisters in Christ and ask for Your Holy Spirit to bring revival not only to the people but the police and government. We pray for protection and provision and ask that their witness will drive out false beliefs. In Jesus name we pray. Amen
    Bruce P - USA
  • Holy father see your children. Hear their cry. Rescue them according to your will holy father. In the power of the name of Jesus, above all names I pray. Amen so be it. 🌹
    Mark P - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the countless people coming to know You in Laos. I praise You that You know their stories and love them and are near to them and are rejoicing at their new relationship with You. I praise You that they are coming to Your goodness and I ask for more peace to reign in their hearts. I ask for courage for them to stand strong in You
    Joy H - 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 see the value of Christians in society & stop harassing them. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, please continue to provide faith, wisdom, and courage for church members. Soften the hearts of their persecutors so that they too might accept Jesus as their Savior and know love as never before. Help them to remember 1 Peter 4:14 and to continue to stand fast for Jesus.
    Betty A - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for the new Lao believers and their willingness to follow You despite persecution from the police. I pray that You would strengthen them to continue to stand strong in their faith, and that they would serve as witnesses of Your great faithfulness and power to save. May the police stop harassing them, and may they be known by their love.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray fr 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 see the value of Christianity for society & stop harassing Christians. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, may these believers be so close to You and knit together during these times and so gentle toward others that the fear others have subsides and the enemy is unable to use those lies against them. Instead may Your truth and marvelous gospel of light and love shine so that others are drawn to saving faith. In Jesus' Name.
    janie b - 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. Open the hearts of police & other officials to You; may they see the value of Christianity. May they stop harassing believers & respect religious freedom. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, it is so good to hear that so many people in Laos are converting to Christianity! I thank you for those who work to spread Your good news of hope to others! I pray for the Lao believers, that they will be encouraged in their faith, as others try to repress them. I pray that many more will come to know You through their courage & witness!
    Michelle D - USA
  • 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 officials to You; may they see the positive influence of these Christians & stop harassing them. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God, please help these Lao Believers to stay strong in their faith and to stand against all opposition and harassment. Give him courage and give them compassion for their persecutors. May the police & others see the truth through the church's testimony and devotion. Continue to move powerfully in this area, drawing more and more to you. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • Holy Father, thank You for those who are willing to be faithful to Jesus. I ask for the ones who have turned away, Please don't let go of them, but give them the courage they need to remain faithful even with their initial choice to leave. I ask that many more will see the faith and trust of these people and turn to Christ for forgiveness and life.
    Karen K - USA
  • 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
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