Buddhist monks have a lot of power and influence in Sri Lanka.
Buddhist monks have a lot of power and influence in Sri Lanka.
Feb. 06, 2020 | Sri Lanka

Buddhist Monks Threaten Christian Gathering

[332] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Threatened Christians.

In December, 15 Buddhist monks and 35 community members descended on a church in Nivithigala, in southeastern Sri Lanka, to confront a group of Christians who had gathered for Bible study. They threatened the Christians and demanded that the pastor stop conducting worship services in the area. They also demanded that the church remove any banners or other materials with Bible verses from the church and told the pastor he could not invite outsiders to the village. The mob threatened to return the following Sunday if the pastor did not comply.

Write your own prayer for Threatened Christians

  • Dear God, I pray for wisdom, strength, and comfort for these threatened Christians. Please help them as they grapple with this problem. I also pray that those who persecute these Christians may come to know Christ and be healed. Please help these people, and work through this situation. Please. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Lord of all, please bless the Christians in Sri Lanka in their desire to meet and worship you.
    I pray you will foil the plans of satan and those that perpetuate his evil deeds.Please give our brothers and sisters boldness, peace and courage as they continue to stand in the face of danger and please take away any fear.
    Lynette L - USA
  • Our Father, please help our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    Thank you for the church in Sri Lanka!
    Please strengthen Your believers there and fill them with Your love for those trapped in Buddhism. Save those very monks dear Father! Turn the whole region around to serve You joyously! Get all the praise and all the glory! Let the entire region ring with songs of praise to You! Amen & amen!!
    Caroline O - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I do pray that You would grant this pastor, and all those in his congregation, wisdom and courage to respond to this threat. May they proclaim Your love and demonstrate that they see obedience to You as the most important thing. Please use them to proclaim Your gospel and may many hearts be drawn to You as a result.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father God i lift up all our Persecuted Brothers and Sisters in prayer. I plead the Blood of Jesus upon their lives and i pray that no weapon formed against them shall prosper in Jesus mighty name i pray Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Your hands have long been on Sri Lanka, desirous to bring the gospel to these monks. May their eyes be opened to Your love and their hearts sensitive to Your Spirit. Give our brothers and sisters boldness to continue in worship, prayer, and proclamation of the gospel, for Your Word does not return empty but accomplishes Your will.
    Gina A - USA
  • Protect our brothers and sisters. Show these monks they are wrong and that their faith is supposed to be non violent.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please enable the Buddhist monks and the Christian people in Sri Lanka to come to an understanding with one another. Help the monks to understand that Christians want to live in love and peace, not threats and violence. I ask for this in Jesus' name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Lord I pray that you will save the Buddhist Monks, help them to come to the knowledge of the truth. I pray that you will give the Buddhist Monks a divine visitation Lord. Father give your people the freedom they need to worship you in peace. I pray your protection upon the Pastor and members as they worship you Lord. In Jesus mighty name. Amen
    Cassandra L - USA
  • Father God let those who face persecution be encouraged that you are with them in trials and tribulation. I pray for our brothers and sisters to focus on Jesus as their shield and pillar of strength. Let them experience your lovingkindness and grace in afflictions.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father, May Your children behidden in Christ. Holy Spirit would You blow away any fear. May the faith of Your people grow rock solid in Jesus; Name. We lift up the persecutors that they hear You calling to their hearts and may they turn to You. Continue Your constant work upon their hearts IJN. May the church be emboldened through this to shareIJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Lord I pray for these threaten Christians in Sri Lanka. May they grow ever stronger in their faith and experience of you in their individual lives in corporately as a church. Protect the pastors and leaders from harm. Grant salvation to the village leader ship and to these marks. As they are searching for a god may they find you, one true God
    Lori R - USA
  • Father, thank You that You r the God of miracles, that You can turn what the enemy means for bad into Your purposes. Give Your children Yourvision To see what You see and to grow into Your fulness IN and THROUGH every difficulty. You promised to be with those who love You (Isa 43:2) - make these ones more than conquerors (Rom 8:37) You are Faithful !
    Adele W - South Africa
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these threatened Christians: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May these Christians thrive, growing in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • "As you wait for that day, do your best to be pure and faultless in God's sight and to be at peace with him. Look on our Lord's patience...But continue to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Yeshua Christ. To him be the glory now and forever! Amen." 2 Peter 3:14-15, 18
    Day F - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray You would fill these threatened Christians with strength and peace. May people, even these monks who cause them trouble, be drawn to know the source of their joy. Send Your angels to stand around them in protection, just as You did for Elisha. Take away any fear and fill them to over flowing with Your love.
    In Jesus' name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, strengthen your children here in this region. Give them wisdom, guidance, and boldness. Give them love for those who oppose them. I pray you open the eyes of these monks. May they see the truth of the gospel. Deal with their hearts. Move in this situation.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these Threatened Christians: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & over, committed to Christ. Bring Buddhist months to repentance; open the hearts of the others in the community, to you. May these Christians thrive, growing in numbers & maturity. A
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, we pray for all threatened Christians when the enemy comes against them. Grant them the ability to radiate Your love and be at peace. Give them Your wisdom in each confrontation as how to best proceed and to come to a peaceful resolution if possible. May those who attack be overwhelmed by the love of believers and seek in time to know Jesus
    Gail M - USA
  • Dear Lord please bring deliverance and make a way for your church ,your word and your gospel through out the world ,also bring provision. In sirlanka and make a way in Jesus name amen
    Sherry S - USA
  • Holy Father, continue to hold Your children in Your hand as they face threats and persecution. Strengthen their faith. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these Threatened Christians: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May the threats stop, the church keep growing & may they find favor. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these Threatened Christians: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong& united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring Buddhist monks and community members to repentance. May their changed hearts enable the Church to grow in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these Threatened Christians: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring Buddhist monks and community members to repentance. May their changed hearts enable the Church to grow in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, please stop these men from harassing the church. O God, appear to them in dreams. May their eyes be opened that You are the One, true God. O God, please help this church as they seek just to meet together. Make a way for them. Confuse and confound their oppressors. Please encourage the church at this time, O God, and strengthen them in You!
    Amy G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray that you will intervene on behalf of these your dear children who are being threatened. Through this trial grant them grace to be strong and bold through your Holy Spirit. May those who oppose them see the glow of Jesus in their lives and desire that love in their own hearts. Bring glory to you thru this hardship. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Father, you see the threat that these Christians are under. Give them courage and wisdom in meeting and please keep them in your care. Please enable them to be a light of Christ to those that come against them. Let the threats only work to make them more resolute and to help them to grow in their faith and trust. Bless each and keep each one.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these Threatened Christians: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring Buddhist months & community members to repentance. May their changed hearts & lives enable the Church to grow in numbers & maturity. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Threatened Christians: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed. Open the hearts of Buddhist monks & others, to You. May they meet Christ. Let the threats end & the Church grow in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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