Buddhist monks demanded that the church in the village stop meeting.
Buddhist monks demanded that the church in the village stop meeting.
Mar. 05, 2020 | Sri Lanka

Buddhist Monks Lead Assault on Pastor

[218] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Attacked Christians.

On Sunday, Feb. 2, a group of Buddhist monks led a mob of 150 people to a house church in north central Sri Lanka. The mob demanded an end to the worship service and threated violence if it continued, but police allowed the Christians to continue the service. When the pastor went outside to speak with the monks and police after the service, the monks attempted to assault the pastor. They told him the village was a Buddhist village and Christian religious activities would not be tolerated. Although police protected the pastor from the mob, the officer in charge reprimanded him when he filed a police report. Later that afternoon, a group including three monks accosted the pastor, his family and eight others. They assaulted the pastor’s son and damaged the Christians’ vehicles. Three Christians were treated at a hospital afterward, and police arrested five people involved in the assault. The monks were not arrested.

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  • Gracious God, protect our persecuted brothers and sisters from the monks and villagers. Lord bless them with your peace and joy. Remind them of your great reward awaiting them in Heaven. Holy Spirit give them strength to continue the good fight. We pray for the salvation of the persecutors. Thank you Lord and ask all this in the precious name of Jesus
    Alvin A - USA
  • Gracious God, protect our persecuted brothers and sisters from the monks and villagers. Lord bless them with your peace and joy. Remind them of your great reward awaiting them in Heaven. Holy Spirit give them strength to continue the good fight. We pray for the salvation of the persecutors. Thank you Lord and ask all this in the precious name of Jesus
    Alvin A - USA
  • Dear God, Please allow these Christians to heal from this trauma and assault. Please let these places not be so hostile toward Christians - may love abound in the name of Christ. Please give these people hope and strength. Please bless these people and allow the church to flourish. Don't let fear rule these peoples' minds. Thank you. In Jesus'name,Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Open and Give Different hearts, minds, bodies, and souls to those of the the Buddhist monks, authorities, and others to You; Cause them to know that You are The Way, The Truth, and The Life, and to Truly Repent, Believe in, Follow, and Grow in You according to Your Will, In Thine Holy Name, Blood, and Stripes Lord Jesus, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Grant the Pastor, his family, and the Body of Christ in Sri Lanka Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, Complete Healing for their hearts, minds, bodies, and souls, Growth in You, Favor, Justice, Way to fellowship, minister, and spread Your Gospel to others and each other, and Blessed Assurance, In Thine Holy Name Lord Jesus, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift the Body of Christ in Sri Lanka up to You; The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, the Buddhist monks, authorities, and others from using anything against them. Thank You for Blessing the Body of Christ to endure persecution, being physically attacked, and property damage, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Our Father, you are our only help in this day as You were yesterday. Please help us and give the right words at the right hour. We know the agenda but without You help we are powerless like a newborn . Please help us. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father, speak to the hearts of these monks who are blinded by Satan. I pray your hand of protection on your children. Give the pastor wisdom in dealing with this situation. Speak to the hearts of all those involved. May your Spirit of conviction move upon those in need of you. Father, may your will be done. Guide your children.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord, please draw near to these Christian believers and heal and strengthen them after these assaults. Please help these monks to let people have their own thoughts about religion. Appear to them, O God, and awaken them to Your Truth. Lord, please help the church to remain strong in You and in love for one another. Thank you for being near always!!
    Amy G - USA
  • Blessed are you when men persecute you. That is what Jesus said. May this dear brother grasp the reality of those words. Encourage him to continue proclaiming Christ, and teaching his people to do the same. May their lives radiate Christ, and draw others to salvation through His death and resurrection on the Cross. Give them Your love for their enemies
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, please continue to strengthen Your people with Your grace and wisdom and courage. May they know how to respond to this assault, and may they walk forward in peace, knowing that You are ultimately in control. May these priests have hearts softened by You and become receptive to the gospel.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Jesus I pray that you would bring justice for this pastor and his family and that those who hurt them and their vehicles will be held responsible and be reprimanded.
    michele r - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Sri Lanka: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them.May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring their opponents, like Buddhist monks, to repentance. Give recently attacked Christians recover fully from trauma & keep growing. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Sri Lanka: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring their opponents like Buddhist monks to repentance. Help recently attacked believers recover from trauma & bring the attackers to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Sri Lanka: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Being Buddhist monks to repentance; open the hearts of others to You. May recently attacked Christians heal from trauma. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Holy Father, strengthen Your children who are facing persecution for believing in You in a hostile place. Help them to remain faithful as those around them wish to harm them. May Your Spirit be seen in powerful ways, and convict those who need You come to know You.Surround Your children with other believers who will encourage them,In Jesus' name,Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • LORD,
    Heal those assaulted by this violence. Heal there minds & bodies. Protect Your people and cover them all in Your love. Bring Justice quickly. May Jesus name continue to be preached no matter what. Give strength to Your people Lord. In Christ name, Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Dear God & Father I pray for believers in Sri Lanka L Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love committed to Christ. Bring their recent attackers to repentance. Bring full trauma recovery to the attacked believers. May believers in this land thrive. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Sri Lanka : Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the harts of their opponents to You; bring their recent attackers to repentance. Give recently attacked Christians hope & healing. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, redeem this situation for your glory. Protect, provide, and bring justice. May this assault only increase the boldness of the Christians in this village through the power of Your Spirit. Grant grace for forgiveness and opportunity to share the gospel with their enemies. God we claim this village and everyone in it for Your glory and salvation.
    Cheryl W - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank You for Your courageous servants in Sri Lanka, be glorified. We thank You for the police who protected and brought order in accordance with Your will. Open the eyes of the villagers to see peace thru the Christians & chaos thru Buddhist monks - reveal truth. Thwart activities of darkness & confound the liar. By Your grace, save many.
    Peg B - USA
  • Father God, I pray that you would encourage this congregation. Please protect them physically. Please protect them from fear and anger. Please help them to continue to live out a bold and loving faith in the face of all opposition. Draw their oppressors to you. Open their eyes to truth. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • Lord, TY our dear family was under YOur wing & that they remember that is where they will stay. May they be hidden in Christ. TY for complete continued healing for all. May their faith not be shaken, but only go a deeper place in You in Jesus' Name! Would You speak to the hearts of the persecutors. May they hear YOu calling & respond in JesusName
    Lisa T - USA
  • Abba Buddhism has infiltrated into every fiber of SriLankas society. The believers have paid heavy price during riots, govt has slaughtered many innocent mercilessly. Grant peace & strength to overcome the enemy of our soul. May the fear of judgment grip the hearts of monks cause sever distress to envy joy of believers in suffering.Father forgive them
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • The persecuted pastor can know the false God in this picture will be destroyed and has long been defeated.
    There is nothing to say about this other than what Jesus has already said.
    "It is finished".
    Amen.
    Bruce M - USA
  • Father God,
    Blessed are my brothers and sisters persecuted for Your kingdom and Your righteousness. Please comfort the injured Christians and heal them totally physically and emotionally. Please bring the monks to justice, conviction of their sin, repentance, and salvation. In Jesus' name, amen
    Debbie D - USA
  • Father I pray for strength for Christians in Sri Lanka. I ask that you help them in the face of constant persecution from Buddhist Monks and even government official. Lord, touch the heart of the monks to know you as Lord and Saviour. I pray for religious freedom to be effectively implemented in Sir Lanka.
    Sola O - Nigeria
  • Lord I lift up the son of the pastor who is experiencing this persecution firsthand and is wounded. I lift up those wounded and ask for healing and hope and peace. I pray that Your Word would comfort them and community would be around them as the body of Christ. Lord I pray for Your hope to be tangible and comforting. I pray for Jesus to reveal himself
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Sri Lanka: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage &guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring the Buddhist monks to repentance. Open the hearts of others surrounding to You. Give recently attacked Christians full trauma recovery. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I pray for the physical and spiritual well-being of the pastor and his congregation. May they not become weary in well doing but always abounding in the work of the Lord; knowing that their labor is never in vain in the Lord. I pray that You will heal any lingering adverse effects from this attack and show Yourself mighty in power and strength.
    Patrick V - USA
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