Phiarune and his wife, Lai, paid a heavy price after they became believers.
Phiarune and his wife, Lai, paid a heavy price after they became believers.
May. 21, 2020 | Laos

Young Couple Become Non-Citizens

[209] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Phiarune and Lai.

A young couple who placed their faith in Christ less than six months ago have already paid a heavy price. Shortly after Phiarune and his wife, Lai, became Christians, they moved in with Lai’s parents. But her parents disapproved of their new practices, including their prayers before dinner. And when local police surveyed village residents, documenting the number of Christians, Phiarune’s father told them he didn’t want his daughter and son-in-law included in his family registration booklet, which serves as a passport combined with a social security card for the family unit. Phiarune, Lai and their young son had to move out of the house. Pray that they will get their own family registration booklet and be officially recognized by the government so they can obtain work, education and social services.

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  • Heavenly Father,
    I pray for this young family for strength, perseverance and wisdom. I pray that you would allow them to receive a registration book. I pray for your provision for a home, work and assistance. Father, in your Word it says you would supply all our needs according to your riches in glory, we stand on your Word. In Jesus name we pray.
    Robin S - USA
  • Oh most Holy Heavenly Father. My heart breaks to hear about this couple who just put their faith in you!!! I know you would say to them "Your faith, is beautiful" and I whole-heartily agree!! It seems incomprehensible that such faith would be scorned by their very own family. I pray Your richest favor and blessings upon them Lord God. In Jesus Name
    Sam C - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on our faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Father God be with this couple and give them favor and provide their needs. Give them strength to go forward no matter what they face. Protect them and shield them with your mighty hand in Jesus mighty name Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Father, you have promised you would provide for your children if we seek you and your kingdom first. I pray you would remind Lai and his wife of this. I know you are able to do all things. I place this young couple in your hands and ask you to work a miracle. I pray for their families, open their eyes to the truth of your love. Lord, please move.
    polly c - USA
  • Thank you dear Lord for these young believers for not denouncing their faith in order to make their lives "easier'. Help them to stay strong in their faith and to enlighten others with the gospel. Help many other young people to choose Christ as their Lord and Savior. Help them to follow You with all their heart and be on fire with Your Word. Amen!
    Donna H - USA
  • Lord, I lift up to you Phiarune and Lai. Thank you for bringing them to Yourself, and I pray that You would give them comfort in knowing that they are being persecuted for Your name's sake. I pray that You would give them Your strength, and provide for all their needs.
    In Your Son's Name,
    Amen
    Hosaena C - USA
  • Lord Jesus, You told us that if we wanted to follow You we needed to forsake earthly relationships in order to love You without reservation. Phiarune and Lai have done this, so we ask You to be their all in all. Miraculously provide their own family registration booklet so they can be recognized by the government and receive the services they need.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I pray for this young couple, that they would continue to walk forward in unity with one another, strengthening and giving to the other in this trial. May they be able to obtain a registration booklet and see Your physical provision as they look for work. Please give them Your love for their family members, even in the face of this hurt.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, may my sister & brother never look back, never have any regrets. May they see the mighty shadow of YOur wing over them. TY that YOu have provided for all their needs acc to Your riches in Christ Jesus. May their faith be rock solid after having been refined in the fire. May they be a blessing to many & receive a blessing in Jesus' Name!
    Lisa T - USA
  • Phiarune and Lai, may our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ bless you and protect you. I pray that you both will feel His love and presence in extra measure, and that you will feel the love of all your Christian brothers and sisters praying for you from around the world. Stay strong in your faith my friends and continue to walk with Jesus!
    David B - USA
  • Father, whether or not Phiarune and Lia are able to obtain their own registration booklet and be recognized by the government, they are registered and recognized by You as faithful followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. I praise You for their dedication and pray that by Your providence You will make a way for them to acquire the necessary documentation.
    Patrick V - USA
  • God, I pray for this young family, that they will be allowed to get their own family registration booklet, and be allowed to find work, obtain an education, and benefit from any social services. However, my main request is that they not give in to any temptations to return to their old lives to receive fleeting benefits. I pray for their endurance.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Father God, I pray that you would provide every thing that Phiarune and Lai need to be safe and have a home and income. I pray that you would glorify yourself in their lives and others would be drawn to Jesus through their testimony. Lord God, let the gospel of Jesus shine bright in Laos and draw many into your kingdom. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father, I pray for Phiarune and Lai. May they get their own family registration booklet. May they have peace that you are with them and grow strong in you. May they feel your arms of comfort and understanding around them when they feel alone. Bring others around them to help strengthen and encourage them.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father, This couple has suffered at the hands of their own parents and need to get their own family registration booklet. Please work a miracle in their lives so they may be able to obtain work, education and social services. May they remain strong in their faith and witness, especially to their family. Protect and provide their needs;
    Betty D - USA
  • Father, what a high price this couple is paying for their faith in Christ. Please, Lord, move mightily on their behalf and make a way for them that they can get work, education and social services. Help them know you are there with them. Let there be those who can encourage them. Strength them in the power of your Holy Spirit as you are faithful.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Dear Lord we lift up Phiarune and Lai along with their Christian brothers and sisters in Laos. For You O Lord know that the people in Laos are persecuting Christians and trying to stop the spreading of the gospel. Lord please inspire and allow the Word to be received by all Laoatians and help them to come to know You and love You And spread the gospel!
    Donna H - USA
  • Father please provide for this family. May they be allowed to freely practise their faith and to live and work in freedom.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, thank You for the faith of Phiarune and Lai who have counted the cost and found You worthy. I pray that You will provide for them the necessary documents for their citizenship, knowing that our true citizenship is in heaven and we eagerly wait for our Savior. Please soften the hearts of their family. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Nancy E - USA
  • Father God, please help Phiarune & Lai to obtain their family registration booklet and become legally registered as a family so they can work and do all the things required to establish their own home. Please provide for them. Honor their commitment and sacrifice. May their family and Community see that you take care of your own. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • Father, we pray for Phiarune and Lai and their family to experience Your faithfulness during this trying time and to remain in You. We pray for wisdom and strength for them and blessings to overflowing for them. In Jesus name, amen.
    Benjamin C - USA
  • Lord Jesus bless Phiarune, Lai and their son for their faithfulness to you despite the persecution and hardships they have faced. Send your Holy Spirit to give them guidance and wisdom. Send other Christians to help them grow in their faith and provide community for them. Provide a home, jobs and education for them. Give them your peace and love
    Angie E - USA
  • Holy Spirit of Jesus, I pray for Your protection of this young couple and their young son who are now believers Of Jesus Christ I ask that You would give them wisdom and guidance teaching them to be like serpents in their faith in freedom and peace. I pray for Salvation families as well changing lives and beliefs in this community In Christ
    Pat D - Canada
  • Heavenly Father, supply their every need, make the impossible, possible for them..for they are now citizens of Christ, Jesus Christ. Anything they ask in your name they shall receive if they believe, as it is written. For God shall supply our every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior, AMEN, thank you Jesus
    Belinda J - USA
  • Jesus, You have always taken care of Your people; You have never dropped anyone, or forgotten them. Please provide everything Phiarune and his wife, Lai, need for life. Give them Your joy and peace as well, so that they will shine with the light of Your salvation, and many more people will come to know You because of what You have done here.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Loving Lord, please be with Phiarune. Lai and their son as they look for their own living space where they can get their own family registration booklet and be officially recognised by the government. Be with them and protect them in these trying times, O Lord. In the mighty and powerful name of Jesus.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Holy Father, place Phairune and Lai in a place where they will be surrounded by other believers who will help them and strengthen them as they walk with You. I pray that they will have everything necessary to provide for their child and for each other. Fill them with Your love, and power, as they witness to others about Your faithfulness and love. Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father, please give patience and joy to Phiarune and Lai as they witness your marvelous provision in their life.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Dear Father God, our hearts weep for Phiarune, Lai, their son and others. We want them to be able to live a normal life without this evil kind of governance, and with the support of their families. I pray that you would provide for this family. I pray that you would direct them. I pray that we who are in other countries, and able, would be generous
    Alice D - USA
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