Frightened at the number of people turning to Christ, officials arrested a pastor and told believers to renounce their faith.
Frightened at the number of people turning to Christ, officials arrested a pastor and told believers to renounce their faith.
Jul. 09, 2020 | Laos

Authorities Hold Church Leader Without Charges Because of Coronavirus

[199] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Phong.

A church leader who has not yet been charged with a crime remains in prison while officials wait for an end to the “Covid situation.” Phong was arrested in early March after refusing police orders to renounce his faith. About 130 Christians live in Phong’s village, and police thought that arresting him would cure their Christian “problem.” Phong’s wife said police are demanding that Christians turn in all Bibles, hymnbooks and other Christian materials and renounce their faith. Although she was at first able to visit Phong in prison and take him food, no one is allowed to visit the prison now because of the coronavirus. The authorities told Phong’s wife that they are waiting for the “Covid situation to be over before they charge her husband with a crime.” Pray for Phong and his family as they endure separation and uncertainty.

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  • Lord, thank you for the faith of Phong and his church. I pray for peace over him and his family as he is wrongly imprisoned and he is freed. I pray that the prosecutors see the faith of Christ in those they persecute and they turn from their evil ways And embrace Christ as their Savior. in Jesus holy precious name Amen
    Bob G - USA
  • LORD we pray for brother Phong and his family to be reunited and maintain a tenacious display of faith in YOU, in JESUS NAME we pray AMEN
    anthony c - USA
  • Father, please give courage and strength to Phong and his family. Protect them. Please release him. May the believers continue to follow Jesus no matter the cost. Please draw others in the community including the authorities to a saving relationship with Jesus. Thank you for the promise that you will work good in all things including this. Praise God!
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Holy Father, continue to hold Phong close to You. May he be a witness for You where ever he is. Give him strength to endure. Keep him healthy and may he be released to his family soon! In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Father, We lift Mr. Phong and his family and his church to You. Thank You that the gates of hell will not prevail against You and Your word and your Church. Protect Your people in this situation now. Provide for Phong, his family & the Church in Loas with Your perseverance in this difficult time and ask that you meet their needs abundantly. Bless them
    Marian P - USA
  • Father, We lift Mr. Phong and his family and his church to You. Thank You that the gates of hell will not prevail against You and Your word and your Church. Protect Your people in this situation now. Provide for Phong, his family & the Church in Loas with Your perseverance in this difficult time and ask that you meet their needs abundantly. Bless them
    Marian P - USA
  • Father God, be with Phong and all other believers who are in prison. Help the families of these persecuted believers. If their Bibles and hymnbooks are taken away, pls. provide them with many more such materials. Strengthen their faith. Cause the police & all unbelievers to become Christian & to help, not hurt, the church. We pray in Jesus' name. Amen
    Lynn B - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Father thank You for Phong. I pray that Phong would be released immediately. I pray that You would have mercy on him and he would go home to his family. Please be with him in the prison and help him with whatever You have called him to do while there. I pray that You would give his wife strength. I pray for supernatural favor and release.
    Kia W - USA
  • Dear God,May Your Spirit intercede.Please help Phong and his family to endure this separation and uncertainty.May You fill them,and others suffering persecution(no matter how small)with joy and peace that goes beyond understanding so that their souls will be refreshed.And please be with the persecutors and take their hands.Thank You.InJesus'nameAmen
    Rae M - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please reunite this this family. Until they can be together again strengthen them to continue to stand for you. Please meet their physical and financial needs. Makes sure they have food to eat and a roof over their heads. Bring this virus to an end that they can move forward with their lives. Comfort them during this time of separation.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Father, God I pray for Phong, his family, and church members. Lord, please protect him and family members from danger. I pray that the authorities will have a change of heart and let them continue to worship. I pray that Phong is released from prison without harm. I pray for strength, hope, and peace.
    In Jesus name I pray, amen.
    Kymberly S - USA
  • Almighty God, please help Phong and comfort him. Please release him from prison and reunite him with his family. You are able God. Help him to be faithful and to be strong. Protect him from illness. Please cause the gospel to continue to go out in power drawing many to faith in Jesus Christ. I pray that you would be glorified, In Jesus name, Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father, I, we, lift Mr. Phong and his family and his church to You. Thank You that the gates of hell will not prevail against You and Your word and your Church. Protect Your people in this situation now. Give Mr. Phong, his family, and Your church in Loas Your perseverance in this difficult time. You alone can bring them through this.
    Gustav J - USA
  • Please be with Phong in this time of trial. Please be with his family. May he be returned to them quickly.
    David V - USA
  • Lord, I pray that you care for Phong as he lingers in prison. Meet his every need, and use him to be a light to other prisoners and to the guards. Care for his family as they endure this separation and uncertainty. Give them hope and peace. Continue to use Phong's church to impact their village with the message of your love. Thank you Jesus!
    Joe P - USA
  • Lord, please help Phong get through this awful time. I pray that the authorities would allow his wife to visit and encourage. No matter, Lord, appear to him. Help him to hear Your truth and stay strong in Your fellowship. Lord, please help the church there to rally around them and grow stronger in their faith in the midst of all-- Lord, draw near!
    Amy G - USA
  • God, I thank you that many communities around the globe are having a "Jesus problem." I pray "Jesus problems" would continue to spread so that many, many would be saved. I pray now specifically for Phong and his family. I pray you will comfort them all during this time of separation and uncertainty. I also pray that Phong will be vindicated and freed.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that You would strengthen and encourage Phong as he waits in prison. May he rest in Your sovereign control and use all the moments You have given him to Your glory. May the gospel spread mightily throughout the prison! I pray that his wife and family would be provided for in his absence and know Your comfort.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father! We give you thanks for the lives of Phong and his family, may you use them to bring Salvation in the hearts of the Authorities in Laos, let your Revival spread allover Laos like a wild fire, uncontrolable! unquenchable!! and unstoppable!!! Till every Soul in Laos receives your Salvation then the fire will continue unending in JESUS name Amen!
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Father God, I know You see the attack against Phong. I ask that he be delivered from this situation. I ask that You use him mightily while in jail. May his incarceration bear fruit for Your kingdom. I pray for comfort, strength and provision for his family during this time. Amen.
    Fabiana C - USA
  • Father, I lift up Phong and his wife to you as they endure separation and uncertainty. I pray that he will be released from prison soon. I pray for all of those Christians living in the village who have refused to renounce their faith. Keep them strong and protect them from all who would harm them.
    Betty D - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please bless and comfort Phong and his family, and all Christians in their village. And Lord we ask that you'll bless government leaders in Laos, that they may come to know you. We ask for religious harmony across Laos. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father God, Please soften the hearts of these police and cause Phong to return home now. Please protect him while in the jail and help him to reach many for You while there. Please comfort his family and help them and him to feel Your presence with them each day, Show Your followers what to do with the police orders. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rena B - USA
  • Dear God, we know that you are all-knowing and all- powerful. Thank you for keeping Phong alive. God, would you please help Phong's family. Please encourage them to lean on You for help. Please strengthen their faith in You as they go through theses hard times. Please rescue Phong from prison unharmed. If this is not Your will then then comfort them.
    Zadia S - USA
  • Lord thank you for the work Pastor Phong's work bringing many people to salvation. Continue to work thru him in prison to bring the other prisoner's to salvation. Send your Holy Spirit to minister to him and his family to give them hope, strength and courage thru this. Use his wife and family to continue to share their faith bringing more to you.
    Angie E - USA
  • Gracious and Almighty father, I pray just as you opened the prison doors for the apostle Peter, that You would do same for this precious pastor. Strengthen his wife and family Lord and I pray that you would set him free. If not, may he be fruitful and bold and sharing the gospel in prison. Encourage the believers and strengthen them faith Lord
    Dan B - USA
  • Heavenly Father. We praise you and glorify your name in the Lord Jesus Christ for Phong. Use him, his home and family to lead many to Christ. Spread the Gospel of our savior like wild fire. Touching and transforming the lives of many. We pray for the salvation of the persecutors and they come to know King Jesus. In Jesus Precious Name, Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Oh Father, please have the authorities drop the charges altogether against Phong. May he and his wife be reunited very soon. Help those in Phong's village see that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. And please bring a great awakening to Laos!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father, grant Your strength to Phong and to his wife. May he have an even greater ministry in prison so that officials are confounded. And may they see that he is truly not a threat nor is the Christian faith but that it makes better citizens of people. Grant that Laos would be open to the gospel. In Jesus' Name.
    janie b - USA
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