Christians worship right next door to a man who opposes them.
Christians worship right next door to a man who opposes them.
Jan. 07, 2021 | Laos

Next Door to the Enemy

[188] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Khmu Christian families.

Tensions have deepened in a Khmu village where two families have come to Christ and one lives next door to a high-ranking solider — who happens to despise Christians. Recently, a Christian from another village came to encourage the two families, who had asked him to show them how to accept Christ. When the Christian leader arrived, the neighbor interrupted them, asking the Christian leader why he was there. The Christian calmly explained he had been invited to show the families how to accept Christ. When the neighbor protested that it was against the law to convert, the Christian leader corrected him, telling him it was legal to convert to Christianity in Laos. The neighbor didn’t know how to reply, so he left, and the Christian leader led the families to Christ that day. Since that time, the neighbor continues to harass and threaten the Christians, but the Christian leader encourages them to stand firm. “Pray for these Christians,” a VOM partner wrote, “as many of the Christian communities face similar threats.”

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  • Dear Jesus, thank you for these brave Christians. Thank you for their willingness to boldly witness to others and risk their safety and comfort to bring others to know Jesus. Please soften the heart of their neighbor who does not respect Christians. May he be surprised at their charity and compassion and come to honor them and so come to know Jesus.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord, thank you for continuing to move even in restricted places. Thank you for the faith of these Khmu families, and please help them to learn from your Word and continue to grow in their faith. May they show the love of Christ to their neighbor, and may he also come to know the joy of a relationship with Jesus. Protect them, Lord!
    Jackie V - USA
  • Lord, for "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me", may you clearly show your glory and majesty to the two faithful families, and other families alike. So they may "rejoice and be glad, because great is their reward in heaven", and be protected inside your fortress. Amen
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • Almighty Father God, thank you for these wonderful Saints. Thank you for the courage and strength you are giving them. Thank you for the faithfulness of the Pastor in sharing the Gospel despite the opposition. We thank you Lord Jesus for Your salvation and love for the lost, the broken and the despair. We praise You and lift Your Name on High. Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Father, please continue to give strength, courage, and unwavering faith to these families. Please protect them from evil. Continue to grow them in the truth and help them to love Jesus more. Draw others to Jesus from their villages. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear Father, You alone have the power to protect these dear brothers and sisters. You alone can help them stand firm in their faith. And You alone can give them the courage and endurance to keep going. Please give them love for their enemies and direct their hearts to remember Your Word. For Your glory.
    Susan B - USA
  • God, I pray under your sovereign Son Jesus for the soldier that is in the midst of Your called be turned over to You Father. That the testimony of the Christian families melt his hardened heart so that Your numbers can grow in an unhindered and miraculous way. Only You God. Come down to Laos Father. We see the growth but so does the enemy. In Jesus
    Amanda W - USA
  • Oh Most High God. Please bless these families and their leaders to stay strong, firm, and kind. Please open the heart of the soldier to see the good of his neighbors. Please block Satan from his blindness of what, who, and do You do. Open his heart and be strong to teach his own people abut you. Thank you for much for your salvation
    Patti D - USA
  • Jesus, thank You for Your witness in Khmu village. Please use these two families to bring many more people, including this hostile neighbor, into Your salvation
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Father, I thank you that these families have found salvation in your name. Now I ask you to soften their neighbors heart. Open him to your love and forgiveness. Make the rest of the village hunger and thirst for you. Strengthen this new faith and preserve their home and safety. Bless them that they may share with others. In Jesus name, AMEN
    SM D - USA
  • Father thank You for Khmu Christian families. Please be with them and fill them with Your Holy Spirit. Please send your angels to guard and protect them and may they be a light to many. In the Name of Yeshua, amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Thank You for the courage of this leader, and for drawing this family to Yourself. May they continue to grow and mature in their faith, and show supernatural love and grace to their neighbor. May they have courage to stand for You regardless of the cost, and I ask that the Christian leader would continue to have open doors to share You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of hope, as brothers and sisters in Christ we unite our hearts praying for Khmu believers. We praise You for their faithfulness, that their hope is in a living God, a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father I pray for protection over these families in the blood of Jesus. Give them the courage and faith to stand in your word and not be swayed both the neighbor who despised them. Give them the words and actions to reach the neighbor so they may come to know you as well. Soften the neighbors heart Lord. Give them peace during these trials. Amen.
    Aleasha M - USA
  • Dear Lord, bless these people who seek you & follow your path. Watch over them & protect them as they grow strong in their faith. Soften the hearts of their enemies & draw them near to you. But if not, bind their evil plans & protect your children. Give your children strength & boldness to reach out to others in your name. We love you&trust your plans.
    Sharon W - USA
  • Father God, change the heart of the neighbor that he may come to Christ, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Help these new Christians stay strong in the faith even though they are threatened and harassed. Raise up Christian leaders who can disciple new converts and help them stay strong
    margaret m - USA
  • Father, strengthen these Khmu believers who so boldly live out their faith and share it with others. We pray especially for this family and their relationship with their high-ranking soldier neighbor. It is no accident that You have placed them there. Oh Spirit of God, draw this hostile man to the Cross of Christ so that he too may have eternal life.
    Marian P - USA
  • Dear God, please keep this family safe. Allow them to continue sharing the gospel of Christ with those around them. And help this next-door neighbor who opposes them, to see their goodness and to come to a realization that Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords. May he accept you, too.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father I thank you for this great news of people coming into your kingdom and following Jesus! I pray for the Khmu Christian families that they will have wisdom, courage and a heart filled with love when having to interact and deal with their hostile neighbor. I pray that they will witness to him a Christ like way of living and loving.
    Paul K - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, the God of all comfort, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Khmu Christian families. We ask for comfort for family, for provisions, a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, when we hear of such hatred, it is hard to understand as Your people who love Jesus, do good and not harm. Help the wicked see that their minds are corrupted and send Your Holy Spirit to convict their hearts. Help the Christians in Laos living under such oppression. Let the love of Christ strengthen the hearts of Your dear people.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father, strengthen these Khmu believers who so boldly live out their faith and share it with others. We pray especially for this family and their relationship with their high-ranking soldier neighbor. It is no accident that You have placed them there. Oh Spirit of God, draw this hostile man to the Cross of Christ so that he too may have eternal life.
    Toni D - USA
  • Holy God, help these families with your grace and mercy to keep them from harm. Give them strength to persevere in these trouble times. Let them experience your presence as they walk with you. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear Heavenly Father. Thank you for the Khmu families. Be with them as they grow in their faith and give them the words to change th hearts of those who persecute them. In Jesus's name. Amen.
    Karen C - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven, I think you for these precious believers - the Khmu Christian families. Please strengthen them during this time of threats and persecution. I ask you to keep them physically safe as they are spiritually safe. May your grace be poured out on them tand please provide for them in Jesus' Name!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Help these families prosper.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Holy Father , thank You for saving the lost. May these families in Khmu continue to grow in faith and love for their enemies. Don't allow the enemy to have a victory over these Christian families. Please keep them safe and firm in their faith. May they grow in knowledge and understanding of Your ways and walk in them always. Amen
    Sharon L - USA
  • Lord send your Holy Spirit to the Khmu Christian families to give them strength, hope, peace, courage, wisdom and love. Provide for their physical and spiritual needs by sending people to help them survive and grow in their faith. Help them to forgive. Open the eyes & hearts of their family and village to come to salvation.
    Angie E - USA
  • Father God, please help these Khmu Christians to stand firm in their faith. Open the spiritual eyes and hearts of those who are resistant to Christ to see that He is our Savior and Lord so they will come to know and accept Him. Protect these Christians as they face continued harassment and threats. May their light shine brightly for You, God.
    Helen W - USA
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