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

[161] prayers in [14] 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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  • 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
  • Jesus, be light and life of the Khmu Christian families. Bring light to their neighbors, and bring those in opposition to faith in you, that they may worship together. Lord bring the protagonists to belief in you, for all the energy they now use in threatening their believing neighbors to be magnified in bringing praise to you and peace to neighbors.
    John H - USA
  • Father we pray for the Khmu Christian families, thank you for saving them. We ask that you would protect them. Give them strength to endure and we pray that their faith will be strong. Help them to grow in your word and fill them daily with your Holy Spirit. We pray for the complaining neighbour that your Holy Spirit will move upon him. In Jesus name.
    Diane E - Canada
  • Father God, I pray for these believers in Laos that you would encourage them in their faith and I thank you for their courage and strength and that they believe in Jesus in spite of the persecution they face. Please let your gospel message go out in power throughout Laos to draw many to your kingdom. Let there be a great revival for Jesus. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father, I pray for this neighbor who means to do harm and prevent the spread of the gospel in this village. Soften his heart and me he see the strong witness of these families and desire to know Jesus as his Savior as well.
    Betty D - USA
  • Lord, thank You for the families who continue to worship You in the face of threats. May their faith be a mighty witness to the neighbor and lead the neighbor to salvation through Christ. In Christ's name, AMEN!
    Linda R - USA
  • Lord you know the ignorance of the Khmu people and how easily threatened they can be. We pray the believers will know that you have more authority than the high ranking officer who lives next door to them. It is you who will protect them when they exercise faith. We pray that more Khmu people become aware of their rights in the constitution and not fea
    Tan-Yeo L - Singapore
  • In the name of King Jesus, our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ we bring Khmu Christians and families before You. We adore You for their faithfulness. We ask for provision for them, love of the King for them, a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Father: Thank You for the hunger to know You that there in Laos and for the faithfulness of Your people to share the Gospel. May many more come to faith in Jesus. Soften the heart of the neighbor who opposes them. Give the believers a loving spirit and use them to bring many from darkness to light. Protect them. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • Abba! I thank You that my new brethren are singing to their first love under the shadow of Your wings. May their next door neighbor be called from his darkness in the shadow of death to Your glorious life giving light. From the bondage to satan to the freedom offered by his creator and savior Christ Jesus. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • "Father in heaven, no heart is beyond Your ability to make new. You are mighty to save. You not only save those who come to Christ, You can make people repent and find faith and hope alone in Christ. Therefore, if it be according to Your good pleasure, save this man who despises Your children, and make Him a child of Yours. In Jesus's name. Amen."
    john p - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Khmu Christian families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring those threatening & harass them to repentance, including the one high-ranking official said to despise Christians. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for the faith you have given to these families, that they have one another and You to sustain them. Please bring them encouragement when under the stress of opposition of the world, knowing You have overcome and now reign. Amen.
    Rachel T - USA
  • Father God, thank you for theses new believers. May your Sprit surround them and encourage them in their faith. Mya you continue to give them strength to be bold for you. May the people who harass them come to you and be saved.Amen
    Jan Z - USA
  • Father, we ask Your blessing and protection on these families as they grow in their faith. May they find community among this Khmu village and may the Holy Spirit draw the soldier to the love and peace and joy of Jesus that he sees in his new neighbors. We ask that he come to repentance and join in the Christian walk as well as other neighbors
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, we ask Your blessing and protection on these families as they grow in their faith. May they find community among this Khmu village and may the Holy Spirit draw the soldier to the love and peace and joy of Jesus that he sees in his new neighbors. We ask that he come to repentance and join in the Christian walk as well as other neighbors
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, Help these families to stand firm despite threats of persecution. May they sense your love and protection and praise you for allowing them to hear the gospel and to respond to it, Help them to grow and to be a witness to their family, friends and neighbors.
    Betty D - USA
  • Lord thank you for these two families who surrendered all to follow you in the actual midst of opposition. You defeated the enemies plans. Continue to keep him at bay. Put a shield around these new converts against all lies of the enemy. Bring salvation to this leader neighbor. Birth him into your kingdom.
    Lori R - USA
  • Eternal Father, full of steadfast love, please frustrate the work of this soldier who is harassing and threatening Your people. Please give courage and strength and love to these families. Continue to deepen their love for You and their neighbor. Wisdom for all. All For Your Glory!
    Joe R - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We praise You for the Holy Spirit that leads us into all truth, and that He is leading people in Laos who do not know You to the truth of Jesus and His sacrifice and redemption that is offered to all men. We pray for Laos Christians that You will give them wisdom as You did this one who gave a wise answer, in Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We praise You for the Holy Spirit that leads us into all truth, and that He is leading people in Laos who do not know You to the truth of Jesus and His sacrifice and redemption that is offered to all men. We pray for Laos Christians that You will give them wisdom as You did this one who gave a wise answer, in Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • Father, please encourage this Christians in Laos to stand strong in their faith. May the joy of the Lord be their strength as they stand firm in their quest to lead people to know Jesus. In Jesus name, Amen!
    Gene H - USA
  • Heavenly Father thank you for the Christians in Laos! I pray that you will protect them from anything and anyone who may try to harm them. Give them peace and joy while facing opposition. Send your angels to watch over them and to protect them from all harm. I pray that their neighbor may come to know you! Be with your church in Laos. Amen.
    Shelbi H - USA
  • Praise God for this servant of God. May they continue to witness to a lost and dying world , Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Holy Spirit, hover over your Creation. Create something new in this Khmu village, and others like it. Praise you, Jesus, for advancing to these two curious families through this well-informed Christian visitor. Reach now to neighbors, and spread your Kingdom. Bring new life, Saviour God, and sustain your church there.
    Jim T - USA
  • Oh God! How good you are! How much you are working! I praise you that those families have come to Christ! Their suffering now is great, but it is momentary. They will rest in eternity with you, lovely father. May you protect them from harassment, harm, and danger. May their neighbor come to Christ! Place your armor upon those families. Amen.
    Corinna H - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for these Christians in Laos. Thank you that they are able to stand firm. We pray for all who are persecuted and may you bring dreams and visions of you to those who persecute so all may come to know you as the way, the truth and the life. In the precious name of Jesus. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Lord I pray for Khmu Christian families. Strength them in their faith. Fill them with your Holy Spirit. Listen to their prayers. Don't allow they get discourage due to this hard trial. Protect them from your enemies. Put your angel around and defend them. Use them for your glory. Glorify yourself Jesus in their lifes. Amen.
    Cristian G - Colombia
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