Christian families in Laos often face persecution from family members, village authorities and government officials.
Christian families in Laos often face persecution from family members, village authorities and government officials.
Jun. 24, 2021 | Laos

Three Families Facing Jail Time for Following Jesus

[173] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for new believing families.

On May 4, three families in one village accepted Christ, for a total of 13 new believers. The three families, who are related, decided to follow Jesus after one of the relatives experienced a miraculous healing following prayer from a pastor. With 40 of the village’s 120 families already Christian, village police informed the leaders, fearing the whole village could become Christian. The men from each family were taken into custody and interrogated. Authorities told them if they continued following the foreign religion, they would have to obtain official documentation from a government office or be jailed. The families’ case is now with provincial authorities. Pray that the families are able to obtain proper documentation without any further threats. Pray that their new faith is a testimony to their new life in Christ, and pray that their village will see other families come to know the Lord.

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  • Jesus, thank you for these brave people who are turning to You for health and life. Guard their lives. Give the government leaders a zeal for truth and justice and let them free these people and tell the village to allow them to live in peace. Bring many to know and serve You by their example.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Father God, I ask in the name of Jesus that You fight for these families before earthly courts. The police were right to "fear," because if they do not repent, they will be afraid one day before Your courts. Show the unbelieving in Laos that You are real. You are a fearsome God, but in Your mercy You sent JESUS. Bless and protect Your people dear Lord.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Let there be Holy Ghost revival in Laos. I pray for the authorities to treat newly born again Christian in that nation fairly and provide them with the necessary documents they need. I pray for our brothers and sisters to grow spiritually as they continue to walk with you. I pray for the authorities to see your power and anointing in the church.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • May the whole village turn to Christ and may God give strength to the one's who are imprisoned and their families
    Julia N - USA
  • Father help these new families to live out their faith in such a way that many others will come to faith in Christ as well.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, I ask you to move on the behalf of these men who have accepted you. I pray you watch over them and their families. I pray you guide them in handling this situation wisely. I pray for the villagers; speak open their eyes, for the authorities, Lord take care of this. Strengthen the ones who have accepted you. Give them wisdom and boldness.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Lord
    We lift up these families to You as they face this persecution. We ask that You would work in their cases and provide a way for them to obtain the right documentation. Let their newfound and strong faith be a light and witness to all around them. May many hearts in their village be touched for Your kingdom!
    In the name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear Father, We thank you for the precious new believers in Laos. Thank you for their faith in You and their belief in the One True God. Pleas provide the documentation needed - or whatever miraculous way You choose - so they can worship without threats. May the entire village come to know Christ and spread throughout the country! In Jesus Name!!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Lord God, I do ask that You would provide the documentation that they need. May these families be able to live faithfully for You and encourage one another to stand strong in the face of persecution. May their example cause many to seek You and find You in the truth of Your word.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Thank You , Lord for the courage of our brothers and sisters in this village. Give them favor with the provincial authorities so that they can receive the necessary documentation, and avoid further threats. Praise God for the number of Laotian Christians already there, and use them to advance the Gospel in other villages where He is not yet known.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord I praise You for these bold and courageous brothers and sisters in Christ. I pray for the documentation to come through and give freedom. I pray for strong faith and courage to keep following You. I pray for good times of prayer and fellowship among them to unite them. I pray for kindness and unity and for the body to function to give witness.
    Joy H - USA
  • Please gracious and kind Father make the way for these people to obtain the proper documentation and the freedom to live out their new faith. Make them strong and growing in faith, knowledge and understanding. May others come to believe in Jesus for salvation. May they have no fear of the authorities but fully trust in You to provide for them. Amen
    Sharon L - USA
  • in the joyous name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, the God of joy and gladness, we praise You for the testimony and faithfulness of Laotian believers in Jesus. We praise You, You used them to bring joy and gladness. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. So Be It. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • God, please be with these families. Help them to stay strong in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Please feed them & provide them with all necessities they will need. Let them know that they had made the best decision ever in their lives. Help them to remember that their time on Earth is limited, but Heaven is Everlasting Life. God be with all of you!
    Tracy H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers. Please go before them in this spiritual battle. Cause their faith to grow and for the government officials to come to Christ.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Father Your favor is ALL OVER these believers, with the authorities, their families, and all they come in contact with. Psalm 5:12. We are believing for YOur outcome for these cases. May EVERY family in this village fall in love with YOu. We lift up the police, authorities, & all. May they see the beauty of turning to You in Jesus' Name.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Lord Jesus, please help these families who are suffering persecution for Your Holy Name. Be with them and bring conversion to those who are persecuting them. May their endurance and joy in trial lead many to You.
    Denise G - Canada
  • Help these new believing families keep strong and faithful to you alone.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord God, thank you for the ministry that is taking place in Laos. Thank you for these new believers. I pray that you will minister to them in this time of persecution. Help them to stand firm and see your faithfulness through this trial. I pray that others in this village will come to know Jesus Christ as Savior. Please spread the gospel throughout La
    Julia F - USA
  • In the holy name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah MKaddesh, Holy God, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we honor You for faithfulness of new Laotian believers. We ask for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. So be It, Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father we thank you for this wonderful good News of people receiving Christ in their numbers! May your name be praised for their lives forever in JESUS mighty name Amen!
    Please LORD touch the hearts of the Police men, the people in Authority, let them see your wonders and give their lives to Christ, may the whole village be saved in JESUS name Amen!
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Holy Father, You know the needs of Your children who are facing so much in their young faith. Fill them with strength, and kindness, and boldness as they stand firm. May others in the village come to know Jesus, too. In His name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Loving and Merciful Father, I bring before You all of these families, Your children. Pour out Your Holy Spirit upon them. Fill them with Your Love, Strength and Power. I declare Psalm 91 over their lives. Provide them with the legal papers they need. Send Your Holy Spirit to hover over this village Bless them and protect them. In Jesus Mighty Name Amen
    Miranda N - USA
  • Thank You Lord for Your Signs and Wonders that led to salvation for those three families! May their testimonies bring many more new believers to follow Jesus Christ. May the families find favor with the authorities that the needed documentation may be quickly acquired and they may continue to grow in their faith without harassment. To God be the Glory!
    Sharon C - USA
  • Father, please work mightily in this situation and in these families lives. May they trust Lord Jesus fully at this time. May others in the village be drawn to Christ Jesus. Guard and protect them from evil and work your will in this situation. Glorify yourself, Lord! Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, thank You for the miraculous healing of one of the families relatives and the way in which this served to draw them to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. We ask for Your divine intervention regarding the official documentation that they need from the government. Lead them to an official who will show them favor and the threats cease.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank You for the powerful work You have done among these families. Provide for them the papers they need and that the threats will cease. Use their new faith as a testimony to their new life in Christ. And draw more families in this village to You. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Rachel T - USA
  • Dear Jesus, have mercy of the families that are facing trials and persecution. Set all of them free from jail and please guard their hearts and minds. Please Lord, strengthen their faith and guide them in your way. Let them know more of you and may the whole village be transformed by Your Spirit and accept you as their Savior. In your name Jesus, amen.
    Juliana K - USA
  • Praise You, God, for what you're doing in this Laos village. Thank You for the healing You performed in order to show who You are. I pray that the believing families in that village will continue in their growth of knowledge and faith in You. I also pray they receive the proper documentation they need without hassle from the authorities.
    Christa B - USA
  • Father, I lift up these families who are your recent followers. Protect them for those who desire to harm them. I pray that these families will be able to obtain proper documentation without further threats. I pray that their new faith is a testimony to their new life in Christ. May their villagel see other families come to know the Lord.
    Betty D - USA
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