Local Islamic leaders and Muslim villagers called for Mannan to be arrested after he became a Christian.
Local Islamic leaders and Muslim villagers called for Mannan to be arrested after he became a Christian.
Jul. 08, 2021 | Bangladesh

Local Islamic Leaders Ostracize Relatives of Christian, Call for Arrests

[182] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Mannan.

After Mannan left Islam to follow Jesus Christ, area Islamic leaders called for villagers to ostracize his relatives, even telling local vendors to deny them food. As animosity toward Mannan and his relatives grew, the Islamic leaders and angry Muslim villagers called for police to arrest him and his relatives, falsely accusing them of causing trouble. On June 15, village police called Mannan, his relatives and the Islamic leaders to the police station. In front of about 100 villagers, the police called for peace and coexistence, and worked to calm tensions. The police official said there were no grounds for an arrest to be made and stated that Bangladeshi law allows for freedom of religion. Praise God for the police officers, who prioritized peace and religious freedom. Pray for Mannan to remain firm in Christ and for his relatives to decide to follow Jesus as well. Pray that the hearts of the Islamic leaders and villagers will be softened and that they turn toward Jesus for forgiveness, salvation and everlasting life.

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  • Dear Lord,
    We thank You for moving in this situation, for moving in the hearts of the police to call for peace. Continue to give Mannan Your strength and courage; fill him with Your peace and Your love for those harassing him. May his steadfast faith bring his family and his enemies to a saving knowledge of You!
    In the name of our Lord Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Precious Lord, thank You for Your faithful servant, Mannan. Please subdue the spirits in the villagers and Muslim leaders that are harassing him and his family. You are stronger. May peace prevail and many of his family and the adversaries come to faith in Christ. In Jesus' Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • May the good God help our brothers in bangladesh.
    Father in heaven please hear our prayers . I know you love them as you love me. Strengthen their faith in you and the spread of your gospel and kingdom in their country. Amen halelujah
    Jerome A - Philippines
  • Father, thank you that the police acted uprightly in this situation with Mannan. Protect him. Draw those in his village who don't know Jesus into a saving, transforming relationship with Christ. Give Mannan strength and wisdom daily. Thank you for working your will in his life. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord God Almighty, help Mannan to be strong and let there be supernatural provision for his family needs. I pray for the village community to see the Christ in his heart and be drawn into the cross of redemption. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father, It is refreshing to hear of those in authority who are protecting and standing up for believers. I pray that you will continue to work in the hearts of those in their village and that you will open their hearts to see and to also follow Christ. I pray that the believers will be greatly encouraged and will grow in understanding in Christ.
    Vicki W - USA
  • In the name of the resurrected Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Roi, as brothers and sisters in Christ we adore You for faithfulness of Mannan. We ask for provisions, a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, I praise and thank You for the police officers, who prioritized peace and religious freedom. I ask that Mannan remain firm in Christ for his relatives to follow Christ, and that the hearts of the Islamic leaders and villagers are softened and they turn toward Jesus for forgiveness, salvation, and everlasting life in Jesus's Name. Amen.
    Mary I - USA
  • Dear Father God, what evil has not been done to Your precious people in Christ? Please turn the hearts of the wicked for forgiveness of their sins. Please help Your people in Bangladesh. I thank you for the police officials taking a sober stance for "peace." Please comfort Mannan and all believers and may many others come to Christ. Thank You.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father, how wonderful this situation turned out like this. I pray you open the eyes of the authorities. and they see you are real. I pray for the villagers that they would see truth. I pray you would soften hearts. Strengthen Mannan and help him remain faithful. Reassure him that you are moving on his behalf. Speak to the hearts of his family.
    polly c - USA
  • Sovereign Lord, I thank you for Mannan's faith in Jesus Christ and his firm witness for your kingdom. I pray that the light of salvation will shine in Bangladesh and draw many more to faith in Christ. Please strengthen Mannan and help him to stay firm. Reveal your power and faithfulness to him and draw many in the village to Jesus. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Holy Father, bless and encourage Mannan as he remains faithful to You. Thank You for the police and the wisdom they showed in promoting peace and religious freedom. May those who need You be drawn to the light, and out of darkness, as they find the saving grace of Jesus. In His name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Praise your holy name, OLord. Bless Mannan & his family. Protect them in this hostile place. May his family come to know your love & forgiveness thru Jesus. Break down any resistance to the eternal salvation you offer. Open eyes & hearts. Provide for Mannan & his family. Thank you for the officials who encouraged peace. May your name be glorified.
    SM D - USA
  • Dear Father, We praise you for Mannan and his faith in you and the police officers who stood up for freedom of religion. May the leaders and villagers have their hearts softened by the Holy Spirit and be wiling to hear what believers share about Christ. May they see Christ in Mannan and other believers! In Jesus' Name!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Lord we pray that the darkness of islam in Bangladesh and throughout the world may be pushed back. May the light of Christ shine brightly amidst the darkness. We implore you for peace for Mannan and his relatives. help us to do your will. Thank you for all your gifts. Amen
    Robert M - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we adore You for faithfulness of Mannan, that he came to Jesus. We ask for a hedge of protection on him and angels from heaven to minister to him. So Be It. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank You for providing protection for Mannan in the form of local police. May he continue to serve and follow You, and demonstrate love and forgiveness towards those to hate him. I pray that the hearts of his relatives and the village leaders would be softened, and that they would repent and turn to You in faith.
    Danielle H - USA
  • How exciting to hear of the victory as the police in this village called for peace and reminded them all of their religious freedom. I pray that others will come to know You from this situation and that Mannan will grow in his faith. I pray that the Islamic leaders and villagers will turn to You.
    Christa B - USA
  • Praise God! Thank You for Your Protection of Mannan. Bless the police official who stood for peace & religious freedom. May he & others open their hearts to Your Truth trough this experience. Strengthen Mannan's faith & determination to stand for Jesus. Draw his relatives to faith in Jesus Christ. May Salvation sweep through this village. Praise Jesus!
    Sharon C - USA
  • Dear Lord I lift up Mannan to You. Thank You that the police officers stood up for his right to religious freedom and prevented a catastrophe from happening. I pray that his relatives as well as the Islamic leaders and villagers would be open to the Gospel and receive salvation. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Dara W - USA
  • Praise God for this police officer to stand for believers in Jesus. May God bless this officer and witness to him. May these who believe not in Jesus see that Jesus is for love and forgiveness, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Abba Father Thank you that your name is being glorified in Bangladesh. Thank you for the faith of Mannan and that he is a doer of the word and not a hearer only. May the joy and peace of your Holy Spirit in him draw the police and Islamic leaders to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. In the precious name of Jesus. Amen
    Tammie J - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank Your for Mannan and his willingness to follow You despite intense persecution from Islamic leaders. Thank You for the favor of the police officers and their calls for peace and the protection of the rights of Christian believers in the village. May Mannan's relatives find salvation in Christ and may their persecutors do so as well.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father. Thank you that Mannan left Islam to follow your beloved Son. We pray that Mannan's faith continues to mature. We pray for his family to become believers. We also pray for the Muslims in his community to leave Islam and follow you. We ask in Jesus' name. Amen.
    Lincoln L - Hong Kong
  • Thank You, Father for the wisdom and courage to stand for Mannan and his family. Please bless them . Keep Mannan strong and growing in faith, knowledge and understanding of You and Your ways. Please save his relatives and other believers as he shares the gospel with them. Soften their hearts to receive the truth and believe in Christ Jesus. 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 Mannan and police officers. 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
  • Father I thank you for the peaceful resolution to Mannans problem i ask your blessing and salvation on the officers who brought it about I pray Mannan will be strong in his faith and for his family's salvation as well as the Islamic leaders who are against him enable Mannan to be an ambassador for Christ to them In Jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • Praise You Father for working in the hearts of the police to uphold the law for religious freedom & to try to encourage peaceful.coexistence in the village. Bless them for that & draw them to Yourself. Help Mannan to.stay steadfast in his allegiance to Christ & help him show love, grace & compassion to the villagers. May his witness shine for You
    Carolann P - Canada
  • Thank you for police that remained thoughtful and calmly in dealing with Mannan's accusers. Thank you that village opponents heard no arrests were made, no laws broken. Now allow Mannan and his fellow believers to share the love and forgiveness with these people, opening a door to renewal and revival.
    John H - USA
  • Father, Thank You for Mannan's courage to stand up for Jesus. Protect his family and encourage them through the Holy Spirit to grow in their faith despite this religious intolerance. Thank You, Father, for the laws of Bangladesh and for the courage of the police and courts to defend Mannan. May Your gospel transform many lives throughout Bangladesh.
    Stephen Y - USA
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