Christians in in rural Bangladesh worship in a church.
Christians in in rural Bangladesh worship in a church.
Jan. 06, 2022 | Bangladesh

Militant Buddhists Attack Christian Families Constructing Church

[248] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Attacked Christians.

After worshiping peacefully together in a tin hut for more than 10 years, a church of more than 20 families from the Chakma people group recently began constructing a church building in their village. Shortly after building began, a mostly-Buddhist organization known as the Underground Army destroyed the church building’s windows and threatened to torture or kill the men of the church, who fled into the jungle for several weeks. Frightened, the women and children of the church lived together in one home for safety. Eventually, the Underground Army found the women and beat them with canes, leaving them bruised. The militant Buddhists then looted the believers’ empty homes, stealing their crops and livestock. For their safety, the Christian children have not attended school since the initial attack. Pray for the families to remain strong in their faith despite the pain they’ve endured and the uncertainty they face. Pray that the Buddhists will witness the gospel in the lives of those they are persecuting and repent. Pray for the completion of the church building’s construction.
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  • Father we lift up in prayer these who suffer for their love of Jesus. Encourage them to stay faithful during times of trials and knowing you will always be with them, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Raah, our Shepherd, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we adore You for faithfulness of attacked Christians from Bangladesh. We ask that they continue to call upon the Lord, for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for the families to remain strong in their faith despite the pain they've endured and the uncertainty they face. I pray, Lord, that the Buddhists will witness the gospel in the lives of those they are persecuting and repent. Lord, I pray for the completion of the church building's construction. May you, God, be glorified.
    HELEN W - USA
  • Almighty God, We pray for these dear families. In your power strengthen them to keep their eyes on you. May they experience your intervention and provision providing safety as they reunite. Help their church be completed. May these believers radiate love of Jesus so hearts opposing them witness Jesus at work. Jesus You be glorified Pat US
    Patricia S - USA
  • Holy Father of Heaven and Earth. We pray for the families to remain strong in their faith despite the pain they've endured and the uncertainty they face. We pray that the Buddhists will witness the gospel in the lives of those they are persecuting and repent. We pray for the completion of the church building's construction. In Jesus Precious Name Ame
    Alvin A - USA
  • Father in heaven. You are almighty and your hand is what moves anything from it's place. I pray that you encourage the hearts of those affected by the actions of those who do not know you. I pray that everyone involved see Jesus and follow him. I pray that this situation is used for the good for everything works together for the good for those who love
    Jean P - USA
  • Father it's so hard to know how to pray for our precious brothers and sisters in Bangladesh. We ask for safety for those families.We pray for grace as they are being beaten.We pray that you would replace any hearts of fear their with hearts of love and forgiveness.Bring salvation to those in the Buddhist underground army.May we never forget to pray
    kathleen r - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father
    We pray for our brothers and sisters as they face this persecution. Guve them strength and courage. Let Your love shine through them, drawing their persecutors to You. Do not let satan stop the building of Your house. Through You, let it be completed! Send healing to those injured. May they cling to You!
    In the name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, I thank You for the faith of my brothers and sisters in Bangladesh and I pray You will sustain their faith through this terrible time of persecution. I pray You will give them peace and lead them as they keep their eyes fixed on You. I pray You will restore to them what the enemy has taken. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Nancy E - USA
  • Father, I pray for these precious Christians in Bangladesh who have been attacked brutally by this Buddhist group. I pray you would push the darkness back in Jesus name on their behalf and free them from these attacks. Help them to reunite with their husbands and be safe and continue the work of their church in their area. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father, thank you for the promise that the gates of Hell would not prevail against your church! By faith we stand with these dear brothers and sisters as they hold fast for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
    STEVE L - USA
  • Father - Nehemiah experienced much opposition when he was rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem.

    Now Lord, strengthen these believers and encourage them to continue the work that you have put in their hearts to do.

    Give them peace, courage, and the fortitude to resume building the Church. Dispatch your army in the name of Jesus and for your Glory.
    Amen
    JoAnne J - USA
  • Oh Father, I pray for these dear people, who have had to flee from the danger of their persecutors. Please help them to be able to return and complete their church building. I pray that they would be a testimony to those who have attacked them. I also pray for provision after losing their crops and other possessions.
    Cheryl B - USA
  • Thank you, Jesus, for these brave Christians. Send the Holy Spirit to comfort and give them wisdom. Provide for those who have had crops and animals stolen. Help them to remain strong in their trust of you, Jesus. Help the wicked men to repent and turn to you when they see these Christians. Provide a building for them to worship You.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord send the Holy Spirit to the attacked Christians in Chakma to give them courage, strength, wisdom, hope, wisdom, peace, joy & love. Send people & resources to help them grow in Your Word. Provide for their every day needs. Help them to forgive those who try to hurt them & threaten them. Use them to bring others to salvation.
    Angie E - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers. Please heal them, comfort them, and strengthen them. Help them to forgive and pray for those who persecute them. Please help them to be bold and courageous. Please cause the Buddhist believers hearts to soften and the blinders to be removed. Please turn this evil for good.
    In Jesus,
    Amen
    Lis S - USA
  • Lord, you are our Healer, and we pray for healing for these families--emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually. Remind them that you are their Defender. You will one day bring justice to all. Give them peace as they face an uncertain future, and remind them that they are always in your hands. Increase their trust in you as their solid Rock
    Jackie V - USA
  • Thank You that You do not forsake those who trust in You. Remind our Chakma brothers and sisters that You eye is upon them, and that You are their refuge and provider in times of trouble. Use these times of difficulty to strengthen their faith and to underscore the truth of their testimony to those who would try to turn them away from following Christ.
    Toni D - USA
  • Help these Christians Father walk in Wisdom and Boldness and increase their faith as they do. Protect them and send other Christians to walk beside them. Maranatha!
    Della H - USA
  • Dear Lord, I Lucy up these families in Bangladesh, please keep them strong in the faith despite this persecution. I pray this group of mostly- Buddhists would have changed hearts through the witness of the ones they're persecuting. Please enable the church to be built despite all these hardships.
    Amen.
    Barbara C - USA
  • Our Father, hold tightly to Your children who are being threatened and persecuted. May they be light and salt to those who wish them harm and may their faithfulness to You be a witness to their enemies, and bring them into Your salvation through Jesus. In His name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father, you love your children deeply. May they be strong in You during this difficult time. Give them wisdom to know what to do in this situation. Please protect them and provide for them. May they trust Jesus fully and not live based on fear. Draw the persecutors and others into a saving relationship with Jesus. Bind the devil and work your will.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father God, show your mercy and protection to these church families to the point that the Buddhists must recognize your power and love watching over your people. Let the church building be completed and used for your glory for many years to come. Strengthen the faith of these believers and enable them to thrive by your grace, in Jesus' Name.
    NANCY T - USA
  • Dear father in Heaven, I pray that you will allow this church to be completed in Bangladesh, and that it will be used for years to come for Your glory. May those who have been persecuting these Christians see their boldness in You and come to accept You, too. Please bring a widespread Revival and Awakening to Bangladesh!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Please Lord stop these buddhist extremists. Please cause them to witness the love of these Christians and be drawn to You. I pray that Your people are able to worship freely n the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Father God, I lift up these Christian brothers and sisters in Bangladesh and ask for your mercy and grace to shower them. Please protect them from their attackers. Help them to remain strong in their faith and to see your hand at work all around them. I pray they would know your presence. Draw the Buddhists to faith in Christ and reign in their lives.
    Julia F - USA
  • I pray dear Lord that you will give strength to these Loved ones in faith to overcome, and flourish against human odds and understanding...
    michael f - USA
  • Father I ask that you would put a hedge of protection around these believers , strengthen them and may they remain strong in their faith to be a bold witness to those who are persecuting them , Amen
    Hilary M - USA
  • In the great name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, our great God and guide, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Bengali attacked Christians. We ask that You will continue to be their guide, for a hedge of protection on them along with angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Eternal Father, bless these brother and sisters in Christ. Strengthen them in their faith. Lead and guide them according to Your will. Let them pray for Your guidance and know Your will. Be shield all around them and make it so they trust in You and not themselves. Let them live lives that testify of Your lovingkindness and protection. Amen.
    Andre K - USA
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