Authorities threatened Kanoa, 14, with prison time if he continues to worship Jesus Christ.
Authorities threatened Kanoa, 14, with prison time if he continues to worship Jesus Christ.
Jan. 13, 2022 | Laos

Police Threaten to Nail Hands and Feet of Christians Who Gather for Worship

[239] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Kanoa.

In late Oct. 2021, police announced to six villages that Christians are not allowed to share about Jesus Christ and that children younger than 17 are not allowed to believe in Jesus. The officers took pictures of every known believer in each village and examined their homes, taking down any crosses hanging on the walls. The police also warned villagers that Christians are not to worship or even gather in groups of more than five people. If they do so, they could be “nailed on their hands and feet” or shot to death. In one village, a 14-year-old boy named Kanoa was detained and threatened with prison if he continued to go to church and worship Jesus. Pray that Kanoa and the other Christian villagers grow in their faith despite the fear they experience. Pray that others in the village hear the gospel and are inspired by the faithfulness of these believers as they endure persecution. Pray for the protection of the Christians as they continue to follow Christ.

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  • Lord god I pray that you would help Kanoa to continue in faith torward you. I pray that Kanoa and all of the other Christians will be safe in Jesus name amen.
    Crystal L - USA
  • lord please help kanoa it can be hard I know don't give in and help him lord give him protection I'm with you brother
    a'dorrah b - USA
  • Father God, please cover Kanoa and all your children in Laos with your wings and be their refuge and shelter. Please send an army of angels with fiery swords to protect them from those who want to harm them.
    In Jesus might name we pray, Amen.
    Linda N - South Africa
  • Lord, please protect Kanoa and keep him strong in his faith! I ask that he continue in the good fight to preach the gospel to the lost.allowing your light to shine in his dark country. May he begin to be bold for you Lord. And please touch the lives of those he speaks to. Let your Holy Spirit work through him, leading others to you. In Jesus name. Amen
    Nicole S - USA
  • Lord, please have mercy on our brothers and sisters from Laos, and specialy on this young boy, Kanoa. Put in them a strong faith in You, that You are with them despite this hard time they live. Give them all victory, for Your name to be praised. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
    Ligia R - Romania
  • Please, Father give strength of faith to your people. May the authorities hearts be softened and changed!
    Michelle H - Nepal
  • God, You work miracles everyday, You are always watching, and You have no end. Please keep a hedge of divine protection around each believer in Laos and especially in this village. May not one hand from those who do the devils work be able to touch any of Your believers. Give each of Your followers supernatural and boundless faith! In Jesus name. Amen
    Christina P - USA
  • Father protect the Christians in Laos from further evil and harm. Open the hearts and minds of their persecutors so that they turn and help those they have harmed and seek You Jesus for their salvation. Please protect the Christian children in Laos and Kanoa from this evil set to destroy their Faith. May the Christians in Laos proclaim your Word boldly
    Laurie T - USA
  • Father, how distressing to hear of such threats, but I thank you for the strength and the power you are giving them that they can stand strong and trust in the midst of the threats. Please keep the authorities from carrying out these threats and work in their hearts that they may turn and be saved. You are faithful!
    Vicki W - USA
  • Oh Father, move in these villages. Give your people wisdom and boldness in knowing how to deal with this. Rebuke all fear and replace with your power. I pray you guide these believers as they serve you. I pray you would soften the hearts of the police, open their eyes to truth. Be with Kanoa, may he feel your arms around him. Lord, please move
    Polly C - USA
  • Father, I pray for Kanoa that You would strengthen him. I pray for his protection and that you would continue to grow his faith in You, Lord Jesus. Thank you for the inspiration of Kanoa. I pray he reaches many and brings many to You. Your will be done. In Jesus name, AMEN.
    Valerie M - USA
  • Lord God, You see Your people suffering for their faith in You. You know all things. I pray You will strengthen Kanoas heart and trust in You as well as the others in this town. I ask You to protect them so that they may spread Your word and it me multiplied.
    Teresa V - USA
  • Father look down from your throne ance to the rescue of Christian in countries where Satan is on the loose, against Christian ,and set the Authority against them, come to the aid of Kanoa that has been threaten with prison, the child only. 14, do father guide and protect the sane Christians in heathen land and protect them,
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Kanoa don't be afraid of those thath persecute you. Jesus loves you and is with you. Pray for the evil people. They are blind and. They need your love ,and prayers and forgiveness. Your brother's and sisters in christ are praying for you around the world!!! Gods love and peace to you.
    Craig M - USA
  • In the great name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Kanoa. We praise You that he acknowledges Your name is majestic, for his faithfulness. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    We pray for our brothers and sisters in Laos as they face this persecution. Guide them in all things! Give them courage and wisdom as they live to honor and serve You. We pray especially for Kanoa - be his strength and refugee; keep his faith strong and founded on You. Replace the fears with Your peace!
    In the name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • In the protective name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Nissi, our banner, as brothers and sisters in Christ we adore You for faithfulness Kanoa. We ask for Your favor, Your banner, a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Jesus we love you and we thank you Lord for our brothers and sisters in Laos that are so courageous. We pray that you will grant them peace joy and protection and we pray for Kanoa Lord and all those like him that you will bless them for their strength and faith in you and you will help many to turn to Jesus through their Witness. In Jesus amen
    Maria F - USA
  • Lord you are Kanoa's God- fight for him. Let him see the protection of his Lord for you are Lord of Heaven"s Armies. Defend him & raise him & all the other Christians up in courage to stand with boldness for the sake of the cross. Foil the plan of the evil one in Laos. Let your Word reign supreme & your truth be accepted even by those who persecute you
    Atacy U - USA
  • Lord God, I do pray for these dear believers and ask that they would have supernatural faith, hope, and love to continue following You despite the consequences. May they see Your protection and courage in the midst of persecution, and I pray that their faithful witness would cause many to seek You and repent.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father God, help! Help believers in Laos, your precious children, to have great courage as they face possible persecution. Protect Kanoa & other believers in the village - keep them safe under the shadow of your wings. May their bravery shine for all to see, so that many, many people would come to know you. Fill their hearts with your great peace.
    Mike M - USA
  • God, I pray for this brave young man Kanoa and I pray that his bravery to worship Jesus in public will transfer to the other christians.. and to ALL OF US. May ALL OF US have the bravery to worship Jesus in public despite how many people turn against us! I pray that the christians in this village will always rely on you God, for whatever they need
    Skylar H - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We pray for police services of all nations, to reject being part of religious persecution, and take pride in protecting all citizens, irrespective of religion. We ask for your spirit to bring down the evil forces of religious hate and persecution, and bring harmony. Bless Kanoa & all the villagers with strong faith & faithfulness.
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father I lift up Kanoa and these villagers to You. I ask You give them courage and endurance as they are persecuted, meeting their daily needs and protecting them. Please grant them favor in their villages - softening hearts towards Jesus and stopping the persecution. I pray many would be drawn to Jesus in seeing them endure. In Jesus's name, Amen
    Beth G - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Kanoa and other Laotian believers, we ask that they rest in You because You are strong, a hedge of protection be on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • God of Our Strength, grant these Christians in Laos the peace that surpasses all understanding through this trial of persecution. May their neighbors, their persecutors, and other villagers see their faith and be moved to understand what it means to have saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Protect them with supernatural strength that cannot be denied.
    Joan B - USA
  • Lord, thank you for bringing Kanoa to faith. Thank you for all the Christians in Laos. Now please bring them protection, strengthening, and wisdom as they face such hardships. Please convict their persecutors of their cruelty and turn them to you.
    emily g - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Kanoa and the other believers being threatened with great harm if they continue to follow Jesus. I pray that they will grow in their faith and overcome any fear they experience. May others in their village hear the gospel and be inspired by their faithfulness, Please protect these Christians as they continue to follow You.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I lift up Kanoa and all the believers in these villages. I pray for protection and a boldness to continue to live out the gospel in this hostile area. Give them grace to face each day, knowing that You love them and desire to reach others with the good news of the gospel through their witness. Grant them Your strength each day.
    Dewayne N - USA
  • Abba Father I pray you will put a blanket of protection around Kanoa and fill this young boy with your Holy Spirit that he may feel your presence loving on him. Let his testimony bring many to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and glorify your name. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen
    Tammie J - USA
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