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

[199] prayers in [16] 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, we cringe to hear of this threat that comes straight from the mind of the Enemy! Please help your people to stand firm, including Kanoa and other children like him who are likely to be fearful of graphic threats like this. Please sustain your church in Laos and help them find creative ways to fellowship together.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Dear Father, I ask Your strength and courage for Kanoa and other Christians in these villages as they remain faithful to You. Please guide them with Your wisdom as they seek for ways to grow in their faith. I pray Your protection over them, and Your light to shine brightly into the hearts of their oppressors. In Jesus' mighty name, amen.
    Lynne W - USA
  • Father God we pray for these who seek to know you more. May you Lord keep and provide a safe place to worship in peace, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for Kanoa's bold witness of the gospel and his love for Christ that helps him to obey even in dangerous situations. Please strengthen and comfort Kanoa and give him much grace and peace in his heart. May he continue to be faithful and may he know that there are many holding him up in prayer. Help him to know of our love for him.
    Rebekka O - USA
  • Father God, I pray for your comfort and protection to cover Kanoa and others who are threatened for their faith in Laos. Please be mighty to save throughout Laos and draw many to faith in Jesus Christ. I pray that the gospel message will be proclaimed throughout this land and many will respond and be saved. Please strengthen these brothers and sisters.
    Julia F - USA
  • OLORD, May your name be praised in Laos, despite the police & officials. May the devil have no power over these people. Bind & thwart his evil plans of pain & destruction for those who love you. Give no power to those who would bring Kanoa & his people down. May your Spirit lift them up to proclaim your name. Give them your protection & provision. Amen
    SM D - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper
    barry p - USA
  • Lord, we lift up the Laotian christians before You.We as that You would calm their hearts and fill them with peace as they face fearful situations on a daily basis. Please place a wall of protection around them giving them wisdom, strength and faith during these trying times. May the light of their testimony bring many more to You.
    kathleen r - USA
  • God come speedily to the aid of these dear Christians in Laos. Put a shield of protection around them. May they endure their trials with your grace and strength and shine for you so that others will want to know you too. Convict these persecutors of their wrong doing and replace their hate with a longing for your live and hope.
    Carolann P - Canada
  • 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 Kanoa and other Laotian Christians. 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
  • Glorious Father God. We pray that Kanoa and the other Christian villagers grow in their faith despite the fear they experience.We pray others in the village hear the gospel and are inspired by the faithfulness of these believers as they endure persecution. We ask for the protection of the Christians as they continue to follow Christ.In Jesus Name Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Father, what hardships these faithful are undergoing. You, savior, certainly know the suffering they face. Please help them in this trial. Keep them faithful to you and show them how to carry on day by day. Please soften the hearts in Loas.
    emily g - USA
  • Lord God, I pPray that Kanoa and the other Christian villagers grow in their faith despite the fear they experience. May others in the village hear the gospel and be inspired by the faithfulness of these believers as they endure persecution. I pray for the protection of the Christians as they continue to follow Christ. Bless and watch over them, Lord.
  • Lord, You have created each of us with a plan and a purpose. You also promise to be with us wherever we go. Please be with Kanoa and the other Christians in his village to continue to follow You and spread the gospel. Please allow their testimonies to help others to get to know You and love You and help their village to be renown for Jesus lovers!
    Donna H - USA
  • Father God, thank You that Your word touches even the heart of a child. Bless Kanoa with a strength and conviction to serve you that no threat will deter him. Show him Your love. Fill him with The Holy Spirit and a joy that words can't express. Draw people to him and give him the words that will turn their hearts to You. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
    Regina L - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Kanoa & believers in 6 other villages: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May other villagers hear the Gospel & meet Christ through these believers. May they find favor with authorities. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God,
    Praise You for my brothers and sisters who are following You, despite death threats and oppressive rules. Comfort them, especially our young brother, Kanoa, and increase their faith despite the fear they have.Use their faithfulness through persecution to draw other villagers to hear Your gospel, and be saved. Protect them. In Jesus
    Debbie D - USA
  • Our Father in Heaven, stretch out your long, strong arm to protect Kanoa and the other villagers threatened by these forces of evil. With your heavenly host, guard these Laotians and make them a beacon of truth and peace to others. Through your grace, turn the other villagers to the defense of the Christians among them. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Paul M - USA
  • May Kanoa "count it all joy when he meets trials of various kinds, knowing that the testing of his faith produces steadfastness, and let steadfastness have its full effect, that he may be perfect and complete lacking in nothing. (James 1:2-4) May Kanoa's steadfastness be a witness for Christ and bring many to know Him. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
    Lynne J - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven, Before the foundation of the earth, You wrote Kanoa's name in Your Lamb's Book of Life. Please remind him that in Christ, nothing is impossible. In Christ, he can remain faithful. In Christ, he can endure. In Christ, he can share the gospel with his persecutors. Remind Kanoa to be anxious for nothing and to give thanks.
    Ocean W - USA
  • Lord Jesus, please protect Kanoa and the other believers in Laos..Give them.your peace, Father and your courage and hope. Provide for all they need, Lord God. In Jesus' mighty name, Amen.
    FC B - Philippines
  • Dear Heavenly Father. Protect Kanoa and other Christians from persecution. May the faith of these believers bring a change of heart to those who threaten them. In Jesus's name. Amen.
    Karen C - USA
    MIRIAM S - Argentina
  • Dear Heavenly Father. Please help these precious people have the strength and peace to continue in their faith. Show them that You will never leave them nor forsake them. Cover them supernaturally with Your Holy Spirit to endure each and every day for Your glory. You love them and know what they are going through. Wrap Your arms of love around them.
    Debbie D - USA
  • Father, we thank you and praise your great name, and for the salvation to come in the day of Christ. Comfort and support in the Spirit this community of believers who are suffering for Christ, and provide them opportunities to worship and spread the gospel. Give Kanoa and all them faith to persevere and sufficient grace for the trials.
    Sean H - USA
  • Father, we worship you in spirit and truth. Despite the difficulties our family in Kanoa are facing, I believe your boundaries are drawn to increase the faith of all who are yours. I pray that you speak to their hearts and that despite any restriction, their growth in their relationship with you never ceases. I pray the hearts of those against change.
    Jean P - USA
  • God give the children love and boldness through the holy spirit to meet and share their testimony of jesus. God arise and let your enemies be scattered!!! Let those thath hate you flee!!!!! KANOA glad you are a member of gods family!!! We love you!!! Jesus love loves you!!! Don't be afraid. God has not given us the spirit of fear but
    Craig M - USA
  • Father, I lift up Kanoa to you and his fellow villagers. Continue to give them boldness and courage to preach the good news of Jesus. As they persevere, may they be emboldened with strength from God. Deepen their faith as they stand against their persecutors and provide all that they need during this trial. So be it, Lord!
    Annette S - USA
  • Father in heaven, You are the God that knows how to sustain and strengthen Your people through all trials and adversity. Bless Your children who stand in Christ and for Christ, though it cost them everything. Protect them from any bitterness or fear. Bless You dear ones with faith, hope and peace in Christ Jesus. In Jesus' name. The name You love. Amen
    john p - USA
  • Father God, I pray for Kanoa, I ask that You may protect him. I also pray that You may strengthen Kanoa's faith and allow him to continue to follow Jesus. I pray that everyone in those villages who follow Jesus will remain strong and safe. I ask that their persecutors will see their faith and want to know Jesus as well. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
    Spencer B - USA
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