Christians in Laos minister to a woman in a nearby village.
Christians in Laos minister to a woman in a nearby village.
Mar. 24, 2022 | Laos

Police Pressure Families to Renounce Faith in Christ

[250] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Sri.

During a public gathering on Feb. 15, police ordered 10 families to renounce their Christian faith. When they refused, an officer singled out one of the Christians, a woman named Sri, and ordered her to sign a document stating that she had stopped following Jesus. After Sri refused to sign, the officer wrote her family members’ names on the document and forged her signature. He then told Sri that if she and her family continued to worship Jesus publicly, they would be arrested. Sri boldly told the officer that she wouldn’t abide by his orders, but she and some of the other Christians have lived in fear since the incident. Pray that Sri and the other Christians in her village will continue to grow in Christ, that they will be able to continue gathering for worship and that many other villagers will hear the gospel and place their faith in Christ.

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  • Dear Father, I don't know where this family is at this time,but i know that you are faithful and are there with them. Please continue to give them courage and let them know that you are with them. Please move in the hearts of the authorities that they might see Christ in them and also turn and be saved.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Lord protect Sri and her family from those that desire to do them harm. Give them courage and faith to continue to share their testimony of Jesus. May the peace and joy be present in their spirit and in their lives. I Jesus beans amen
    Dria K - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray that you continue to protect your own. The Christians in Laos be safe and in liberty to worship freely and produce much fruit. Touch the saints' hearts to soldier on and convert even the Police Officers to follow Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Reuben D - Zimbabwe
  • Thank You Father, for the courage of our sister Sri. Her courage blesses and challenges us. As she and her fellow Christians gather to worship You, may they have a sense of Your presence and good pleasure so that they continue to live in Your presence, fearing God and not fearing man. May this confidence in You bring salvation to others in her village
    Toni D - USA
  • Our Father,
    I pray that you would give courage to Sri and her family. Increase their faith. May they be bold and wise. I pray that you would protect them and provide for them. Cause them to worship you more and more. Help them to bear their burdens. I pray you kingdom would come to their village. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
    erin f - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    We ask that You would be with and strengthen Sri and the other christians in her village. Thank you that they stood faithful in the persecution. Give the courage and peace to continue! May they be able to gather and worship together. Let Your light and love be known!
    In the name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Jesus, wrap your loving arms around these precious Christians. May they feel your presence and grow ever stronger. Help them to know they are being prayed for and feel encouraged. Make a way for them to worship together. May their strength draw others to you. Thank you for always hearing our prayers. Amen.
    Mary H C - USA
  • Dear Jesus, protect and comfort Sri and the other Christians. Thank you for their bold witness. Give them wisdom and discernment from Your Holy Spirit. May the authorities repent of their persecution of the Christians. May many come to know and worship You, Jesus, because of Sri.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Father we lift up our precious brothers and sisters in Christ in Laos. Though they are threatened all the day long ,as the first church was, we ask you would give them boldness to share Your great plan of salvation. Freedom from fear. Joy unspeakable and peace that passes all understanding. Because You live we can trust You for all of this. Amen
    kathleen r - USA
  • In the redeeming name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, our Redeemer, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Sri. We praise You that she praises You with their life. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels from heaven to encamp around and directly minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father... hallelujah! glory and honor to you! You have taught Sri well, may you strengthen her and other Christians near her... not to fear as your word says, Lord. In Jesus precious name Amen
    Faye S - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Sri and family. We praise that You hear them. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, angels to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father please overcome the fear of these believers with your love. May they continue to walk with you and be your witnesses.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Almighty, and ever present Father God. We pray that Sri and the other Christians in her village will continue to grow in Christ, that they will be able to continue gathering for worship and that many other villagers will hear the gospel and place their faith in Christ. In Jesus Precious name, the love of God and the fellowship of His Holy Spirit amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Father, I pray in Jesus Christ Name that Sri, her family members, and all her fellow believers will continue to worship You without fear of the enemy. Please surround them with Your shekinah glory always. Protect them from every plan of the enemy. I pray that their persecutors will be won over using Sri's faith and commitment.
    Aderonke A - Nigeria
  • Lord I praise You for the boldness of Sri and for her willingness to follow You no matter what. I pray that You would be with her and give her peace to remain strong. I pray for Your word to comfort and guide her as she follows You. I pray for courage for the believers in this village to cling to You.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, may my dear sister Sri & all other like her refuse to live in fear, in Your mighty Name! May they live in peace in Jesus' Name. Draw many to You through her witness including those who persecuted her. May she & other like her grow even bolder in their faith. TY for providing for all their needs acc to Your riches in Christ Jesus, Amen
    Lisa T - USA
  • Lord send your Holy Spirit to Sri & her family to give them healing, strength, hope, courage, wisdom, forgiveness, peace, joy & love. Send people to help them grow in their faith. Provide for their needs physically, mentally & spiritually. Open doors for them to continue to witness and bring others to salvation & relationship with You.
    Angie E - USA
  • Lord use Sri in almighty way! Give strength and courage to fight the goid fight. May many come to Jesus through her testimony. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Almighty God, we praise you for the boldness of Sri and her family to stand for Jesus! Increase their faith in you O God, and remind them that greater are you O God that lives in them, than he that lives in the world! Increase their faith and may their lives be a living testimony of your faithfulness to man. May other villagers come to you. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness and humility of Sri and family. We ask for comfort, for provision, for hedge of protection and angels to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Jesus, We ask for you to watch over bold believers in Laos. You know how the government persecutes Christians such as Sri and pray for their protection. Thank you for their salvation and witness for the kingdom!
    Robert M - USA
  • Our Father, hold Sri and the others tightly as they face opposition from the people in the village. Protect them from the threats and lies. May their faithfulness draw others to You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Sri and her family to praise and worship you in peace. I pray for the Christian prosecution and your people can share the gospel. In Jesus name Amen
    Crystal L - USA
  • GOD POLICE ARE IGNORANT. MAY YOU PROTECT AND EMBOLDEN THESE YOUR CHILDREN, TOUCH AND SOFTEN THE HEARTS OF THE POLICE AND THE NEIGHBORS. GOD MAY THIS BE A REASON FOR THE BELIEVERS NEVER TO GIVW UP BUT BE PERSISTENT. BLESS THEM WITH GOOD HEALTH AND OPPORTUNITIES TO WITNESS AND ADD MANY CITIZENS TO YOU KINGDOM. WE GLORIFY YOU KING KING LORD OF LORDS
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • Please precious Lord, bless this family openly, grant that they are bold and of good courage. Bless them with good health and prosper them and may their testimony reach others so they too will be saved. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. MARANATHA
    Della H - USA
  • Father God, I thank you for Sri's faith and determination in her commitment to Christ. I pray that she and the other Christians in her village will continue to grow in Christ and will be able to continue gathering for worship and lead others to Christ. Please protect Sri and the other Christians as they live in fear for refusing to renounce Christ.
    HELEN W - USA
  • Thank You for giving Sri the courage to stand against the attack, and I pray that her courage and faith would be renewed. May she and her family continue to gather and worship You, and may their faith and love draw many more to faithfully follow You. I pray that the authorities would have softened hearts and come to trust You as Savior.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Sri and her refusal to renounce Christ despite intense persecution. I pray that she and the other Christians in her village will continue to grow in Christ, continue gathering for worship and that many other villagers will hear the gospel and place their faith in Christ. May You be glorified through their actions.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus, I lift Sri and other Christians associated with her in your hands. I pray that you sustain your children in times of trouble. I pray for more courage for them to continue standing up for the cross. Be with them and give them wisdom in everything they do. May they grow in the knowledge of Christ. Abide with them
    Selom A - USA
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