Pastor Yallam Shankar was killed at home as his village celebrated a Hindu festival.
Pastor Yallam Shankar was killed at home as his village celebrated a Hindu festival.
Apr. 07, 2022 | India

Masked Gunmen Kill Pastor at Home in Front of Family

[287] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Yallam Shankar's family.

Around 7:40 p.m. on March 17, as Pastor Yallam Shankar spent time with his family, five masked men came to his house, calling his name. As he exited his home, the men shot him in the chest and slit his throat. He died minutes later, and his wife and one of his sons witnessed his murder. He was killed as the Hindu festival Holika Dahan, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil, was being celebrated in the pastor’s village. Pastor Yallam is survived by his wife, two sons and his granddaughters. Pray for the pastor’s family to be strengthened by God’s Word and His presence as they mourn their loss. Pray that they are able to continue earning income from the small plot of land they have, which the pastor used to farm. Pray for justice and for the pastor’s faithfulness to Christ to be made known throughout the village.

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  • Father, I pray for this man's family as they mourn and grieve. I pray you strengthen them. Make a way for them to provide for their families. I pray their faith in you remains strong, help them forgive. Deal with the hearts of those who did this, open their eyes to the truth. bless the work that was started here. rebuke the spirit of fear.
    polly c - USA
  • Heavenly Father. Please hear our prayer. We pray that they are able to continue earning income from the small plot of land they have, which the pastor used to farm. We pray for justice and for the pastor's faithfulness to Christ to be made known throughout the village. In Jesus precious name and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Woe unto them that call good, evil and evil good. That is what the Word says, and is the picture here. Thank You for the good that our brother was bringing to his village. Heal the memories of Pastor Shankar's wife and son who saw him die. Comfort the family by Your Word in their grief and loss. Enable them to farm their land. Bring justice in this.
    Toni D - USA
  • Dear heavenly Father, you see all the injustices done to your children and you will not acquit the wicked. We pray for peace, provision and forgiveness for his family and entrust them to you. We pray that his murderers would repent and cry out to JESUS, but if now, an eternal hell awaits them. For You, O GOD are a righteous judge. In Jesus name amen
    Elisheva T - USA
  • Jesus please let the family see you bringing good out of this evil. Uphold and provide well for them as a witness of your love and faithfulness.
    michele r - USA
  • Father, Your faithful servant, and our brother in Christ, Pastor Yallam, is thankfully present with You, but his family grieves their loss. Provide emotional and spiritual healing for his wife, two sons and granddaughters. While it may seem that evil triumphed over good through Pastor Yallam's martyrdom, we know that all things work together for good.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus, please comfort this family and help them to lean on You as they suffer so much. May they see Your provision for them and know the support of Your people. I pray that Yallam's death would produce a great gospel harvest, and that many who oppose Your Name would come to saving faith in You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father thank You for Shankar and his family. Please be with his family and send them the Holy Spirit to comfort during this difficult time. I pray Shankar has peace and the You would give his family peace. Please protect them. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Thank you Father for the life of Yallam and his bravery unto death, for he knew the cost and was faithful unto death, yet he lives forever im glory. I pray for strength for his family and for your amazing comfort in their hearts. In Jesus name let aboundance of heaven be released over his family and let them be a thorn in the "flesh" of the devil, amen
    Philip M - Sweden
  • In the name of the Good Shepherd Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Rohi, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Shankar's family. We ask for comfort, for provision, for healing, for a hedge of protection, angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord bring justice and peace deliverance and change hearts of perzecutors
    Sherry S - USA
  • In the forgiving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Shankar and family, that they are born from above and share Your Word with others. We ask for comfort, for provision, Your Word, hedge of protection, angels to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, let justice be done and thy witness go forth.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Oh Lord my God, you see the aching hearts of these Your people, and see the tears that drop from their eyes. I pray therefore, you will not allow this wickedness before Your face to go without recompense, for both sides. May the family be blessed abundantly and shielded in Your wings, comforted by Your presence and eternal love and compassion. Amen.
    Kurtis M - USA
  • Dear Jesus, only You have the ability to comfort and heal this family in the loss of their husband, father and grandfather. Come to their assistance. Send Your Comforter, the Holy Spirit. Hold them up during their horrible loss with the knowledge that Pastor Yallan Shankar did not die in vain. Make haste to help them in all their daily grief, needs
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Our Father, my heart grieves for our brother, Yallam Shankar, 's family as they miss him. I pray that the seeds he planted in the hearts of those around him are rooted deep and flourishing amongst the pain and loss. I pray that his faith continues to shine on even though he is not there, and that Your work continues. Comfort them. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • PLEASE, SWEET GOD ALMIGHTY AND HIS MIGHTY SON JESUS CHRIST, HELP PASTOR YALLAM SHANKAR'S FAMILY DEAL WITH THE LOSS OF THEIR FATHER! PLEASE SEND YOUR SWEET HOLY SPIRIT TO STRENGTHEN THEM!
    THANK YOU SWEET GOD ALMIGHTY AND JESUS CHRIST!
    RAPTURE ANGEL A - 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
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    Father we pray for the family of Yallam Shankar. Help them to continue in the faith trusting in you Lord for everything. Strengthen them in your Word, help them in earnings to provide for every need. We ask for your justice in this act of murder toward your servant and we pray that souls will be saved in this village, comfort this family
    Marian P - USA
  • Father, we know that Yallam is now in your presence. Lord, comfort his family, give them provision, but most of all embolden their faith to spread the Gospel, thus multiplying the effect of Pastor Yallam's faith, commitment and sacrifice. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Maria L - USA
  • In the redeeming name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, our Redeemer, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Shankar's family. We praise You that they praise You with their lives. We ask for comfort, for a hedge of protection, angels from heaven to encamp around and directly minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father we pray for the family of Yallam Shankar. Help them to continue in the faith trusting in you Lord for everything. Strengthen them in your Word, help them in earnings to provide for every need. We ask for your justice in this act of murder toward your servant and we pray that souls will be saved in this village in Christ Jesus name amen
    Diane E - Canada
  • Oh Father, As I read the words above, it broke my heart to know that such evil could be done against one of your servants. He has received a great reward in Heaven but his family is grieving his loss and what they saw as he died. Please comfort and provide for them. May they be comforted by your Holy Spirit.
    Betty D - USA
  • Precious Father, please protect this pastor's church and family, make them bold and brave and bless them openly. Help them share their faith with others in the name of your precious son, Jesus, Amen. Maranatha
    Della H - USA
  • Father I vomit the family of Pastor Shankar's to your protective care, help them in their distress and help them to lean on your everlasting strong Arms, help them to be bold and not to intimidated by the enemies plans , He is gone but not lost, God has for him an eternal abode in Heaven as he promise in Jon ch, 14 v2b,, and they can take courage ,
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Almighty God, I lift up Yallam's family as they mourn his brutal killing. Comfort them.Give them peace. I pray that they will walk in boldness rather than being fearful of the danger they witnessed. Give them a confident reassurance in your power to protect & meet their needs. May many come to accept you through their demonstration of forgiveness.
    Orpha G - USA
  • Father please send the Holy Spirit to the Shankar family to wrap your loving arms around them. Comfort them from their loss and remind them of the promise that we all will see him again. I pray in Jesus' heavenly name. Amen
    Duane B - USA
  • Father, we lift to You the family of Pastor Shankar and ask Your continued watching over and providing for their needs in his death. We ask for healing of his wife and the son who witnessed the murder. May his church surround them with Your love and care. Please enable them to continue working their land. We ask for justice and an increase in fruit
    Gail M - USA
  • God, thank you for the faithfulness of Pastor Yallam. Thank you that he was a bold witness to you. Please strengthen his family through this time and help them be able to support themselves financially. Please help his faithful testimony to be an example throughout his village. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Reece O - USA
  • Praying for Pastor Shankar's family...for comfort and provision.
    Clarice M - USA
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