Hindu extremists beat Kalithas for boldly witnessing for Christ in his village.
Hindu extremists beat Kalithas for boldly witnessing for Christ in his village.
Jun. 09, 2022 | Sri Lanka

Christian Man Beaten to Death in His Home

[180] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Kalithas' family.

After becoming a prominent, active leader of his church, Kalithas received threats from Hindu extremists in his community. They warned that he would face severe consequences if he continued his bold witness in the village. On Dec. 16, 2021, four men came to his home and started kicking his gate. Kalithas rushed toward them, asking why they were destroying his property. The men threw alcohol in his face and started beating him. When he fell to the ground, three men held him down while the fourth struck his head with an iron rod. After the men fled, villagers rushed Kalithas to the hospital. He remained in a coma until he died on Dec. 20. Pray that the four men who killed him are brought to justice and also come to know Jesus. Pray for Kalithas’ family, and pray that villagers who hear his story will also put their trust in Christ.

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  • Father, we look forward to meeting Kalithas in your Holy Place soon. His work is done on earth. He awaits his reward, as all followers of Christ do. Especially, the persecuted. May his killers face justice on earth & your time.
    Deanna V - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Sabaoth, Lord of hosts, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Kalitha's family. We pray they be strengthened, a hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Righteous Father, You judge righteously and plead the cause of the poor and needy, maintaining their right and their cause. Vindicate Kalitha and plead his case against this ungodly nation. Please comfort his family and lead them in Your righteousness because of their enemies and make Your way straight before their faces
    Julie C - USA
  • Father, we lift up Kalithas' family and ask that You will continue to comfort their hearts in their grief and loss. We also ask that the community who hear his story will come to faith and trust the Messiah Who gave all for them.
    Gail M - USA
  • Thank You Father for Kalithas witness. Please be with his family. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father, bring comfort and peace to Kalithas family. Encourage the members of his church to remain strong in their faith. Use his death and stand for Christ to draw others to seek salvation through Jesus. May justice find the perpetrators. May they repent and open their hearts to the Gospel. Amen.
    Mary H C - USA
  • Lord please let the killer of Kalithas be punished for his murder and repent and turn to you. Let his death as a martyr bring many to faith in you. Comfort his family and church.
    michele r - USA
  • Lord, You were quick to remind Your disciples in the world they would have tribulation but You also said that You had overcome the world and we ask that You would remind Kalithas' family and fellow believers in his church that You have indeed overcome the world and the devil and that they can rest assured that Vengeance is Yours. Grant peace Lord, amen
    Forrest B - USA
  • Our Father, we grieve with Kalitha's family as they miss their husband and father and friend. May his life be an example for them to be bold for the Gospel. Strengthen them, and may their faithfulness to You be a powerful light that shines on sin and exposes the hearts for those who need You. May their village come to know Jesus as savior and friend.
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • In the loving words of Jesus, our heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Kalitha's family. We pray for comfort, to direct their steps, for a hedge of protection, angels to surround and directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, I pray that these men are brought to justice who killed him and will put their faith in Jesus. I pray all the villagers become bold witnesses for Christ. In Jesus name I pray . Amen
    Marti V - USA
  • Lord I pray for Kalithas's family and for their peace and hope. I pray You would hold them in their feelings of grief, sadness, and loss. I pray for their financial needs to be met and for believers around them to come together and walk with them closely. I pray for justice for those who murdered them and also for justice to bring them to Your mercy.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, we Pray that the four men who killed him are brought to justice and also come to know Jesus. We Pray for Kalithas' family and that villagers who hear his story will also put their trust in Christ. We pray Father, that his death will not be in vain but the perseverance he showed and the faith he exhibited will encourage others.
    William C - USA
  • Oh Father, we know that our brother is now with You and we thank You that he is safely home. Thank You that he has left behind a testimony of Your great worth. We ask that those who opposed him, who walk in darkness, will come to the Light, as Kalithas did. Bless and care for his family, and use the testimony that he sealed with his life to touch many.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father God, by the mighty name of JESUS, I ask comfort and provision for the grieving loved ones of Kalitha. Remind them they will see him again. May the violent and cowardly murders feel the weight of their own sins on their hearts UNTIL they repent. May all who hear Your voice turn to Jesus for forgiveness and new life in Him! The glory is Yours.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I come before you on the behalf of Kalithas' family and asking that you bring justice in a unjustice situation that you go in the hearts of the men who did a unjust deed because of hate in their heart. I pray that you turn their hearts around and that they be account for the unjustice deed they cause the family.
    Laketia B - USA
  • Dear lord bring healing and justice amen
    Sherry S - USA
  • Father God I commit the family of Kalithas to your care, they needs your shoulder to lean on in such challenging time comfort their heart and mind , grant inner healing, and peace , provide for them and be their refuge , do reassure that he is not lost ,only gone before, but in the sweet by and bye they will meet again in Heaven, then they beforever
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Our Father, please comfort Kalithas' family. Please meet their needs and let them know exactly how precious the blood of Your marthyrs are. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father comfort his family and all who mourn his passing . Send the Holy spirit to draw his persecutors to Christ . I pray souls will be added to the kingdom as a result of hearing his story . In Jesus name .
    Amen
    Ann S - USA
  • Father, I grieve with the family of Kalithas in Sri Lanka who was killed by Hindus because of his stand for Christ. Bless this family with Your peace and help them and his church to bold witnesses in their village so that they will see fruit from his death in saved souls. Bring the men to justice who did that and cause them to repent and turn to Jesus.
    Alan G - USA
  • Lord, thank you for the faithfulness and courage of Kalithas. Thank you that he is now praising and worshipping you in your presence, and that his pain and injuries are no more. Protect and comfort his family, friends and Christian brothers and sisters. Truly let his blood be the seeds of the gospel in his community. Protect his family and church.
    doug S - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus, I pray that this man's family would know Your comfort, courage and peace as they continue to follow You despite their deep grief. May they have supernatural faith to believe Your promises. I pray that those who attacked him will be brought to justice, and that the gospel would spread through the testimony of his life.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord, remember the faith and boldness of Kalithas. How long will our brothers and sister die like this at the hands of violent extremists in India and Sri Lanka? Arise to save your Church and provide for Kalithas' family materially, emotionally, and spiritually. May his memory bring strength to Christians and may his attackers be ashamed to repentance.
    Brad H - USA
  • Avi Ad! I thank You that our brother planted many seeds of salvation and You will insure a great harvest will be completed in Christ Jesus. Comfort his family and brethren during their grief so they may comfort others in their trials and tribulations. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Dear Father please protect Kalithas' family from evil and harm. Give them physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health and unshakeable Faith. I pray that Kalithas will be honored in his village for his steadfast love for You and that this tragedy be turned into a blessing to others who saw his strength of faith and come to You for their salvation.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Our Father in Heaven, thank you for Kalithas' faith and service to You. May his life and testimony live on to influence many generations to put their trust in Jesus. Please do not let this wicked tragedy be in vain. Use it for Your glory. May the attackers find no rest until they repent of their crime and sins, face the consequences and find salvation.
    Jean S - Canada
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Megan, our Shield, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Kalitha and family. We ask that they walk with the wise, a hedge of protection, angels to surround and directly minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father , thank you for this precious servant of Christ .Please comfort his family in their grief and provide for their needs. Help them continue Kalithas' bold witness for Jesus . May your spirit of conviction and repentance flood his killers and lead them to salvation.
    Deanna N - USA
  • Father I am always humbled to see our brothers and sisters in these countries give their all for You. Be with Kalitha's family and friends. Comfort their hearts, strengthen them in their faith, free them from fear. We pray for those who beat him, for they are in true darkness. Bring the light of salvation to their lives.
    kathleen r - USA
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