Buddhist extremists threatened to kill Malaramma for her gospel work.
Buddhist extremists threatened to kill Malaramma for her gospel work.
Jul. 21, 2022 | Sri Lanka

Buddhist Monks Threaten to Kill Front-Line Worker

[173] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Malaramma.

After a woman named Malaramma led a Hindu priest and his family to faith in Jesus Christ, the former priest urged her to raise funds to build a new worship hall next to his home. When a local Buddhist leader learned of the project, he quickly opposed it. One Sunday, as Malaramma led a worship service at the Christian man’s home with other new believers, several Buddhist monks arrived. They stole everyone’s Bibles, chased the worshipers away and threatened to kill Malaramma if she didn’t leave that night. She and other believers prayed through the night for God to protect them. The next day, local authorities learned of the threats and assured Malaramma that she would be protected. Pray that these believers remain safe, and pray their persecutors find faith in Christ.

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  • "Thou shalt hide them in the secret of Thy Presence from the pride of man: Thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues."

    Psalm 31
    christine s - USA
  • that thy light would so shine in the darkness. May the believers see this working of thine and rejoice in thee singing praises and finding further sanctification in thy word being led into all truth. I pray this to thy great glory in the holy and almighty name of the LORD Jesus Christ, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear LORD, may thy protection continue over the believers affected by this persecution. I pray their witness would be strengthened as a result and cause many including the persecutors to search thy word in the A1611 Bible. May many of them repent of their sins and believe on thy word unto salvation. I pray O LORD that they bear fruits meet for repentan
    Devin C - USA
  • Father God,
    I lift up sister Malaramma and her family, the other believers around her.
    We give you thanks and praise that you are reaching many souls in all the nations of this earth.
    Thank you that the government provided protection. Please bless them with salvation.
    Please keep her and the other members of your Body safe.
    In Jesus Name I pray
    Aaron M - Japan
  • Dear sister in Christ, I pray for your strength, comfort, and peace. May God give you spiritual victories. Great is your reward in heaven. Jesus is coming back soon. Be strong and stand firm.
    Susan R - USA
  • Lord, thank you for Malaramma and the faith and determination you have given her. Please continue to protect and encourage her as she shares the truth of Jesus with those who need to hear. Grant her favor among the authorities, and we ask that many more will come to a saving faith in Jesus through her testimony.
    Jackie V - USA
  • OLord, protect your saints in Sri Lanka. Surround them with the Holy Spirit. Smite evil & neutralize it's presence for Jesus sake. Turn the buddhist leaders hearts to you. May your Spirit touch them as it did with Your Apostles. May they be bold as they tell of your love & forgiveness. May your name be lifted up in this place. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Father, Almighty God, please take what the enemy intends for evil and turn it into good for Malaramma and the church. Accomplish only Your will in this situation and may the enemy's plans be thwarted. Draw more people, including persecutors, to Jesus for salvation and new life in Christ. Give her wisdom and may she be led and walk by the Spirit daily.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Praise be to God for raising Malaramma in Sri Lanka to shine the light for darkness to be exposed. Father God I pray that you deliver her from evil. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father, thank You for protecting Malaramma and the other believers who passionately worship Jesus Christ, in Spirit and in truth. Empower Malaramma to exercise wisdom and discernment as she interacts with the Buddhist monks and local authorities. Continue to grant Malaramma boldness to faithfully proclaim Your Word and tell of Your excellent greatness.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
    Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide
    Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
    Blessings all mine with 10, 000 beside
    Great is Thy faithfulness
    Great is Thy faithfulness
    Morning by morning new mercies I see
    All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
    Great is Thy faithfulness
    Great is Thy faithfulnes
    Craig R - USA
  • Lord, continue to protect Malaramma and other believers in that region. Lord may their persecutors find true peace and meaning in giving their lives to Jesus.
    scott L - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Holy Spirit, Jehovah Jireh, the God of all comfort, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Malaramma. We ask for provision, for comfort, for hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Our Father, please help Malaramma. Let her live and work for You. Please meet her needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Maria D - Finland
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Malaramma that she believes Jesus is her rock. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • I pray for these believers in Sri Lanka that you would continue to protect them and that the work of the kingdom would continue to happen in their midst. Thank you for their faithfulness to pray to you all night and for your faithfulness to answer their prayers. Please bring many more people into faith because of them in Jesus name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father, I lift up Malaramma to you and the other believers. I pray you watch over them, protect them. I pray you rebuke any fear and strengthen them. Strengthen this new convert and help him and his family find their peace and strength in you. I pray for those who oppose them, open their eyes to truth. I pray for those in authority, deal with them.
    Polly C - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We thank You for the witness of Malaramma and her steadfast love for Your kingdom, for her bringing others to You and working to build a place to worship. We praise You how the authorities protect her in her work for You. We declare that these believers will be safe, and their persecutors find faith in Christ, in Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • Lord God, thank you for the faith and witness of Malaramma. I pray your protection for her as she works to spread the gospel. Protect her from these Buddhist monks who wish her harm and may her faith lead them to Christ. I pray these believers remain safe and grow in their faith. Provide for them and protect them that many others will come to Christ.
  • Lord I ask that you would provide safety and comfort for Malaramma. May her persecutors find Christ. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Abba Father only thing satan can do is to threaten to kill us for bearing the witness but he cannot kill our soul because it belongs to you. I pray for Malaramma's protection, courage, boldness, wisdom. Protect her family as well God. multiply her efforts many folds as compared to the obstacles placed by the buddhist monk. Holy Spirit hound the monk
  • Lord, I pray that you will continue to protect and lead Malaramma as she desires to honor you and further your kingdom. Thank you that the authorities have said they will protect her from threats of harm. Please help her and the other believers in her community to grow in their faith and understanding of you as they trust you in this situation.
    Christa B - USA
  • In the name and healing power of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Rapha, God Who heals, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we adore You for faithfulness of Malaramma. We ask for healing, growth, hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • The Lord bless you and keep you, The Lord let his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, The Lord look upon you kindly and give you his peace. Numbers 6:24-26
    Mary-Ellen V - 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
  • Thank you for your continued protection of these brothers and sisters of mine. Thank you for giving them courage to follow after you
    Amy L - USA
  • Drear God, thank You for Malaramma's faith and boldness. Thank You for those that have come to believe in You in Sri lanka. Please change the minds and hearts of those who are opposing this new church building. May there be a Great Awakening in Sri Lanka for your glory!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Jesus, thank You for keeping Malaramma and the other believers safe that night. Please make their attackers curious about the Bibles they stole and have them be converted by reading Your powerful Word. Please continue to keep Your loved ones safe.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Lord Jesus! Thank you for Malaramma a& her strong witness to buddhist followers. Keep her safe & surround her with your love, grace, mercy & compassion. Grant her wisdom & strength as she continues to share the Good News with others. Protect them Lord! Provide more Bibles as they grow to follow YOU & truth! Open the eyes of those who persecute her!
    Sharon W - USA
  • Dear God, Thank you for my sister in Christ. Thank you for the people who have come to You because of her beautiful ministry. Thank you for her courage and faith. Please continue to protect and strengthen them. Cast out fear with your love. In Jesus name, amen.
    Paola M - USA
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