Sep. 02, 2022 | Nepal

Villagers Refuse Burial to Christian

[151] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Pastor Krishna.

In July, Pastor Krishna Pariyar’s mother, who was also a believer, passed away in their home village. Because there is no local place for Christians to bury their dead, Pastor Krishna chose to bury his mother on his own land. However, Pastor Krishna’s Hindu neighbors opposed this and insisted that the body be cremated according to Hindu ritual. While Pastor Krishna was able to persuade the local government chairman to accommodate them and assign land for Christian burials near the village, Hindu villagers resisted and ultimately pressured Pastor Krishna’s brother, who is not a Christian, to dig up the body and submit to the Hindu rituals, which was a great discouragement to Pastor Krishna.

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  • Dear family in Christ, in the name of Jesus I pray for strength, comfort, and peace for you and your family. The same God who changed Saul's heart to Paul can still do anything today. Stand strong. Stay bold in your faith. The coming of Jesus to take us all home is getting close. Great is your reward in heaven.
    Susan R - USA
  • Dear Lord, there is unrest amongst Your people in Nepal. Please help them not to look as much at the ceremony for death, but for the celebration of life & where this person will now be headed-into Your glorious Kingdom where there is no sadness, crying or unrest. We thank You for being with Pastor Krisna and Your church to continue to spread the gospel
    Donna H - USA
  • I pray for Pastor Krishna that you would help him in his time of distress over his mothers burial. Please comfort him and help them be able to work this out in a way that is good for his family. Please let this man remain a witness for Jesus amidst the opposition of these Hindu people over this burial. In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, please,I pray let it be that Christians the world over are allowed to burydeal with the dead as you allow at their funeral without contention from any person's.i pray this in Jesus Christ's name AMEN.
    Joseph C - United Kingdom
  • Dear Father, we thank you for Pastor Krishna and his continued witness for Christ. We ask you to encourage and strengthen him in Jesus' Name so he may be the ambassador for Christ that you can make him to be. As she is discouraged, please renew his mind and encourage his heart in Jesus' Name. May his brother come to know you Lord! Amen
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for Pastor Krishna. Please help him to forgive his brother. Please encourage and strengthen Pastor K. for the battle, knowing that you can and will defeat all evil.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Father, we know that you know where your children are no matter where that is. We know that our soul is in your hands, and you know those that are yours. I pray you comfort this pastor with this truth. I pray you speak to his family members who are lost; may their eyes be opened to the truth. Father, pour out your Spirit, use your children to shine.
    Polly C - USA
  • Thank You that the local government chairman accommodated Pastor Krishna's request. Convict, by Your, Spirit his brother, who lives in darkness of this evil thing and draw him to Yourself. Enable Pastor Krishna to forgive him. Comfort Pastor Krishna with the knowledge that on Resurrection Day his mother will be taken into Heaven with the rest of us.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, encourage Pastor Krishna's heart in this matter. Somehow bring good from this situation as only you can do. Glorify yourself in and through his life and ministry so that he would know how to reach those around him with the gospel and disciple the believers.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Jesus, please comfort Pastor Krishna in the loss of his mother. Keep a strong watch over his heart, knowing that his mother is under the care of Jesus, & no one can snatch her out of His Hand.
    Holy Guardian Angels, stand around Pastor Krishna's property, protect his family, & comfort them in their time of grief.
    Joan H - USA
  • Lord, we lift up Pastor Krishna to You and ask for You to comfort him and his family and remind him that You love his mother dearly and even in this painful situation you have a purpose and plan that is for his good and your glory even if he cannot see it and grant him grace and strength to love his enemies that have dishonored his mother in her burial
    Forrest B - USA
  • I pray that You would comfort and encourage Pastor Krishna as he grieves his mother's death and method of burial. Give him wisdom and opportunities to speak truth to his brother, and may this difficult situation be used to draw his brother to faith in You. I pray that these believers would be able to have a place to bury their loved ones.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the beautiful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovan Shammah, God Who is there, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness and forgiveness given by Pastor Krishna. We ask for healing, that he knows You are beautiful, You are present, hedge of protection, and angels to surround and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Please encourage and comfort this pastor in his grief and persecution. May he see your mighty hand at work through his witness.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Please Lord Father, be with Pastor Krishna. Please strengthen him as he serves you in Nepal. Help him to know your infinite love in his time of grieving. Bless his witness that he will win many to salvation in Jesus our Christ. In Jesus precious name, amen.
    Scott P - USA
  • Wow dear lord help theses peopkevooen their eyes to see their need for Christ help their persecutor gets saved and bring salvation to their enemy
    Sherry S - USA
  • Father, I pray that You would encourage this brother as he experiences the loss of his mother and the disrespect shown to her. Lord, I pray You will lift him up in this time of need. May other brothers and sisters come along side and support him during his time of grief. I pray this thru Jesus. Amen.
    joey S - USA
  • Lord may Pastor Krishna from me peace in knowing his loved is with you. May the authorities and religious leaders give favor and may they find Jesus. In Jesus name amen .
    David H - USA
  • I lift up Pastor Krishna as he grieves the loss of his mother and the circumstances surrounding her burial. "The Lord is near to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.Psalm 34:18. May the Lord strengthen and encourage Pastor Krishna and may he love and forgive his brother. May Pastor Krishna's life shine forth the love of God.
    patty r - USA
  • Father comfort Pastor Krishna. Give him peace knowing that his mother is with You and he will see her again. Help him to forgive those who have wronged him. Let his love be evidence of his new life in You.
    Terry K - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. I pray You would be glorified despite what has been done. It is a lie. May it be that the truth burns through the lie. Yes, bring shame to the hearts of the perpetrators; that they would repent. Remind pastor Krishna his mother is now with You and may He forgive these. In Jesus' Faithful Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Almighty God, I lift up this pastor and ask that you will bring comfort to him in spite of the circumstances of his mother's body being dug up from the burial site. Please encourage him and give him strength during this time. Please show him how to handle this problem so that Jesus will be glorified in it. In Jesus's name, Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We thank You for Christian widows in Nepal facing discrimination. We declare You are providing for those reaching out to Tibetans in Nepal, that restrictive laws will not be approved, for successful youth conferences, &for those ministering to the unreached in remote and difficult-to-reach areas of northern Nepal, in Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Krishna and family. We ask for comfort in time of sorrow. We praise You that they are in Your hands. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father of all comfort, we pray that you would uphold brother Krishna during this extremely difficult time by your Spirit in Jesus' name.
    Matthew E - USA
  • Jesus, comfort Pastor Krishna Pariyar. Remind him that the most important thing is that his mother is with You now. Please bring shame into the hearts of the villagers who have treated his grief so badly. Let that shame lead to repentance and a willingness to listen to the good news of Your salvation.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Lord, thank you for Pastor Krishna, and please forgive the villagers for they do not know what they are doing.
    Tony M - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Pastor Krishna Pariyar and his willingness to follow You even in the face of opposition from his neighbors. I pray that his faithful witness will bear fruit and that his neighbors will experience the love of Jesus through him. May he be able to forgive his brother and be strengthened in his faith each day as he loves others.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Krishna: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide him. May he stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Let him find favor with authorities & be able to properly bury his mom. May Christians in the area be permitted to bury their dead. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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