Pastor Nahtiya (left) and the two men injured in the attack
Pastor Nahtiya (left) and the two men injured in the attack
Nov. 17, 2022 | India

Pastor and Son Ambushed in the Jungle

[213] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Pastor Nahtiya and son.

Pastor Nahtiya, his son and other church members had worshiped together and were walking home through the jungle when they were ambushed by Hindu radicals throwing stones at them. Some were able to break away only to be attacked again by villagers wielding axes, sticks and other tools. Pastor Nahtiya’s 16-year-old son and another believer were struck repeatedly. Police arrived and helped take the severely injured men to the hospital. When questioned, the attackers falsely claimed that Pastor Nahtiya had come to their village and threatened to attack them. The case against him is ongoing, but the attackers are already free, and the medical and legal costs from the attack continue to mount. These believers are praying that their attackers as well as the judicial officials who are treating them unjustly will know Jesus and be saved.

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  • LORD, I pray these men have since recovered by Your working. May they glory even in these persecutions knowing great is their glory in heaven if born again. I pray their witness would be magnified & many would search the A1611 Bible. May many repent unto the remission of sins by Your increase in India among persecutors & government. In LORD Jesus' name
    Devin C - USA
  • Oh Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ, these people are in turmoil, and they need Your help, and they need Your presence, they need Your comfort!
    christine s - USA
  • Dear Christian family, I am praying for you. I hope you feel God's presence. Remember he has not lost control of his creation. He changed Saul's heart so he can change the hearts of anyone. He is powerful and we know who will be victorious. Stand strong. You are loved.
    Susan R - USA
  • Father God I join Pastor Nahtiya & his son in asking you to change the hearts of the attackers & the judicial officials, so that they would find you. Open their eyes, soften their hearts, show them your truths, Jesus, that they would be filled with joy. I pray over the medical & legal costs- Lord, thru fellow believers provide for their needs. Amen.
    Mike M - USA
  • Thank You , Father that Pastor N and those with him are demonstrating the reality of their faith as their main concern is for the condition of the souls of their attackers and judicial officials. If it would please You, remove the charges against our Christian brothers. If not, we trust You to provide for the injured and the legal and medical costs.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord, we thank you because you are the God of all flesh. You said, "I am the God of all flesh, is anything too hard for me?". We are that you will break down the Hindus and the judicial officials like you broke down the jailer (who jailed Paul and Silas) who said "what must I do to be saved?". Thank you Lord in Jesus Name.
    Sharon-David A - United Kingdom
  • Heavenly Father, Please be with Pastor Nahtiya and his son. Please help them to have all fines and charges dropped. Comfort them and give them Your Peace. May Your Spirit grant them the strength they need every day to follow You.In Jesus Name, Amen
    Donna A - USA
  • Father God, grant grace, peace and healing on Pastor Nahtiya and his son. Give them boldness and grace in declaring Jesus to those who need to hear and at the same time, make them wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Give them creative ways to show Jesus' love to neighboring communities and allow them to find favor before local officials, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our Heavenly Father, Redeemer, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Nahtiya and son. We praise that they are chosen. We ask for a hedge of protection on them. We ask for angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Oh precious Lord, have mercy on this family. Grant that they should be blessed openly in the sight of all the unbelievers, make them bold, brave and excited to share Your word. In Jesus name I pray, Amen
    Della H - USA
  • Lord I pray for miracle funds for those who were injured and are unable to pay for it. I pray for continued faith and hope amongst them. I pray for justice for the attackers and for police to know the truth. I pray for the community and church to not stop witnessing and to continue bearing truth and hope. I pray for the attackers to repent to Jesus
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord do not waste this situation but use it for the glory of your name. Ring about the salvation of everyone involved and then ripple it out even more. You claim this as your victory. You claim this for your glory. Defend them and heal them miraculously. Pour out your compassionate provision upon them.
    Atacy U - USA
  • In the wonderful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Nahtiya and son. We ask that You will defend , provide, place a hedge on them, and send angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord I join with the prayers of this pastor and other church members who were beaten ruthlessly and accused unjustly that their accusers and persecutors would come to Christ. What a glory this would be! Pour out your spirit on them! heal this pastor and those who were hurt in this attack ,take care of the legal and medical bills please, in Jesus name
    Nancy G - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. May the truth come to light about what really happened. Jehovah Rapha touch & heal them I pray. These believers have suffered for Your cause & are worthy to follow You. Your Fruit abounds to their accounts. Take evil & turn it to good, esp. how India sees Christianity. In Jesus' Faithful Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • O God, you are a God who sees and knows all! For these your precious children, I pray that you will increase their faith, heal them physically and grant grace to persevere through hardships. Grant grace to forgive. By the living witness of your children, may those who have done injustice be brought to saving knowledge of Jesus. In Jesus name Amen US
    Patricia S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers. Please continue to heal them and be encouraged in Your Word. Please continue to help them be bold and courageous for the faith. Help them to forgive and pray for those who persecute them.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the continued faith of Pastor Nahtita and his son. Please heal their injuries and strengthen their courage and faith. Please bring those who are persecuting them to justice and draw those who you have appointed to your son. I pray these things in Jesus's name. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Dear Lord, help Pastor Nahtiya and the others who were attacked heal from their wounds, and may they continue worshiping You. May their attackers and the other officials come to a faith in Jesus, despite the persecution they know may come. Help those in India who are persecuting the Christian faith come to realise that it is the one true faith.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Lord, we know we will be hated as you were. We pray you would remove the scales from these attackers, that they may come to saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, before it is everlasting too late. Amen

    Cheryl C - USA
  • In the holy name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Tzevaot, Lord of Hosts, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise for faithfulness of Pastor Nahtiya and son. We ask for encouragement, for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Jesus, You know what it is to be falsely accused, to have judgment passed upon You which You did not deserve. I pray for these loved ones who likewise are being unjustly treated and pray their affection for You will be heightened by this experience, so they can share the gospel in a richer and deeper way, even with their accusers.
    Mike D - USA
  • Father protect Pastor Nahtiya and his son and friend from further evil and harm. Heal their bodies and give them physical, mental and spiritual health. I pray that You open the eyes, hearts and minds of their attackers and judicial officials so that they turn from ignorance and darkness and into your Light and repent and help the Pastor and his son.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Lord, I pray for pastor Nahtiya and his son and the others that were attacked for their faith that You would help them in the hospital to recover and that they would forgive their attackers, in Jesus' name Amen
    Jo-Ann C - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for Pastor Nahtiya, his son, and the other believer. Restore health to the injured. I ask that you would expose the lies that are being told about Pastor Nahtiya. Provide him with the necessary funds for legal and medical expenses. May these persecutors come to a place of repentance and salvation.
    sandra s - USA
  • Father God, thank You for the steadfast faith of Pastor Nahtiya and these men. I pray Your healing for those injured, means for medical bills to be paid. and that the attackers will come to know Jesus as Savior and Lord. I pray the legal charges against these men will be dropped. I pray for their continued witness and faith in You. In Jesus' name.
  • King Jesus I do commit this servant to your embrace and ask that you grant inner healing strengthened their resilience and grant the courage to carry on for you,grant healing to the affected and touch the heart of the offenders do bring them to know you as Saviour Nd give them peace, let justice be done that others will take heed to live in peace

    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Heavenly Father, We thank that You covered Pastor Nahtiya, his son, and the others who were attacked. We praise You that You protected them. We agree with Pastor Nahtiya & his church as they pray that their attackers & the judicial officials who are treating them unjustly will know Jesus and be saved. Let them rejoice before You, in Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, hallowed be Your name! May your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. Father I uplift Pastor Nahtiya and son in to your mighty hands. Lord cover them with your love and grace, and help them to continue to submit to your sovereign will. Strengthen their heart and guard their hearts with the peace of God. May Your name be glorified!
    Tevita T - Fiji
  • Father, you see all, and you will reward accordingly. I pray you heal these men completely. Rebuke any fear, bitterness, or doubt that Satan may bring upon them. I pray you pour out your strength and boldness upon them. I pray for the ones who did this; open their eyes to the truth. Deal with their hearts. Lord, help them pay their medical expenses.
    Polly C - USA
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