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

[197] 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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  • 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
  • Oh Father! Thank you for sparing the lives of those attacked. Bless them and keep them safe from any more attacks. May truth be upheld as well as justice. Please send the financial aid they need and May their desire for their attackers to know You come true so they may be saved through Jesus. Amen
    Peggy A - USA
  • I have added them to my prayer list.
    Clint D - USA
  • Father, I pray for healing for all of those who were injured in the ambush. As these believers pray for their attackers and officials may they sense your presence and continue to be a witness for you. I pray that they will be acquitted of the charges made against them. Protect and provide for them in supernatural ways.
    Betty D - USA
  • Father God, thank you for the grace of Pastor Nahtiya and other church members who are praying their attackers come to know Jesus. Let the officials as well as the persecutors speak truth let justice be done let the love of Christ prevail. let there be physical healing over their injuries as well. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
    Bob G - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Pastor Nahtiya and his son and their fellow believer who was attacked. I pray that they will receive justice and also that their attackers would repent and come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. You can make the seemingly impossible happen and I pray that You would use this terrible event to demonstrate Your power.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father God , place a hedge of protection around Pastor Nahtiya and his son. They are men of God, lifting up your name! We ask that the hearts of the Hindu radicals be un hardened today in Jesus' name. We ask that they come to know the love of God through Pastor Nahtiya and his son. Jehovah Jireh provide for all of thier needs. In Jesus name we pray
    Mellene P - USA
  • In the name of Lord Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, Jehovah Rapha, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Nahtiya and son. We ask for healing, for provision, hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We thank you for the faith and boldness of Pastor Nahtiya and congregation. Please heal them and keep their faith strong. We thank you advance for hearing our prayers!
    Robert M - USA
  • Father God, I lift up this Pastor and his son and other believer. Please help them to fully heal from the attacks and please provide the necessary resources to cover the mounting expenses. Lord, you are faithful and I pray they will experience your blessing and faithfulness during this time. Please draw the people in India to faith in Jesus Christ.Amen
    Julia F - USA
  • Bless pastor Nahitya and these brothers with grace to love their enemies and pray for those who persecute them. That the attackers be brought under conviction by the Holly Spirit of their guilt and need for you. Provide for their medical bills and good lawyers in court. Protect their church to continue worshiping and serving you and their community.
    Lori R - USA
  • Father I pray for Pastor Nahtiya and his son and the other members who were attacked, I pray for their healing and may they be able to forgive their attackers, and all those who are treating them unjustly . I pray these ones will come to know you Jesus....Amen
    Hilary M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Nahtiya, his son & fellow church members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they remain strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring the pastor's son & another injured believers to full recovery. May their attackers & hostile authorities repent & believe. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for healing and restoration for Pastor N. and his son and other believers who were harmed in this event. Father you are the One who meets all our needs, please supply funds to pay for all medical and legal costs and vindicate your precious children in this situation. May You blessed Father be glorified!
    Deborah M - USA
  • Lord, you said it has been graciously granted to us not only to believe in to your name but also to suffer on your behalf. Give these brothers the inner strength not to fear their opposers but to love them so that some may come to believe in you.
    Craig R - USA
  • Yeshua, thank you for my brothers & sisters around the world standing up for your love. Please be with Pastor Nahtiya & his son, let them be a witness & light to the lost around them. Please move in the hearts of their attackers & judges & let them come to know your amazing love & plan for their lives please Yeshua. In your precious name Jesus, AMEN!
    Niccole E - USA
  • Help these victims of the spirits of this world to heal, to cope, to thrive in the face of this adversity. Give the victory to Pastor Nahtiya and may their love and forgiveness give you glory.
    Pam M - USA
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