Christianity is unwelcome as a "foreign" religion in Laos.
Christianity is unwelcome as a "foreign" religion in Laos.
Dec. 29, 2022 | Laos

New Believers Face Persecution for Choosing "Foreign" Religion

[175] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Linh and Keon.

Two Laotian men, Linh and Keon, heard the gospel from Christians in their respective villages. Though afraid of the police and knowing that conversion could cause much trouble for them, they attended a worship service and prayed with the pastor to accept Christ as Lord. While they were still praying, police officers came to the house. The pastor was taken to the police station, interrogated, chastised for teaching a foreign religion and warned to stop. Two days later, police confronted Linh for his decision to believe in Christ instead of following a Lao religion. They have also threatened to take him to prison.

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  • Bible. In this way, I pray they had Godly sorrow, broken spirits, contrite hearts, and repentance unto the remission of sins by Your increase. I pray many in Laos who are believers will bear fruits meet for repentance. I pray Your light would so shine in the darkness. I pray this to Your glory in Your holy and almighty name LORD Jesus Christ, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear LORD, I pray these men have been since born again into Your body as Christians by believing on Your word in the A1611 Bible. I pray they have been sanctified in it and held fast to the faith by Your Holy Ghost. I pray their comfort, wisdom, and boldness has been a powerful witness to many in Laos who might have also been led to search the A1611
    Devin C - USA
  • Lord, please surround Linh and Keon, and their families, with your protection. Conceal them under the Shadow of your Wings from all hostilities. Give them favor with the police and anointed words to proclaim the gospel unto salvation through the enlightenment of minds and softening of hearts to the truth. Amen.
    Danae V - USA
  • Lord, thank you for drawing Linh and Keon to yourself. We ask for your strength and fortitude as they experience opposition. May it serve only to deepen their convictions and grow their faith. May the truth of the gospel spread far and wide in Laos and open many hearts to the truth of Jesus. Bring revival to this land, O God.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Lord, please give wisdom that Christianity is not a foreign religion when you realize you have been hearing lies all your life. Linh & Keon filled with your love & good news just want to spread the word. Protect them as they fulfill their mission. Forgive their persecutors. You are the way, the truth and the light. In Jesus's holy name. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Jesus strengthen Linh and Keon. Help them to grow in your grace and knowledge so they can overcome.
    michele r - USA
  • Our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus, I pray for comfort, peace, and protection for our brothers and sisters in Christ. We can take comfort that the Lord is working. He is in control and His Will will be done. We can only plant the seed, the Lord will reap the harvest. We will continue to pray. Stand firm, Jesus is coming soon!
    Susan R - USA
  • Father, continue to give Lihn and Keon courage and strength to follow Jesus in these difficult times. Work mightily in their lives. Use them to draw others to Jesus. Please protect them and provide for them. May they have a peace beyond understanding, knowing that you are with them always. May they trust Jesus fully. Thank you, Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, I pray for these 2 who want to follow the Lord Jesus. Move them by Your Holy Spirit to pursue You at all cost. I pray for the work of the ministry in Laos, that the word would go forth and people would be saved. Lord, keep these and protect them. I do ask this now. Amen.
    joey S - USA
  • Almighty God, I pray for Christians in Laos and their safety. I pray for those who are being persecuted and treated unfairly because of their faith in You. Bless them with clarity and courage and may they be exonerated in the false charges against them. I pray for softening of hearts and open minds in regards to the authorities. In Him, Amen
    Connie A - USA
  • In the forgiving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Sabaoth, Lord of Hosts and heaven, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Linh and Keon. We ask for hedge of protection, and angels from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, sustain Linh, Keon and this pastor through this trial. Grant these new believers encouragement, a thorough grounding in Your Word, faithful hearts no matter what happens, and fellowship with You and other Believers. You are their Father and they have a new family in Christ Jesus. Bring this village to saving faith in Jesus, may You be glorified
    Beth P - USA
  • In the peaceful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shalom, God of peace, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Linh and Keon as they teach the peace of Jesus. We ask for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Oh Lord, how lost so many nations are for establishing worthless religions in their countries and rejecting the One True God, Jesus Christ. I pray for the strength of my brothers and sisters in Christ. I pray that the police who come to interrogate, arrest, and charge Christians with unrighteous laws that they would see You and confess Christ. Amen.
    Joan B - USA
  • Lord, I pray for these two men in Laos, and thank you that they have decided to follow Jesus. Please strengthen them and put your protection around them, so that they will hold onto their faith. Despite the persecution, please protect them, draw them closer so they may continue to grow in their trust in you. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father God, I lift up my brothers Linh and Keon in Laos and I pray that You would seal them and fill them with Your Spirit, peace and joy and that You will fill them with knowledge of You and that belief in Jesus Christ is the only true way, please make this so clear to Linh and Keon so they will not give up! May they feel Your Presence In Jesus Name
    Sarah H - USA
  • Please remind Linh and Keon that You, Lord Jesus, are the one true God. Ground them in a firm foundation that allows them to fight against forces of darkness that would in any way confuse them about Jesus being the way, the truth and the life. Fill this pastor with the Holy Spirit to declare boldly the reason for his confidence in Jesus alone, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Father God I committ these believers to your kind mercies and pray for your intervention in their situation, do come to their rescue and open the heart and eyes of the Authority so as to let them see and hear the gospel that Jesus died to bring to mankind I implore you speedy help in their case, and for them as you did for Paul nd Agrippa

    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Gracious Father God, please help Linh and Keon and the pastor stand firm in their faith. They are under strong pressure, but they have a message to share with others that is worth much more than the approval of their neighbors. Keep them faithful. May many others hear about Jesus and find salvation because of their example and testimony. In Jesus' Name
    Jean S - Canada
  • Father help Linh and Keon to see the truth. Help them to know that you are worth much more than anything the world can offer.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord you have claimed Linh and Keon as your own children. Defend them and build them up in faithfulness to You alone. Give them a fire inside them which they cannot keep silent. Bring about humbleness of heart to those around them. Minister to their needs and let them delight and rest in You alone. Defend them from evil.
    Atacy U - USA
  • In the glorious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah, God Who protects, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Linh and Keon. We praise You they apply Your Word. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, I pray for your protection over Linh and Keon. I pray for them to have peace and be bold. Bless them and use them to grow your kingdom.
    Joel Q - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that Linh and Keon would have courage and faith in You. May they be discipled in Your word and believe Your promises, clinging to them in this time of uncertainty. I pray that their pastor would also have strength and joy to continue ministering despite the persecution he is undergoing.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Linh, Keon & the pastor who prayed with them: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May each of them find favor with authorities & continue to practice their faith. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, may Linh and Keon continue to grow in grace and truth as they navigate these formative days in their walk with our Lord Jesus Christ. Help them to not be discouraged because of the incident with the police, but instead view it as a defining moment of faith in Your Son. Bless and encourage the pastor as he continues to shepherd the local flock.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, put your protective & loving arms around Linh & Keon when they face prison for even thinking of starting a new unauthorized religion from their country. They are being persecuted because they are not quiet & are spreading the good news about you & how wonderful eternity will be when people accept Christ as the way to heaven. I pray this, Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for Linh and Keon. Please help them to continue trusting you and growing in their faith. Please help them to see your power and might, giving them peace that surpasses understanding. Please help many to come to faith because of their witness.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Father, these two are new converts. Your Word speaks of the soils and some fell away when persecution came. I lift up these believers and ask you to protect them from the enemy of their soul. I pray you become real to them; may they see you move in their lives and feel your presence go before them. Strengthen the pastor and fill him with your anointing
    Polly C - USA
  • Dear Father, we praise you for Linh and Keon and their faith in You. Please grow and encourage our brothers in Christ as they face persecution for their faith n you. we pray that you will keep them from prison and allow them to be discipled to share Christ with others in the Name of Jesus. Amen
    Jennifer T - USA
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