Pasikuda Christians who were injured when a Hindu mob attacked them
Pasikuda Christians who were injured when a Hindu mob attacked them
Dec. 29, 2022 | Sri Lanka

Church Attacked, Continues to Meet

[219] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Pastor Srikanth and congregation.

After the 2004 tsunami, the Sri Lankan government relocated survivors from Pasikuda to another village. Pastor Srikanth, among those relocated, shared the gospel there, and many accepted the Lord. In 2019, Hindu villagers began to oppose the worship in Pastor Srikanth’s home. They brought the police, armed themselves, leveled death threats at the worshipers, and incited government officials to threaten to take away Pastor Srikanth’s house. Worship services continued, so the villagers were more aggressive, launching a brutal Sunday morning attack that left several believers badly wounded. The police filed charges against the attackers as well as Pastor Srikanth. Despite this opposition and ongoing legal proceedings, the believers continue to gather in a shed next to Pastor Srikanth’s house.

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  • Lord, please open the eyes of the Hindu villagers to the sins of their "gods," and to the righteousness of Jesus. May the Holy Spirit lead many to repent of their persecution of Pastor Srikanth and his flock. Give courage to the Pastor as he and his congregants overcome evil with good.
    Danae V - USA
  • Lord, we bring Pastor Srikanth and his congregation to you and ask for your supernatural strength and encouragement, hope and joy amidst hardship. Please increase their numbers and build their faith as they trust you daily. Remind them this world is not their true home, and protect them from discouragement. Keep them safe in your care, Lord Jesus.
    Jackie V - 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, thank you for loving these believers dearly. Give them the strength and courage to continue to follow Jesus, learning to trust you fully. Give them wisdom to know what to do when persecuted. Please protect them from evil. May justice prevail. Work in this situation according to your will and for your glory. Draw others to Jesus. Thank you. Amen
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father God, Please put your loving arms around Pastor Srikanth and his congregation and provide them blessings for keeping their church a live even under duress. Keep them safe. I ask for forgiveness for those that persecute them and hope by the love and strength of Pastor Srikanth and his congregation. I ask this in Jesus's holy name. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Father, thank You for Pastor Srikanth's ministry and thank You for those who have come to Christ from his work. Lord, may You protect those who continue to meet as a church. Lord, strengthen them for the rough road ahead as they meet opposition to Your church. Father, You are there protection. May their trust be strong in You. Keep them in Jesus Amen
    joey S - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Pastor Srikanth, and I thank you that he is faithful and so is his congregation before God. I pray that you would protect them and keep them from these attackers and enable them to continue to worship and add to their numbers - all things are possible with you, God. In Jesus name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Lord I ask that You please surround this pastor & church with the protective blood of Jesus Christ. Please provide for them in every way & continue to shine through them. Give them Your joy, peace & strength. I ask that Your kingdom come & Your will be done & Your word be spread & glorified in Sri Lanka
    Sara L - 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 Pastor Srikanth and congregation. We ask for hedge of protection, and angels from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • God, thank You for this church and Pastor Srikanth. Please protect and guide them, cause charges and fines to be dropped and for the aggressors to repent and seek forgiveness through placing their faith in Jesus. Sustain Srikanth through Your Holy Spirit, may he be guided by Your Word, may his family live in peace, and may You be glorified in Sri Lanka
    Beth P - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the faithfulness of this church and pray over their meeting times. I pray they would experience intense unity among themselves and that they would experience incredible joy worshipping You. I pray for their hearts to be swollen with the love only You have and for it to cause them great joy. I pray for the officials to meet You.
    Jonel L - 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 Pastor Srikanth and congregation 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 Our Friend, I pray on behalf of these faithful brothers and sisters who continue to meet, worship, and fellowship in spite of threats. Protect them Lord and let righteousness and justice prevail on their behalf that they may continue gathering in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen!
    Joan B - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we ask that You would protect these believers gathering to worship with Pastor Srikanth. Grant them grace and peace to persevere to gather and worship publicly and create opportunities for these believers to show the love of Christ to their persecutors and grant them authority to pray for healing. Bring about the radical salvation of many.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Father God Ido commit PastorSrikanth and his. Congregation to your Intervention and cover them under your protective wings daily from the destructive force of the enemy, Let him be bold as a Lyon and not be intimidated by the hands of the enemies that will attack strengthened them them and bless their ministries nd let souls be birthed for
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father give these believers the faith and courage to continue to worship you. May they know that you are with you and that you will enable them to endure any trials they face.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord defend us his congregation of Pastor Srikanth from the attacks of the devil. Do not allow any stronghold opposed to Your Truth. Give a mighty zealousness to make you known. Let this church be a city on a hill. In all their ways train them to acknowledge You. Let those far from You find their way home.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Lord defend us his congregation of Pastor Srikanth from the attacks of the devil. Do not allow any stronghold opposed to Your Truth. Give a mighty zealousness to make you known. Let this church be a city on a hill. In all their ways train them to acknowledge You. Let those far from You find their way home.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Our Father, Strengthen Pastor Srikanth and his congregation with boldness and power. May their persecution bring glory to You. May others who need You see their faithfulness and desire to know You the way Pastor Srikanth knows You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • In the glorious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Rapha, God Who heals, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Srikanth and congregation. We praise You they apply Your Word. We ask for healing, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Precious Father bless this pastor and congregation...embolden them to witness to the lost around them, bless them openly and cause others to see this and ask, why? Strengthen them and give them wisdom and courage. In Jesus name, Amen
    MARANATHA!
    Della H - USA
  • Lord God, I do pray that You would defend and protect these believers. May they continue to stand courageously in their faith and believe that obeying You is more important than pleasing the world. I pray that their witness would lead many to Your gospel and that those who oppose them would come to surrender to Your Spirit.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father God, I lift up Pastor Srikanth and his congregation as they continue to meet! I ask that you would cover them with the blood of Jesus Christ and make them invisible to those who would persecute them. Please fill this pastor with Your Spirit, courage, faith and love to continue to guide his flock and may these believers know we are praying!!
    Sarah H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Srikanth & his congregation: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Open the hearts of Hindu villagers to the Gospel & may many come to faith. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father in Heaven, we lift up Pastor Srikanth and our Sri Lankan brothers and sisters to you. Thank you that they have not forsaken to meet together, and we pray for them to have strength to withstand the persecution. Heal their bodies and grow their spirits in faith. Help them to return the evil they have received with good so that your light shines
    Beth O - USA
  • Father, we intercede for Pastor Srikanath and the congregation as they face on-going opposition and persecution from local villagers. May this trial of their faith cause them to rely on You for greater insight and direction as they seek to obey Your Word. May the legal proceedings grind to a halt and the judge adjudicating the case sumarily dismiss it.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Almighty God, we praise you for faithfulness of Pastor Srikanth and Your provisions in past years for message of Jesus being shared and received by many. Now with violent opposition, grant your children boldness to continue to worship You. May those hearts opposing them be softened to Jesus and come taste see of His goodness. Jesus lives! Pat US
    Patricia S - USA
  • Gracious Lord God, thank You for Pastor Srikanth's faithfulness to preach the Gospel, helping many find eternal life! Please strengthen his ministry. Help all the believers get rooted and grounded in their walk with Jesus. Soften the hearts of the opponents to also receive the Good News of salvation. Break down the spiritual strongholds hindering them.
    Jean S - Canada
  • Father when you think of Sri Lanka a picture of beauty comes to mind, but the cold reality is darkness surrounds so many. Praise you to Paster Srikanth & his congregation for not being intimated & continuing to spread the love with praise, fellowship, & light. I pray for their safety & continued strength in faith. In Jesus Christ's holy name, Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers. Thank You that You go ahead of them, fighting their battles. Please help them not to grow weary, but refresh them in your Word. Please help justice to be done. Thank you for their faith and obedience.
    In Jesus,
    Amen
    Lis S - USA
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