Ayesha Lambious (right)
Ayesha Lambious (right)
Jan. 12, 2023 | Sri Lanka

Church Continues to Bless Persecutors

[171] prayers in [10] nations have been posted for Ayesha Lambious and Anura.

In 2000, Ayesha Lambious started sharing the gospel in an unreached area of Sri Lanka. Soon 25 to 30 people gathered regularly with her, so she and her husband, Anura, planted two churches in majority Hindu areas. Persecution has been constant in their lives. Villagers threw stones at their house during the night, some of which would crash onto beds or tables. Ayesha and her family had to sleep under their beds, and her children slept with helmets on. During the pandemic, however, and later when the area experienced severe flooding, Ayesha continued to serve the community in Jesus’ name by opening the church as shelter for displaced people, some of whom had thrown stones at her house. The churches Ayesha and Anura lead remain under attack, but they faithfully continue to meet.

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  • and that those who witnessed to them would see that transformation and rejoice and praise thy name. I pray that many might be saved in Sri Lanka seeing that transformation of those who followed a false religion. I pray this to thy great glory in the holy and almighty name of the LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • pray that conviction would lead them to realize in Romans 3 that all have sinned and fallen short of thy glory. I pray that leads them to Godly sorrow with broken spirits and contrite hearts. In this way, may they be ready to repent of their sins and believe on thy word unto salvation by thine increase. I pray they would bear fruits meet for repentance
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear LORD, may thy great comfort continue in the longsuffering of this brother and sister so that they would continue to be a witness to thy word. O LORD, I pray many in this community including the persecutors would be led to search thy word in the A1611 Bible seeing the faith of the believers. I pray they would be convicted according to Romans 2. I
    Devin C - USA
  • ABBA FATHER, I pray that YOUR love & peace reigns inside Ayesha Lambious and Anura, that is beyond all man's understanding, that only comes from knowing YOU, JESUS, and that we, as YOUR born again, HOLY SPIRIT filled children, that when we die, we will be with YOU in heaven, for all eternity! YOU are the PRINCE OF PEACE, JESUS! Bathe them in YOUR Love!
    Michael V - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Ayesha Lambious and Anura and their willingness to serve you despite violent persecution. I pray that You would strengthen them and the people with whom they meet and that they all would grow closer to You each day. You are amazing, turning enemies into friends. May the gospel spread like wildfire in Sri Lanka. Protect them.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, your word says we are not to be overcome by evil -- but we are overcomers who conquer evil with good. Your word also says that the perfect love shown by Ayesha and Anura, and their families, will cast out all fear in their neighbors. So be it. Let your lovingkindness and mercy flowing through your daughters cause salvation to spring forth.
    Danae 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
  • In the name of Jesus, our Mediator, our heavenly Father, Elohim, God of all, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Ayesha Lambious and Anura. We praise You that Jesus and Holy Spirit are mediating for them. We ask of a hedge of protection, and angels from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, thank you for working mightily in and through Ayesha and Anura. Give them strength, courage, wisdom, guidance, peace, and protection every day. May the church continue to grow in faith and numbers. Soften the hearts of the community and draw many to Jesus. Provide and bless them with just what you know is best. Thank you! Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, continue to bless and protect Your faithful servants, Ayesha and Anura, as they stand their ground in Jesus' name. May their perseverance and determination encourage others believers in their sphere of influence to war along with them for the souls of lost men and women. May their labors yield a harvest of thirty, sixty, even one hundred fold.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for the strong faith of Anura and Ayesha and how they are managing to live in spite of continual persecution of their entire family. Continue to grow their church as they open it during times the community has to leave their homes. May those who accept their hospitality come to know the God Who loves and died for them.
    Gail M - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I thank You for Ayesha's faith and willingness to serve and show the love of Christ to those in her village. May she remain strong and steadfast in her faith and others come to know Christ as Savior and Lord through her witness. Please protect the churches under attack in this area as they faithfully continue to meet.
  • In the loving name of Jesus. our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Ayesha Lambious and Anura. We praise You they are standing firm. We ask for a hedge of protection, and angels from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • God, we praise you for showing this community what your love looks like through Ayesha and Anura. May they be strengthened and encouraged by your Spirit to continue to love like Christ, despite persecution. Please protect them and their family, and may there be a great harvest of those who come to saving faith through their testimony and love.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Blessed Father,
    Thank you for bringing unreached Hindus to yourself. Protect the family of Ayesha and Anura. Grant them peaceful sleep. Thank you for the opportunity to show mercy to persecuters. Thank you that this couple has been obedient to show kindness. Move in hearts to respond to this grace.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Father, we praise You for pouring Your love out through this family, onto their enemies, just as You commanded. Please continue to give them the love that is inexhaustible, and safety through the persecution. Let that love touch the hearts of their enemies, and turn them to the gospel, to salvation. In the name of Christ, amen.
    Kesse R - USA
  • Father, bless the Christian families in Sri Lanka who continue to serve you in spite of persecution. Show them your love & help them to stay strong & forgive others. May their lives bring glory to you because of their efforts. In Jesus name.
    Rhonda F - 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 Ayesha and Anura. We ask for hedge of protection, and angels to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, thank You for Ayesha Lambious and Anura. Thank You for their faith that drives them to serve and love others in the midst of persecution. They are being the hands and feet of Jesus in spite of the hatred experienced by those who live without. May the love and care they live continue to be a testimony to all. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Praise the Lord for your obedience to return evil with good to the Hindu villagers! May your light shine before them in such a way that they may see your good works and give glory to God. May the Lord bless and protect you and provide for all your needs according to His riches in glory. May you encourage one another day after day in as you meet.
    Beth O - USA
  • Father I praise you for your great love shown in the ministry of Ayesha and Anura in the face of severe persecution. Please sustain and bless them richly in their continued witness so that they will experience the fullness and power of the Holy Spirit in new ways from day to day. I pray that the churches will be strengthened and display you glory.
    Paul J - United Kingdom
  • Lord, show Ayesha and Anura how to continue to love and bless their enemies. May their outreach and their kindness touch the hearts of those who oppose them. Strengthen them, grant them endurance and great joy and boldness so that those they witness to may see that they follow the truth and live for what is real, for the only true God and Savior.
    Beatrice W - USA
  • Lord, thank You for Ayesha and Anura's faithfulness and that Your love shines through them. May Your enemies become Your followers and let peace reign through Jesus in Sri Lanka. Grant Ayesha and Anura endurance, patience, courage, wisdom, perseverance, guidance and grace. May they be renewed in Your Word and through the Holy Spirit.
    Beth P - USA
  • Heavenly Father work in the hearts of those in Nepal who do not yet know Jesus as Lord and Savior. As they experience Your love and provision through our brothers and sisters like Ayesha and Anura, may they surrender their lives to You. Continue to grant grace to believers in Nepal to be light and salt to their neighbors. In Jesus' name Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, please continue to keep Your church and it's leaders Ayesha and Anura safe. Thank you for their courage. May many souls be won by the continued example of these people. Fill them with Your Spirit and glorify Your name among the list. Through Jesus amen
    Peggy A - USA
  • Father, thank you for the faithfulness of this couple even as they remain under attack. Thank for the church that was opened to provide shelter for displace people. You are faithful and we ask for your blessing, provision and protection for these believers in Sri Landa.
    Betty D - USA
  • Praise the Lord for Anura and Ayesha's faithfulness to serve and witness to persecutors in Sri Lanka! Protect them and their children from attacks. Help the children to grow in faith under these attacks. May those who receive assistance and experience the compassionate hearts of the Lambious' church, be convicted to truth in the gospel and believe.
    Rochelle D - USA
  • Lord thank You for the bold love that Ayesha and Anura show to their people. I know that You are proud to call them Your own. Let them feel Your loving capable arms stretched around them, guiding them along Your glorious path. Protect them from the plans of the evil one and let light continue to shine bright from them. In the name of Jesus.
    Alison M - USA
  • Dear LORD, continue to protect & provide for your saints in Sri Lanka. May the persecution they face make them stronger, & awaken the hearts of the unbelievers. Only You, LORD, can make beauty from ashes. May they see the difference in Christianity from hindu. Bless your people & May Jesus Name be lifted up in Sri Lanka. Praise Your Name. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Dear Lord God, thank You for Ayesha and Anura's faithful ministry and its impact for good on their community. They have been patient under persecution. May they see much good result from their ministry in lives changed and many more trusting and following Jesus. May those who persecuted them now understand the Christian way and also find hope in Jesus.
    Jean S - Canada
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