Pastor Ranjan
Pastor Ranjan
Feb. 09, 2023 | Sri Lanka

Pastor's Home, Church in Danger

[190] prayers in [10] nations have been posted for Pastor Ranjan and church members.

When Pastor Ranjan of Naula, Sri Lanka, approached local authorities for a permit to build a worship place, they refused. He then built an extension on his house to serve as a place of Christian worship. Under the influence of local Buddhist monks, police and government officials have declared the space an illegal worship place. They are threatening to seize and destroy not just the extension but Pastor Ranjan’s entire house. Pastor Ranjan’s wife is experiencing medical problems and depression as a result of this persecution, and believers are reluctant to attend church because of government scrutiny. Pray for this family and the church that meets in their home.

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  • believe on thy word unto salvation by thy increase. May they bear fruits meet for repentance that the current believers can rejoice in thee all the more. I pray this to thy great glory in the holy and almighty name of the LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • religion of Hinduism which leads all its adherents to hell. I pray they realize thou died for the sins of all who will believe on thee according to thy word and have Godly sorrow. I pray they realize the hope of the Christian faith comes from knowing thou art risen. I pray they have broken spirits, contrite hearts, and repent of their sins. I pray they
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear LORD, may thy comfort come unto this pastor and his wife. May they know that it is right to worship thee always in spirit and in truth and that the local unbelievers are acting wickedly by forsaking the meeting of the brethren and persecuting thy body. May their witness lead many to search thy word as they see it is the truth versus the false
    Devin C - USA
  • Father, I do not know the current state of this situation but I don't need to because You know every last detail. What comfort there is in that! Please fill Pastor Ranjan with the spirit of Your encouragement to keep working against the oppression of local government to serve You with all his heart. Embolden the hearts of his church.
    Jason R - USA
  • I hope and pray in Christ Jesus' name for a daily abundance of blessings, especially your Holy Spirit, wisdom, healing, restoration, love, grace, compassion, mercy, protection, deliverance, resiliance, and so much more. I hope and pray that things are going well and improving everyday. These snakes and scorpions are crushed in Jesus' name, amen.
    Gabriel S - USA
  • ABBA FATHER, I pray that YOUR love and peace reigns inside Pastor Ranjan, and his church members, that is beyond all man's understanding, that only comes from knowing YOU, JESUS, and knowing 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!
    Michael V - USA
  • Dear Jesus, come to the defense of Pastor Ranjan and his wife and family. May the leaders repent of the evil they intend against him and his home. Give him wisdom and discernment as to how to move forward. Physically heal his wife.
    Patrecia J - 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
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for the steadfast determination you give those who suffer persecution for righteousness' sake, of whom Pastor Ranjan, his wife, his family and their church are great examples. Bless them for the evils they suffer at the hands of your enemies, offering them comfort and reassurance of the reward they will have in your Kingdom
    David G - United Kingdom
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Pastor Ranjan and his church and their willingness to follow You despite intense persecution from their neighbors and the government. I pray that You would strengthen and sustain them. Please heal his wife from her depression and medical problems. Please embolden church members to worship regardless. May they continue to meet.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father, I ask for Your blessing on Pastor Ranjan, his wife, and church family. Protect them from the enemy who seeks to destroy what these faithful servants have built in order to worship You. Soften the hearts of those who are persecuting them so that they might come to know You as their Lord and Savior. Deliver Pastor's wife from depression.
    Laurie W - USA
  • Father God, please bless greatly Pastor Ranjan who made his own house a place of worship. May all believers in Jesus do the same. Please intervene in the Satanic desire of this world to crush the "church." Jesus promises it will NOT prevail. Please heal Pastor's wife and protect them and the congregants. Let the wicked be amazed by You!
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord Jesus, please inspire Pastor Ranjan and his church members to find the perfect place where they can gather for fellowship in smaller numbers without scrutiny. Let them have many smaller gatherings throughout the week that are safe and well hidden. Recreate the powerful move of the Holy Spirit as in the early church with many new converts. Amen.
    Danae V - USA
  • Father, we lift up Pastor Ranjan and his wife in prayer for their help and protection and strength, and we pray for healing and comfort for Pastor Ranjan's wife. We pray also for the encouragement of the fellowship and for their needs. We pray for the end of this violence, and for a place of worship for the fellowship there. In Jesus' name. Amen.
    Mike S - Japan
  • Father please change the minds of the authorities and allow this church to meet and witness. Please strengthen them in their suffering.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord God, be with Pastor Ranjan and the church that meets in his home. Change the heart of the government and law enforcement to not cooperate with the monks. Strengthen his wife to not be overwhelmed with anxiety about the future. Let the church body see this as evidence of your truth and to be confident in faith. Let this body grow. SDG
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Father God, please be with Pastor Ranjan, his wife and family in Naula, Sri Lanka. Please protect their home and the extension being used as a place of Christian worship. May his wife be healed and believers become confident to attend church there despite government scrutiny. In the mighty and powerful name of Jesus. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
  • In the mighty name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Ranjan and church members. We praise You that they believe You are great. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, I pray for Pastor Zanjan in Sri Lank and his family, church. I pray for Your favor to rest upon them so that officials will encourage the building of a church and that his flock would grow. Protect his church members from violence and evil. Heal his wife in Jesus Name. Fill the followers of Jesus with Your Holy Spirit and power to be witnesses.
    Alan G - USA
  • I have added Pastor Ranjan to my prayer list.
    Clint D - USA
  • In the loving name of Shepherd Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Raah, our Shepherd, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Ranjan and church members, that they honor Your name. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, God thank you for Pastor Ranjan and the lovely wife and family you have blessed him with. Please protect them and your church lord Jesus Christ from persecution. Give them the joy in Acts 5 when the apostles were persecuted and continued doing what God called them to do. Thank you Jesus for all things good that will come to them.
    Pam W - USA
  • In the omnipresence of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shammah, the Lord is there, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Ranjan, wife and church members. We praise You that You stand along side. We ask for Your presence, for a hedge of protection and angels from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father we pray for wisdom of God surround them guide them that they may have fellowship may they find the courage to stank in Christ Jesus and all fear be cast away as they endure for Christ in Jesus name we pray Amen
    Mark S - USA
  • Father thank You for Pastor Ranjan. Please protect him and his property and have mercy on his wife. Please help them through this persecution and grant them favor. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Lord I pray for Pastor Ranjan and his wife, family and church. Bind them up in victory in You. Heal emotional, spiritual & physical wounds. Lead them by your righteous right hand. Do not let them falter. do not let evil triumph. Defend the cause of these people living in darkness. Praise the Name of Jesus who triumphs. Greater is He that is in them!
    Atacy U - USA
  • Father, at times it would seem that darkness is winning but we know that the gates of hell cannot prevail against Your kingdom and we know that the weapons of our warfare are powerful to the destruction of fortresses and tearing down of strongholds and so we ask You to tear down this stronghold against Pastor Ranjan and his wife and fellowship, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • God, you have helped to build your church in Sri Lanka. One section of this church is currently suffering from persecution. Please help them to stand firm in their faith. Help them to continue to spread the Gospel to those who are around them. And if it is your will, change the minds and hearts of the people who wish to stop them from meeting. Amen
    Daniel L - USA
  • Father, thank You for Ranjan's faithfulness. Grant him protection from all harm and injustice. Grant his wife healing, relief and help for her soul, mind and heart. Bring this congregation peace, wisdom, courage, boldness and increased faith and trust in You. Spare this home and the worship room. Bring the persecutors to repentant faith in Jesus.
    Beth P - USA
  • Father, thank You for this opportunity to pray for Pastor Ranjan. Grant him peace and wisdom in his response to the pressure that has been put on him. Let him reflect Jesus to those who are watching, the unconditional love of God. I pray as well for his wife, that You will grant her peace as well and through her suffering build her faith and love.
    Karen K - USA
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