Jun. 01, 2023 | Bhutan

Christian Workers Deprived of Citizenship

[145] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Pastor Nidup, Pastor Deki and Ratno.

In the kingdom of Bhutan, where Buddhism is regarded as the only acceptable religion, Christians are often refused citizenship cards and other official documents needed for employment, education and most necessities. Pastor Deki and her son, Ratno, have been denied citizenship cards because of their Christian work. Pastor Nidup and his wife have been unable to get a marriage certificate, meaning their children are treated as “stateless.” The wife of another pastor has struggled renewing her visa to permit her to stay in the country. Pray that these faithful workers will be able to obtain the citizenship documents they need and that our Christian brothers and sisters in Bhutan will not be discouraged from being powerful witnesses for Christ amid this persecution.

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  • Dear Jesus, bless all who call You Lord in Bhutan on this Christmas Day! Encourage them! Provide for them!
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Jesus, come to the aid of Pastor Nidup and Deki and also help Ratno. Encourage them. Protect them. May they be able to get the documents they need. May the authorities come to respect them. May many come to know You, Jesus because of them.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • LORD, please grant citizenship in Bhutan to those believers called to carry the gospel of peace to the captives of sin there. May many see they want to stay as a witness to who You are and that You are the only way of salvation. I pray many in Bhutan would repent of their sins and have the AV1611 gospel planted in their hearts. In LORD Jesus' name.
    Devin C - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus Christ, so many people are in trouble and turmoil around the globe! Please ask The Father to close down this age quicker, please help and heal and protect and deliver all of Your people!
    christine s - USA
  • God, we lift up to you these followers of Jesus who are being refused citizenship cards and other official documents and are being otherwise treated completely unjustly. We ask for an amazing turn of hearts and official policy toward these persecuted believers such as pastor Deki and her son, Ratno and Pastor Nidup and his wife to be supported properly
    Forrest B - USA
  • Father help these children of yours to be assured of their citizenship in heaven, and that your plans will not be thwarted by people.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, we know that our true citizenship is in heaven, but while we are here on earth these believers need your help and provision. Grant them favor with an official who can help them, and encourage their hearts while they wait for you to work. Provide for their every need and give them grace. Remind them of your constant presence.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Jesus name, God I dispatch Michael & his warrior angels with their flaming swords & flaming wild horses with fire bombs, to go back & forth, in & out thru out the entire world to tare down & destroy satan & every demon & every kingdom & stronghold that he has set up & burn every evil thing to ashes so nothing is left for them to try & rebuild...
    Aimey M - USA
  • Father, will you displace discouragement with your Spirt please, refresh you people. I ask for the change needed. Lord come to your people in newness, change Bhutan, crush the spirit of buddhism and darkness. Mighty to save, come to this nation, to your own and bless in your mighty name.
    kathy C - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah, God Who speaks, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastors Nidup, Deki and Ratno. We ask for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Pastor Deki and her son Ratno, and Pastor Nidup and his wife and their willingness to follow You even though it makes their lives more difficult in terms of states denying them privileges. I pray that they would not be discouraged from being powerful witnesses for Christ and they would be able to obtain their citizenship documents.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Pai celestial, peco te que des tudo o que estes irmaos precisam, quem pede recebe entao eles vao receber se pedirem de ti que es fidelissimo, abencoa-os segundo a tua vontade e sabedoria, em nome de Jesus amen
    Duarte S - Portugal
  • I pray that God will grant them to be citizens of heaven and give them spiritual provision in their life. Let them be earthly good as well as they are heavenly good.
    Debra-Dee S - USA
  • Strengthen the hearts and faith of those in and serving Bhutan and Your people. May they all have their needed met by Your mighty power and grace. In Jedus name and authority that is greater than any people of any nation and greater than Satan. Your name be glorified by this forever and ever Amen
    Peggy A - USA
  • Father, may Pastors Nidup and Deki, and Ratno find favor with at least one government official who'll champion their cause to obtain required citizenship documents. Remove the bureaucratic wall that hinders them and other Bhutanese Christians from being able to obtain employment, and avail themselves of educational opportunities and other necessities.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father God, thank you for this ministers of Christ who are struggling because of their faith in these countries that discriminate against Christians. May you continue to strengthen them to persevere as we pray for you to intervene and grant them favor with officials to obtain the certificates they need to live and work. Bless your name, Lord. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that these Christians would be encouraged and strengthened to press on, knowing that their labor for You is not in vain, that You see, You hear, and You know. May the government be softened towards Christians and provide the necessary paperwork and may the response of believers in this trial showcase You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the wonderful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastors Nidup, Deki and Ratno. We ask for provision, they will turn to Jesus, a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord God maker of heaven and earth, please use Your sovereignty and power to allow Your servants in Bhutan to get the documents they need to be able live successfully in that country. May the government change the policy towards non-Buddhist peoples and allow freedom to seek your kingdom and its righteousness. In Jesus name! Amen
    Bill P - USA
  • Father, you are the one who can make a way where there seems no way. Lord, you are always in control. We as humans don't always see or understand which way to go, but you know the way. I pray for these in Bhutan; show them what to do. Move and work on their behalf. Use them for your glory, and may many souls be saved. Speak to hearts, change lives.
    Polly C - 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. May God bless you, those around you and far away. Amen.
    Gabriel S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, Pastors in Bhutan are hurting and discriminated against. You see and You know what they are going through. Thank You for their faith. Please give them strength and give their families hope even if the government won't recognize their citizenship. Bless Your Name O Father bring Yourself glory in Bhutan. In Jesus Name amen
    Allison F - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, Prince of Peace, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shalom, God of Peace, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Nidup, Pastor Deki, Pastor Ratno. We ask for peace, for a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Jesus please let Pastor Nidup,, Deki and Ratno have wisdom and help from you to get the government to give them their rights as citizens. If necessary let legal help come to them to fight for them. Provide for them as they have no way to access necessities. Thank you Lord.
    michele r - USA
  • Heavenly Father we thank You for our faithful brothers, Pastor Nidup and Ratno, and sister, Pastor Deki. We ask that the certifications and documents needed for citizenship and marriage recognition be granted. May they continue in faithful witness despite the discrimination they face. In Jesus' name Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • Father, thou art the validator of all men and sovereign over all citizenships. We pray that thou wouldst make a way for these brothers and sisters in Christ.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Holy Father, thank You for those who have served You in a difficult situation. I am asking that You provide the needed documents, enable them to bear the hardship of not having them, or lead them to another place to serve You. We pray, in trust, that Your will for their lives be fully accomplished through Your power and love.
    Karen K - USA
  • Lord, I come to you today in prayer for Pastor Nidup, Pastor Deki and Ratno. Help them receive the needed paperwork so they may continue to spread the good news there. Bhutan is a dangerous place for Christians I ask for your arms of protection. May your love soften the hardened hearts of their leaders. Forgive them. In Jesus's mighty name! Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Father we bring Pastors Nidup, & Deki& Ratno before you asking that you might give them favor with those who are in charge of citizenship, that your name might be magnified in their work there. Father bless them and those Christians in Bhutan with a resolve to share your word with the Buddhist that are there. Father be glorified in their hearts & lives
    Jamie G - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. Provide them with all they need despite what the enemy takes from them. They go to love their neighbor & lead them to the Way everlasting. Strengthen their faith to trust You. You go before them: Your anointing upon them. You're a God of infinite resources; we praise You! In Jesus' Mighty Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
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