Hindu opposition to Christianity makes evangelism risky in Sri Lanka.
Hindu opposition to Christianity makes evangelism risky in Sri Lanka.
Nov. 16, 2023 | Sri Lanka

Evangelist Proclaims Christ in Hindu Stronghold

[167] prayers in [10] nations have been posted for Sam.

Sam, a pastor in the majority-Hindu northern part of Sri Lanka, was sharing the gospel with a friend who seemed open to learning about Jesus. Without warning, the friend became aggressive and struck Sam in the face. Another time, villagers accosted him and berated him with profanity for his evangelism efforts. Sam remains faithful to his calling and is committed to his goal of sharing the gospel with 200 people this year. Pray for Sam, for his family and for others like them in Sri Lanka who boldly share Christ in the face of aggression and opposition.

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  • Thank you Father, for the boldness of Sam, and for the many who will hear the gospel because of his love for you and commitment to bringing the gospel to those who have yet to hear. Open hearts and minds to your truth, and please protect Sam. Pour out your Spirit on Sri Lanka and may there be a revival of faith in Jesus Christ for salvation.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Please my Savior, greatly provide for Sam and his family and I pray for legal justice for the people that have harassed him, and that they would repent and come to Christ, and the mighty name of Jesus I pray amen
    AMANDA Y - USA
  • Heavenly Father, glory, praise, and honor, belongs to you and you alone. We lift up Sam to your throne of grace. We pray for your continued strength for Sam, encouragement from other believers, and to trust Your promises of your word. We pray that you use him to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and the gospel spread like wildfire. In Jesus name Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Father, I lift up my brother Sam to You. Thank You for the courage & faith You have given him. Please continue to strengthen & embolden him for Your work. Please soften the hearts of those he will encounter & share Your Gospel with. Please give him favor as he does Your work. Thank You for Your work in his life. Please encourage him each day.
    April D - USA
  • Eternal Father, bless Sam, his family and others like them in Sri Lanka. Strengthen them by Your Spirit and let them walk in power, love and have a sound mind. Let them not be offended by those who use profanity towards them but make them to understand that they are being held captive by Satan. Let Sam reach his goal of sharing the gospel. Amen
    Andre K - USA
  • In the gracious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Alpha and Omega, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You that Sam serves You. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Our Father, bless our brother Sam with strength and a continued love for sharing Jesus with others. May seeds be planted in hearts in need of salvation, and may there be a harvest of souls! In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Father God, I pray for Sam that you bless him in deed and enlarge his area of influence, let your hand be with him so that he may not cause pain. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • ABBA we PLEAD THE BLOOD IF YOUR ONLY BEGOTTON SON JESUS CHRIST, AND GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT for our brother Sam and his fellow servants witnessing to people open and YOUR opponents . Please protect and give them strength, courage, resolve, and joy in YOUR Armor Ephesians 6
    Carolyn A - USA
  • Father, protect Sam from evil spirits as he shares the gospel. Give him Spirit-guided eyes to discern those whom he should approach with the gospel that brings light into great darkness. Let salvation flourish when he shares truth.Choose the ones Sam preaches to and cause them to joyfully share with others in a mighty move of the Holy Spirit.Cover Sam.
    Danae V - USA
  • Father, you love Sam and are working in and through his life. Thank you that people are hearing about Jesus through him. Please open eyes and minds of those in Sri Lanka to understand and know Jesus and be saved. Guard and protect Sam, his family, and other believers in Jesus. Give courage, strength, and wisdom as he is led by your Spirit. Thank you.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Oh Father thank you for the example of faith and courage in Sam. Protect him please as he seeks to spread Truth. May all who hear him come to see the Truth about their need for a Savior Jesus. May he exceed his goal. Increase my faith to share too. Through Jesus and to His glory amen
    Peggy A - USA
  • In the wonderful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You that Sam knows and believes You are great and marvelous. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank You Father God and Lord Jesus Christ for seeing to the needs of Your people.
    christine s - USA
  • I have added Sam to my prayer list. May he be blessed with more wisdom for having such a goal.
    Clint D - USA
  • Father, thank You for redeeming Sam. Please grant him courage, wisdom, boldness and endurance as he serves You. Grant him the joy of bringing many to Christ. Please protect, provide and guide him, so that Your perfect love casts out fear and is a witness bringing light into the darkness. Redeem his friend and unite them in love for Your kingdom.
    Beth P - USA
  • Lord, we give You thanks and praise for the bold faith of Sam and his family who stand for you in the midst of violent opposition. Lord, grant Sam the wisdom of the serpent and innocence of the dove in standing for You publicly. Lord, protect him physically, emotionally and spiritually in the battle against these dark forces, in Jesus' name, amen!
    Forrest B - USA
  • Lord, bless Sam as he more than turns the other cheek, but returns good for evil.
    Margaret D - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of salvation, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Sam and family. We ask for physical and spiritual salvation, provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God,I pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka who desire to share the gospel with those who are seeking the truth.Please protect them and give them opportunities to share the good news of Jesus Christ and salvation in Him.I pray that many will hear and believe the gospel.I pray that lives will be changed and that many will belie
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Sam, his family & other believers in Sri Lanka: 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! Bring many in the area, including Sam's aggressor & others in his village, to repentance. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father continue to encourage and equip Sam to share the Gospel in Sri Lanka inspite of persecution. May he be strong and courageous- may those who hear his proclamation of the Gospel turn to Jesus for salvation. In Jesus' name Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • I thank you Lord for your servant Sam who has listen to your voice and laid down his life for your glory. Surely the Lord shall deliver him from the snare of fowler and from the perilous pestilence. I pray for anointing to remove every burden and brake every yoke of the enemy. I asl all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord God, I thank You for Sam and his determination to share Your truth. Please strengthen him and may he hold fast to the reality that You are with him and You will help him. May he find many prepared hearts and take every opportunity to proclaim Your gospel. I pray that his example would encourage other believers to do the same.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Sam, his family & other believers in Sri Lanka: 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! Bring area Hindu's, including Sam's aggressor & those in his village, to repentance & faith. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • Blessed Father, you have shown faith and love for the saints in Sam and his family. Fill them with the knowledge of your will, let them bear fruit in leading others to you. let their knowledge of you increase, let them be empowered by your might to be patiently enduring with joy. Don't let the hostility overwhelm them. For your son's kingdom.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Sam, his family & other believers in Sri Lanka: 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! Bring area Hindus, including Sam's aggressor & those in his village, to repentance & faith. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Thank You for promise of blessing for Your children who experience persecution. Protect Sam, his family and the Sri Lankan church as they meet together, encourage one another and read your word. Overwhelm them with your love and grace, pouring forth from them onto Hindus. Strengthen your church to forgive and minister, shining your light to unbelievers
    Lydia S - Uganda
  • Heavenly Father, I pray that Pastor Sam would be encouraged in the Lord. I pray for his persecutors that they will see their error and come to Christ. Thank you for Sam's boldness in sharing the gospel. Please send seekers his way who will appreciate hearing the Good News. Pray for your protection from harm over him in Jesus' name.
    Rosalind T - USA
  • Lord, that Sam has a goal of sharing Christ with 200 people who hate the name of Jesus"¦what beauty! Thank you for Sam who knows your worth! Jesus you will always be worth whatever!Give Sam boldness and favor to be your mouthpiece and hands and feet. Lead him with your Spirit to speak with who you have prepared a harvest for. Encourage him! Protect him
    Atacy U - USA
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