Police held elder Omkar Lohoni for six hours without any criminal charges.
Police held elder Omkar Lohoni for six hours without any criminal charges.
May. 09, 2024 | Nepal

Elder Arrested After Hindu Mob Disruption

[135] prayers in [9] nations have been posted for Brother Omkar.

During a worship service on Sept. 9, 2023, members of Hindu radical groups and Hindu media outlets aggressively disrupted the service and blamed elder Omkar Lohoni for promoting Christianity in the area. Police arrested Omkar and held him in custody for six hours. Brother Omkar leads three fellowships with about 250 believers, and he thinks Hindu radicals targeted him because he is a well-recognized person among the Christians in this area. Front-line workers report that Hindu radicals are strategically undermining Christianity in the province where Omkar works, closely observing pastors’ activities and their connections so they can bring additional charges against Christians. Their intimidation campaigns often include posting photos identifying Christians and making claims about them on social media to encourage the Hindu community to oppose Christianity.

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  • In the forgiving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Brother Omkar. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, may Brother Omkar continually be equipped with Your armor as he wrestles not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, and rulers of the darkness of this present age. Empower Brother Omkar to wield the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, with precision and power. May the efforts of the Hindu radicals be brought to nothing.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for Brother Omkar. May many come to know You, Jesus, because of him. Please encourage him and give him wisdom and discernment. Thank you for his bold witness. May the officials see the good of the Christians and repent of arresting Brother Omkar. May many turn to You, Jesus!
    Patrecia J - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Yeshua, Our Savior, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for saving Brother Omkar from sins. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. Turn these Hindu weapons against themselves. May what is intended to discourage Your people instead encourage them, strengthen their faith, & promote Your influence to save these lost souls. I pray Your Gospel reveals Himself to them, even the authorities. Cont. Save India. Jesus' Faithful Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Jesus please give are brother omakar the gift of forgiveness for his enemies and love and power. Brother in Christ you are not forgotten and Jesus loves you and pleased with you. We ask for his protection and peace in his heart and mind. In Christ name we ask.thank you.
    Craig M - USA
  • Please stop these Hindu radicals in nepal, and all persecution against your people I pray that all charges against Omkar would be dropped and that this harassment would stop and that your believers here would be abundantly provided for and strengthened in their faith in the Mighty Name of Jesus amen
    AMANDA Y - USA
  • Lord God, I pray Psalm 139 for brother Omkar. Protect him from those who speak against you with malicious intent. For it is you that they are truly against and they take your name in vain. Your thoughts towards this brother are vast and precious. You have formed his days. Your works towards him are wonderful. Search him and know his heart. Try him.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Father, give courage to the believers to live and walk by your spirit no matter what happens. Please protect the church and specifcially Brother Omkar. May the lies about Christians be replaced with the truth about Jesus. Draw many more to Jesus even among those causing trouble. Thank you.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim Shomri, our Protector, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Borther Omkar. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord Jesus thank You that Brother Omkar is worthy of persecution. Keep him strong in his faith and use his witness to build Your church. May he stand for truth and love and grace. Let Your kingdom come Lord Jesus!
    Andrew S - USA
  • Father may your light continue to shine through Brother Omkar and other Christian leaders in this area. Please bring those who are persecuting them to repentance and forgiveness.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father God, I lift up my brothers and sisters in Christ who live in Nepal, and ask that you would protect them, strengthen them and sustain them during this time of persecution. I pray that their suffering would not be in vain and that they will see your faithfulness as they continue to share the gospel. I pray for a great harvest of people to Christ.
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Brother Omkar and his willingness to promote Jesus Christ despite opposition from Hindu radicals. May You protect him from the forces of spiritual darkness and may he find favor with the governing authorities. May You turn enemies into friends as You did with St. Paul. May believers be bold and courageous in the face of opposition.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father, I pray for all those being deceived by the Hindu religion. Open their eyes to the truth of Jesus Christ. Protect your people in Nepal. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Nepal: 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! Specifically, bring Hindu radicals to repentance, including those who targeted Brother Omkar & his church. Save all Nepal. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Nepal: 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! Specifically, bring Hindu radicals to repentance, including those who targeted Brother Omkar & his church. May all Nepal be saved.


    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, may Brother Omkar have the wisdom that comes from above when dealing with those who desire to persecute and falsely accuse him. May he walk in the blessing of being falsely accused because of his relationship with Jesus. May he rejoice and be glad because his reward in heaven will be great. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Nepal: 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! Specifically, bring Hindu radicals, including those who targeted Brother Omkar & his church, to repentance. Save all Nepal. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God, Please increase his faith and courage as Brother Omkar faces persecution as he serves You. Show him how You would have him deal with the intimidation. Thank You for the growing number of believers in this area. Please protect them and their families. May their witness cause others to seek to know You. In Jesus' name,Amen
    Rena B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Nepal: 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! Specifically, bring Hindu radicals to repentance, including those targeting Brother Omkar & his church. And so may all Nepal be saved
    Lisa D - USA
  • Abba I give praise to You for our dear brother Omkar for his faithfulness in continuing to share the gospel despite such opposition and persecution. I pray You would bless him indeed and enlarge his territory. Use him in an incredible and undeniable way to lead many more to You. Bless him with every spiritual gift needed to fulfill Your perfect will.
    Yahliah M - USA
  • Lord I pray that all the work that these Hindu's are doing to upend Your Gospel would backfire and that these attacks would spread Your message and send Your hope into more places. I pray for my brothers and sisters being attacked to be stealthy and shrewd so as to avoid the enemy who prowls. I pray they would be strong in fellowship and prayer.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord, help Brother Omkar to remain faithful to You despite the persecution. Help him and other believers to continue to meet, worship, and share the gospel in this volatile area. Help more HIndus to come to You despite the bad attention that radicals are trying to bring to Christians. Encourage the believers and help the persecutors to come to faith.
    Cynthia H - USA
  • Cover Omkar with your protection. Under your wings may he find rest. Bring peace upon his mind that does not make sense but he know is You and turns it into a testimony of praise for all to hear. Let unbelievers come by healings & Spirit moving. Silence the enemy and rise in victory Jesus! Through this, let the Name of Jesus be proclaimed with power
    Atacy U - USA
  • Lord, we pray that the evil methods of intimidation towards our fellow believers in Nepal would be turned for good so that many more people will be joined to the Church there. We know that the enemy fears the power of the Gospel more than anything and this is why there is so much persecution. Give Omkar strength to lead his congregation in Jesus' name.
    Matthew E - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Nepal: 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 Hindu radicals, including those who targeted Brother Omkar & his church, to repentance. And may all Nepal be saved. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord God, Perfect Love casts out fear. May the love of Your Spirit eject fear from these believers. May the lost see that, knowing they are right, makes them stand strong receiving an eternal reward. Also, their unselfishness leads them to help others in the community. When others draw a circle to shut them out, may they draw a circle to bring them in
    Jim E - USA
  • Please Lord open the eyes of the Nepal people to truth. Give Your children courage, steadfastness and protection. May these trials be used to glorify Your Truth Your Way and Your Sin. May many come to Jesus as a result. In His name Amen
    Peggy A - USA
  • Jesus please give strength to all of the brothers in this area to resist the false accusations and the abuse.
    michele r - USA
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