After raiding a children's Bible camp in Russia, authorities fined Pastor Aleksei Telius under a new religion law that prohibits sharing of beliefs.
After raiding a children's Bible camp in Russia, authorities fined Pastor Aleksei Telius under a new religion law that prohibits sharing of beliefs.
Sep. 09, 2016 | Russia

Pray for Russian Christians Punished Under a New Religion Law

[271] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Russian Christians.

At least three Christians have been fined recently for violating a new amendment to Russia’s Religion Laws that prohibits sharing of beliefs. Pastor Aleksei Telius and two foreign residents, Ebenezer Tuah and Donald Ossewaarde, were fined on charges that they shared their beliefs with those outside their church groups through social media or church fliers. The maximum fine is the equivalent of six weeks’ average wages. Please pray for these Christian leaders and others who face similar fines.

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  • Our heavenly Father we bless You for Russian Christians and Christian leaders who preach the Word and disciple new believers even in midst of persecution. We ask for hedge of protection on leaders and new believers along with angels from heaven to minister to and encourage them. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers from 2 years ago. I pray the Christians in Russia continually keep their eyes toward You & do not move them; that You may lead them & instruct them with what they are to do. Into Your Hands I commit all of this. Let Your Light so shine in Russia to shatter this darkness. In Jesus' Enduring Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Our Father, please help Christians in Russia. Let them have ways to share the Gospel. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord, abolish this law!
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • Oh Father God, I pray that this new law does not discourage Christians in Russia from doing Your will. Let them find even more creative ways to share the Good News of Your Son.
    Chloe G - USA
  • With this new law in Russia I expect that we will see more and more stories like this. But nothing is impossible with You God, and Your Word shall go forth in Russia as in the whole world and not return void. Give Christians such as Aleksei, Ebenezer, and Donald much cause to rejoice as Peter did when persecuted for his faith.
    Joan B - USA
  • Dear GOD & FATHER JESUS CHRIST, (Isaiah 9.6) Please give everyone the wisdom to ask for the HOLY SPIRIT (LUKE 11:13) as well as YOUR wisdom (JAMES 1:5), AMEN.
    eric H - USA
  • Father God , I ask that the unjustness of this law be overturned in Russia I ask that you will provide finacially for these mens lost wages due to thier faithful witness for Christ. May they continue to be encouraged in thier faith despite the opposition, May the believers there in Russia band together to assist one another in overcoming this.
    Dean B - USA
  • Father in Jesus Name please open the doors that no one can shut for sharing the Truth of The Gospel of Jesus Christ in Russia. Please cause the law makers to come to the knowledge of Your truth and to change the law concerning sharing salvation through Jesus sacrifice for them. May all the enemy meant for harm be turned around for good and for blessing
    susan w - USA
  • From the mouths of children and infants, you receive praise! Lord, I pray your people could see you stand up for them as they worship you with their willingness to stand against culture. Be blessed by them, I pray. Work in ways that only you can in Jesus' name, amen.
    Kayla S - USA
  • Dear God- I pray for these three men who have been penalized for sharing their faith. Provide for them in this hardship and protect them from future troubles. Give them courage to be bold in their witness no matter the consequence. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank You for these brothers who are standing for You in Russia. Please do not let a hair on their heads be harmed. Touched the hearts of Russian leadership, including in the Orthodox Church, to not support this law, and to abolish it. For You are Great and Your Word must go forth in these last days. In Jesus' Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Thank you God for Your servants in Russia sharing Your Gospel. Help those who've been fined or face such fines to persevere in that burden and not go without whatever they need. Send them support spiritual and financial. Soften the hearts of Russian lawmakers to repeal this law. May Your Word never be quelled by man's foolishness. In Jesus's name, Amen
    Craig M - USA
  • Father I pray for Christians in Russia who are prosecuted for their faith in you - let them win the authorities over to the kingdom of God. I pray these Christians to continue tirelessly knowing that they are not alone but we are part of that heavenly host that cares about their plight. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord, please provide for the fines, just as you provided a fish with a coin to pay the temple tax. Prosper these believers and their ministry.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Father, pleae protect these three Russian Christians. Bless them for their faithfulness and for their courage and boldness. I ask that You would remove these fines and that they may continue sharing Jesus with those around them.
    Roma K - USA
  • Oh Lord, we are saddened to hear the window is closing for religious freedom in Russia, but you are stronger than any law or government. Give wisdom and protection to believers there who fear God above the king. May your name be spread in the face of hostility and persecution, and may we all set our minds on things above, knowing you are victorious!
    Jackie V - USA
  • Lord, we know this kind of regulation could come to our own country. Thank you for examples like Pastor Aleksei who are bold to share their faith and risk the consequences. Please provide for the financial needs of these men and their families.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Dear Lord, please work on behalf of these believers who are being punished for sharing their faith. Thank You for their willingness to "obey God rather than man." May their example make us who have no such punishments more burdened to share the Gospel freely. Please give them wisdom to know how to respond to this law and to be a testimony for you.
    Dawn B - USA
  • Heavenly Father,
    I pray for these leaders that has not come to the knowledge of your LOVE, change their hearts and renew their minds. Real Love never intends to hurt but heal. Holy Spirit preserve these children from all evil. Father please provide all resources needed for these children. Amen.
  • Lord God, I pray for Russian believers who are facing fines for sharing their faith. Provide for their financial needs and help them to continue to speak of you. I pray that Russian believers would have an unafraid witness and that you would bring many Russians to you through their witness. Comfort the Christians in Russia. In Christ's Name, Amen
    Hannah J - USA
  • God, You want everyone to be saved. You have created each person in Russia and you know them individually. Every hair on their heads are numbered. You want to bless them, first of all by showing them the gift of salvation. You have done all You could do to rescue them by becoming a human in Christ Jesus and die on the cross to take the penalty for them
    Audun B - Norway
  • Our Father who art in Heaven hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory forever and ever. In Jesus Name . Amen. Renee Hall
    renee h - USA
  • Almighty God you have called us all to be ambassadors of Your Kingdom! You call us to follow the laws of local authorities unless they stand against your define law! I beseech you to strengthen my brothers and sisters in Russia to be wise as serpents yet faithful to their call. Pour out your Spirit Lord cover them, carry them, love on them!!!
    Denise H - USA
  • God, destroy the evil one. Do not allow him to continue to prosper over your saints. Give these saints boldness and confidence. Bring many fruit to their hands. Be with them Lord and cause them to love you more and more everyday. Cause a revival to break out in Russia. Turn the country upside down and save millions there. Be with your people.
    James M - USA
  • Father I pray for a reversal of this unjust law. I ask you to blind the persecutors to the works of the Christians in Russia.Embolden your servants Lord to proclaim the gospel far and wide. May there be a great harvest in Russia as your servants proclaim the good news. May you greatly bless them and their families as they serve you. In Jesus name, amen
    Beverly N - USA
  • Lord I lift up Russian Christians who are facing persecution in increasing amounts. I ask Lord for Your provision and Your sustenance as they discover what it means to follow you amidst trials and persecution. I pray for hope, encouragement, and exhortation among believers and the hope of Christ returning to sustain them in the difficult labor.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, we pray for these Russian leaders to depend on You and to have Your wisdom & understanding, to listen to You closely and follow You alone in Jesus' name. Provide all that they need for Your glory. Thank You!
    Mariel C - USA
  • Father God, may the leaders who have come under fines learn to be wise in their endeavors and be covered with guidance you give in how to navigate under these new laws. May they win hearts of others by their love and compassion so they are not turned in further for sharing of God. Through this all may their church group grow in grace and love and joy
    ellen d - USA
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