Pastor "Kasun" faced similar community opposition to his church in Sri Lanka.
Pastor "Kasun" faced similar community opposition to his church in Sri Lanka.
Apr. 28, 2017 | Sri Lanka

Pray for Pastor Ishara, Whose Church Is Being Threatened

[431] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Pastor Ishara and his church.

On March 25, a Buddhist monk led a group of about 50 people into a church and demanded that the Christians cease worship activities. When police arrived, they scolded the Christians for disturbing the peace and ordered the pastor to go to the station for an interview. Pastor “Ishara” visited the police station twice but never met the officer in charge. A week later, the pastor, who had led worship in the area for 17 years, received a letter stating that his church must register with the government. When he again visited the police station, he was met by a mob of about 200 people. Police demanded that he immediately stop all religious activities, warning him that he would face severe consequences if he failed to comply. Police subsequently charged Pastor Ishara with disturbing the peace, and villagers have attacked him on several occasions, throwing rocks at his house. Pray for Pastor Ishara’s strength and peace during these difficulties, and pray that he will find favor with the government so his church can continue to worship.

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  • Father thank You for Pastor Kasun and Ishara. I pray for their safety and their churches that You would bless them with strength and peace. Please help them get through difficult times with Your grace. Please fill them with Your Holy Spirit and bless them with wisdom. Please be with and protect and strengthen those who they are leading.
    Kia W - USA
  • Fear is the enemy. Let Pastor Ishara fear no more. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers from a year ago. I lift up this pastor. Thank You that You will defend and uphold his righteous conduct. Provide his and his flocks every need. I commit this into Your Hands. Psalms 116:15. Nevertheless protect them. Save these blind souls who walk in darkness around them. In Jesus' Powerful Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Thank You Father, for Your work in Sri Lanka. Please strengthen Pastor Ishara in faith and let him maintain Yout peace. Please let him live and work for You. Please teach Pastor Ishara to serve You under the persecution. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father, thank you for Pastor Ishara's faithful witness and his courage. Undergird him with your strength and unfailing love as he seeks to serve you and his congregation. May you open the hearts of the unbelieving in his community and give him favor in the sight of the authorities. Preserve his people and their church. Uphold your holy Name. Amen.
    Susan B - USA
  • Lord, Grant this servant of yours grace and peace to persevere in the face of others targeting him and his flock who are inspired by Satan. Certainly his oppressors are walking in darkness. We pray for his light to shine bright, and your fruit in him to be evident to all, and we ask for mercy as he serves you.
    Susan B - USA
  • Our heavenly Father we bless You today for Ishara, his family and church. We bless You for their faithfulness. We ask as Jehovah Jireh You will provide for their physical, financial and spiritual needs. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and for angels from heaven to minister to them. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, touch the life of this pastor and help him as he goes through this severe persecution. Help us all, Lord Jesus, to be willing to suffer as you have suffered for us and let us by Your example. We cover these believers with divine protection in the mighty Name of Jesus.
    Kathleen R - USA
  • Father, we thank You for the many years of faithful service of Pastor Ishara. Strengthen him in the Lord and continue to embolden him to carry out his ministry as shepherd to his flock. Since pastors are not to strive, grant him protection, and may his conduct touch the hearts of many who are watching to see how he will react. Open their blind eyes.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • I pray Father God for Pastor Ishara to be strong in You & in peace, that he will find favor with the gov't so his church can continue in worship, that officials there will come to Christ & worship with him, for Your protection, healing, abundant provision in he & his family's life, in Jesus' name, amen.
    Sheela G - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray for the victims, their families and friends, their communities, and their persecutors. I pray that your light would shine through all the darkness. I pray for healing, comfort, protection, and strength. In Your name, amen
    Olga G - USA
  • Lord, thank you for Pastor Ishara's faithfulness to serve despite the persecution he faces. I pray for strength and peace during these difficult times and that he will find favor with the government so his church can continue to worship you. please protect him from harm and I pray for the hearts of those villagers who have attacked he and his house.
    Cynthia H - USA
  • Lord I pray for Pastor Ishara and his church who are being threatened by a Buddhist monk, the police and a angry mob. I ask that they may continue to be faithful as they seek to worship You and do not turn away from following You. Help them that they will always be a shining light to those they live with.
    Joel H - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray that you would strengthen this pastor and his church. Please protect them and give them wisdom to know how to deal with this opposition. I pray that they would be able to freely worship you. Give them a love beyond themselves for their persecutors and help them to be a witness to them of your love so that many will be drawn to You.
    Dawn B - USA
  • Dear FATHER GOD JESUS CHRIST, ( Isaiah 9:6 ) 
              Please saturate Your Church with Your HOLY SPIRIT, AMEN. (Luke 11:13 )
    eric H - USA
  • Lord, I pray for pastor Ishara. I pray that you help him with his church in the midst of persecution. I pray that you continue to uphold your church. I pray that you continue to open the eyes of the people around in the villages. Oh Lord, you are majestic above all else and you love your children. Please please please strengthen this church.
    Santi B - USA
  • Lord, I pray for protection and an overarching peace to guide lead and comfort Pastor Ishara and his church. I pray Lord for wisdom, peace, patience and discernment in how to go about leading the people at his church. I pray Lord for a way for him to find favor in the eyes of the government so that the church may flourish and worship Jesus.
    Joy H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for Pastor Ishara that he would have continued strength you Lord. Lord, You have used persecution throughout the ages to build Your church. I pray that Pastor Ishara's strength during persecution would bring others to Christ. I pray that he would find favor with the government so his church can openly worship. In Jesus name Amen
    Jason H - USA
  • Father please give this man strength and courage to pull through. Please help him find favor with the government and help him spread Your Word. Amen.
    Lauren M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, You told us that persecution would come as a result of our faith in You. We pray for those who are attacking Pastor Ishara and his family, for their salvation. We pray for Pastor's will to keep going strong in his faith. The more injustices You put us through, the stronger we become, and the more You can use us to share the gospel.
    Michael M - USA
  • FATHER GOD,
    Please give these precious Believers favor , and surround them with YOUR Mighty angels . Comfort them, letting them know that YOU are with them! Spread YOUR HOLY LIGHT in this very dark area. Convict souls being used by the enemy, and send millions of Soul Winners to this region. IN JESUS' NAME , AMEN !!
    Doris G - USA
  • Dearest Lord, I pray that you strengthen your people. I pray that all governments bow down to you, but know that it isn't going to completely happen until you return. I pray that those affected will recognize your sovereignty and that your people rely on you during these hard times. His will be done, forever and always. Amen
    Cassie K - USA
  • Dear God, I ask you to arise and protect your people. Protect this church. May this church grow in godliness because of these problems. May you cause millions to be saved through their sufferings. Help your people my great God. Grow your kingdom. Give grace to your saints and let them prosper in all things. In Jesus name, amen.
    James M - USA
  • Mighty Lord and Saviour, Pastor Ishara loves you ,you are his source of strength, his rock and fortress in whom he find protection. You are his shield and the strength of his salvation. We call on you because you are worthy of praise for you save us from our enemies.
    Grant your wisdom and decernment Lord to you people and bring great favour on them .
    kathleen h - Australia
  • Dear Lord, I pray for Pastor Ishara and his church members to have great wisdom in how they continue to worship You, have fellowship, and read Your Word. I ask that You would grant them discernment & that they would be as sly as foxes but as innocent as doves. Please grant them favor with the government and open the eyes of the blind to see Your truth.
    Heather J - USA
  • God Almighty, I pray for my brother in Sri Lanka, that You will guard his body, his family, his heart and his faith in You. I pray that your church under this pastor's care will indeed be able to continue worshipping You, shining Your glorious light in this country. By Your Spirit, please change the hearts of the officers and neighbors to find You.Amen
    Katherine S - USA
  • Heavenly Father I pray that you lift your son Ishara and stand him firmly on the rock that is your son Jesus Christ in a new way. Refill him with the passion he felt when he first came to know of your great love. May it carry him through this extremely difficult times. Show him and his congregation favor that they may continue to worship you freely.
    Ingrid V - USA
  • Father, I pray for Pastor Ishara that he would find favor with the government in his country and he would be able to keep his church and continue his worship and activities. I pray for peace over him and for justice to be done. I pray you put angels around him and comfort him and help him in this time. In Jesus name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for the strength of Pastor Ishara, as he faces persecutors and accusers who seek to destroy the lifting up of Your Kingdom on earth. Open their eyes, hearts, and minds so that they will realize that they need you too. Give Pastor Ishara favor in the eyes of the government, and fill him with Your peace. In Yeshua's name, Amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • Dear LORD, remember Pastor Ishara - emboldening him with spiritual strength and the peace of God and that You will give him favor with the government so that the church can continue to conduct worship services. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
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