Laos  

Flag of Laos Rank: 21
Score: 62/100
2013 Rank: 18
Leader: President Choummaly Sayasone
Government: Communist state
Main Religion: Buddhism
Population: 6.5 million (187,000 Christians)
Source of persecution: Communist oppression/Religious militancy

Christian Persecution in LaosBeing one of the five remaining Marxist-Leninist countries in the world, Christians in Laos face opposition both from the Communist party, who consider them to be ‘foreign agents’, and from local Buddhist leaders, who believe that Laos and Buddhism belong inextricably together and want to keep their country ‘pure’. Christians, particularly from tribal areas, are arrested, detained and pressured to renounce their faith. Some are even killed. Conducting church activities require government permission, but the government rarely gives consent. Only a limited number of registered Christian congregations are allowed to have services.

PRAY:

  • There is a lack of trained leaders as most Christians live in remote areas. Ask God to provide ways for leaders to receive training.
  • Printing or importing Christian materials is restricted. Pray that God’s people will gain access to His Word.
  • Believers from the Hmong tribes are sometimes targeted and killed in army clashes. Pray for their protection.

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  • GilbertDavis

    Father God , please speak to the hearts of those that oppose The Gospel in Laos and may many repent toward to God and place their faith and trust toward The LORD Jesus Christ . IN His name I pray, Amen

    • http://twitter.com/infaith2011 Jeffrey Struck

      Lord God Almighty,we know that in the end,all opposition will be crushed,it is futile to rebel let alone oppose the living,powerful Gospel of Jesus Christ.
      We pray,agreeing that one or more will make it past that power of opposition through the help of the Holy Spirit and recieve Your free gift undeserved,Jesus Christ as we all know that the Power of Lord God Almighty melts down all other powers in limited existence.In Jesus’ precious name we pray in unity.Amen.

  • Amy

    I pray today for all of the believers in Laos. I pray against the spirit of Buddhism that has pervaded the country and ask that your Holy Spirit would begin to flood this nation and turn people’s hearts toward seeking after You. I ask that You would grant more and more opportunities for people to come to know You – through direct evangelism, through radio/TV/internet, through crusades and services wherever that is possible, even for just a few people. Or through dreams and visions and supernatural manifestations. Let Your gospel spread in Laos so that so many will come to know You as their Lord and Savior.

    I pray that You would grant extreme wisdom and discernment to every Christian when responding to village and government officials who may be monitoring their activity. I pray that they would know when to speak and when to be silent. I pray that they would be ready and open to opportunities to share the gospel even with those officials, when Your Spirit prompts them to do so. Only You know who is ready to hear truth and when… so please give them that discernment to know what to do in each moment.

    I pray specifically and join my prayers with all those praying today for believers from the Katin and Hmong tribes who are experiencing intense persecution. I pray that You would help them in every way that they need help. I pray for their physical safety and for their emotional strength during times of persecution – and again for wisdom so that they would know what to do and how to respond. I know that Your heart is for those who are vulnerable and poor and disenfranchised – so I know that You are already moved to compassion to help these people. Please provide their every need and encourage them when they are weak.

    I pray for Christians who are being told or forced to evacuate their homes. Thank You for the praise report where 10 Christian families did NOT have to evacuate – but they will still need Your wisdom and protection from those who do not want them to remain. Please be with other villagers who are being given similar order – I ask that You would retract them if that is Your will, and if You choose to allow them to be dispersed please be so close to them. Please provide them with everything that they need and use what looks like something meant for evil and turn it around for good. In Jesus’ name, amen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/williamdlubak William Dlubak

    I pray in Rebbe Malech Yeshua HaMoshiach Ben Elohim’s name that He protects and watches over all Believers in Laos and all over the world. For people who are filled with darkness are blind to the truth which is only found in Yeshua HaMoshiach. I pray also for Israel that they come to believe in Abba’s only Begotten Son. For salvation is through the water and His precious Blood…Amen

  • http://www.facebook.com/jane.vanosdol Jane Herrmann VanOsdol

    Praying Psalm 3 around the Laos believers. You are a shield around them o Lord!

  • Ernest Zenone

    Dear Jesus, I pray for your protection upon the saints in Laos. I pray for the defeat of the kingdom of Satan and all false religions in this land. Please provide support, spiritually and physically for your people and that many more faithful churches will be raised up in Laos. May thy Word have free course and be glorified throughout Laos. Please raise up a government that will protect and countenance the church in Laos. In Jesus Name, I ask this. Amen

  • JEJO JOHN

    Right from today we will uphold the beloved brothers and sisters of Loas in our prayers… Let God enable every believer to live for the faith. Christian history reveles.. whenever people of God oppressed and persecuted they multiplied more and more…. Sure all afflictions and persecution will yield more souls in Loas for the Kingdom of God.

  • Edith Kurie

    Lord I thank You for the struggle of Christians in Laos, especially those who try to share Your love with those who reject You. I pray You will open hearts mightily that many will know Your redeeming love and grace there, in the name of Jesus, amen.

  • Georgia Weyant Janisse

    Father God, give the Christians in Laos the peace and inner joy that comes only from You. Let Your presence with them be so real that they know that You are with them every moment. Provide them with leaders who know You and Know and understand Your Word and are able to teach. And protect them from all danger – especially as they gather to worship together and as they share the gospel with others. Strengthen them in Your power and grace.

  • Amy

    Lord, firstly I want to pray for the three women that I read about this morning. I pray for Onaona and her husband Kahoku. I pray that You would soften Kahoku’s heart and that through Onaona’s example Kahoku would see that You are real and that You have the ability to change lives. I pray that You would allow Onaona a way to continue to get to know You despite her husband’s resistance. I also pray for wisdom for the pastor who comes sometimes to their home – that he would have the right words to say and would know how best to interact with Kahoku. I also pray for Dea and for Mong. I pray that You would soften Mong’s heart at least to allow Dea to go to services on Sunday – but I also pray that You would reveal Yourself to Mong so that he too can know that You are real. Also I pray that Mong would be freed from his addiction to alcohol. Finally I pray for Jeanitha and I pray that Your Spirit would continue to teach her Your ways. I pray that she would come to understand that You are enough and that she does not need to consult with other spirits because You always have the answers. I ask that You would help her to let go of her “old self” and to put on the new self that You have given her at salvation… and that she would realize all that she is and all that she has in You.
    I also pray specifically for ways that new leaders in Laos could be both raised up and trained. I pray that You would send teachers and people who can provide that training. I pray that the leaders would have receptive hearts and would want to receive training – and I pray that the training given would be Biblically accurate and that false doctrine would not creep in.
    I also pray that everyone in Laos would be able to have access to God’s Word – whether that would be through Bibles or through the internet. I pray that You would make ways that aren’t possible in the natural so that people can have a chance to hear Your Word. I know that there are restrictions but I also know that no one can stop Your Word from going forth if You ordain it!
    And finally, I pray for believers from the Hmong tribes. I ask for Your protection over each one of them. I ask that You would grant them wisdom in terms of where to go or not to go, who to trust and who to stay away from. I ask that You would be please cover these believers and keep them safe while still using them to share You with others around them. In Jesus’ name I ask all of this, amen.

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