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Sri Lanka: Please pray

April 29, 2019

Please pray with the church in Sri Lanka.

As you’ll know, on Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka was hit by some of the deadliest Easter attacks on Christian targets in history. Three churches and three hotels were bombed by suicide bombers. The latest official figures put the death toll at 250, with at hundreds more people wounded. As well as praying the prayer below, you can also download a prayer guide to use yourself, and in your youth group or even church.

“Please pray for all the people who were affected by this. Many are injured or grieving the loss of loved ones. Pray for strength and comfort and for His healing hand upon them.” Sunil*, Open Doors Co-worker in Sri Lanka.

*Name changed for security reasons.

A prayer for Sri Lanka

Loving God, thank You for our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka. Be amongst them as they meet in their churches. Strengthen them by Your Holy Spirit and enable them to see You – for You see them and are closer to them than the breath they breathe.

We pray for all who were caught up in the attacks on their churches and communities on Easter Day. Bring healing to those who were injured and comfort those who have experienced loss.

Thank You for all who are visiting the affected, praying with them and listening to their needs. Give them all the resources they need to bring our brothers and sisters comfort and hope.

We pray for those who were behind the attacks. Sovereign God, You understand their motives – only You can change their hearts. Risen Lord, give them a true Easter experience and turn their lives around – for Your glory.

Download your free prayer guide

We have created a free, downloadable guide to help individuals, churches and groups pray for Christians in Sri Lanka at this time. It contains information, prayer points, meditations and reflections to help you pray.

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