Release International Prayer Shields, Sri Lanka
Pray that it will be possible to hold more Shalom camps in Sri Lanka, funded by Release, where Christians can come together for spiritual refreshment and mutual encouragement.
Pray for an end to discriminatory practices against Christians in Sri Lanka. Believers are routinely refused access to family burial plots in Buddhist cemeteries, denying them the ability to uphold cultural traditions of relatives being buried together.
Pray for relatives of the Easter Sunday suicide bombers in Sri Lanka, that they will come to experience the life-transforming love of Christ.
Pray for wisdom, stamina and grace for Release partners in Sri Lanka as they work to comfort families who have been bereaved and to provide medical assistance.
Pray that the authorities will do more to protect Christians in Sri Lanka. Senior church leaders criticised security arrangements for churches after the Easter bombings, amid revelations that officials had ignored warnings of attacks.
Moderate Muslims have been vocal in supporting Christians following the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka. Pray that the legacy of this tragedy will be greater unity and tolerance.