Order a Prayer Lantern Day 29: Pray for LAOS Laos has been in the tight grip of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party since 1975. Its exclusive network of party members’ families and friends adds to the pressure felt by Lao citizens, especially minorities. The country also has a complete lack of freedom of expression, let alone a free press to highlight cases of corruption. Tight laws on the founding and control of NGOs, as well as the use of social media and online criticism, were adopted in September 2014 and have been implemented harshly. Buddhist temples are the centers of social and religious life, and most Lao men are expected to spend some time serving in a temple. This shows how deeply ingrained Buddhism is in the thinking and culture of society. Although it is often mixed with animistic beliefs and practices, every deviation from it is unthinkable and perceived as dangerous. Therefore, Christians refusing to participate in Buddhist practices are perceived as foreign and a threat to traditional culture. PRAY Pray for Christians who have nowhere to read the Bible and pray without being watched. Pray for older Christians to take the initiative in discipling new believers. Pray that Christians would know how to witness to Buddhist neighbors and family.READ Revelation 2:10Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.