The Lati (called Lachi in Vietnam) of northern Vietnam are animists. They worship and appease a large number of deities, ghosts and spirits. Each village has a communal house, which holds the remains of buffalo and ox skulls that were previously used in ritual sacrifices. The Lati hold annual rituals in which they pray for seeds before they plant them, believing each seed has a soul. They ask the spirits to watch over the harvest, to ensure plenty of food for the entire village. There is not a single known Christian believer among the Lati in Vietnam. Let’s beseech the Lord of the Harvest to reveal Himself to the Lati in mighty ways!
The Lati (Lachi) at a Glance
- Lati Population in Vietnam: 13,000
- Primary Language: Lati
- Primary Occupation: Farming
- Average Income: $70 per month (estimate)
- Average Education Level: 8th grade
- Primary Religion: Animism
- Number of Known Christians: 0
- Christian Resources Currently Available: None
- Status: Unreached
Pray for the Lati
Use the requests, prayers, and Scripture below to guide your prayers for the Lati over the next week.
Ask God to send out evangelists and church planters among the Lati. Pray that many Lati will repent of their sins and worship Jesus Christ in spirit and truth.
Father, I pray the Lati, who are called by Your name, will humble themselves and pray and seek Your face and turn from their wicked ways, for then You will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Ask God to reveal His love and grace to the Lati people. Pray for many Lati to gain a clear understanding that Jesus is the only way to abundant and eternal life.
Father, may the Lati come and bow down and worship and kneel before You their Maker, for You are their God and they are the people of Your pasture, the flock under Your care. May they hear Your voice today and not harden their hearts. (Psalm 95:6-8)
Pray that there will soon be a worshiping Christian church of redeemed Lati people in every Lati village.
I pray the families of the Lati will ascribe to You the glory due Your name. May they worship You in the splendor of Your holiness and tremble before You. For the Lati will say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.” (Psalm 96:7-10)
Ask God to transform the lives of the Lati, bringing them from the power of darkness into His glorious light.
Father, I ask that You would open the eyes of the Lati and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to You, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified. (Acts 26:18)
Praise God that the His Word promises there will be people from every tribe, nation and language around Christ's throne in heaven! Ask God to call out the Lati who will follow Him.
Lord Jesus, You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because You were slain, and with Your blood You purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. I thank You, Father, that you have made the Lati to be a kingdom and priests to serve You and that they will reign on the earth. (Revelation 5:9-10)
Pray that the Lati will soon hear the Good News of Jesus Christ in a language and manner that they can easily understand. Ask that many Lati will respond to that message.
May the Lati turn to You, Lord, and be saved for You are God, and there is no other. You have sworn by Yourself, the word is gone out of Your mouth in righteousness and will not turn back. O Lord, may every knee of the Lati bow and every tongue of the Lati give praise to You and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. (Isaiah 45:22-23 NAS; Romans 10:9)
Ask God to glorify the name of Jesus Christ throughout northern Vietnam, which has been under communist domination for more than 50 years. Ask Him to send His messengers into every province, district, and village in northern Vietnam.
I pray the people of northern Vietnam will be full of the knowledge of You, Lord, as the waters cover the sea. Let Your kingdom come to the people of northern Vietnam. Let Your will be done in their hearts. (Isaiah 11:9; Matthew 6:10)