Pray For Persecuted Believers In India
The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is this Sunday, November 2.
Christians are a tiny minority in India, and they face some of the highest rates of persecution in the world. “Persecution” for these believers can mean threats, beatings, or even death. It can also mean having your home or church burned down. Sometimes it’s being shunned by your friends and/or family, barred from using village drinking water, blamed for every bad thing that happens in the village, or thrown out of your house or community.
New prayer requests arrive from India each week in our office. Will you stand with us in prayer on November 2, 2014 for these 5 recent prayer requests from precious brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering for the sake of the Gospel?
- Tensions are rising in Assam, India due to border disputes and political changes. Christians in Assam are experiencing problems as a result of these tensions. We pray for peace and that you meet these believers’ needs, Lord.
- All-powerful God, a new church recently sprouted up in a south Indian village, but now anti-Christian extremists aren’t allowing them to meet. We pray, God, that you make a way for these new believers to continue meeting.
- A Church Planter named Darmik witnesses in northern India. Through this ministry, 23-year-old Uresh came to know Jesus as his personal Savior. But Uresh’s family pressures him to denounce his faith in Jesus. Strengthen Uresh, Lord!
- Three villagers are angry that Church Planter Garg is leading prayer services in their area. Almighty God, we pray that you protect Garg as he continues in ministry and that you soften the hearts of those who oppose him.
- Lord God, Narman and his family were introduced to Jesus through the ministry of a Church Planter in west India. Today, they face strong opposition from their village because of their faith in Christ. Protect this family, Lord!