These three adults were freed, but six others remain in prison.
These three adults were freed, but six others remain in prison.
Sep. 14, 2017 | India

Pray for Jailed VBS Chaperones

[374] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for VBS Chaperones.

Police in India arrested nine adults traveling with a group of 60 children to a Vacation Bible School (VBS) program this summer. The children and their chaperones sang Christian songs and read the Bible as they traveled by train, attracting the attention of a group of Hindu extremists. As soon as the train reached its destination, the militants called the police. When the police arrived, they arrested the adults and called the children’s parents to come pick them up. The adults were charged with kidnapping and converting people to another religion by force. After more than 40 days in jail, three of the adults were released on bail. The other six, however, are still being held. Pray that the jailed Christians will be released and that this experience will strengthen the faith of the children involved.

Write your own prayer for VBS Chaperones

  • Father God, Thank You for the willingness of these workers to acknowledge You before men. Please reward their faithfulness by protecting them from their enemies as in Psalms 27 & 34. Keep them safe in prison; give them favor in the sight of their captors that the Gospel will be preached even there. Vindicate & release them I ask in Jesus' Name! Amen!
    Mary K S - USA
  • Heavenly Father I pray that this experience may it ignite a fire within the children for you! What the enemy planned for evil, You will turn for their good and your glory. May their parents not fear but continue to fan the flames of faith in their community. And may the six still in prison sing you praises until their release. Amen.
    Ingrid V - USA
  • Lord God, Please help those released to adjust and cope with their struggles, Abba. And, please be with those who are still jailed so unjustly. I pray that You would just hold them close. Thank you for these brave souls who are risking all to share your name with adults and children. Please be very near to them, O God. Call out to the hearts of all
    Amy G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray that the false charges against these adult VBS chaperones will be dropped, and that all names will be cleared. I pray the parents of the children involved will encourage their children to believe in You, and set an example for them by demonstrating their own faith in You, even in the midst of trials. In Yeshua's name, Amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • Father God, I pray that the adults who were arrested for their faith on you will be released soon and that they can share the gospel without any fear. I pray that you will work in the hearts of the children who has received your gospel and help them to know the truth. Help the children to grow in their faith and yearn for truth. Bless the adults . Amen
    David A - USA
  • Father God, Thank you for the release of three of the chaperones. May the others be released quickly. Please heal any fears the children have from this event and strengthen their faith and the faith of the chaperones and parents. I pray the hearts of those Hindus involved will be softened and they will seek You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rena B - USA
  • Father God, we don't know why the love of Jesus is offensive to others, but at one time we were all "others" until we came to Christ. Please act on behalf of the imprisoned believers and strengthen them by Your Spirit and love as You continue to move hearts as only You can. We love You and thank You in Jesus' name.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father I pray for VBS chaperones to be released from prison unconditionally in the name of Jesus Christ. I pray for the prison warders to be influenced by their faith in the living God. Let your Spirit in them convict those around them of sin and be converted to Christianity. i ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord Jesus I pray you would protect and strengthen the adults still in prison. I pray for each child who witnessed this that their faith would only be strengthened. May all the adults involved not give in to fear but continue being bold for you. I pray that while in prison they would feel your presence and you would give them peace.
    Katie G - USA
  • Lord, we pray for the soon release of those who are being wrongly imprisoned in India. Help these children not to be frightened by their experience, but emboldened by it. Please bring something beautiful out of this attempt to stop the spread of your Gospel.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Dear God, please see that justice is served for these Christians. Please increase their faith and serve as examples to the children of what being a Christian really means. Send Your Holy Spirit to surround them with peace, security, and love.
    Betty A - USA
  • My Child I am here for you. I know the desires of your heart. I know every intimate detail of your life. I am with you always. Don’t ever feel you are alone for I am with you till the end of time. I will walk through the valley of death with you. Do not fear! www.Heistheword.com
    Estelle S - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for always being with us. I pray for healing for those persecuted and forced to flee homes, comfort for family and friends of those lost or injured, security for those sharing You despite threats, and salvation to those who are persecuting your Church. I pray Your light would shine for many to see through these trials. Amen
    Olga G - USA
  • Father, I pray for their release from Jail. But in the meantime, keep them strong and faithful and loving in jail. Father, I lift them up to You for comfort and encouragement. Keep them safe Father. This I do ask thru Jesus. Amen
    joey S - USA
  • Father, You are ever present with Your children, especially those who suffer because of their faith in Your Son, the Lord Jesus. In the powerful name of Jesus, I pray that You will dramatically deliver the six imprisoned VBS chaperones and that You will exact vengeance upon the Hindu extremists who harrass, persecute and sow discord throughout India.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear Lord, May You be glorified in all we ask of You on behalf of these VBS workers: May they all be freed, exonerated, and recompensed for their losses. May the children's faith be strengthened through this experience and the stony hearts of the Hindu extremists softened to receive You Jesus. In Your Name I pray. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we beseech you please have mercy on these VBS chaperones jailed for sharing gospel of Jesus to children. Increase their faith and provide for their families while they are jailed. May they share the love of Jesus with those they come in contact with. God you change hard hearts and open their eyes to see you! You be glorified. USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • I pray that these adults would be released, and that as they are held they would trust You. May the church be supernaturally strengthened, may they believe Your word and Your promises, and may the children be inspired to follow You in the midst of suffering. May all those who hear Your gospel through this experience be softened and respond.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father we pray that when the other prisoners and the jailors learn that the imprisonment of these faithful workers is for the sake of the gospel, that their hearts will be pricked and that the gospel will spread within the jail. May the children's faith be strengthened mightily by the knowledge that these workers are willing to suffer for the gospel.
    Michelle M - USA
  • Father, we pray for the remaining 6 people in jail; may You continue to supply them strength, and fill them with Your Holy Spirit, so that they can sing in jail like how they sing on the train! Lord may Your name be greatly glorified in this incident, and may it touch those who see the injustice, and turn their hearts towards You. IJN, Amen!
    Nellie N - Germany
  • Father, thank you for the faithfulness of these workers. I pray that the jailed Christians will be released. May this experience strengthen the children involved. Encourage the families of the children to continue to entrust them to you.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father ,may you use this difficult situation in the lives of these adult and children believers to draw them even closer to you, strengthen them in thier faith and enable them to continue to live for Christ . Protect the 6 adults in prison and enable them to love thier enemies and share the gospel with others. In jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • Father we pray for the release of these that are still in jail in the powerful name of Jesus, amen and amen (John 16:24)
    Jim M - USA
  • Father God, we praise You that Your kingdom will be advanced in such circumstances of persecution as what is happening in India. Lord, will You please release these 6 VBS workers and vindicate their cause for justice in this situation? Please grant boldness and unspeakable joy to these children who witnessed this whole scene as a witness for Jesus.
    Matt B - USA
  • Holy Father,bring good out of this craziness.Heal the children of the trauma of watching the adults arrested.May this strengthen the children to see Satan at work and want to be lights to a world in darkness. Bless the adults who have a heart and passion for teaching children. May those who caused trouble come to repentance. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Dear Father, please free these Christians who are in jail for doing the right thing. Thank You for their boldness in taking children to a VBS, now please protect them and free them. Use this for good in Your kingdom. Thank You that three of the nine have been released already. Use this situation to embolden the children in their faith. Amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Lord I pray you will turn the hindu extremists and the unsaved, and unchurched india citizens to christianity, to God(you), (acts 26:18 kjv.). Lord I pray the adult jailed christians will be released to go back to their families, and lord I pray the vacation bible school bus incident will strengthen the children's faith that they have in you. amen.
    Misha B - USA
  • Father, in the face of such injustice and persectution, thank you for saving our brothers and sisters. Please continue to protect those in jail, and bring about their release. The children know that they were not be kidnapped, but we're surrounded by the Love of God. Use this persecution to stregthen their devotion to you. Come, Lord Jesus.
    Patrick F - USA
  • Father God, Thank you for the faith and sacrifice of these workers. Please release the prisoners and vindicate all of them from all charges. Provide healing and protection to them all. Through their words and actions, let the officials come to see your truth. Encourage them and the families to stay strong through this persecution. You alone are God.
    Liane F - USA
  • Lord I hold up these believers that are being held. I pray You would strengthen them. I pray as they are in jail that countless will come to know You through their testimony. I pray You would turn the hearts of those in authority and they would be released. I pray for the hearts and minds of the children. I pray their faith would not waver.
    Tricia W - USA
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