Some village churches in India meet in the open air.
Some village churches in India meet in the open air.
Jun. 28, 2018 | India

Four Christians Charged with Forced Conversions

[279] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Pastor Sudarshan, Sumanti, Rupash and Neelam.

On May 29, four Christians in Jharkhand were arrested and charged with forcibly converting people to Christianity. A group of villagers who follow a traditional animist religion told police that Pastor Sudarshan, Sumanti, Rupash and Neelam beat a man with a bamboo stick because he refused to convert to Christianity. In addition, two of the believers, Sumanti and Rupash, were to be married the next day, and the villagers did not want their Christian wedding to take place in the village. Pray that these believers remain strong in faith despite the false accusations against them. Pray that they continue to be a light for Christ while in jail and in their village. Pray also that Sumanti and Rupash will be able to reschedule their wedding, and pray for their marriage. Pray that those who oppose them will come to know how much God loves them.

Write your own prayer for Pastor Sudarshan, Sumanti, Rupash and Neelam

  • Dear Father, please use the witness of those who were arrested to bring the guards and officials to come to Jesus. Help these Believers to remain strong in You. Give them peace and joy. Please allow the marriages to take place, and may those new unions be strong, bold witnesses for You from the very beginning. Bring India to Jesus! Amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Our Father, Your Love is the only hope we have in this madness we are living in. Please let Your Love reach the heart of the people Who oppose Pastor Sudarshan, Sumanti, Rupash and Neelam. Please strengthen these Christians in faith and let them work for You always. Hindu's are acting out of fear because they do not know what Love is. Please have mercy
    Merike O - Finland
  • Jesus, help Pastor Sudarshan, Sumanti, Rupash and Neelam. Bless, protect and strengthen them. May they not grow weary in well doing but be given joy and hope.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Lord
    I pray for Pastor Sudarshan, Sumanti, Rupash and Neelam. Keep them strong, even in these false accusations. May they continue to be a strong witness for You even while in jail. May Sumanti and Rupash be able to o reschedule their wedding; bless their marriage. I pray for all those who are opposing them - may they find and receive Your love.
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear Lord, please strengthen the faith and courage of these believers. Help them to know that You are with them every moment even in the face of persecution. Please keep them safe, provide for their needs, and help them spread the Gospel.
    Betty A - USA
  • Father, I pray the truth will shine forth. I pray you strengthen those falsely accused. I pray those who lied will have no rest till they confess to their wrong doing. Make a way for these to be released. Bless the couple who want to marry. use these four to continue to share the truth and remain unshakable. May they grow in knowledge and faith.
    polly c - USA
  • Heavenly Father I commits Pastor. Sudarshan and family to you, they need your intervention during this traumatic time. Come against the false accusation, and defend your people let not the enemy prevail against then. Father you are just and holy in all your work and ways,grant justice to whom it belong, It could well be the work of Satan,you know


    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Dear Lord, I pray that these believers remain strong in faith despite the false accusations against them. I also pray that they continue to be a light for Christ while in jail & in their village. I also ask that Sumanti & Rupash will be able to reschedule their wedding, & you will bless their marriage. May those who oppose them come to know your love.
    BETTY F - Canada
  • Father please fill these believers with joy that they are counted worthy to suffer for your name. Fill them with strength and power as they fill up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions. Let them conduct themselves with wisdom among unbelievers and let their speech be full of grace. Comport them with your comfort and fill them with your power.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Grant Pastor Sudarshan eternal peace and joy, Sumanti, Rupash and Neelam because they belong to you and represent you in this world. Don't leave them without your Spirit and His guidance. Let them grow in grace, peace and love for their enemies. Make them your pride and joy. Please pray for your people, to your Father. They need you desperately.
    mark m - USA
  • Heavenly Father! Please protect these pastors as they have been arrested with false accusations. That they will continue their ministry in jail as Paul and Peter always did. That the sweet couple are able to reschedule their wedding and that their marriage will be full of love and bold to be used by God. Amen
    Isabel S - USA
  • Lord, i pray that these believers remain strong in faith despite the false accusations against them. i pray that they continue to be a light for Christ while in jail and in their village. i pray also that Sumanti and Rupash will be able to reschedule their wedding and Lord bless they marriages. Help those who oppose them to come to Jesus.
    Anne S - USA
  • Lord, there is much pain and persecution among your children in India, and we ask for your presence to be experienced in power. Help these believers to grow strong to resist the devil's attacks. May they continue to love and forgive as you have taught us. Comfort and encourage them and may this wedding take place soon and be a blessing to many.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Lord God, please be with them. Hold them all close. Let Your justice rain down all over this land. Free them, Lord, and strengthen them while they are imprisoned. Please draw them nearer to Yourself despite the torture they are experiencing. God, please help the two getting married to be able to when they are released. Be near, change, and restore
    Amy G - USA
  • Jesus please allow for these four people to be a shining beacon of hope and truth to the jailors that you are the way, the truth, and the life. Lord please make a path for this couple to be married and glorify you through the way they live.
    Protect them Jesus. Amen.
    william j - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I do pray that the false charges would be dropped and especially that this wedding could take place. May Your people be a strong and vibrant witness and may they see the hearts of those who oppose them be transformed. May those in prison be released and able to walk in the fullness of freedom in their village.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father,
    I lift these 4 believers, have mercy and grant them strength to remain steadfast in your love!
    Lord use this troubled time for your glory so people know You're Living GOD!
    Be your will fulfilled in their life and They become Living Testimony of your works in their Life!
    In Jesus' Name I Pray! Amen!!
    Vishal Singh R - India
  • Lord pour your Spirit out upon Jharkhand, and put the fear of you on the hearts of the people there. Open their eyes that they would see your light. Do great miracles in this town, so that many would be saved -not by words, but by your power and the might of your Spirit! Release from prison those who are still being detained, and give them wisdom. Amen
    Sharon S - USA
  • Father, we lift up these 4 believers under false charges, remembering our enemy is the father of lies. We ask Your strength for their weakness. May they remain faithful to You and love their enemies and bless those who curse them. May they feel Your presence keeping them, Your light radiating from them so the animists will hunger and thirst for You
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, we lift up these 4 believers under false charges, remembering our enemy is the father of lies. We ask Your strength for their weakness. May they remain faithful to You and love their enemies and bless those who curse them. May they feel Your presence keeping them, Your light radiating from them so the animists will hunger and thirst for You
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, we lift up these 4 believers under false charges, remembering our enemy is the father of lies. We ask Your strength for their weakness. May they remain faithful to You and love their enemies and bless those who curse them. May they feel Your presence keeping them, Your light radiating from them so the animists will hunger and thirst for You
    Gail M - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Pastor Sudarshan, Sumanti, Rupash, and Neelam and their willingness to follow You despite being put in jail due to false accusations. I pray that they will be able to forgive their neighbors and that their lives would be witness to Your awesome love and provision. May they be strengthened in their faith.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, For these precious children of yours who are experiencing imprisonment and false accusations, encourage them, strengthen their faith, and reveal to them Your power of deliverance. Use them dear Jesus to share your love with those who oppose them. May hearts be changed and You glorified. Patsy USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Father thank You for Sudarsha, Neelam, Sumanti and Rupash. I pray that they are released for prison and receive justice. I pray that You would bless their marriage and give them strength. Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father God let your face shine upon Pastor Sudarshan, Sumanti, Rupash and Neelam. I pray for their unconditional release from prison. I also pray for Sumanti and Rupash's wedding and marriage to be and example to all in the community that you are with them. Bless them in deed and enlarge their territory of influence. I pray for gospel to spread there.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Holy Father, fill Your children with Your comfort as they face persecution and lies. May truth become evident and all charges dropped. Bless Sumanti and Rupash as they plan to marry and may their marriage be an example to those around them of how You love Your church. May their love for You burn brightly and draw others out of darkness and to You.Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Asking God to give you peace , comfort, and to help you focus on Him & God's Word- and not on your circumstances- so that the joy of the LORD - His joy, not ours- will give you strength. Praying for your release soon , and that your faith will remain strong in this trial. Rejoice always. Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.
    Dana C - USA
  • Lord help these believers to do the right thing. give them strength and understanding to walk through these days and lead them on. bless you lord.
    Marie C - USA
  • God-I love you! You are our rock & our salvation! Lord it's in You we trust. God I pray John 16:33 for Pastor Sudarshan, Sumanti, Rupash & Neelam. Lord I pray they feel Your Presence & deep love in the midst of it all. Lord I pray they go in deeper relationship with You & their light shines bright for Your glory for all to see & know You reign Jesus!
    Kisha M - USA
  • Heavenly Father, i ask in the name of Jesus that you pour your Spirit upon these brothers and sisters. Make a way for them to be married. Lord they need each other. Where two and three are together you are in the mist. They will become stronger together. I pray protection over them and give them strength. In Jesus name i pray Amen.
    Debi B - USA
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