The wave of arrests is intended to suppress Christianity, but these pastors in prison have reason for joy.
The wave of arrests is intended to suppress Christianity, but these pastors in prison have reason for joy.
Nov. 08, 2018 | India

New Attacks Are Cause for Praise

[206] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Pastors in Uttar Pradesh.

According to Christian leaders in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a significant increase in attacks on Christians is part of a planned campaign by Hindu nationalist leaders. Every day, four or five churches are attacked, according to the leader of a church planting network, and the number of arrests of Christians is unprecedented. In addition, the offices of some Christian organizations have also been attacked. The attacks, the Christian leader explained, are the result of rapid church growth in the region. House churches have grown dramatically, with several serving thousands of members each week. “The church is bigger than the Hindu nationalist leaders knew,” he said. “The church has become too big to ignore.” Praise God for the growth of His church in this Hindu stronghold, and pray for the strength and endurance of those facing persecution.

Write your own prayer for Pastors in Uttar Pradesh

  • Father, I thank You so much for so many precious brothers and sisters coming to faith in Jesus Christ. I ask that the growth will continue all the more as pressure, attacks, imprisonment continues. Let the Hindu nationalist leaders see the courage and faith of these people and themselves become interested in learning more about Jesus. Thank You.
    Karen K - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, it is such a blessing to hear about the growth of Christianity in Uttar Pradesh. Be with the pastor's and the Christians as well that are under persecution. Help them continue to be strong and knowledgeable in your word in Jesus name amen !
    Robin S - USA
  • Our Father, I praise You for the growth of Your Church and ask that You let this Hindu stronghold be former one. Please send calls of faith and save all the Hindus. Please help Pastors in Uttar Pradesh, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Praise be to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Thank u Lord that so many in India have turned to you. I pray that they will continue to strengthen ur church and ur people as they endure persecution for the sake of the gospel. Please protect them and provide for their needs. In Jesus name. Amen
    Diana Z - United Kingdom
  • Guard their hearts&minds.Make them as oaks of righteousness&the young ones as grown up plants&cut pillars for a palace.Thank You for Your lovingkindness according to what You have granted&the great goodness toward Your house which You granted according to Your compassion&according to the multitude of Your lovingkindnesses.They are Yours You are Savior.
    Maria R - USA
  • These pastors remind me a lot of Paul. Being in prison but still rejoicing. God please grant them continued strength and joy! What a blessing it is to have strong Christians in the world who are joyful in tribulation!
    Haley T - USA
  • Grant so much joy to these pastors in jail, that the jail shakes with light and love. Bring eternal joy and peace to the land. Show the people of Uttar Pradesh that you live. Show them how to live and love and serve you and one another. Bring medicine and labor and healing on all levels, to this place of suffering. Release the oppressed, bring hope.
    Mark M - USA
  • Oh Father! We are so excited that the Church in India is growing so rapidly. We know there will be persecution but we ask that you keep these new Christians faithful and strong and that they will be fallow up and disciple. Please walk with them every step of the way Amen
    Isabel S - USA
  • How awesome You are Lord! Praises for raising up believers like wildfire and may this continue exponentially in this land! May the banner of Jesus Christ fly proudly over this land! Keep Your people safe & living in Your joy as in the photo! We lift up the persecutors that they be drawn to Your kingdom of light. May the Hindu stronghold fall IJN!
    Lisa T - USA
  • Praising you God for the growth of the church in India. I pray for the strength and endurance of those facing persecution. I pray for the Hindu people who are in darkness to have their eyes open to the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. That they may see the way the truth and the light, our Lord Jesus Christ, the hope of the world
    margaret m - USA
  • Help these pastors get release and that Hindu nationalist leaders to see that they are not using the church to their own advantages.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord I pray for the strength and endurance and protection for all the saints in Uttar Pradesh. Keep saving people Lord. Protect and bless them.
    Jean K - USA
  • Father, I give you praise for the growth of Your church in this Hindu stronghold, and pray for the strength and endurance of those facing persecution. Lord, I pray your strength and blessings upon the believers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, that you will be glorified. Bless and protect them Lord. In Jesus' name I pray.
    Helen W - USA
  • Father God, we praise you for what you are doing in this region and for the many lives that are being snatched from Satan. Thank you that nothing is out of your control and that your kingdom will stand despite persecution. Please strengthen and embolden these believers and give them joy as they suffer hardship. Fill them with your peace.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father God, Father God, First I praise you for the growth of the Church in the Hindu strongholds and I pray that more seeds are sown and that it will work in the hearts of the people who hear your good news. I also pray that you would provide and meet the needs of the people who face persecution. I ask that you would grant them the strength they need.
    David A - USA
  • We do praise You for Your sovereignty over Your church, that Your light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it. Please continue to grow and strengthen the believers there; may they know hope and joy in the midst of persecution. Give them unity with one another, love for those who oppose them, and belief in Your promises.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father God, Please stop this persecution at the very top of the government. Let the leaders of India be convicted that this is wrong and put a stop to it. This violence is sanctioned, it is pervasive and it is increasing. Let your mighty power work through miracles, visions, conviction, and your Spirit of truth to change the beliefs of the leaders.
    Liane F - USA
  • Father God, I thank you for the harvest you are bringing in India; we praise you. Help all of India to see that Jesus is the only way to the Father: that He is the truth! Strengthen the faith of the faithful so that all will see that we have been saved by the one true God. That true joy only exists in those who have received forgiveness through Jesus.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Praise to You, Father God for what you are doing in India. Continue to give strength to all the new Christians. Give courage who are being arrested. May their attitude speak of your love to those who persecute them. Lord, may your Church in India continue to grow and never give up.
    Pierrette W - Canada
  • Father, we know the enemy is trying to stop your work. I thank you that so many have come to the truth. I pray you continue to move in this region. I pray you strengthen your children as they share the gospel. I pray you help them to remain strong. Deal with the hearts of those who try to stop your work. Open their eyes and ears to your love.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for the pastors and churches in Uttar Pradesh and all of India. I praise You for it's growth! Your Spirit is at work! Help all the believers to stay strong in You during this persecution; may the Gospel only be heard more because of it. Guide those arrested in what they should do and say. May they be released. Be with them all. Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Holy Father, thank You that Your family is growing and that souls are being saved. Continue to be with those who are preaching Your word. Give them courage and strength. Bless those who are being saved. May their faithfulness be a light to others in darkness. May their faithfulness bring light to those in darkness. In Jesus' precious name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father I praise you for what you are doing in the Hindu nations. I pray that your word will be spoken with boldness as many are being led to receive you as their Lord and Savior. Protect each believer from any harm and danger. Help them to be encouraged and receive your peace in their hearts. In Jesus name Amen
    ALINA A - USA
  • I pray Father God that You shower them with Your love, grace, wisdom, protection, healing, prosperity, boldness & unity in Christ, that Hindu nationalist leaders will come to Christ with other Hindus & join them in worship, that they will be able to worship freely, in Jesus' mighty name. Thank You Lord! Amen!
    Sheela G - USA
  • Now thanks be to God who always leads us in Triumph in Christ and through us diffuses the fragrance of his knowledge and every place. Thank you Father for these ones who commend their Ministry to God in much patience, and tribulation, and needs and distresses. May God make all grace abound toward these believers for every good work. 2 Corinthians
    Julie C - USA
  • Father God I pray for the continued growth of your church in Uttar Pradesh in every corner of the society including the government. Let your kingdom come and let your will be done in that nation to replace the darkness of idols in the hearts and the minds of the nation. Holy Spirit come down like a mighty flood of revival. I pray in the name of Jesus .
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear Lord, we do praise You for the many new believers and outpouring of Your Spirit in Uttar Pradesh. It is a testimony of Your love around the world. We lift up these house churches to You asking for wisdom, discernment, strength and endurance in the face of persecution. May even the persecutors come to know and receive You Jesus, as Savior.
    Peg B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Uttar Pradesh: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. I praise You for their growth in this Hindu stronghold! May they keep growing in numbers & maturity & remain strong & united in their faith. Bring area Hindus to repentance * peace to the area. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord what a blessing to read of this church and its growth. May your hand move on these pastors to stay faithful and may you show the world you are Lord and God of all. May these pastors witness to a lost and dying world while imprisoned like Paul done. Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these believers in Uttar Pradesh: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. I praise You for their growth in this Hindu stronghold! May they remain strong & united in their faith, growing in numbers & maturity. Guide their pastors in leading them. Bring their attackers to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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