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

[175] 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

  • 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 remain strong & united in faith. May they grow in numbers & maturity. Guide their pastors as they lead them. Bring Hindus to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, we ask Your continued hand upon Your church in Uttar Pradesh, that it grow and thrive as the Spirit leads. May the church members be strong in You and not fear their attackers. We ask that the Hindu leaders might consider how this could possibly happen and consider the truth of the Gospel message. We pray earnestly for them to know You also
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, we ask Your continued hand upon Your church in Uttar Pradesh, that it grow and thrive as the Spirit leads. May the church members be strong in You and not fear their attackers. We ask that the Hindu leaders might consider how this could possibly happen and consider the truth of the Gospel message. We pray earnestly for them to know You also
    Gail M - USA
  • Father you have set ablaze Uttar Pradesh with your Truth - continue to spread love and Truth until all there know you as savior and Lord. Praise your Name for how you have spoken to the hearts of the people there. Protect them from the plans of the evil one and rise up in victory for them as they put their trust in You. Grow their spiritual wisdom.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Dear Lord,

    We pray in Your Name; protect Your children, provide provision, and enrich their faith during times of persecution and suffering. We can never understand the pain that is being endured, but listen to our prayers in support of their devotion to Christ, and spreading the Gospel to expand Your mission on earth and for eternity.

    Amen!
    Chris R - USA
  • Father, thank God for the rapid growth. I pray the Christian community will grow strong and that the radical Hindus will wonder why these people seek a different path. I pray that moderate Hindus will ask their Christian neighbors about Christ. Strengthen these pastors and front-line workers. Amen.
    Melody F - USA
  • Father, I rejoice to see the growth of people coming to Christ in these Hindu stronghold. I pray for continue growth that many more would come to the truth. Please protect those facing persecution and continue to strengthen those who are willing to bring your word into dark places. I pray that all Hindus will see the truth and come to Christ.
    Isaac M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Uttar Pradesh: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. I praise You for their growth in a Hindu stronghold! May they remain strong & united in their faith. Guide their pastors as they lead them. Bring area Hindus to repentance. May peace come to this area. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, thank you for the many people coming to Jesus and following Him. This, however, is posing great difficulties with attacks and arrests. Please protect the believers and leaders. Give them wisdom, strength, and grow their faith. Please continue to draw people, including attackers and authorities, to Jesus that many more may be saved. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • I thank you, Lord God, for the rapid growth of your church in Uttar Pradesh. Allow your light to continue to shine brightly in this place and let nothing dim it. Thank you for the joy of these pastors and may your gospel go out in power drawing people to your kingdom. Glorify your name in this place. Strengthen your people and give them bold witness.
    Julia F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for the revival spreading in this land!! May America experience such revival. Reveal yourself to the Hindu nationalist leaders. Move by your spirit to show them truth. Increase the faith of the Uttar Pradesh Christians. Do not let the enemy have any power over the spread of the Gospel in this area.
    sandra s - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Uttar Pradesh: Protect, provide for, comfort, encourage, strengthen & guide them. I praise You for their growth in this Hindu stronghold! May they remain strong & united in their faith. In particular, guide & strengthen their pastors in leading these believers.
    Bring their enemies to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Thank you Lord for the rapid growth of your church in Uttar Pradesh. We pray for strong leadership and discipleship to keep them growing in their faith. Give them courage and strength to withstand the persecution and attacks. Soften the hearts of the Hindu leadership that they may stop attacking churches and come to you themselves. Thank you for joy.
    Cynthia H - USA
  • Dear Father, India has been engulfed in spiritual darkness for so long. It has had such an ugly social history of the caste system. Please bless these church members with your comfort, great faith, and persistence. Please use these faithful brothers and sisters to light the entire country of India on fire for you finally taking back this land for Jesus
    Marian P - USA
  • We do praise you Father for the growth of your church in India. We thank you that it is obvious and pray that those that are seeing this will seek you out, finding you and salvation for their souls. And we pray when persecution comes from the enemy that you will keep your children strong in you, leaving a witness in itself.
    Paula L - USA
  • Dear Father, India has been engulfed in spiritual darkness for so long. It has had such an ugly social history of the caste system. Please bless these church members with your comfort, great faith, and persistence. Please use these faithful brothers and sisters to light the entire country of India on fire for you finally taking back this land for Jesus
    Cathleen W - USA
  • Father may your church continue to grow in numbers and strength in spite of this opposition. May people see that what you offer is better than anything the world can.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord, praise you for the growth of your church!! Father, protect these believers and may many more be won to the truth for you are the only hope of mankind!!
    scott L - USA
  • Father, in the name of Jesus, I declare deliverance for these pastors, from every plan of the evil one. May the church continue to strengthen and grow. Open the eyes of non believers that they may see YOUR goodness and come to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord. Bring peace to this province, I pray in Jesus's name. Amen.
    Monica M - Jamaica
  • Dear God & Father, I praise You for this Church's growth in a Hindu stronghold! I pray for them as they face attacks: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they remain strong & united in their faith. Guide & strengthen pastors in leading these believers. May area Hindus be brought to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, give them a Paul and Silas experience let the high praises be in their mouth where their praying and singing hymns of praise to God, that the prisoners who are listening to them receive Christ ; An let there be sudden outpouring of a great revival, so powerful that the very foundations of the prison be shaken and at once they will be released.
    Omedaur A - USA
  • Amazing God, I thank you for the growth of Your church in the area of Hindu stronghold. It is amazing to hear and to know these believers see you working in the midst of persecution. Continue to strengthen them and give them perseverance as they move forward. Thank you Jesus. In your name I pray, amen
    Susan D - USA
  • Father, please continue to grow Your church. Give wisdom, compassion, and boldness to Your children.
    Chad K - USA
  • Lord I praise You for such significant growth and for the way that this growth is being seen by leaders in India. I pray for continued strength and obedience by the believers in India. I pray for more of Your Spirit to be poured out. I pray Lord the believers would put on the armor of God. I pray they would put on the truth and lean on Your Word.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father in the name of Jesus thank you for the rapid growth of the Gospel in Uttah Pradesh and thank you for giving the pastors courage to stand for Christ. Amen
    KIDOCHUKWU U - Nigeria
  • Father we join our brothers and sisters in praising You for what You are doing in Uttar Pradesh. The attacks by Hindus only point out how powerful is the gospel in reaching Hindus for Christ. Bless and strengthen the pastors as they shepherd their flocks in the midst of these planned attacks. May their gentle responses to violence point out the Truth
    Toni D - USA
  • Thank You God that what the Devil means for bad, Your grace turns into good. Please continue to grow Your church and bless Your people. In Jesus Name, amen
    Debbie M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians 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 faith, growing in numbers & maturity. In particular, strengthen & guide pastors in leading this Church. Bring attackers to repentance.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Oh Lord God, thank You so much for growing Your kingdom in India! I pray that You would protect Your people, give them strength and endurance, and that they would hold tight to You no matter what. May those who are against them see You in them, and come to faith as well. Let Your light shine in India.
    Chloe G - USA
  • Lord God, we come to you, in the name of your Son Jesus, to praise You for the growth of Your church in such a Hindu stronghold!!! We pray for the strength and endurance of those facing persecution. May Your Holy Spirit led the attackers off their desired course. As ll glory and honor goes to You. Amen
    Janice A - USA
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