Anjali's pastor father was also killed by Naxalites in Odisha state.
Anjali's pastor father was also killed by Naxalites in Odisha state.
Apr. 18, 2019 | India

Christian Man Abducted and Murdered in Odisha

[284] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Sukbati Gondi and Family.

Anantram Gondi, a farmer in Odisha state, India, was murdered recently for refusing to return to Hinduism. He and his wife, Sukbati, had come to faith in Christ in 2018 and were active in their church. According to a VOM partner, villagers ostracized them and their five children as a result of their new faith, even cutting off utilities to their home. Members of a Communist political party in the region, the Naxalites, warned Anantram to return to Hinduism and even beat him, but he refused to leave Christ. Finally, they dragged him from his home one evening, and his body was found lying along the roadside the next day. The Naxalites had shot him in the head and left a note warning others against following Christ. “It will be difficult to take care of five children and lead life without him,” Sukbati said, “but I will not give up on Jesus.” The family has relocated to a safer place. Pray for their protection and that they will remain faithful to the Lord.

Write your own prayer for Sukbati Gondi and Family

  • Dear God, May Your Spirit intercede.Please help Sukbati and her family.May You protect them and provide for them.May you help them heal after this loss.May You remind them of Your joy and draw them close to You.Please hold this family, and accept them no matter what.Thank You.In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • God, I am so thankful for this faithful family. I pray that their story will impact others in India and around the globe. I am thankful the family has been relocated, and pray you will provide abundantly for Sukbati and her five children. I pray for justice in this life, while hoping and praying those responsible would repent and be saved.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Thank You for our brother who was willing to seal his faith with his blood. May Sukbati experience Your grace for her and her children. May they come to know the love that the Father has for His own. Protect this family from those who hate You and want to do them harm. Be their Protector and Strong Tower. May their lives demonstrate Your love to them
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ thanks for making Sukbati faithful to you and taking her and her family to a safe place. I ask for protection for her, her children and the people who are helping them. Allow more fellow Christians to obey your word by taking care of the widows. Provide Sukbati with divine appointments so that she keep spreading your holy word. Amen
    Joana P - Puerto Rico
  • Our Father in heaven. Please take care of the family of Sukbati Gondi. Strengthen them in faith and meet their needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Maria D - Finland
  • Bring millions to faith in Jesus through your gospel. Grant them peace and joy and eternal hope. Love and life through them. Make them see that you are Lord of all, that your troops outnumber, outrank and over power all of the troops of earth and hell. We are waiting for that time.
    mark m - USA
  • God our Father Your eyes move to & fro on the earth and know the end from the beginning. India will suddenly suffer judgment for the cruelty toward Your people. Their doom will come suddenly. Please Abba protect the family of the murdered man. He is with You in Heaven but his family still on earth living one day at a time. Grant peace hope protection
  • Oh Lord, please protect Sukbati and her children from further attack. Thank you for their faith and sacrifice in remaining true to the Christian faith despite persecution. Help them to continue to trust in You for all of their needs and give them encouragement through other believers and Your Word. I pray for the persecutors" salvation. In Jesus name a
    Cynthia H - USA
  • Help his family continue the faith.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father I pray for Sukbati and her children. Thank you for her courage and faith. I pray for their protection and provision. May they remain faithful to the Lord, growing strong in Him and being bold for you. Comfort her.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank You for the faith and resolve of Sukbati. May she continue to be encouraged in You and may she and her children believe Your goodness and Presence with them. Please provide for their physical needs and grant them safety from those who seek to destroy them. Protect them from fear and give them Your courage for each day.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    Be with Sukbati in this difficult time. Comfort her and the children in this great loss. Let them know that you were with them and that even when it doesn't seem like it, You will work all things together for good. Provide for their needs be with her in a special way and be a father to their children. May they continue to be a shining light.
    Madison F - USA
  • Holy Father Who watched carefully over the death of His people, we ask that You be Sukbsti's very present Husband. Put great faith in her heart to ask You for her every need and watch with love and growing faith as You provide for her and her children. Thank You for the Salvation of this very precious family. In Jesus Name, Amen
    Maria T - USA
  • Father, please comfort and strengthen Sukbati Gondi and her family. Thank You that Sukbati "will not give up on Jesus." I pray for their protection and that they will remain faithful to the Lord.
    Vera B - USA
  • Lord Jesus please forgive us for all the pain we have caused you.Lord please come to the aid of this widow and her daughter as they struggle knowing they love you but they are alone physically.Please let a stronghold arrive that will stop this persecution.Let the people who did this see the pain and anguish they have caused and feel ashamed.Lord Jesus.
    Cheryl S - Australia
  • Lord bless Sukbati with a new husband to help her with her family and to embrace her and heal her broken heart.
    Susanne M - USA
  • Father this is so heartbreaking that this man was killed for his faith and his children and wife no longer have a husband and father. I pray that you will bless his family and that they will remain faithful to you no matter what the circumstance. I pray that the peace that surpasses all understanding will envelop them and draw them closer to you.
    Paul K - USA
  • I pray against fear and intimidation for Sukbati and these children. Provide for them in wondrous ways, o Lord. Protect them and deliver them. May their enemies bow before you in repentance. Except a seed fall into the ground, it abides alone but if it is planted, it dies and brings forth a mighty harvest. Make this the case because of Anantram's death
    Cheryl W - USA
  • Lord protect his family and grant them inner healing from their trauma. Meet their daily needs.
    In Jesus name.
    Clifford T - Canada
  • Abba comfort Sukbati and family. Keep them from harm and meet their every need in the name of Jesus Christ!
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • FATHER, I pray this man be redeemed and i seek justice for the death of an innocent man. These ppl know not what they do, none-the-less to kill an innocent man is extreme and i see them as unfit to live. LORD, i pray for assistance for Sukbati Gondi whom has no husband and 5 children to care for herself. FATHER, redeem this man and help Sukbati.
    Ricardo M - USA
  • My prayers go out to the family of Sukbati for your tragic loss and for finding strength and peace through God's love, blessings, and grace
    Gerald W - USA
  • Lord, help Sukbati and other believers infrom Odisha state to fix their eyes on You, the author and perfector of our faith...that they would not grow weary and lose heart. Provide for Sukbati and her children's needs. Comfort her in her sadness and loss. Bring their persecutors to a relationship with You. Your goodness and glory be made known there.
    Lauren Ruth M - USA
  • Jesus, You have always been faithful to care for Your people. Please provide Sukbati with food, clothing, shelter, and Your love. Bring these wicked Naxalites to repentance and Your salvation. And thank you that Anantram Gondi is now with You, forever out of the reach of any enemy. Help his children see that You are worth every difficulty in this life.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Father Bless this family with the protection and comfort of Your Holy Spirit. Supply all of their needs In Jesus Mighty Name Amen and thank You Father
    Nicole G - USA
  • Father God, I cry out to You for these believers! Protect and provide for them! Bring a spirit of repentance on those who would persecute them in the name of Jesus! May they turn from their wickedness and follow Jesus. Thank You for providing a safe home for Sukbati and her children. Strength their faith in You! In Jesus name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father please protect this family. Please guide their path as they lean on you.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father God, blessed are you & worthy of praise. In Jesus' name, I pray for Sukbati and family to have strength, to live in Your word & grow in faith. They are protected by the blood of Jesus. Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted. As they seek Your kingdom & righteousness, everything will be added to them bec. you are faithful and true
    MJ D - United Arab Emirates
  • Lord, comfort Sukbati and her children in their loss and give them hope and strength for the future. Provide for their every need and keep them safe. Help them to grow in their faith witness. Protect others in Odisha and keep them from harm. Open the eyes of their persecutors to their own need of You. Bring Anantram's killers to justice.
    Sunita J - Japan
  • Holy Father, I pray for Your arms of strength and tenderness to hold Sukbati as she mourns the death of her husband, and as she cares for their children. May her faithfulness to You be a witness to those who need You desperately. Protect them in their new place and surround them with those who love You and who will be an encouragement to her. In Jesus
    Eli S - USA
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