Believers in Odisha are still recovering from the 2008 riots.
Believers in Odisha are still recovering from the 2008 riots.
Sep. 19, 2019 | India

Bibles Bring Joy to Kandhamal

[262] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Christian Leaders in Odisha.

Earlier this year, VOM workers provided Bibles to 50 pastors and Christian leaders for distribution to their congregations in Kandhamal district, Odisha state, which suffered massive anti-Christian riots in 2008. Hindu nationalists, who blamed Christians for the death of a political figure, killed 45 people, displaced about 50,000 and destroyed thousands of homes. Many Christians were forced to flee their homes suddenly, leaving behind most of their possessions, including Bibles. It has taken more than a decade for them to rebuild and resettle, and the need for Bibles in the region is ongoing. “When they saw the Bibles,” a VOM worker said, “they were overjoyed and worshiped the Lord by singing and dancing.”

Write your own prayer for Christian Leaders in Odisha

  • Father, we thank and praise You for keeping Your people in these riots even in the terrible destruction. Thank you also that they are once again resettled and their strong faith and joy in You is evident. We rejoice with them that they are receiving their Bibles again and we rejoice in You also and worship with them for Your goodness to Your children
    Gail M - USA
  • Dear Lord, We lift up our precious brothers & sisters in Kandhamal district, Odisha state. Thank you for these Bibles, thank you for the joy with which they have been received. Make the church in Kandhamal district, Odisha state be strengthened, full of faith, love & hope, with many coming to know you. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Lord God, thank you that these believers were able to receive Bibles. Help them to be encouraged and strengthened through your word. I pray that they will share the good news of the gospel with others as they have opportunities. Help them to establish places of worship in their new communities and to serve you in many way. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Praise your name, O Lord, for granting this gift of Bibles to the Christians in Odisha. I rejoice with them and can only imagine that they were overjoyed. I pray you will continue to equip VOM workers to bring more Bibles and to grow these Christians as your Word works your will and wonders in their lives for your sake and for the joy of all the saints
    Diana F - USA
  • Father may these believers find great hope and encouragement in your word.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Dear heavenly Father, I praise you for the way that you have provided Bibles for these believers. Please continue to provide for their needs. Surround them with your angels to keep them in all their ways. I pray that they would be a light in the darkness around them, and allow others to see the love and truth of Christ in all they do. In Jesus Name.
    Julie B - USA
  • Father, may Your Word continue to be a lamp unto the feet and light unto the path of our Indian brothers and sisters in-Christ still recovery from the 2008 anti-Christian riots and attacks. I pray that Christians in the West will realize and respond to the needs of our brothers and sisters in India and throughout the world by providing the Word of God.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Keep our brothers and sisters safe and keep up the good works.
    Debbie V - USA
  • We praise you Heavenly Father for seeing these your dear children thru many years of hardship without the readiness of their own Bibles. Thank you for providing Bibles for them and for their example of power of Your word living in their hearts and lives. Continue to increase their faith and the joy of Jesus to radiate in their lives. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Thank you Father for providing Bibles to your people. Let their example in response to getting a Bible be a witness to all who read their story here. Place a hedge of protection around them and make them bold. Please continue to supply Bibles to all who desire them.
    In Jesus Name
    Cathleen W - USA
  • Dear Lord, Thank You for providing Bibles to the Christian Leaders in Odisha. I pray for Your continued provision of Bibles in this region and that the Christian Leaders would be effective in the leadership of their congregations. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Dara W - USA
  • Lord , we are truly inspired by the resolve and love of these brave Christians. Please surround them with your compassion and protection. Give them confidence that only comes from trusting You.
    In Jesus Name,
    Diana M - USA
    Diana M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Odisha: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Guide their leaders in their roles. Bring those responsible for the attacks in the area to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, let you Spirit fill the hearts and minds of leaders in the church in Odisha who continue to preach your word in hostile environment. thank you Lord for the Bibles and many more Bibles that will be distributed into the community of believers. Let your word continue to reach every soul in families and schools. I ask all that in Jesus n
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • 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
  • Lord thank You for the love these people have for Your Word. May they bury it deep in their hearts & speak it boldly to those around them that need to know Jesus Christ. May those of us who have several Bibles in our homes, be "overjoyed & worship the Lord by singing & dancing" when we open our Bibles, and may we do that often. Thank You for Your Word!
    Sharon C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Odisha: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Bring those responsible for the conflict to repentance & may there be peace. Heal all who have been affected by recent conflict.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Father, thank-you so much for VOM. Thank-you for the bibles that they have delivered to Kandhamal. I am so grateful for the opportunity to pray for these believers in Kandhamal. I pray that your word will strengthen, encourage, direct, and proclaim who you are. Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you! Praise to your name now and forever.
    Gerelda L - USA
  • Deat God & Father, I pray for believers in Odisha: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give their leaders wisdom in their roles. Bring those responsible for the attacks in their area to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father I pray these bibles reach and touch every man , woman, and child . That these bibles won't be discovered and ruined , protect those that own these bibles, and their homes , protect them from the hands of those evil ones that need Jesus so desperately , and I pray they'll too give their lives over to Christ in Jesus name Amen
    April B - USA
  • Heavenly Father I pray these bibles reach and touch every man , woman, and child . That these bibles won't be discovered and ruined , protect those that own these bibles, and their homes , protect them from the hands of those evil ones that need Jesus so desperately , and I pray they'll too give their lives over to Christ in Jesus name Amen
    April B - USA
  • Lord I praise You that Your word is so sweet and can touch the hearts of so many. I praise You that Your word bring so much comfort and hope to those it touches. I pray for the settling in of those who feel restless. I pray for Your word to be more multiplied. I pray for them to be read and eaten up and consumed.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Father, thank You for the much needed encouragement provided in the people's reception of Your holy Word. May they have no doubt about Your watchful care. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Lynne W - USA
  • Jesus, you are coming again to Kandhamal district, Odisha state! Thank you for the safe delivery and distribution of Bibles to these faithful brothers and sisters. May others look on and wonder, and open and read, and repent and believe and follow you.
    Jim T - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Odisha: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide then. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give their leaders wisdom in their roles. Sustain them; bring those responsible for the recent conflict to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray fr believers in Odisha: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope &love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give their leaders wisdom in filling their roles. Bring those responsible for the recent attacks to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God, Help these brethren memorize scriptural promises to stand on. Foil the plans of the enemy that exalt themselves against Your Word. Grant unity of The Spirit in the understanding of the Bible. Raise up Pastors and teachers to preach and teach Your Word with power. Let them sense Your Presence. Comfort those who've lost love ones. Thank You God
    Jim E - USA
  • Dear Lord we are promised persecution, but we are also promised blessing. Please help those in Kandhamal to rebuild their lives & to also share the gospel of Christ with those in their village and nearby towns.Help their community effort to not only rebuild their lives but to also forgive those who have harmed them be a living testament to Your glory!
    Donna H - USA
  • Father God, I cannot imagine what they have gone through, but I praise You for their witness and their standing together. God bless them with spiritual growth as they read their Bibles. Bless those who have provided for them. God continue to help them stand strong & continue to strengthen them. May those around them see Your love multiplied. Amen
    Denice D - USA
  • Our Father thank you for providing the Bibles. Through your grace shower the surrounding Christians with the means to supply their fellow believers with more Bibles. Surround the new villages with your protecting arm and make the Christians known to their neighbors by their love and Christ centered lives. Amen.
    Paul M - USA
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