Three of the men as they are let out of prison.
Three of the men as they are let out of prison.
Dec. 19, 2019 | India

Five Remaining Orissa Prisoners Freed

[248] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Buddhadev, Bhaskar, Durjo, Sanatan and Munda.

The five remaining men accused of killing a Hindu leader that sparked massive sectarian riots in Odisha (Orissa) state were freed on bail by order of the Supreme Court after 11 years in prison. The Supreme Court of India ordered that the five men be granted bail on Nov. 26, and the men were freed earlier this month. Buddhadev Nayak, Bhaskar Sunamajhi, Durjo Sunamajhi, Sanatan Badamajhi and Munda Badamajhi were arrested in 2008. Two others arrested alongside them, Garnath Chalanseth and Bijaya Sanaseth, obtained bail in May and June respectively. The seven were arrested in the aftermath of anti-Christian riots in Kandhamal district that killed 120 people and displaced 55,000 Christians. Though the men are out on bail, their case is still pending. Thank God that the men will be home with their families for Christmas, and pray for resolution in their case.

Write your own prayer for Buddhadev, Bhaskar, Durjo, Sanatan and Munda

  • Thank you , Lord.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we do praise You for the release of these men. Please bring everything to a final resolution, and grant them peace as they deal with the many uncertainties in their lives. May their families be drawn together with unity, and may they know how to rebuild as a complete unit. Grant joy and patience in all the transitions ahead.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Thank you Lord for this victory. Thank you for releasing these men from prison. Thank you that they are able to be reunited with their families. In Jesus name we pray complete resolution of their case and they will be able to live free lives. Give them strength and courage to stay strong in their faith. Let them feel Your love and peace.
    Angie E - USA
  • Praise God for the release and freed Christian's,bring love to India governments and make a way to change their hearts and start worshipping Jesus,also bring provision and protection to India Christian's and hope praise God give them a safe haven lord
    Sherry S - USA
  • Thank you so much for helping these men get home to their families, Abba. Please help their families as they reintegrate. Also, please be with their cases, Lord. May they have justice rain down upon them. Lord, change hearts in these places and show Your mighty power and love through Your church there. Be near and be at work, O God. Draw near!
    Amy G - USA
  • Father, I pray that justice will prevail in the legal proceedings involving Buddhadev, Bhaskar, Durjo, Sanatan and Munda. I pray that the hidden things will come to light and the judge or judges who preside over these cases will base their conclusions only on factual information and concrete evidence. May Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Praise the Lord that the Saints have been released. Lord, watch over the Believers and their families. Let them be found "not guilty," of all charges. Watch over them Lord and keep the from all manner of harm.

    In Jesus name
    Fred S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. Thank You for freeing these men. May they keep their eyes on you. Let the case be resolved; the truth brought to light that these men may be acquitted. Your children do not do such things. Shine Your Light. Shatter the darkness that tries to bind the nation's reason! In Jesus' Faithful Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • We bring these saints before the throne of grace in prayer for their commitment to the ideals of the kingdom of God. I pray for brother Buddhadev, Bhaskar, Durjo, Sanatan and Munda that in faith they will continue to look up to God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit for their release. Bless them with your peace in their hearts.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear Lord in heaven, please send Your wisdom and faith to these men. We know You will provide for their needs. Their faith in the face of persecution is an example to everyone else. May they be reminded of 1 Peter 4:14--"If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you."
    Betty A - USA
  • Dear heavenly Father, Thank You! Thank You! For the release of Buddhadev Nayak, Bhaskar Sunamajhi, Durjo Sunamajhi, Sanatan Badamajhi and Munda! Please protect and bless them and their families and give them a favorable outcome in any upcoming trials or hearings. Bless their lives for their faithfulness and give them powerful ministries. Amen & Amen!!!
    Caroline O - USA
  • Father, thank you for freeing these brothers and granting them time with their families. We pray that their testimony be used to Glorify you and advanced the Gospel. Help their case Lord and that they find favor in your eyes. We ask for continued strength and wisdom in this whole ordeal. We thank you in advance for all that you do. In Jesus Name Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for the bail release of Buddhadev, Bhaskar, Durjo, Sanatan, Munda, Gornath, and Bijaya. I pray that You will resolve their case in accordance with Your perfect will. Please strengthen them in their faith and let them know that the hardships they've faced in Your name is worth it. I pray for their families; please comfort them.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father God, I thank you for your endless mercy upon all of us! I thank you that these men were able to be home for Christmas with their families! Praise you father! I pray that this will be completely resolved and that all of the men who have been in prison this long will be able to be released to their families. In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Praise the name of the Lord, bless them and keep them, and help their case to be resolved honestly, in Jesus name.
    Jasmene R - USA
  • Father God, we praise you that these men have been released. Please let them enjoy this time of freedom and let it be a refreshing time with their families. Let them be found innocent, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Thank You Father for releasing our brothers from prison and that nothing is wasted in Your economy. We believe that You used them to advance Your kingdom in that place. Now that they have left, use them as examples of faithfulness to Your Church in Odisha. Help them to adjust to how the culture and their families have changed in the past 11 years.
    Toni D - USA
  • Holy Father, bless the time Your children were in prison. May their faithfulness to You be used to plant seeds of faith with everyone they came in contact with. Continue to watch over them as they await resolution to their case. May many people come to You because of their character and Your faithfulness. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father, all glory is Yours in the release of these prisoners. Such violence and oppression against Your saints in Kandhamal and we ask for Your healing, comfort, and protection over them. Please guide them in their next steps and continue until Jesus comes. Let the wicked see that they will be judged by Christ Himself unless they repent.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Thank you for freeing these men, Lord. I pray for good reunions with their families, which have been without them so long. Help them adjust to life outside and keep them embedded in Christian community. I also pray that their case would resolve and they would be set free to do more work for your kingdom.
    emily g - USA
  • Dear LORD God, thank You that Buddhadev, Bhaskar, Durjo, Sanatan and Munda were freed on bail. Now may they be completely exonerated and free indeed. Victory! In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father please bring resolution in this case. Please may justice be done. May these men continue to have faith in you and to be your witnesses.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord Jesus, we do thank You that these men have been released on bail to be with their families. We ask that you resolve these cases with favor that they may not be returned to prison. We ask your blessing upon each of them and their families. Give them hearts of forgiveness and love towards their persecutors, and hope for the future, walking with You.
    Sharon C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Buddhadev, Bhaskar, Durjo, Sanatan and Munda & their families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of officials to You. May these men's cases be resolved. May officials' changed hearts improve things for all. Am
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God,
    Praise You for the release of the remaining five men: Buddhadev, Bhaskar, Durjo, Sanatan, and Munda! Thank You that they are with their families now. Please bring about a good resolution in their case! In Jesus's name, amen
    Debbie D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Buddhadev, Bhaskar, Durjo, Sanatan and Munda & their families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of officials to You. May the men's cases be resolved. May this also help improve things for others.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Buddhadev, Bhaskar, Durjo, Sanatan and Munda & their families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of officials to You. May the men's cases be resolved. May this also help improve things for others. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord we praise You that the men were out of jail in time to be with their families and remember Your birth. We praise You that they were able to celebrate You with their families. I pray Lord for the bail money to come and be raised and be given and for all things to work out in Your favor. I pray Lord for their families to be strong and courageous.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, Thank You for releasing them to be home for Christmas. May they be reminded Jesus came to set prisoners of sin free, adopted into Your family. Confirm to the judges that hear their case to be legally fair, evidence that's admissible. Grant religious freedom based on India's constitution. Defeat Prime Minister Modi's Hindu only agenda. Hosanna!
    Jim E - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We praise You for the faith of Buddhadev, Bhaskar, Durjo, Sanatan, and Munda. May the truth be known to all and their names cleared. They have suffered much Lord, bring beauty from the ashes. Guide them in all they do and say. Bless them and may what they have lost be returned in a hundred fold.
    In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen
    Madison F - USA
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