Friends gathered outside the prison for the release of one of the prisoners.
Friends gathered outside the prison for the release of one of the prisoners.
Jan. 30, 2020 | India

Former Orissa Prisoners Concerned About Finding Work

[237] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Garnath and Bhaskar.

Released from prison after more than 10 years of unjust incarceration, two of the men accused of murdering a Hindu leader wonder how they will now provide for their families. Over the course of several months last year, all seven men originally accused of the murder were granted bail by India’s Supreme Court and released from prison. They had been in prison since 2008, when they were accused of killing a Hindu priest and sparking a massive riot that left 120 people dead in Kandhamal district, Odisha (formerly Orissa) state. Recently, two of the former prisoners, Garnath Chalanseth and Bhaskar Sunamajhi, told a Christian worker they are unsure how they will be able to find jobs and support their families since many in the area are still angry at them. Bhaskar told the Christian worker that he is afraid to go into the forest because of the risk of being attacked. Pray that all seven men will find work and community support.

Write your own prayer for Garnath and Bhaskar

  • Father, please bless these faithful men. Place a hedge of protection around them and thwart all attempts of the adversary to do them harm. Hide them under you sheltering wing. Please open doors for employment. Restore their families. May the continue to speak boldly in your name Lord Jesus. Give them peace.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please grant these seven men in India your protection from any persecution and give them boldness and courage to share the gospel. Lead others around them to your son Christ Jesus and show them the truth of the innocence of these men so that they may be able to find jobs and provide for their families. Give them unbreakable faith.
    Rebekah R - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, the officials, and others from using anything against Garnath, Bhaskar, the five men, and their families. Lord Jesus, Please Open and Give Different hearts to those of the officials and others to You, and Cause them to Truly Repent, and Follow You according to Your Will, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Open and Give Different hearts to Garnath, Bhaskar, the other five men, along with their families to You; Grant them Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, Complete Healing, Growth in You, Favor, Spiritual and Physical Provision, Way to have Steady Income, Way to have community support, and Blessed Assurance, In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift Your sons Garnath and Bhaskar, Your other five sons, along with their families up to You; Thank You for Blessing all of them to Believe in and Follow You, enduring persecution, and being released from prison after more than ten years, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Dear God, I pray for all these men. Please help and bless them and their families. I pray that they will be accepted by the community again, as they are good men. Please protect them and help them to find good work. Please bless their families. May the Hindu priest and those who died in the riots rest in peace. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • God in heaven, overwhelm these brothers with your grace. I pray for peace that passes understanding in their ives. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Our Father,a man is not to ment to be alone.Please let all these men find a place to settle down and have support from their community. And Father,they need to find a job. It is difficult to find a job or even where to start.I ask that You help them to stay hopeful even though they might have lot of no answers.Let them find the Yes. In Jesus' name.Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • I pray for Garnath and Bhaskar to be able to find gainful Employment even during these turbulent times. You take care of your children and may they know that in a real physical way. Provide for them and their families everything they need for life and godliness Restore to them the years that the locusts have eaten.
    Lori R - USA
  • Father please lift these children of yours up, blessing them and their families after ten long years of unjust imprisonment. Give them physical, mental, emotional and spiritual strength to be able to listen to your guidance for them. I know that you will not leave them nor forsake them and will provide for them. Thank you for getting them out of prison
    Laurie T - USA
  • Father God i lift our Brothers in prayer. May you open doors for them. May you protect them and may you provide them with Jobs in Jesus name Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Help these workers start their own business.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear Father I pray that you will open doors of employment for the men that were released from prison. Father protect them from every attack against their lives. Lord if they have not confess Jesus Christ as their Lord, help them come unto the knowledge of the truth. Bless the leaders that are working with them, and give them favor. In Jesus name. Amen
    Cassandra L - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please enable these two Indian Christians to find work so that they can support their families. These men need Your provision and protection. I ask for this in Jesus' name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Father God I pray for Garnath and Bhaskar in India to receive warm welcome from their families back home. But more importantly for the body of Christ in the area to take care of them as they try to find sources of living for their families. Lord, give them ideas in terms of what is their next assignment in their walk with you. Reveal yourself as provid
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord, I want to lift up my dear brothers. Would YOu speak encouragement, boldness & hope to them. May fear be far from them. We speak Psalm 91 over them. The shadow of Your wing is over them and they are hidden in Christ when in the forest or anywhere! TY You have already provided for them and their families. Guide them to the place for them IJN.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father, you know each child that belongs to you. Your Word says you will supply our needs if we seek your kingdom and your righteousness. I pray you remind my brothers of this. I pray you go before them and make a way. I pray you speak to the hearts of the community and open their eyes to the truth. Pour out your Spirit. Strengthen the brethren.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for all these seven men & their families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring their opponents to repentance. Surround these men & their families with community & christian support. May all all seven men find work. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for all seven men & 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 their opponents to You. Surround the men & their families with a community & Christian community. May the men find work. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father I pray for all seven men & 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 their opponents to You. Surround all seven men & their families with community & Christian support. May the men find work. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, please provide for these men and their families. Help them to find work and help brave people to hire them. Lord, please change hearts here through miracles, dreams, and whatever else will remove the veil from their eyes. May Your love shine so brightly in the darkness. Lord, help the church be strong as they surround these brothers in this.
    Amy G - USA
  • Dear God & Father I pray for all seven men & 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 their opponents to You. Surround all seven men & their families with community & christian support. May the men find work. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father we ask You to encourage our brothers who have been mistreated for belonging to You. You are a good Father and will not abandon them now after having sustained them in prison. May Your Bride the Church reach out and help them to transition back into life on the outside. Meet their everyday needs and the needs of their families. Provide them jobs.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord, help these men who were falsely accused and imprisoned so long. May all go well as they return to their families. Help them get work and provide their needs. Keep them safe from those who seek to harm them. Increase their faith and help them be a witness to others of Jesus and the life He offers. Help them to forgive and love, though wronged.
    margaret m - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for all seven men & 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 their opponents to You. May all seven men find work. Surround them & their families with community & Christian support. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I pray for these men. Provide for them, strengthen their faith and bring them encouragement, grace and peace in their heart. For your glory Lord, help them support their families. Let your Holy Spirit guide others to provide for their needs. Father we trust you. Help them and let others come to your truth in Yeshua's name. Amen.
    Robert W - Korea, North
  • Dear God, Your Word promises that we can call upon You in our day of trouble & You will deliver us. These men are in fear of their lives, but also in not obtaining suitable employment so they can provide for their families. Please have mercy on them by providing for their needs - employment & protection. Thank You Jesus, for hearing my prayer. Amen
    BETTY F - Canada
  • Father, I pray for Garnath and Bhaskar to remember the taste of your goodness which has come through faith in Christ. And as they seek your righteousness and kingdom first, may you provide as you've promised to supply all their needs, including the ability to provide for their families. Strengthen their faith as you drive out fear with your love. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Colossians 3:13. 1 Corinthians 12:25-27. Mark 11:24. Lord, can you give these seven men work and encourage them to continue asking around for work, flood the area with your mercy and forgiveness and Remind them Lord that you are with them and to not be afraid. Thank you. In Jesus's name. Amen.
    Isaac M - USA
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