One of the affected families.
One of the affected families.
Dec. 03, 2020 | India

Virus Restrictions Embolden Those Opposed to Christianity

[257] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Families under restrictions.

Christians in the state of Chhattisgarh have faced a tough time since coronavirus restrictions were placed in India. According to a VOM worker, they face four main challenges: they are not allowed to farm, which is their main source of income; they live in ongoing fear of social excommunication; they are prohibited from using communal wells; and their Christian activities are closely monitored. Villages where there are three or fewer Christian families impose strict guidelines on the Christians: if they perform any Christian activity in their house, they will be excommunicated, and their land and property will be taken away. For this reason, Christian families sometimes limit church attendance to once a month, walking great distances to attend. Pray for 15 families in particular whom VOM is supporting at this time.

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  • Dear Jesus, protect these families. Give them wisdom and discernment. Help them not to give up. Provide food for them and soften the hearts of those being unjust.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Jesus, give wisdom and discernment to Christians as they seek to provide for their families and serve You. Encourage and comfort them in this time of trial. Convict the men in authority that are persecuting them. May these leaders turn to You and soften their hearts toward the Christians.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • OLORD, I lift the faithful in Chhattisgarh to you. Provide for their needs for food, water, and fellowship with other believers. May those who wish to harm them turn a blind eye to their growth and activities. Allow them to farm their land once again, and sell the produce. Open India to your Word and the hope it brings. Grow your faithful in India.Amen
    SM D - USA
  • Lord, you already know the plight of the Chhattisgarh Christians and I appeal to you to assist them. Allow them access to their fields and water, make their seeds of faith and of plants to reproduce at 30, 60 and 100 fold. Show your blessing to them among the people with whom they live. May they become instruments of the H S as their harvest expands
    John H - USA
  • Dear Father,

    I lift up my brothers and sisters in Chhattisgarh. May You bless them abundantly, physically, mentally and spiritually. May You miraculously provide for all of their needs. May Your Church worldwide bless them in practical ways, and Your abundant strength and mercy be upon them.
    In Jesus Name.
    Aaron M - Japan
  • Dear Father God in the name of your son Jesus
    We pray in unity for the persecuted believers in your name all over the world and especially, india.
    We pray the holyspirit will comfort their heart and souls. Guide them and encourage them for your glory.
    We look for your strength to heal them lead their lives boldly proclaiming the truth Amen
    Shaji J - United Arab Emirates
  • Help families to stay strong and healthy.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Almighty God and Creator of the universe. I come to Your Holy throne, seeking mercy and grace for your people in Chhattisgarh. Bless them Lord with food, shelter and most importantly a place to worship together. We seek your strength, protection and providence on theses believers. Lord please hear our prayers. In Jesus Precious Name Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Lord send your Holy Spirit to the restricted families to encourage them, give them strength, courage, hope, faith, wisdom, peace and healing as they continue their walk with God. Use them and their witness to bring others to salvation. Send people and resources to help them grow in their faith. Provide for their needs for houseing, jobs & health
    Angie E - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We pray for these families who are suffering under persecution during this time. Be with them, cover them with Your wings, shower them with Your love and grace. Provide for them in miraculous ways. May their light shine brightly for You. I pray especially for the 15 families that VOM is helping. Show Your power thru them and in them. Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, I lift up these families in India to you. I pray you guide them and provide for them. Lord, please work miracles for these believers. I pray you make a way for them. Provide all their needs and use them to share the gospel. Help them to not fear but put their trust in you. Lord, please move on their behalf. Speak to the hearts of those lost.
    Polly C - USA
  • FATHER GOD, I strongly pray for the CHRISTIANS in the world because WE have so compromised YOUR values in our everyday lives. Please forgive Us! When YOUR nation (America) does not have a SPIRIT led government, how can we direct others? Every nation in the world is allowing satan to rule. I pray WE will stand STRONG for our SAVIOR everyday.
    Bobby C - USA
  • Father, shine your light and your mercy on these faithful servants. Keep them under your protection, continue providing for them, and strengthen them more each day. Amplify their faith and their perseverance and have mercy on them. Please touch the hearts of state of Chhattisgarh and dismantle these restrictions. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
    Paola S - USA
  • Lord, I lift up Your children in Chhattisgarh in prayer. Despite losing their source of income and the ability to use communal wells, may they learn to trust in You, that You will provide them meat and drink just as the scriptures say. In hunger, in thirst, in all manner of persecutions, may they look to You for all things. In Jesus name, amen.
    Amanda E - USA
  • Lord, I lift up Your children in Chhattisgarh in prayer. Despite losing their source of income and the ability to use communal wells, may they learn to trust in You, that You will provide them meat and drink just as the scriptures say. In hunger, in thirst, in all manner of persecutions, may they look to You for all things. In Jesus name, amen.
    Amanda E - USA
  • Father, it is so hard to watch your people be persecuted. I pray that you would strengthen them and they would feel you hand of comfort and joy. I pray for these 15 families to continue to be faithful in the midst of suffering. Protect them and may their witness draw many to you.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father God, I thank you that the light of the gospel is shining brightly in India. I pray that the gospel will continue to spread far and wide and draw many to Jesus Christ.I lift up these Christians families, facing great and difficult persecution and pray that you will ease their burden, Lord.Help them to find ways to live and prosper.Strengthen them
    Julia F - USA
  • My Father, use this persecution of these believers to bring glory to Your name. Make these dear saints to understand that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against the powers of darkness of this world. If we suffer for Jesus, we will surely reign with Him. Wrap Your arms around theses saints and let them feel Your love.
    David C - USA
  • Dear Father, please stop the persecution of Christians in India. Please allow them to meet openly and in churches and homes to worship You. May their faith and boldness be a light to those that don't know You, and may millions come to accept you as Lord and Savior. Please bring a great revival and awakening to India!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father, we want to lift up our dear families in India & may their faith grow to a new level at this time. May they be encouraged by all the prayers going out for them. May they worship You wherever You lead them to Lord, whether near or far. TY for bringing them income, water, & all they need in Your Name. Blessings on VOM & show Your favor IJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father, I pray for each and every one of these families in Chhattisgarh. You know them all by name. May Your grace be sufficient for them. I pray they are able to farm and provide for their families. I pray this evil would be thwarted and they would be allowed to prosper. I pray for converts in India that Your light may shine brighter and brighter.
    scott L - USA
  • Father God, I pray in the Name of Jesus for these 15 families in India who face extreme penalties because of their faith in You. Bless them mightily as they serve you & share the gospel. Let the light in their lives shine brightly as witness to your love & forgiveness. Protect them from violence & fill them with Courage,Love&Grace thru your Holy Spirit
    Tracey B - USA
  • Most High God in the name of Yeshua! Please touch the hearts of the overseers in the land of India and allow them to permit the Christians to go to to wells, fetch their water and get the foods that is needed!
    Please let them have their freedom to pray and worship as well!!!
    Teena E - USA
  • Lord, I just pray for the severe persecution that is going on. I pray that you would support these people and help them be brave and strong. Give them wisdom on what to do and thank you for all you do for us.
    Heather O - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Indian Christian families under restrictions: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring those restricting them to repentance. In particular, supply ball the needs of 15 families being helped by VOM. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • LORD , we pray for our persecuted Brothers and Sisters in India who are facing persecution .
    LORD , please continue to watch over them and keep them safe . Provide for them food and water . Strengthen them Oh LORD , in their Faith , so that they may continue to serve You in their hearts .
    LORD , please give ear to our words of Prayer .
    In Jesus Name.
    Monique R - USA
  • Father, may these families know of Your heart toward them during these times and may this give them strength to endure. Cause them to see Your hand at work so they are encouraged. Increase VOM support to them. Glory to Your Name.
    Janie B - USA
  • Father we bless You for these dear brothers and sisters who remain faithful despite their sufferings, and we ask You to encourage them over and above what they could ask or think, in ways which will point others to You , the God of love. Thank You for their steadfastness, and their witness to those of us who have such an easy Christianity.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father God I commit these harasses and marginalise brethren to your embrace they need your urgent intervention, Satan is working over time to dissuade your people from practising. Their faith, But thou Lord art God of the Universe, stand by your people, help them to stand on your promises, because they cannot fail, you held creation togather
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father, I thank you that you are meeting these families needs through VOM. Please keep them strong and help them to know that you are there. Please continue to make a way for them even when the way seems impossible. Turn the hearts of those around them to Christ. Use all that Satan intends for evil for your good and glory.
    Vicki W - USA
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