Christians in Odisha state experienced massive attacks that began in a similar fashion.
Christians in Odisha state experienced massive attacks that began in a similar fashion.
Dec. 17, 2020 | India

Angry Mob Displaces 84 Christians

[255] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Displaced Christians.

A Hindu mob drove 84 Christians out of their homes in eastern India after the Christians refused to convert back to Hinduism. The Christian families, who have been followers of Christ for 8-10 years, live in three villages in the Kondagaon district in Chhattisgarh state. In late September, after several confrontations between Hindu villagers and the Christians, a mob of more than 600 people formed and began vandalizing the Christians’ homes and property. After the believers escaped into the jungle, the mob set up a tent on the main highway to cook and eat the chicken and rice stolen from the Christians’ homes. The following day, the mob vandalized more Christians’ homes in two other villages. For now, all the women and children from among the 84 Christians displaced have been relocated to other villages. When a VOM worker met with some of the Christians recently, one told him, “Being a human, I was filled with anger, but I was reminded that Jesus taught us to forgive our enemy. I know some of the people who were part of the angry crowd, but I prayed and forgave them.” Pray the Christians will be able to return to their homes safely and that their examples will bring many to Christ.

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  • Dear Heavenly Father, please overcome the evil done to Your saints with Your Good! I pray these Christians can heal from the trauma they suffered. May many be led to salvation in Jesus Christ through their witness. Please give them peace, stability, joy. In Jesus' Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank you for these believers who are examples of your love and forgiveness. Please protect them and provide for their needs. We ask for a peaceful resolution, and for them to be able to return to their homes. Please soften the hearts of those who attacked them, and cause them to repent and find forgiveness in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father, I am thankful that these believers are alive. I pray that those who have been persecuting them, have a change of heart and want to know more about this God they worship. Bless them with opportunities to share and to return home. May we never take for granted the examples that we see of true faithfulness. In Your Son, Amen
    Connie A - USA
  • Heavenly Father, protect these families from those who would harm them. Convict those who have been cruel. Bring your Spirit to bear on their heart, and open it to your mercy and forgiveness. If it be your will, lead them back to their homes. If not, show them where you want them to be. Strengthen them and give them courage. In Jesus, Amen
    SM D - USA
  • Holy and Gracious God. Bless these precious saints that have been displaced from their homes to return back. Holy Spirit replace the persecution and sufferings with peace and joy. Exchange the anger and hatred done to them with the love and grace of Jesus Christ. We pray for the Gospel to spread like wildfire. In King Jesus Precious Name Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Father, please be with them all.
    Lindsay K - USA

  • Heavenly Father
    We pray for and lift up our brothers and sisters in Christ who have been displaced from this violence. Provide for their needs, protect their lives and souls from evil. May they be able to return home, may their witness touch the hearts of all those who see them. May the power of their forgiving, faithful hearts bring many to Christ!
    Marian P - USA
  • Father God, through all these prayer requests, we see that any "religion" apart from Christ is violent and hateful, because it comes from the enemy. We praise You for JESUS who forgives our sins and tells us to forgive. Please help the believers in these villages to find homes among other believers and please protect them in Jesus' name.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Help these displaced Christians find better homes.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Help these displaced Christians find better homes.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Help these displaced Christians find better homes.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father, you see the difficulty these Christians are facing. Please minister to them, giving them assurance and peace that you are there. Please make a way for them to be able to move back into their homes. Give them wisdom in knowing how to deal with this trouble. Enable them to love their enemies and to pray for them. Christ be glorified.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Holy Father, protect Your children while they are homeless and in harm's way from those who would persecute them. I pray that they will be able to return to their homes soon, and that their faithfulness, and forgiveness, will be a powerful witness to those who need You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jeshua, the God Who saves, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of displaced Indian believers. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father
    We pray for and lift up our brothers and sisters in Christ who have been displaced from this violence. Provide for their needs, protect their lives and souls from evil. May they be able to return home, may their witness touch the hearts of all those who see them. May the power of their forgiving, faithful hearts bring much fruit!
    Madison F - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the for the faith of those who have lost all of it to follow You. I pray for these Christians to be able to return home. I pray for hope to hold them in uncertainty and I pray for food and all their needs to be met. I pray Lord for Your goodness to hold them mightily. I pray for hope to come out of their conversations too
    Joy H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, May you be glorified by the living witness of these your children who have been displaced. Grant each of them grace to endure the opposition and may they radiate the love of Christ as they forgive those who oppose them. Provide miraculously for them their physical necessities and grant peace amidst the storm. Be glorified God! Pat
    Patricia S - USA
  • I pray that all of who was involved to find peace in their hearts! In jesus name, amen
    Maigan M - USA
  • I PRAY FOR ALL THESE LOVELY people who were treated so rudely and deprived of belongings that were theirs. May they be blessed and aided through your love LORD and may that inspire others to follow you amen
    Angela L - USA
  • In the victorious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of displace Indian believers. We ask for victory, for blessing and hedge of protection. We pray for angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord Jesus, it's sad to see Your adversary take over lives anywhere, especially there in these Hindu villages. Life can be a severe test of our faith. Please help these believers overcome the challenges that satan throws at them, and at all of us.
    Joel B - USA
  • Father, thank you for protection granted to these believers. Now as they look to you, guide them in ministry as you lead them. Thankyou for their example of forgiveness. As they practice prov. 3:5&6 comfort their hearts.
    Kate G - USA
  • Lord please bring theses people home to safety and bring your abounding love to all .peace and prosperity amen
    Sherry S - USA
  • Lord send your Holy Spirit to these displaces christians 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 Heavenly Father. Thank you for teaching us to forgive those who persecute us. Grant your peace and wisdom to these families. In Jesus's name. Amen.
    Karen C - USA
  • Dear Lord, our Christian brothers and sisters come from humble means by which to live and even this has been taken away from them by their fellow townsmen. Thank you Jesus for giving them the strength and for them turning to You and forgiving their neighbors.Please help their selfless acts attract others to the gospel and knowing You as their savior!
    Donna H - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please bless & strengthen these precious brothers & sisters with a supernaturally strong sense of your presence, your love for them, & your being with them in this time of persecution. Bless their lives ahead, please Lord, and bless India, that 2021 will be a year India moves to active religious freedom, with persecution ending. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father, thank You that no one was killed and are in safe places at this time. And we ask that You watch over each scattered sheep and tenderly care and provide for them. Thank You for their heart to honor Christ even in persecution and to forgive their enemy. Please make it possible for them to return to their homes safely and be able to share Jesus
    Gail M - USA
  • Father I ask that you by the power of your spirit and living word bring healing ,strength and encouragement of faith as well as peace to these 84 Christians who have been driven from their homes Bind them together in unity and love and enable them to be witnesses for Christ thank you for providing homes for the women and children In Jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • Father, you promised that those who want to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution and they have. Lord, please protect these dear children who have been displaced from their homes. Provide for them. Give them wisdom to know what to do. Draw many to Jesus (including those in the mob) through their witness. Thank you for how you are working.
    Vicki Y - USA
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