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

[244] 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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  • 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
  • Father, I thank You for these believers. Please keep them strong physically and spiritually. Make a way for them to return to their homes. Grow them and draw them closer and closer to You. May Your Spirit be so strong around them that their enemies cannot touch them. Give them opportunities to witness for You and bless them. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Brenda C - USA
  • YOUR PROTECTION AND YOUR PROVISION YOUR COURAGE AND STRENGTH YOUR WORD AND WILL !!! IN YOUR NAME MASTER JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH AMEN
    Terrell A - USA
  • STRENGTHEN MY CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS DESPITE THESE ATTACKS FROM THE 600 MOB ATTACKERS !! PLEASE TOUCH THERE HEARTS LORD !! CHANGE THE HEARTS OF THE 600 HAVE THEM TO OPEN THEIR HEARTS TO CHRIST!! TO ACCEPT JESUS AS THEIR LORD AND SAVIOR!! TO ASSIST IN THE CHRISTIAN FAMILIES REBUILDING OF HOMES !!! BLESS THEM ALL WITH YOUR LOVE AND PEACE !!
    Terrell A - USA
  • LORD YOU ARE PERFECT NO MATTER WHATEVER !! YOU FOR BEING ON THE THRONE MASTER!!!LORD PLEASE PROVIDE FOR MY CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS YOUR SHELTER , PLEASE PROVIDE HOMES AND YOUR FIERY HEDGE OF PROTECTION UPON THE HOMES !! FATHER PLEASE ALLOW YOUR PEACE TO COME FOURTH !!! BLESS THE ATTACKED CHRISTIANS WITH YOUR WISDOM TO DO YOUR WILL-
    Terrell A - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray for these brothers and sisters in Christ. Please protect them at this difficult time in their lives. I ask that you would provide all the things they need. Please comfort and strengthen them. I ask that they would be a strong witness for Christ and that others would accept Christ as a result of their witness. In Jesus Name. Amen.
    Julie B - USA
  • Father God, I beseech that you come to the help of these desperate servant of thine , you have seen their ordeal Lord they are helpless, Lord you kno that this the plan of Satan to discourage them, but I am asking for great grace that they will stand strong and do what you would do, pray for their enemies and ask for courage and help to persevare
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Thank You for the faith and forgiveness of these families. May they continue to be a light for You in the midst of this darkness, and cling tightly to Your promises in the midst of suffering. May justice and truth prevail and they be allowed to return to their villages, and may Your gospel transform those seeking to destroy them.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord, I lift these believers up to. You see their pain, struggles, heartache. Lord, help them forgive. Guide them in knowing what to do. I pray you supply all their needs. Make a way for them to return to their villages and use them to share your love to those who did this. I pray you convict the hearts and open the eyes of those who did this. Move
    polly c - USA
  • Father, may you increase the love and patience of your people, as they take refuge in your fortress. Please deliver them from the snare of the fowler, and command your angels to guard your faithful people as they travel to the home prepared by Thee. Thereby they may proclaim your kingdom and turn their enemies to Thee to receive Thy Good News. Amen
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers. Help them to see you at work in this difficult situation. Please turn this evil for good. May you be glorified in this and may these believers faith and hope grow as they stand amazed at all you are doing.
    In Jesus,
    Amen
    Lis S - USA
  • Lord overwhelm these who are displaced because of their faith with the power of the Holy Spirit. Lord may their example of forgiveness impact their prosecutors. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
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