Sharing the gospel can get you arrested in India, though it's not illegal.
Sharing the gospel can get you arrested in India, though it's not illegal.
Oct. 21, 2021 | India

Three Men Arrested for Sharing the Gospel

[169] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Families of arrested believers.

Three Indian believers were arrested after sharing the gospel and interrogated by police for more than nine hours. After their arrest and while they were still in custody, one of the wives of the men wrote, “I am feeling at peace knowing God is in control of this situation. I am asking that He would be glorified and the national believers to be encouraged and their faith strengthened. I am starting to feel tired and drained, but still hopeful in Him and all the ways He desires to use this and be glorified.” The men were released many hours later after police took down identifying details. The three men decided to fast and pray while they were being held, and they also read Scripture together from an app on one of the men’s phones. One of the men said the experience was a unique bonding experience among the three. “We do not know if there will be any further effect on them,” wrote a VOM partner. “Please pray for the wives and children of the men who were arrested to have peace that surpasses all understanding.”

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  • Thank You for using this time to grow these men in You. May they continue to mature and hold fast to the promises of Your word, and be bold and faithful ministers of Your gospel. I pray that their families would be surrounded by Your peace and know Your comfort in the midst of this uncertainty. May they find fresh joy in You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, please work in a mighty way bringing glory to yourself from this situation and accomplishing your will through it. May good come from this to the lives of those involved. Thank you that the men were released. Bring the needed healing, courage, and growth of faith in them and their families. Please protect them. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, I pray for peace of mind and rest as these men return home. I pray for all courage, boldness, and strength as they continue to share and preach the gospel in their area. Lord, make them like Paul who persevered in all persecution and trials to continue making your saving gospel known. Bless their work abundantly, in Jesus' name. Amen.
    Casey B - USA
    MIRIAM S - Argentina
  • Father God, may we, the people of Christ, know His "peace." I praise Your creative ways to help men connect to each other for encouragement. You always make a way. Your word is the remedy. We ask Your protection over the men and their wives. Our Lord is real and His peace is real! We thank You Father for Your truth we find in Your word.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord I pray for these believers to be shown mercy and for their faith and experience to spur on and ecourage the beleivers around them. I pray for their story to be that of hope so that those around them may see how You can turn all things for good. I pray for their faith and witness to have impacted those who interrogated them and those who saw it.
    Joy H - USA
  • Holy Father, bless the families of the men who were arrested. Let them rest in Your unchanging arms, and feel Your peace. Let them know that they are not alone, and that we are praying for them. Place a hedge of protection around their loved ones as they share the good news of Jesus. In His name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we adore You for the faithfulness of these believers and families of arrested believers, we ask for a hedge of protection on them and heavenly beings to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven. Thank You for the tremendous faith of these believers. May the persecution only make them stronger and more believers as a result. I pray for their wives and children to have peace and also grow in their faith. May You be glorified through all that is going on with these believers. In Jesus' name. Amen
    John S - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank You that these men were let go. Please help them not to be arrested again. I pray You would continue to use them in bringing people into Your kingdom. Please help the people of India to see Jesus is the only way to heaven, and bless the family of these men with peace and protection in Jesus name amen
    Sierra H - USA
  • Families of arrested believers be strong and faithful to you.
    Debbie V - USA
  • In the love of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of mercy and comfort, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of arrested believers and families. We ask for mercy and justice for them, for hedge of protection be on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the faith of these believers and their families. Please bless them as they wait to see what else will happen. Give their wives and children a supernatural peace and remind them that you are above all and enjoy providing for your children. Give al involved courage to face whatever comes. In Jesus's name I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for 3 arrested believers & their families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You the men were release & pray that theirs & their families' faith will stay strong. May they find favor with authorities. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for these faithful believers in India and their obedience in seeing You glorified even if it means enduring persecution. Thank You for the peace their families receive trusting in You. Please strengthen them in their faith and that they would endure. May their wives and children experience peace beyond all understanding.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Lord, please continue to be with these men and their families and with men and women like them who are sharing the Good News of Jesus. Do not allow the Evil One to keep a grip on the hearts of those who persecute them.
    randy r - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please be with them. Comfort their families and lift them up with Hope. Renew their strength, and let the Holy Spirit continue to do the work of the Lord through them. We are with you India, stay strong in the Lord and know we are praying for you and your families. Love you! Glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! 3
    Danyella G - USA
  • O Father of mercies, thank you for the comfort and peace you have given these arrested believers and their families in the midst of the struggle. I ask that you sustain this peace and even grow it even if physical weariness sets in. Transform their inward beings in the suffering even unto death. And may more come to faith in Christ around them. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Father, thank you for the faithful witness of my brothers in India, Please continue to fill them with Your Spirit, love, joy and power to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. Please comfort and strengthen their wives and children and fill their families with Your peace that passes all understanding! May many souls be saved in India by their witness!
    Sarah H - USA
  • Father, thank you for these families and how you are using them to glorify you in India. Please fill them with peace and steadfastness. Please continue to strengthen them, grow them, and draw them near to you. I pray for protection for their families. In your glorious name!
    Joshua P - USA
  • Dear Lord, I give thanks for these (3) Indian believers and their response during this time. Thank You that You drew them together through, prayer, fasting and reading of Your word. Let this example be a testimony to both their families and to others. Thank You for Your peace in them, may their wives and children be renewed in Your Holy Spirit. Amen
    Peg B - USA
  • Father, help these men who trust in you. Show that you are faithful to those who are faithful to you. Uphold their families to also trust you.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Dear Lord, I thank You that You are working all things together for good in these 3 believers lives. Encourage and strengthen them and their families in the faith and give them peace that passes all understanding. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Dara W - USA
  • Father God, I thank you that the gospel message is spreading throughout India. Nothing can stop the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ alone. Please draw many to yourself through the gospel. Open the ears and hearts of men and women and children to be saved. Please help those being persecuted to stay strong and see your faithfulness.In Jesus's name
    Julia F - USA
  • Our Father, help our brothers and sisters in India. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for your protection of our three Indian Brothers; keep them strong in their faith and love for you. Give youir peace to their wives and children. In Jesus name, Amen
    Steve P - USA
  • Eternal Father, bless the families of the believers that were arrested. Open their hearts to You and strengthen in their faith. Open their understanding to know that all things work for their good and that they would be a peace in every situation. Make them to understand that You are in control of everything. Fill their hearts with peace. Amen.
    Andre K - USA
  • Father, thank You for faithful brothers and sisters in Christ throughout India who boldly proclaim Your Word knowing that suffering and persecution will result from their words and actions. Please bless and encourage the wives, children, other family members and friends of these faithful servants and grant them the peace that passes all understanding.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord, what the enemy meant for evil, You turned it around for good! What a beautiful testimony of the wife's faith also! May this continue in Your Name! TY for re,minding them all that they are covered by the shadow of Your wing. We lift up the persecutors, authorites, etc that they hear Your whispers upon their hearts. TY for the bonding IJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father we ask that You will give these men and their families strength and peace knowing they are not alonewe pray their faith becomes stronger in their strugglewe pray this in Jesus Name
    Michelle R - USA
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