School children in India (representative photo).
School children in India (representative photo).
Jan. 27, 2022 | India

Hindu Nationalist Mob Attacks Christian School

[245] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Churches in Madhya Pradesh.

On Dec. 6, a mob of Hindu nationalists vandalized a Christian school in Madhya Pradesh state. The attackers destroyed the school with stones and iron rods as students tried to complete their exams. The school had received advance warning of the attack and had requested police support, but according to school officials, the police advised the school to expect the crowd only to shout slogans and then leave. As a result, police did not arrive until after the attack concluded. The assailants claim the school had been engaging in religious conversions, a charge denied by school officials. Hindu nationalists used video of students receiving first communion at a nearby church to claim that Hindu children were being converted at the school. Pray that the students are not deterred in their faith or schoolwork as a result of the attack. Pray for the assailants to repent of their actions and find the peace available only through Jesus Christ.

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  • Father, please be with those involved in this school giving courage and encouragement to stand strong in the midst of the threats and the attacks. Please protect them and the children and keep them strong in their faith and trust in You. Work in the hearts of attackers that you might open their eyes to see and to come to Christ.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Father, I pray that these little children be washed over with your Spirit and any fear be washed out of them. I pray that you put boldness in these children, and they serve you. I pray you give those in leadership boldness and wisdom in handling this. I pray for those who did this. Lord, open their eyes to truth, if they refuse, hold them back. Move
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    Be with the students at this school. Use what the devil meant as a means to tear them down as a way that they will grow stronger than ever before! May these, very ones that they meant harm to, be the people who lead these assailants to come to know You! Let Christ be alive there!
    In the name of our Lord Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father please protect these school children and their teachers from further attacks
    by Hindu extremists. I pray that they remain strong and that you give them unshakeable Faith. Open the eyes, hearts and minds of the extremists so that they know who You are and that they repent, do good and worship You with all of their hearts, minds and souls. Amen
    Laurie T - USA
  • Father God we pray for these who suffer for their faith in you. Father God we pray for these little ones to stay faithful and understand they will be hated of this world. May God's hand be strong, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • In the great name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Nissi, our Banner, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of churches in Madhya Pradesh, that they ascribe glory to Your name and strength. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father let these believers know Christ and the power of His resurrection as they share in His suffering. Rescue them from evil men. Let your word spread rapidly and be glorified. Strengthen and protect them from the evil one. Let the peace of Christ rule in their hearts. Let them rejoice always, pray without ceasing and continually give thanks.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Father we lift up these precious children in your presence. We ask that they will come to know You as their Savior and that You would calm their fears as they are threatened and harassed by those who don't know You. We pray for those who are persecuting them. Open their eyes to the light of Your Gospel. Thank you Lord
    kathleen r - USA
  • Father may these students experience your love and peace. Help them to forgive their persecutors. May those involve in these attacks be ashamed. Have mercy on them and lead them also to salvation.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In the healing name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Raah, our Shepherd, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of churches in Madhya Pradesh . We ask that they know You are their dwelling place. We ask for healing, for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to them.
    Gary F - USA
  • Jesus, we pray that your gospel will go forward unhindered and reach many people in India. We pray that these children and facility will not lose heart or faith due to the harassment. Please bring these Hindu nationalists to a saving knowledge of you, Lord.
    Ben F - USA
  • Father, please protect and provide for the needs of students and faculty of this Christian school located in Madhya Pradesh, India. Negate the effects of the Hindu nationalists who vandalized the school and lead them to repent of their sins and come to a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Despite the setback, may the children continue to learn.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear Father, I lift up the churches and school in Madhya Pradesh in the Name of Jesus!! May the students, teachers and families come to know you as Lord and Savior in India. I pray that the gospel will spread and the school can continue. Please strengthen the believers and those curious about Christ - in Your Name we pray! AMEN!!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Lord I lift up these students and pray for their hearts to be kept safe in You. I pray they would not fear school or want to turn away from You because of these things. I pray for Your hope to remain planted in their hearts and to be a beacon of light for them. I pray for teachers and admin to remain brave and firm in Your leadership and love.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord, in Psalms 46, Your word says,
    God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. This school and its people are in trouble. They must have your promised help. Oh, Lord, help now. Bring Your light to these attackers; bring them to their knees before You.
    Thank You that I (we) can trust you in this.
    Gustav J - USA
  • In the gracious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Most High, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of churches in Madhya Pradesh, that they seek Your face. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, we know how Jesus received them, and still does. Until He returns to the earth there will be injustices, and the fact that these children were disturbed while taking exams is just one example. Thank You that none of them were hurt. Enable them to experience Your peace and forgiveness for their enemies.Use the students to show the love of Christ
    Toni D - USA
  • Father bless these dear children. Help them understand persecution so that they are encouraged in their faith. Help them bless their enemies and shine as your lights in the darkness. Convict these assailants of their wrong doing and draw them to Christ.
    Carolann P - Canada
  • In the great name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of these attacked churches and Christian schools. We praise You that they acknowledge Your name is majestic, for their faithfulness. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father please comfort and strengthen these brothers and sisters in every good work and word. Let your word spread rapidly and be glorified. Rescue them from perverse and evil men. Strengthen and protect them from the evil one. Let them know Christ and the power of His resurrection as they share in His suffering. Let them rejoice always.
    Kendall P - USA
  • How can an official teach and train young students in CHRIST and then deny that there are salvations taking place??? Sounds like the school needs a new official. One who is strong in CHJRIST. I guess that America is not the only place where politics rule by biblical illiteracy. Shame, Shame on this official.
    Bobby C - USA
  • Father God, I lift up this Christian school in Madyha Pradesh state in India. I ask for your protection over this school and that there would be no more attacks. Please protect the students and teachers and let them continue in their faith. Fill them with Your peace and joy and let these students feel Your Presence as You protect them. In Jesus Name!
    Sarah H - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for these lost and misguided Hindus to discover the truth in Jesus Christ and repent of this shameful of act. I ask that you protect and guard the students, and embolden them to continue their faith in Christ.
    In your name i pray, Amen.
    Wisdom H - USA
  • Father we bring to your throne those w
    Ho were traumatized by the destruction of their school while they were taking exams. We pray that the police may bring justice to the attackers so they may see the error of their ways. Provide for the rebuilding of the school so the students' education can continue. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
    Lois Y - USA
  • Dear Lord protect your children and families from the evil that surrounds them and grant that they be safe and able to love and serve You Lord in their lives. Protect all those who stand with YOU in spite of their persecution all around them. Remove all fear and if Thy will save them and destroy or redeem their enemies.
    annalou w - USA
  • Lord Jesus may Your peace that passes understanding be with each student & teacher at the school May they sense Your Presence & go deeper in their faith &trust of You. Provide the way to rebuild the school & needing a bigger one as more students want to attend. May the faith of the students, & Your hand at work in their lives, bring salvation to many!!
    Sharon C - USA
  • Father I pray for the country that you grant them wisdom and be open to to the gospel and not to be selfish in their attitube , but be ready to learn and adjust
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Look at these mob Lord Jesus and forgive them also as You told us to forgive them. We do and we pray that Your community in Madhya Pradesh would pray and care for these mobs. We also pray for the students affected in anyway - You will bless them with Your perfect peace as their minds stick and hope in You. Keep their faith in You Lord please
    rian P - Philippines
  • Father, you love each of these children. Please help them to grow in faith and truth as they learn to trust Jesus fully. Give courage and wisdom to the believers in India to continue to follow Jesus each day. May many more be drawn to Christ and saved. Please protect your people in India and deliver them from evil. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • God be with these children. Your brother's and sisters in christ love you and are praying for you. Stand strong for jesus. Don't be scared jesus is with you and his Angel's are all around you protecting you. Gods peace and love to you. Jesus is your Emmanuel. God with you.
    Craig M - USA
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