Pastor Kuriachan and his wife, Selin, were beaten and arrested after visiting a believer in a Hindu village.
Pastor Kuriachan and his wife, Selin, were beaten and arrested after visiting a believer in a Hindu village.
Jun. 30, 2022 | India

Church Leaders Beaten, Arrested After Visiting Christian in Hindu Village

[155] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Pastor Kuriachan and Selin, and Manikanta.

Pastor Kuriachan; his wife, Selin; and their assistant pastor, Manikanta, were beaten and arrested the evening of May 17. The attack occurred after they had visited another Christian’s house in a nearby Hindu village. The three believers have been released on bail, but their case is still ongoing. Pray for their safety and wellbeing, and pray that God protects the villager they were visiting as well. Pray that the case against them is overturned, and pray that as these Christians grow in their faith, the gospel continues to advance in the village where the incident took place.

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  • Father, I pray for these pastors and Selin. I ask you to go before them and work this out on their behalf. I pray you strengthen them and give them wisdom and boldness to speak as you direct them. Watch over the villager they were visiting, rebuke any fear and pour out your Spirit. Speak to the hearts of those who did this, open their eyes. Move
    polly c - USA
  • Abba Father please tear down the strong hold in Hindu village clear the way for the gospel of Jesus to be preached. Please clear the way for the pastors to be released, protect them answer peace. Soften the hearts of Hidu radicals to be tolerant. protect the christian family in the village. strengthen their faith, give them endurance to go thru trials
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • In the giving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Roi, God Who sees, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Kuriachan and Selin. We praise You that they see Jesus. We ask for provision, hedge of protection, angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Father, I pray for Your Holy Spirit to indwell these 3 Christians and their host with Your courage and peace that passes understanding. Help them to forgive their oppressors, and may Your glorious light shine through to others in the village. Please, if it is Your will, cause their case to be overturned and keep them safe. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Lynne W - USA
  • In the gracious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Rohi, our Shepherd, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Kuriachan, Selin and Manikanta. We praise You that they listen to You, we ask for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord God, you turn the hearts of kings as well as the water courses so turn the hearts of those persecuting Pastor, Slin, and Manikanta. Send your angels to protect them and other Christians in their village. Holy Spirit anoint their lives and use them to draw others to Christ. Thank you Father for your caring love that heals like a balm. Amen.
    Mary H C - USA
  • Father, I pray for pastor Kuriachin and family and staff in India. They have been abused for the gospel and suffered. I pray that You would grant them favor in the courts and that all charges dropped. Grant them freedom to travel and preach the gospel. Protect them and the villager with a hedge of Your angels and use them as Your witnesses in India.
    Alan G - USA
  • Oh God, the injustice here is so wrong! Please give this couple a miraculous ability to forgive all their abusers. Please open the eyes of the judge and police, to see and want to do the right thing. I pray that this would be a beachhead for the Gospel in this place, and that you would embolden this believer and draw many more to Yourself through this.
    Margaret M - USA
  • Father I pray for Pastor Kuriachan, Selin and the assistant pastor Manikanta. Praise you Lord for their faith. Help them keep moving forward with the gospel, despite persecution. May many others come to know you because of their testimony. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy H - USA
  • In the healing name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Rapha, God Who heals, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Kuriachan, Selin and Manikanta. We praise You that they preach and proclaim Jesus. We ask for healing, a hedge of protection, angels from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • In the Name of Jesus I decree this judgement against Pastor Kuruachan, his wife Selin, & assistant Pastor Manikanta will be fully dropped. No weapon formed against these Christians shall prosper. I pray the government officials who did this will be saved & a revival will break out there to affect all of India, in Jesus Name. I pray the Blood over all.
    Patricia L - USA
  • Lord Jesus You are sovereign and all things work together for good to those who love You. Bless and comfort Pastor Kuriachan, Selin, Manikanta as they suffer persecution. May You change the hearts of all those who persecute, in India and around the world. Thank You Lord Jesus. In Your Name amen
    Allison F - USA
  • I pray that the a gospel would go forth through the lives of your tools, Pastor kuriachan, selin, and manikanta. Protect them from evil and overturn all lies and plots against them. Protect them as well as all who are connected with them. Overturn the ruling set already. Let your power be shown evident to all who see this trial.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Father, we ask continued healing from the attack on these believers. We ask for You to provide for the safety and wellbeing and Your protection over the one visited. May the case be overturned and keep these believers strong in the faith and growing as the gospel advances. We pray that many Hindus will turn to the Lord Jesus for salvation
    Gail M - USA
  • Father God, i ask protection over Your saints in India and help that only You can bring. Please lift the veil off the hearts and minds of the people of India and see their sin in worshipping idols. Help them to see JESUS. Guard the hearts and minds of Your faithful in Christ so they do not lose courage. You can do all things and I praise You.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord I pray for the well-being of the man who they visited in the village as well as the continued healing, encouragement and boldness for the couple who went to visit. I pray the gospel continue to spread to this village and also throughout India. Lord bring a great harvest of souls through these bold and brave Christians. In Jesus name I pray amen
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father God I pray for these servants that has been assaulted innocently strengthened them. Let them be happy that they were assaulted for the gospel of Jesus, remembering that Stephen was martyred for the gospel, do shield them from further harassment, and intimidation, bless their ministry, and courage to peresevare in Jesus name Amen
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father, please show up, show Your face in this very circumstance. May this pastor and his wife receive healing and see and experience Your love for them in spite of this hardship. Give them peace and opportunity to see others draw near or nearer to You as a direct result. In the Name of Jesus open the eyes of Hindus in this region to the gospel.
    janie b - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you Pastor K, Selin, and M. Thank you for their faith and obedience. Please continue to heal them, encourage them, strengthen them and open many doors for them.
    In Jesus,
    Amen
    Lis S - USA
  • Jesus, thank You for preserving the lives of Pastor Kuriachan; his wife, Selin; and their assistant pastor, Manikanta. Please protect the people they were visiting and give them all favor in the eyes of the authorities and the neighbors. Use this to bring many more people into Your salvation.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Father God we pray for these faithful christians to stay strong in faith during times of hardship. May their case be overturned and set free. Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Ah, Lord God, it is now against the law to love one's neighbor? We shall do so anyway. We stand in solidarity with Pastor Kuriachan, his wife, Selin, and their assistant pastor, Manikanta. Bring justice to them in this legal battle, and bring glory to your name.
    Jim T - USA
  • Father, I pray for Kuriachan and Selin and Manikanta. I pray that they will heal completely from their injuries and emotional trauma. Even though they have been released I pray now that the case against them will be overturned. Help them to grow in their faith so the gospel will advance in the village where the incident took place.
    Betty D - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, the living Water, we praise You for testimony and faithfulness of Pastor Kuriachan, Seln and Manikanta. We ask that they see Jesus, a hedge of protection be upon them and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord let the love and kindness Kuriachan and Selin showed to the woman they visited return to them. Let the charges be dropped and that the new believers will grow in your grace and knowlege.
    michele r - USA
  • If it is Your will Jesus, please help these Indians after being beaten because of their faith in Jesus. Help all the people of India find faith in God, Jesus & the Holy Spirit because of what has happened Pastor Kuria chan& his wife. In Your Name. Amen
    James V - USA
  • Dear Lord, protect Pastor Kuriachan & Selin as they minister to the saints around them. My the courts & judges look with favor on them. Change their hearts, & bring justice for their beating. Heal their wounds & hearts at this cruel treatment. Provide for the fines they have been given. Show them mercy. In Jesus Name. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Gracious Lord God, please give strength to these Your servants who endured such violent opposition. Let all their wounds, visible and hidden, be healed. May they be fully restored to their ministry. Let them have great favor in the eyes of the judge hearing the case and be acquitted. Bring repentance to the attackers and open their hearts to the Gospel
    Jean S - Canada
  • Dear Father in heaven, Please protect Pastor Kuriachan, his wife Selin and Manikanta from further acts of violence from those in the Hindu village where they had gone to visit another believer in Christ. Please protect this villager as well. Please give them all Your strength and the courage they need as they continue to serve You. In Jesus, Amen
    Madeline T - USA
  • Avi Ad. I thank You that Pastor Kuriachan, Selin an Manikanta are rejoicing that as the first apostles were scourged for belonging to Christ Jesus, they have been assaulted for belonging to Christ Jesus. Christ, lead their hearts into the full knowledge and expression of the love of God and the patience endurance which comes from Christ. In Yeshua's na
    Randal A - USA
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