A family stands in the remains of their burned home.
A family stands in the remains of their burned home.
Nov. 03, 2022 | India

Family Home Burned by Hindu Radicals

[258] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Lalu village family.

A large family in Lalu village, Madhya Pradesh, India all became Christians about 15 years ago. One Sunday in February, while the whole family was at an early church service, a neighbor ran in to report that their house was burning. By the time they ran home, the house and all of the family’s belongings, as well as their crops, were destroyed. The fire was set intentionally by Hindu radicals from another village who had read about this family, knew their reputation as Christians and saw the opportunity to harm them while they were at church. Because of this attack, the local church has decided to meet only as small house groups rather than as a congregation.

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  • Lord,
    Thank You for this Lalu village family and their willingness to follow You despite intense persecution by Hindoo radicals from another village. Though we may not understand why these horrible things happen, we pray that You would use them for Your glory and that we would trust in You and Your wisdom in all things. Enable them to forgive.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that these families would trust You and believe Your words even in the midst of suffering. May they see Your physical provision and also turn to You for freedom from fear. I pray that they would be a unified and glorious witness for You and that those who oppose Your truth would come to repentance as a result.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the holy name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Tzevaot, Lord of Hosts, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise for faithfulness of Lalu village family. We ask for encouragement, for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Father, I pray for our brothers and sisters in the village of Lalu in India. May you comfort this family as they have lost their home, belongings and crops. Thank you that you provide for our needs out of Your glorious riches in Christ Jesus! Please uplift & encourage this family and may others come to know You because of this persecution. AMEN!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Father, Please be with the family from the Lalu Village. They have lost so much. They love You and their faith is in You. . Please provide for their needs as they have had so many personal possessions destroyed because they love You. Keep their hearts strong thru your Holy Spirit. Let them feel Your Ever Abiding Presence so powerfully. In Jesus name,
    Donna A - USA
  • In the name of Lord Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of this Lalu village family. We ask for provision, hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Help this family rebuilt their home and live peacefully with their neighbors.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Our Father, bless the family who lost everything in the fire set by radicals. May their faithfulness to You be a witness to those who wished them harm, and may they be convicted of their sins and need of Jesus as their Savior. May good overcome evil. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Lord, you are a good Father and work all things together for the good of those called to your purpose. Lord, thank you that now your church is multiply exponentially because the house churches will develop devoted disciples who make disciples. Father, bring your blessing and provision to these house churches. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Maria L - USA
  • Father please help the believer here to be able to worship you freely. May they live in wisdom, and not in fear.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In the righteous name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Tsidkenu, God of righteousness, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise for faithfulness of Lalu village family. We ask for justice, for hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord Jesus, bless this family and meet their needs as only You can. Please thwart any further attacks by radicals, and may the testimony of these church members be so bright that even their enemies find out who You really are.
    Jocelyn L - USA
  • Father God, it is easy for cowards to set fires. One day a fire is coming that will cleanse the whole world of sin and unbelief. Praise Jesus who declared that His church will prevail even against the gates of hell. You have all power to make men repent and to comfort the hearts of Your people in Christ. Help them to know their next steps dear Lord.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Dear Lord, please help this family to rebuild and to obtain the things they need. Please protect them and the other church members, and may their bold faith and example bring others to faith In Jesus Christ. May those who started the fire repent and ask forgiveness. In Jesus name, amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father God please help this Christian family in Lalu village. In Jesus name. Amen
    Arnie W - USA
  • Almighty God, in your mighty name do we pray that you will turn this evil act against your children to bring glory to You! Please provide for their physical needs. Strengthen and increase their faith and also their local congregation. May those who observe stand in awe of how you work and provide in lives of your children. Be glorified. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Father this family...they are your children. You are a good father. This was an evil act. In the way that only you can bring about goodness from this wickedness, may the family smile as they see what you do through their loss and sacrifice. Father as they seek the kingdom first, please provide for their needs in every way, in Jesus name Amen!
    Landen R - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We thank You that the Gospel came to this family in Lalu village, India. We praise You for their 15 years of faithfully growing in You. We declare that Your mercies are new for them every morning, that their enemies will have Damascus Rd experiences, and also know of Your mercies and be saved, winning many to You, in Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • Father God please fill the hearts of these family members with a peace that is beyond all understanding. Provide for their earthly needs. Protect others in that community from those who despise our God and those who belong to HIm. Help this community and family to remain faithful. Let the enemies deeds backfire and light the way for the gospel.
    Debbie H - USA
  • Father God please fill the hearts of these family members with a peace that is beyond all understanding. Provide for their earthly needs. Protect others in that community from those who despise our God and those who belong to HIm. Help this community and family to remain faithful. Let the enemies deeds backfire and light the way for the gospel.
    Debbie H - USA
  • Lord, we cry out to You along with our persecuted families in Christ! Release Your angels and surround them, protect them from the enemy's plans.
    Blind the eyes of their enemies that they are able to carry on with Your work. Pour out Your Spirit Lord and anoint them for the work You have called them to. Your Presence be with them always in Jesus' name
    Ranee M - USA
  • I pray for this family as they seek housing and necessities. Lord, keep them safe and provide for their daily needs. Thank You for their testimony. Keep them strong Father. I pray this thru Jesus now. Amen.
    joey S - USA
  • Father, I pray for this family in India that lost everything for Christ except their faith and each other. I pray that You would strengthen their faith and fill them with Your Spirit. Supply their need for a home and bless them for their perseverance. Bless this church and protect the people from Hindu radicals, drawing their persecutors to Jesus. Amen
    Alan G - USA
  • Father, we know that you are the greatest treasure we will ever possess, but such loss as this is heartbreaking. I pray for this family, comfort them, help them not grow bitter. I pray they keep their eyes on the eternal. Help them forgive. Lord, open a door, move on their behalf. I pray you deal with the hearts of those who did this. Comfort, provide.
    polly c - USA
  • Father, I pray for this family as well as this congregation of believers. I pray that this family would be provided for by your hand. Encourage them and show them that You are in control. May the Hindu radicals see your provision and be led to a relationship with you, and desire to do good rather than harm.
    sandra s - USA
  • Father God, shower your grace upon this family in Lalu village. Walk with them through this trauma. Restore them body, mind, and soul. We pray that those responsible will be brought to Justice. More importantly, we pray for those who committed this crime to confess, repent of their sin and be saved. Grant our brothers and sisters courage and peace Amen
    Marita J - USA
  • In the powerful name of King Jesus, our heavenly Father, Eternal King, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Lalu Village family that they know You are God and there is no other. We ask for a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, I lift up this dear family & am believing with them that You have the perfect home for them, if not already. TY for leading & guiding them, & may they follow You knowing they are under the shadow of Your wing. May they & other believers continue to worship You however You lead, whether in small house groups or something else.. Speaktoarsonist
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father, bless this family and give them a safe place to live. Supply all of their needs. Keep them faithful and encouraged. Bless the local church and cause them to be faithful to you. Let good come out of this evil.
    Terry K - USA
  • Father, you love this family and care about their distressing situation. Please provide for their needs and protect them. May they trust Jesus fully as they continue to live out their faith. Thank you that you can even use bad things such as this and bring good from them. Draw those who burnt the home to Jesus. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
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