Jan. 12, 2023 | India

Christians Singled Out in Government Survey

[150] prayers in [10] nations have been posted for Christians from Hindu backgrounds.

In Andhra Pradesh state, officials are conducting a survey to identify all Christians who have come from Hindu families, married a Hindu or are conducting Christian activities. Such surveys have generally led to increased persecution and discrimination. Front-line workers ask for prayer for Christians in India as violence against Christians grows and is expected to increase even more as the 2023 national elections approach.

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  • God, you hold the nations in Your hand, each election is in Your control, and the means they use to be elected are too. You hold the lives, livelihoods, and safety of each of Your children. In India, please protect Your own. Give them justice. Preserve their lives and their homes. Please keep the laws i place to correct them. In the name of Christ amen
    Kesse R - USA
  • Father protect the Christians in India from Hindu backgrounds. Bring peace, wisdom & strength. Encourage them as they serve you. Help them to forgive their tormentors. In Jesus name.
    Rhonda F - USA
  • In the forgiving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Sabaoth, Lord of Hosts and heaven, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Christians from Hindu background. We ask for hedge of protection, and angels from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, Your word tells us over and over not to fear. Yet when Your children see these surveys and know what has happened in the past, it's hard not to fear. But You said it and they can trust You. Jesus has secured our victory and they are able to overcome because greater are You than he that is in the world. May they walk in this truth. Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Father I ask in Jesus' name that you will bring this survey in Andhra Pradesh to nothing and frustrate all attempts to organise persecution and discrimination there. I pray for the front-line workers' safety and strengthening, and for a major change in policy within the state. As you stilled the wind and the waves, I ask for peace and freedom for all.
    Paul J - United Kingdom
  • Lord, we ask that the elections would not increase violence against Your sons and daughters, but that peace would reign in India through Jesus Christ. May the persecuted stand firmly in faith and grant them perseverance, the ability to forgive their enemies, wisdom, strength, protection and hope. May they have deeper fellowship in You and with others.
    Beth P - USA
  • Father God, Your will be done in and for India. Bless and encourage the believers there. Keep them strong in trusting You. May their light shine so brightly that their persecutors will desire to know about their Lord and Shepherd. Evil spiritual hosts have ruled that land, as revealed in the idolatry and inhumanity. But You are greater than Your foes.
    Jean S - Canada
  • Gracious Heavenly Father, please be with the believers in India who have faced much violence and persecution. Many in India are hostile to Your Church. May the fresh wave of persecution not develop. Help the believers fix their eyes on Jesus.Make them strong to trust and follow Him always. Destroy the mighty strongholds that are behind the violence.
    Jean S - Canada
  • Father God grant grace to Your children throughout India as persecution continues to increase. May they faithfully put on Your Armor as they stand, for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Amen
    Marita J - USA
  • Dear Lord, you are the God of all the people in India. I pray that You will watch over those who have put their heart, soul and lives into Christ. Please protect them. Please intervene in elections and put leaders in place that will not persecute believers. May the Hindus and Buddhists learn of You and Your Son in His name amen.
    Peggy A - USA
  • Dear Lord, you are the God of all the people in India. I pray that You will watch over those who have put their heart, soul and lives into Christ. Please protect them. Please intervene in elections and put leaders in place that will not persecute believers. May the Hindus and Buddhists learn of You and Your Son in His name amen.
    Peggy A - USA
  • Father, I pray for Christians in India as violence again them grows and is expected to increase even more. Give them joy in knowing they are serving You. Provide for their needs and protect them against this violence. I pray for their persecutors. May their eyes be opened to see the truth as they see it displayed in the lives of Christians.
    Betty D - USA
  • Glory and honor to Your name for Hindu's who have come to faith! As government oppose faith in You through Christ, unbiblical things are becoming law and practicing Christianity. Give the believers honest and discerning wisdom when answering questions. Like Paul in Philippians 1:18, they rejoice in any way the gospel is advanced. Guide and protect.
    Rochelle D - USA
  • Lord, cover these Indian Christians with Your love and guide them on how to answer each survey question truthfully, boldly and safely. I pray that they are kept safe from attacks of the evil one and are encouraged daily through Your Spirit. In the name of Jesus.
    Alison M - USA
  • Dear Lord, tear down the evil plans officials may be making with these surveys. May this be a new opportunity to introduce your son Jesus to those who have never heard the Good News. Prepare their hearts for revival. May there be a harvest of souls. Protect your saints & strengthen their faith. May they see your power & might & be amazed. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Abba, Father I pray You would reveal Yourself throughout India in a most powerful and undeniable way. Place a hedge of protection around our beloved brethren there in India and may many hear the Gospel of Yahusha and accept the gift of salvation in Yahusha's name. Thank You Adonai for Your divine intervention.
    Yahliah M - USA
  • Father God who promises to protect us and give us what we need in the fact of trials, please protect my brothers and sisters in India as they face increased persecution and threats from opponents of You and Your gospel. I know that only You know what is truly. Please grow their faith that they might trust You to meet all of their needs.
    Jason R - USA
  • Lord, I ask you to allow these Christians to continue to spread your words as you asked of your apostles. It will be hard especially in Hindi areas. I pray the Hindu government will change it's stance in the upcoming 2023 elections. Bring these Hindi to know you. Allow your church to grow. I ask for this in the name of Jesus Christ, your son. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Father, I lift these brothers and sister, asking for protection as the persecution intensifies for Your names sake. Lord, through their witness and testimony, may You grant repentance, that they may be called out of the kingdom of darkness into Your glorious light. Amen
    Cheryl C - USA
  • Father God, I ask that you would help the believers in India in a mighty way. Allow them to continue to share their faith with others and speak out for Jesus Christ so many may have the opportunity to put their faith in Jesus and be saved. Please encourage them to be bold in their witness and cover them with your protection. I pray in Jesus' name, Amen
    Marian P - USA
  • Dear Christians in India who are being singled out by this survey, I am crippled & it is hard to type but I have prayed for you to our Almighty God!
    Love in Jesus' Name!
    Mary K S - USA
  • Father, you see your children in India. Your eye is on the sparrow and how much more precious is your children in your sight. Lord, move on their behalf. Strengthen them, guide them, give them peace and boldness. Protect them, use them to shine brightly and share your love with those who persecute them. Deal with the hearts of all who hear your Word.
    polly c - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper.
    barry p - USA
  • In the peaceful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shalom, God of peace, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Christians from Hindu background. We ask for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Avi Ad! I thank You that You are our brethren's constant source of stability. May You strengthen them that will not receive a spirit of fear, but Your Godly power, Your shield of love surrounding them and an undivided heart that they may fear Your Name. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Lord, I take for granted my seminary education. I pray for these persecuted pastors who are receiving Bible training. Open their minds and hearts to hear your word anew. Fill them with passion and a new resolve to share the good news with their people. Lord, protect them from those who would do them harm, Grant them wisdom and discernment. Amen.
    Robyn P - USA
  • Please Lord please stop the violence against Your people in India and I pray that the election results would be favorable to them, in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Father, I pray for Christians in India, that father, you would protect them and strengthen them and give them courage in Jesus, holy name. I pray Holy Spirit will be poured out on the church in India, and the numbers would increase of believers. I pray that they would have strategy to flee when persecuted as in the book of Acts. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father God, I ask that you would help the believers in India in a mighty way. Allow them to continue to share their faith with others and speak out for Jesus Christ so many may have the opportunity to put their faith in Jesus and be saved. Please encourage them to be bold in their witness and cover them with your protection. I pray in Jesus' name, Amen
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for all Christian as violence against them grows: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. As this violence is expected to increase, open the hearts of more & more people around them to Christ. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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