Nithin and Sathya
Nithin and Sathya
Feb. 23, 2023 | India

Faithful Pastor, Family Targeted by Radicals

[249] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Pastor Nithin and Sathya.

Pastor Nithin has led a church in Karnataka state, India, for 15 years. For years, small attacks like broken windows and official warnings about loud singing or the display of a cross occurred. However, a local man who lives near Pastor Nithin’s house joined the radical Hindu group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and began to create problems for the church. During a Hindu festival in September, Pastor Nithin was arrested for forced conversion and jailed for 2 days. His wife, Sathya, and their son were also charged but not jailed. The church has been barred from meeting, and Pastor Nithin can visit only a few members of the church due to ongoing threats against him. Members are working on obtaining documents that will allow them to reopen the church. Since the closure, no church members have denied their faith despite intense pressure to do so.

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  • Lord,
    Thank You for Pastor Nithin and Sathya and their willingness to serve You and Your church despite persecution. Thank You that no church members have denied their faith. May You provide for all of their needs each day and demonstrate Your grace and mercy and love. May You turn enemies into friends like Saul of Tarsus. May they reopen their church.
    Lysander S - USA
  • In the power of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Tsidkenu, God of Righteousness, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Nithin and Sathya. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lotd
    Comfort with Your grace, all those who are experiencing the hatred and intolerance of their fellow men, and give them the grace and strength to face whatever evils are being perpetrated against them. Bless Pastor Nithin and his wife as they continue to spread your word. Forgive those who persecute. In Jesus's holy name. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Father God, by the truth of our Lord and Savior JESUS, I ask that you assure Nithin, Sathya, and all the believers in Karnataka and all of india, that NO ONE can destroy "the Church" that belongs to JESUS our eternal Lord. Please make a way for the believers to congregate. May they have a great sense of Your love and power in each of them as a witness.
    Kathy G - USA
  • I thank for the faithfulness of the Pastor and the congregation. I pray the Lord, our God will strengthen you to bear the persecution. I pray as you ask for God's guidance, the documents will become available. Father let my brothers and sisters remember to rest in, rely on, cling and cleave to you. With the full understanding that You are with them.
    Gillian J - USA
  • Dear Lord, help Pastor Nithin and Sathya to obtain documents that will allow them to reopen their church. Empower them and church members to remain strong in faith despite persecution. Protect them and other church members and their families from further harassment. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Dara W - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that You would grant favor and protection to these believers and allow them to reopen the church. Please strengthen and encourage Pastor Nithin and Sathya, and may they, and the believers, grow and deepen in their faith through these fires. May they be used mightily in the spread of Your gospel and the growth of Your church.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the Lordship of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You that Pastor Nithin and Sathya trust and have confidence in You. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father please revive this church. May it be a mighty witness to your love and power.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, You are the God who never leaves us or forsakes us. May Nithin and Sathya experience the truth of these words as they attempt to move forward in their ministry to others. May they experience the hope and power of their faith. May the power of Your Spirit be at work in their situation to make good from evil. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Dear Christian family, I am praying for you. I hope you feel God's presence. Remember he has not lost control of his creation. He changed Saul's heart so he can change the hearts of anyone. He is powerful and we know who will be victorious. Stand strong. You are loved.
    Susan R - USA
  • Father please strenghen Pastor Nithan , his wife and son. Help the church members persevere in the faith despite this persecution. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy H - USA
  • Lord, give strength and courage to Pastor Nithin and Sathya. Remind them the Lord of Hosts is on their side, and may they have the mind of Christ to know how to proceed under current circumstances. Make them bold in their witness and unflinching in their faith. Protect them and enable them to meet as a church body. Bring salvation to those who oppose.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Our Father, strengthen Pastor Nithin and Sahya, as well as Your other children, as they face persecution. Prick the hearts of their enemies so that they will see their sin, and repent. Bring those who oppose You to Your healing, and salvation. Bless the efforts of the members as they seek to have their church reopened! In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Thank you, Father, for P Nithin & his love for you & his congregation. Build up your church O Lord. Cast out any objections of this neighbor & radical RSS. Dismiss the charges brought against them, & may the authorities look with favor on P Nithin & his request to rebuild the church. Guide & direct those who will approve. They will be done in India.
    SM D - USA
  • Dear Father man has no power over yours. The faith of Nithin, Saya and their son is a living example. Jesus never forced anybody to humbly come for him. He has always given us choice and freedom and liberty to either accept him or turn. What a God you are. Strengthen them LORD as you prepaid a place for them and us. John 14:2
    David N - USA
  • We praise you O God for your grace for these dear children of yours to stay strong in faith and belief in Jesus Christ. As they trust your strength, we pray for provisions that they may again be able to assemble together. Protect this dear pastor and his family and by the strong faith of believers may the enemies seek Jesus. Jesus name Amen Pat US
    Patricia S - USA
  • In the mighty name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Nithin, Sathya and church. We praise You that they believe You are great. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father I lift up Pastor Nithin & Sathay to you. Bless him & strengthen his ministry. Lord God bring salvation to their persecutors. I pray for favor for their church to be opened. Lord, I praise You Lord for the faith of my brothers & sisters as they trust you through this trial. Lord may Your Name be glorifand & may hearts be transformed.
    Lori L - USA
  • Please Lord Father,
    Be with Pastor Nithin and Sathya. Bless their church and help them to be able to meet again. Lord Holy Spirit please give them your infinite love and strength and use them to bless others and bring many to salvation in Christ. Please protect them and provide for their needs. In Jesus name, amen.
    Scott P - USA
  • O Father in heaven, please protect this pastor and his family. Allow them to once again meet with the people in their church, and help them to all remain bold and steadfast in their faith. I praise You that none of these people have denied their faith in Jesus Christ. Please bring revival and awakening to India!
    Tricia G - USA
  • "Father in heaven,
    You preserve Your saints so that they persevere. Be glorified in the ministry You have given to pastor Nithin. Grant him joy and peace. Protect him and his family. May the gospel of Jesus Christ become even more precious to him and grant him greater boldness. Bring those who hate You into Your kingdom. In Jesus' name. Amen."
    john p - USA
  • Father, I pray for pastor Nithin and his wife as they try to lead a church in India that is suffering persecution for Jesus. I ask that You vindicate them and that Your favor would rest upon them so that the officials will allow the church to reopen and even provide it with protection from vandals and evil. Destroy the lies of Hinduism and draw to You
    Alan G - USA
  • Lord cover Nithin and Sathya in Your presence. Let their church see Your good and glory as their church is closed. Let them be encouraged by Your love in the sweet name of Jesus.
    Alison M - USA
  • Father, you see your children here in India. You know of their faithfulness and love for you. I pray you go before them and strengthen them. Guide them in knowing how to deal with the authorities and those causing them problems. I pray you move on their behalf. I pray for those who oppose them; may their eyes be opened to the truth.
    polly c - USA
  • Father, You work out all things for good and are in all things, even those the enemy thinks he is succeeding in. Strengthen Pastor Nithin and his family and may You convict those persecuting them of their hatefulness and emptiness. Cause those who are at odds with them to be at peace and grant favor. In Jesus' Name.
    janie b - USA
  • Father God, thank you for these precious believers, Pastor Nithin and his wife Sathya, and his flock. Thank You for the strength and faith You have given them. Please help them shine like stars as they hold out the Word of life. Please help them reestablish their church so they can meet together again.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Dear Father, TY that believers have kept the faith, & by the grace of God, will continue to do so! TY for reminding my dear brother that he , his family, & others are safe under the shadow of Your wing. May Your work continue through them, & may others join Your family. May they continue to join together to worship You Lord wherever that is. Amen
    Lisa T - USA
  • Jesus please help these brothers and sisters in there walk with you. Give them the gift of forgiveness. Give them peace and healing and protection from the evil one and his people. In jesus name we ask.
    Craig M - USA
  • Our Father,
    I pray for Pastor Nithin, his wife Sathya, and their congregation. Allow your people to gather to worship you and to encourage each other. Thank you that they are standing under pressure. Let them continue to hold fast so that no one may steal their crown as Revelation 2 says. As Psalm 18 says, rescue them from their strong enemy.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
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