Ghar wapsi, or forced reconversion to Hinduism, is a common practice.
Ghar wapsi, or forced reconversion to Hinduism, is a common practice.
Mar. 09, 2023 | India

New Believers Forced to "Reconvert"

[163] prayers in [10] nations have been posted for Pastor Maan's church members.

Pastor Maan, who ministers to tribal people in Andhra Pradesh state, requests prayer for members of his church who are being forced to leave the Christian faith by Hindu radicals and local leaders. In Karnataka state, another 15 families were recently “reconverted” to Hinduism by force. This type of forced reconversion, called ghar wapsi, often involves intense psychological and social pressure. It is very common and even state-sanctioned in India under the principle of Hindutva, or “Hinduness,” that declares all Indians must be Hindu.

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  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Elom, God eternal, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for Your eternal love for Pastor Maan's church members. We ask for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, even though the Hindu radicals and local leaders declare that all Indians must be Hindu, Your Word declares that You are not willing that anyone should perish but that all should come to a saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank You for sending Your Son to die for the sins of the world, including the Hindus who oppose You.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, the evil one is attempting to destroy the faith of these church members. May You provide for them to stand up under the psychological and social pressure being placed on them. May Your Spirit go to battle for them and may they live with the truth that greater is He who lives inside them than He who lives in the world. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • FAther, I lift up our dear sisters & brothers that are being forced to convert back. May they not give allegiance to any but You, the One true God in Jesus' Name! We lift up the persecutors. May they hear You speaking to their hearts & reveal YOur mercy to them. May they turn from the darkness. Speak hope to Your people. May they turn to You IJN.
    Lisa T - 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 Maan's church members. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • In Jesus name holy spirit give these believers a sound mind! Spirit of fear flee! Protection and provision in Jesus name, and revival - overtaking the Hindus also!
    Jeneva B - USA
  • Jesus strengthen your people and give them Holy boldness to stand up for you. Help those forced to convert to find comfort in you and still draw neat to you.
    michele r - USA
  • Father I pray the practice of forced reconversion in India to Hinduism would cease. Lord I pray You would keep all who are Yours. I pray especially for those in Pastor Maan's congregation. May the attempted reconversion result in conversion to Christ for many of those who practice it.
    scott L - USA
  • Oh Lord My God, I come before you with Pastor Mann as he ask for help for His Members who are being formed to renounced you, Jesus, give your children the strength they need to stand firm on their conviction to serve you, I pray that inspite of the evil ones who are doing these acts, stop them Father, so your Children can worship You in peace, Ame
    Jacqueline B - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I ask for your comfort and your grace, to all who are experiencing the hatred from their friends and families and are being forced to recovert to Hindi. Give them the grace and strength to face whatever evils are against them and stay strong. Bless Pastor Maan as he remains faithful. Forgive those who persecute. May they find Jesus. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Father God, in the name of Jesus I join with others to call upon you for protection on members of Pastor Maan's church, so they are not subjected to coercion by radical Hindus. Lord I pray that by your power the tide of Hindu radicalism will be turned in Andhra Pradesh and that those subjected to it in Karnataka will know your mercy.
    Paul J - United Kingdom
  • Father God, Jesus is the TRUTH and by the power of the Holy Spirit who first brought conviction to the new believers, may that truth dwell in their hearts forever so that NO ONE in Christ can ever be "reconverted" in India or anywhere else! False religions have no power above the reality of Jesus in us, the power of the Holy Spirit.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in especially Andhra Pradesh state & Karnataka state, India: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May such anti-Christian laws demanding all Indians be Hindu be repealed. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Pastor Maan, his church, and their willingness to follow You despite persecution. I pray that You would enable them to stand strong in their faith despite the pressure to recant. May their witness be a wonderful testimony of Your power and glory. May they see Your power and faithfulness demonstrated in the lives of Your body.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Holy Lord, protect your people from the intense persecution. Give them courage and ability to resist the pressure to reconvert by the power of your Spirit. Strengthen and equip Pastor Maan to persevere in leading the church. May eternal life with Jesus be more precious to these people than life itself. Bring justice against the adversary. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Father: Encourage dear Pastor Maan in the ministry. May Your Spirit fill the hearts of this church family with the joy of Your presence in the midst of adversity. I pray for the salvation of many precious souls because of their faithfulness. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • Thank You that You know those who are Yours. Grant Your people the courage and the mental strength to resist the psychological pressure of those who would turn them aside from following You. May they find encouragement and strength in their Christian communities, and as they return good for evil, may they win their persecutors to You.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, I pray that Your people will be steadfast in their faith and not relent at the pressure of the Hindus. I pray especially for the new Christians as they are not strong yet,I pray You will strengthen their faith and convictions. In Jesus's name, amen
    Teresa V - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please help these believers and others who face such intense persecution understand that You will not condemn them for what was forced upon them. Your arms remain open to all who desire Your Kingdom and Your ways. Protect them from Satan's fiery darts and false accusations. Send Your Holy Spirit to help them recover from this trauma.
    Jean S - Canada
  • Lord shine Your light on the believers in Pastor Maan's church. Give them strength, confidence and boldness to proclaim Your name. Lord, show them how You can take over any situation and turn it for the good of Your church. Let the name of Jesus reign!
    Alison M - USA
  • Praying much
    Anne Margaret H - USA
  • Father, we lift up the nation of India in prayers, praying that the people will know Jesus, your Son. Indeed, many already know Him. Many are saved but some are stubborn. May your love melt their hearts of stone. We pray and know your hand is guiding them. In Jesus' name. Amen!
    Rick T - Malaysia
  • Lord God, I pray that Pastor Maan would be encouraged and strengthened by Your word and Your Spirit. Give him the wisdom he needs to minister to his church members, and to reach out to those who recently "reconverted." I pray that these hurting souls would be brought back to You and that they would walk in the truth and power of the gospel.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, Such horrific persecution that uses intense psychological torture to turn Christians back to Hinduism. Please give them courage and strength to resist and remain true to You. Give them supernatural stamina to proclaim that You are their God alone.
    Betty D - USA
  • In the Lordship of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You that Pastor's Maan's church members trust and have confidence in You. We ask for their provision, a hedge of protection on them and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father please help Indians to see that you are mightier than any of their gods, that you are the one true God.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Dear God. I pray that You would put and end to the practice of ghar wapsi and those under its evil influence would be released and return to faith in You, the One and Only true God. I pray for Pastor Maan and that he would be a vessel that would persevere through this and he would see new believers as well as those restored to faith. In Jesus Name.
    John S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Andhra Pradesh state & Karnataka state, India: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May this & any other forced reconversion laws to Hinduism be repealed. Bring more Hindu radicals to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord you are above all.Defend the cause of your people. Do not let lies stand but dump on your Truth & humble acceptance by those persecuting those in this community. Let the persecutors become proclaimers. Provide for the persecuted in physical, spiritual and emotional protection. Unify your church there to raise a voice of Truth and love to glorify u
    Atacy U - USA
  • Dear Lord, You have given us all free will, but this free will is being manipulated by the Hindus to force people to convert back to Hinduism.Please help ministers to be able to gain people to Christ who will not falter in their faith.The more people who become Christian, the harder it will be for the Hindus to reconvert. We pray for a revival in India
    Donna H - USA
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