Recent anti-Christian rioting in Bastar has led to the destruction of churches and homes.
Recent anti-Christian rioting in Bastar has led to the destruction of churches and homes.
Mar. 30, 2023 | India

India's Bastar Region Sees Surge in Anti-Christian Violence

[157] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Christians facing increased violence.

Over the last several months, hundreds of Christian brothers and sisters in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh State, India, have been forced to leave their villages because of their faith. Hindu radicals employ a systematic effort to attack Christians, forcing them from their homes, assaulting them, and vandalizing and destroying churches and homes. Hindu leaders have publicly declared that Christians are not wanted in the area. Pray that pastors and believers will be strong in their faith and will not be controlled by fear.

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  • Father, continue to encourage the believers to receive the peace of Jesus (John 14:27). May they trust Jesus fully. Protect them from evil. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • LORD, I pray the body of believers in this part of India would know Your Spirit in them is not one given to fear but power, love, & sound mind. May they rejoice in the blessed hope no matter what. May their witness be magnified leading many to search the A1611 Bible, repent of their sins, & believe on You for salvation. In the LORD Jesus Christ's name
    Devin C - USA
  • My good & glorious God. I pray for all our Christian brothers & sisters in the body of Christ. Where we are weak, give us strength. Where we are persecuted, keep our faith strong. Where we need guidance, give us the holy spirit & your word to guide us. We ask these things in Jesus's name, Amen! You are our one true God who loves us & we trust in you.
    Janice H - USA
  • I hope and pray in Christ Jesus' name for a daily abundance of blessings, especially your Holy Spirit, wisdom, healing, restoration, love, grace, compassion, mercy, protection, deliverance, resiliance, and so much more. I hope and pray that things are going well and improving everyday. May God bless you, those around you and far away. Amen.
    Gabriel S - USA
  • ABBA FATHER, I pray that YOUR peace reigns inside the Bastar region, India, that is beyond all man's understanding, that only comes from knowing YOU, JESUS, and knowing that we, as YOUR born again, HOLY SPIRIT filled children, that when we die, we will be with YOU in heaven, for all eternity! YOU are the PRINCE OF PEACE, JESUS! Bathe them in YOUR Love!
    Michael V - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our brothers and sisters in the Bastar region and their faithfulness in the face of severe persecution. I pray that You would strengthen them in their faith and give them peace beyond understanding. May You be glorified through this trial and may it bear so much fruit. May enemies become friends. Your Kingdom come.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Jesus, many Christians have lost their homes and all their possessions. Comfort and encourage them. Provide for their physical needs. Protect them from the violence of the wicked and soften the hearts of the leaders in their region to repent of their wickedness to turn to You, Jesus.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Father I pray they will sense your presence and know many around the world are for them. I pray they will experience your comfort and opening doors for them to evangelize. Pray for boldness to preach the gospel. They will mature in their faith. Pray many would receive Jesus through their teachings. That they would know joy in their sufferings.
    Patricia B - USA
  • Father stop the increased violence in India & bring peace to the country. Help the Christian's to witness of your love & forgiveness. Meet needs & bring joy because of your goodness. In Jesus name.
    Rhonda F - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Emet, True and Faithful, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Christians facing increased violence. We praise You that they put their faith in You. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, may your touch these believers deeply with your power of love and sound mind. Give them wisdom whether to seek safety elsewhere or remain and trust you in persecution. Protect all their lives. Empower them to share Your word with and forgive their enemies. Open the hearts of the local leaders to allow Christians safety in this area.
    Lydia S - Uganda
  • In the giving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Christians facing increased violence. We ask for provision, for a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • We calling upon the Lord of Heaven and the earth to deliver of brothers and sisters from evil in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh state. Let your kingdom come in that state and let your will be done. I pray for our brothers and sisters to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord, it's hard to grasp the forceful ways of some, but then I am reminded of the hardness of all people's hearts before the work of regeneration. I thank you for the faith of these persecuted Christians & plead for your power to strengthen them for the long term. May in mercy you move in the hearts of persecutors to see their sin & repent. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Father, we thank you for the growing number of converts within India and all the Frontline workers who support them in every way. Please shine your truth on the unhelpfulness of the Hindu religion, so that more Indians will be drawn to the abundant Life offered in Christ Jesus. Thank you for your pastors and bibles in the Bastar region. amen
    Barry P - USA
  • Lord protect these brothers and sisters as they are being persecuted, driven from their homes and villages. I pray they are reassured by the fact you yourself was persecuted and they will be rewarded for their strife in your name. Please forgive those who persecute them and may they repent. I ask this in Jesus's holy name. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Sabaoth, Lord of Hosts. as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Christians facing increased violence. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Oh Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ, these people are in turmoil, and they need Your help, and they need Your presence, they need Your comfort!
    christine s - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that You would fill these believers with Your wisdom, courage, forgiveness and love. May they know when to leave and have a place to go, and may they have Your love for their enemies, desiring that they would come to a knowledge of the truth. May they be powerful gospel witnesses wherever they go.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, may the strength and power of Your Spirit reside in the hearts of those who face violence because of their faith in You. May they be able to find peace in their souls in spite of the difficulties they face. May You provide them wisdom in every day decisions regarding where to go and with whom to speak. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Lord Jesus, be with your people in the Bastar region and protect them from all evil
    Matthew E - USA
  • Please encourage all these believers and help them to count everything they once held dear as loss. Please empower them to consider it all joy when they face trials of all kinds. We pray that their persecutors would put their faith in You because of the faithful witness of these Christians. We pray that You would cast our demons and bless discipleship.
    Rachel L - USA
  • Lord, I pray these Hindu radicals see the source of their fear. Then lead them to see they Joy that gives them relief from that overpowering fear. Protect Your children and give them steadfast hearts that look to You for all strength and provision in the name of Jesus.
    Alison M - USA
  • God, I pray for my brothers & sisters in India who are facing extreme levels of persecution. I pray for their physical, spiritual, and emotional endurance. I pray they would be used by You to reach the lost with the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray You will guide displaced believers to new areas where they can freely worship & serve You!
    Curtis M - USA
  • Lord I lift up those who have lost homes, churches and belongings and most sadly loved ones from the hate crimes. I pray Lord that You would hold them up and provide for them. I pray for a community among the believers that looks like the early church in Acts and gives to one another. I pray for abundance that shows how You care for Your people.
    Joy H - USA
  • Almighty God, I pray Your strength and protection for these bold Christian brothers and sisters being persecuted. God, strengthen and uphold these pastors and believers so they remain strong and steadfast in their faith and are not controlled by fear. I pray their bold witness will draw their persecutors to Christ, accepting Him as Savior and Lord.
  • Heavenly Father make our brothers and sisters being persecuted strong and courageous. Clad them in Your armor so they may endure and prosper in the face of the enemy. We pray for the salvation of those who persecute them. In Jesus' name Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • Please be with these brothers and sisters in India Lord Father and keep them safe. Please provide for their needs and strengthen them. Use them to win many to salvation in Christ. In Jesus name, amen.
    Scott P - USA
  • Lord God, I pray for these believers in India, that you would protect them and help them during the difficulties they face. I pray that you will banish fear from their minds. Help them to be strong in your Holy Spirit and to walk by faith. I pray for all of India, that many would be drawn to the gospel of Jesus Christ and receive salvation in Him.Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • In the agape, sacrificial name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Great Deliverer, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Christians facing violence. We praise You for delivering them. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
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