Apr. 13, 2023 | India

Christians Targeted by Hindu Mob

[170] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Christians in Chhattisgarh State.

Six Christian families in a village in Chhattisgarh State, India, have experienced community pressure from the time of their conversion. They were socially excluded, and the adults lost their jobs. On August 18, 2022, Hindu radicals disrupted their church service and took the Bibles of all the believers. One Christian suggested that the intruders read the Bibles they confiscated, which angered them. The next day, the group returned with representatives from the media. One believer responded to media questions by sharing his testimony of faith, which further incensed the Hindu mob, which then went from house to house, damaging the homes of the Christians. These brothers and sisters have asked for prayer that they would remain faithful to the Lord, that God would work in a way that reveals the truth, and that their village would turn to Christ.

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  • Father, continue to draw those in India and this state to Jesus. May the believers trust Jesus fully. Give them courage and strength to continue to follow Jesus and be led by the Spirit. Provide for them and protect them from evil. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • I pray Jesus delivers you and gives you many blessings
    William P - USA
  • Lord, I praise You for the faith of these believers to hold fast to You and hope for others to know You in the process. I pray for them to be strong and to keep worshipping and believing You. I pray for those who took the Bibles to read them and eat Your word and be changed by it.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, we lift up these six Christian families who are repeatedly being harassed and persecuted for their commitment to follow You. Keep them from despair in the midst of their job losses and damaged homes and fill them with unspeakable joy and peace in the midst of this unrelenting pressure. By Your Spirit compel community leaders to respect them.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Oh Father, how we praise for these brothers and sisters - for their refusal to yield to intimidation. For taking advantage of every opportunity to reveal Your glory in the midst of persecution. And their request ? That they remain faithful. So Father, we ask for Your sustaining grace. Pour out Your Spirit of peace, and of love for their enemies.
    Toni D - 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 within these 6 Christian families in India! YOUR peace, 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!
    Michael V - USA
  • Dear Lord, We lift up these Christians in India, who are persecuted by Hindu radicals. May the Holy spirit move upon them so they will know the love of Christ. Thanks for the bold witness of these believers. May I do more here now!
    Robert M - USA
  • Thank you for the faithfulness of these believers and their witness to us all. Thank you for their opportunity to talk to the media about what was going on. Protect, suppor,t and deliver these Christians from all adversity Bring them in the village to everlasting life. Amen
    Margaret D - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Abba, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Christians in Chhattisgarh state .We praise You that they have not gone astray. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to camp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Our Father, strengthen our brothers and sisters in Chhattisgarh State. Give them boldness and faithfulness from those persecuting them. May their love for You shine brightly and be a light to those in darkness so that they will accept Jesus as their savior. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Father God we ask that those who are BRB persecuted for Jesus sake. You will give them more Grace, Boldness, Love for their enemies. And give them more you as they seek your face. Help them to keep their eyes on things above and not this wicked world below... thank you Jesus for loving us so much you went to the cross for all..
    Patricia B - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our brothers and sisters in Chhattisgarh State and their faithfulness despite intense persecution. May Your glory shine through them and may many come to Christ through their amazing witness. Please provide for all of their needs and enable them to forgive their tormentors. May they gain favor in Your eyes and grow each day.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father, I agree with all these prayers! May they remain faithful & never look back. May they know nothing can compare with Your peace that transcends all understanding. We are also believing You are speaking to the hearts of the persecutors. May they be drawn to You, & may this village be turned upside down for Jesus Christ! Shine YOur truth IJN!
    Lisa T - USA
  • I pray that you can do all things through Christ which strengthens you. God said do not fear, I am with you, I love you & I will care for you from before the beginning of time. He is your God & you are his people. We as the body of Christ stand together with you & support you. You are never alone. Trust in God always. '
    Janice H - 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 in Chhattisgarh state. 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 fill my brothers and sisters with Your Spirit and help them to be strong and courageous, to not fear or be dismayed knowing You are with them. Help them to remain steadfast and immovable and that You will continue to reveal truth to them and those in their village. Open the eyes of their neighbors to see You and turn to You and be saved!
    Nicka J - USA
  • DearFather, flood this village with your love, in Jesus Name. Open their eyes & hearts to the goodness of your mercy & forgiveness. Bind satan & his mocking plans. Give him no foothold in India. May your light shine in the darkness & expose all evil. Raise up the name of Jesus, where his merciful act of love is honored & proclaimed. All glory to you.
    SM D - USA
  • Lord, I thank You for these Christians' bold witness. Give them more strength and boldness as they face persecution. Please protect them from those that are angered by their actions and bless the Bibles that were confiscated so that they may open someone's eyes to Your will for their lives. In the name of Jesus.
    Alison M - USA
  • Lord, thank you for these Christians, who remain faithful even under the fire of persecution. I pray that you would shine the light so brightly through their lives, their love and courage that their whole village is transformed and turns to Christ. For Hindus who are enraged- that you would turn their hearts, and save their souls. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Praise You Lord for the faithfulness and boldness of our brothers and sisters in Chhattisgarh State. We pray Your Holy Spirit will work in the hearts of those who persecute Your Church and by the witness of Your children have heard the message of Sslvation. In Jesus'name Amen.
    Sylvia L - USA
  • Lord, we ask that the behavior of these oppressors will make it clear to everyone around what is the nature of the gods they serve. Show the contrast between them and your loving kindness! Please strengthen these new believers and shortcut their learning process so they can quickly be grounded in your Word. Meet them with your Spirit, we pray.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Father God, I lift the Christians within the Chhattisgarh State region to You. Father, I pray for Your guiding, comfort, and provision to bring all thru attacks and oppressions faced. May this be a time of sudden peace and renewal. May all see You thru each Christian. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Mary M - USA
  • Lord Jesus i praise you for my brothers and sisters from Chhatisgarh who faithfully suffer for your name, May they always feel the comfort and joy of your living Presence abiding in them .
    May your light overcome all darkness around them and fill them with your own Peace. Amen and Amen
    max d - India
  • Holy Father Elohim I pray for believers in Chhattisgurh that u edify encourage & fill them with HS power of courage boldness trust & keep them faithful. Set them high upon a rock rescue feed & deliver them in the power of love in the midst of persecution hardship & fear. HS fix their minds on JC & the fellowship of His sufferings to victory in JC name.
    Zeenat T - USA
  • Jesus, yes, we have been promised trouble in this life, but we have all been promised that You will never leave us nor forsake us. Be with these families; You own it all; provide as only You can provide. I count on you not to let them down because of your word that you will not leave them or forsake them. Amen.
    Gustav J - USA
  • God, I am thankful for the faithfulness of these brothers & sisters in India. I pray You would strengthen them as they continue battling an enemy which greatly outnumbers them in number, but not in power. I pray You would continue shining light into the darkest areas of India, and that many lives would be radically transformed for Your Glory.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Thank you, Jesus, for these faithful Christians who have suffered so much. Provide for their needs. Help them find a way to support their families. Soften the heart of the village leaders that they may come to know You, Jesus. May their suffering bring their neighbors to see their forgiveness and love.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • We ask You to empower Your people in Chhattisgarh to stand firm in their faith. Enable them to forgive the Hindus and witness to them of the truth in Jesus. Save the souls of their neighbors and friends who have excluded them socially and fired them from jobs. You are the God of Breakthrough and we trust You to send Your Spirit of truth and love.
    Beth O - USA
  • Father we pray for the Chhattisgarh State Christians, protect them from the enemy. Continue to give them the boldness to share the Gospel of Christ. Fill them with your Holy Spirit, that they would receive power from you to do the work. Provide all of each family's needs. Let salvation come to the villages, so others can see truth in Christ name amen.
    Diane E - Canada
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