Pastor Jawahar and his wife
Pastor Jawahar and his wife
Oct. 05, 2023 | India

Pastor and Elders Sentenced Under Anti-Conversion Law

[159] prayers in [10] nations have been posted for Pastor Jawahar.

On Dec. 26, 2021, Pastor Jawahar was in his home in Madhya Pradesh state, talking with other members of the church, when Hindu fanatics — including police officers — entered, accusing these Christians of trying to convert Hindus by fraud. After interrogation and intimidation in the home, the police took Jawahar and two elders to the police station and charged them with coerced conversion under the state’s so-called “Freedom of Religion” law. Pastor Jawahar was jailed for 45 days without due legal process. On July 9 of this year, these three Christian brothers were found guilty in court. They face a sentence of two years of imprisonment and a fine of 50,000 rupees (about $600) each, making this the first successful case brought against Christians in Madhya Pradesh under this anti-conversion law. Advocates for these men have filed appeals. VOM has helped with Pastor Jawahar’s legal expenses and family needs.

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  • fruits meet for repentance to thy glory and the joy of believers in this part of India. I pray in the name of the LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • thy word as Bereans. In this way, I pray they would realize they are sinners as all have sinned and fallen short of thy glory. I pray this leads them to Godly sorrow which worketh repentance of sins with broken spirits and contrite hearts. I pray they would then be made ready to believe on thy word unto salvation by thine increase. I pray they bear
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear LORD, I pray that since this judgment of persecution that thy will and purpose has been accomplished in this brother's life as well as those who are in thy body supporting him. May his longsuffering be a witness to thy word according unto the King James Bible. I pray many in this part of India would be convicted of their conscience and search
    Devin C - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Pastor Jawahar and our brothers' bold witness in the face of severe state persecution. We pray that justice will be done in their case and that they may be swiftly released and that You will provide for all their needs. May their trials be used by You to demonstrate Your power, love, faithfulness, and grace to all who see it.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Lord Jesus I pray for pastor Jawahar that you will comfort him that he will sense your presence that he will be embolden and his demeanor and peace be so strong upon him that when others see him they will be convicted.I pray he will lead to Christ people even while in jail. I pray him soon to be freed. I pray the anti conversion law overturned. Amen
    Eric D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Your Word tells us, "Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake." Please protect, deliver, and help Your servants in India who face persecution. Lord, increase Your harvest in India for the glory of the Father, Yourself, and the Holy Spirit. In Your name, Amen.
    Sarah A - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray Your help and guidance for Pastor Jawahar as he faces possible imprisonment. Thank You for his advocates, and I pray that You would bless their appeals efforts. Thank You for Jawahar's obedience and faithful witness for Christ! In Jesus' name, amen.
    Lynne W - USA
  • I ask You Dear Father Sovereign to protect Your children in India. May these terrible laws cease to be enforced and by the power of the Gospel, affect those opposed to Your ways do they do not harm Your believers in India. May many souls be won by Your power and Grace. Through Jesus I pray amen
    Peggy A - USA
  • Our father and our God, thank you for the growth you've given throughout India. Thank you for these dedicated pastors and families who are obedient to you amidst much opposition and persecution.
    We ask that you please change the hearts of these Hindus who unjustly arrest and imprison your people.
    Barry P - USA
  • Father, I lift up Pastor Jawahar, his wife, & the two elders to You. I pray Your blessings over them & their families. Please grant Your favor over them. Be it Your will, let the appeals come through. Strengthen & encourage them as they wait & face persecution for Your Name's sake. Help them persevere. Be their joy amidst fear & discouragement.
    April D - USA
  • Father God, please allow Pastor Jawahar & the Christian Brothers to win their appeals. If imprisoned, protect them as they serve their sentences of being guilty of just being Christian. Let them know you are with them always. I ask you to open the eyes of the radical Hindus & remove the veil from their eyes. I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • FATHER GOD, wicked, unreasonable people come to JESUS, and be convicted of twisting the law against the 3 brothers, the fine be reversed and instead of the lawless ones benefiting the each of the brothers be recompensed $600.00 each. hearts of others to you and be SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS,HOLY SPIRIT PLEASE COMFORT them
    Carolyn A - USA
  • Father thank You for the faithfulness of PastorJawahar and our 3 Christian brothers. You have permitted them to be falsely accused and sentenced. We trust You to bring good out of this, to strengthen them and the members of their church to stand against the attacks of the enemy. We do not wrestle against flesh and blood. Be glorified in this situation
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord jesus please stand with these Christian's and help them win there case in court. We ask this in jesus name.
    Craig M - USA
  • In the living Word of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God Elohim Chassedi, God of Mercy, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Jawahar and family. We ask for grace, mercy, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, thank you for the good work in Pastor Jawahar. Thank you for VOM's partnership with him. Give grace to Pastor and VOM and let him be freed. Let Pastor Jawahar's love abound with knowledge and discernment. Give him continued opportunities to spread the gospel and make disciples. Let him bear fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Dear Jesus, defend these Christians falsely accused. Comfort them and provide for their needs. May their suffering turn many to you, Jesus. Let those who persecute them repent and turn to you.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord God, thank You for the faithfulness of Pastor Jawahar and his wife. May they continue to honor You and grow closer to one another even as they face this difficulty. I pray that truth and justice would prevail and that they would trust and rely on You as they experience the false accusations of others.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the hopeful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Miqweh Israel, God of Hope, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for the hope that Pastor Jawahar has. We ask for provision, hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, I ask for your mercy for Pastor Jawahar to win his appeals to have his sentence over-turned. Please find it in your will for these Christian brothers to be freed. But if it is your will they go to prison please have the holy spirit encourage them be like Paul and continue to witness while unjustly held. I ask this in Jesus's name. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Almighty God, I pray that you will intervene in the situation with Pastor Jawahar and the other men. Please powerfully work on their behalf to return them safely to their families and their work. I pray that you will protect Christians in India. I pray that there will be open hearts and minds to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. Please help these men.
    Julia F - USA
  • Our Father, strengthen Pastor Jawahar and others like him who have been imprisoned falsely. May they share the good news of Jesus wherever they are. Be with the appeals that have been filed, and may they be free to come home soon! In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we worship You and praise You! Glory and honor belongs to You. Lord Jesus, be with Pastor Jawahar, his family and congregation during this persecution. Help them to be strong in the faith and we pray the gospel to spread like wildfire. We love you Lord in Jesus Precious name, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirt Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Ps 86: loving Father, please hear our prayers for pastor Jawahar & the elders. Preserve their lives and rejoice their souls. Teach them Your way, O Lord; to walk in Your truth. Plead their cause for justice and provide for their financial needs. Comfort and strengthen them emotionally and physically. Glorify Your name in India
    Julie C - USA
  • Father, we are grateful for Your support & care. It breaks our hearts to see injustice prevail but even now,You can still do something to get justice for Your own.As we pray for Your intervention, we also pray for courage & strength for the imprisoned & their families. Quicken their resolve never to give up because help is on the way as we count on You
    Maureen E - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father Agape, God Who loves, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Jawahar. We praise You for Your love for him, Your call to and upon him. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Jawahar, his family & church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give the Pastor & 2 elders favor with local authorities, that all false charges against them will be dropped. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I pray that you strengthen the resolve of Pastor Jawahar as he continues to witness to others about the kingdom of God, the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. May the Holy Spirit shine brightly upon him as it did upon Stephen in the book of Acts. May those who would wish him harm come to the knowledge of you as their personal Savior.
    Chaplain Dale I - USA
  • Abba, I thank You for the faith of beloved Pastor Jawahar and VOM ministries for their love and kindness towards brother Jawahar's family needs and legal expenses. I pray You would bless them for their kind hearts and pray they would have great success with the appeal in Yahusha's name. May they remain strong in the faith I pray in Yahusha's name..
    Yahleah M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Jawahar, his family & his church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give this Pastor & 2 elders favor with local authorities, that false charges against them will be dropped. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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