Oct. 12, 2023 | India

Christian Girl Dies After Intentional Crash

[171] prayers in [10] nations have been posted for Prakash and family.

Lavanya’s whole family came to faith in Christ after she was miraculously healed from paralysis and other disabilities she had struggled with since birth. She loved to travel with her father, Prakash, when he would share the gospel with others. Prakash was warned by Hindu radicals to stop his evangelistic outreach. On Jan. 16, 2023, while Prakash and Lavanya were traveling home via bike from a neighboring village, some who had threatened Prakash followed them in a vehicle and caused the bike to crash, seriously injuring father and daughter. Months later, Lavanya, age 8, died from her injuries. The community has been greatly affected by this, and front-line workers report that many villagers have come to the church to repent and hear the gospel.

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  • name of the LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • they searched it as Bereans having Godly sorrow which worketh repentance of sins with broken spirits and contrite hearts. I pray they have in this way been made ready to believe on thy word unto salvation by thine increase. I pray they would bear fruits meet for repentance to thy glory and the joy of believers in India and everywhere. I pray in the
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear LORD, I pray thy healing has come to this dad and brother in thy body. I pray he has seen thy will and purpose at work through this and that these killers have been convicted of their conscience that they have sinned- especially hurting thy body while serving false gods. I pray they have been led to thy word in the King James Bible. I pray
    Devin C - USA
  • Father please have mercy on Prakash and his family. Help them to be able to love and forgive those who have wronged them. Please bring healing to all.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • I thank you Jesus that you are using this tragedy to bring people to faith in you. I pray that the evil people who caused this accident will repent and come to know you as savior and Lord. I pray your comfort and presence be with the family and that you will keep them strong witnessing for you and a great response of faith in Christ. Thank you Jesus
    Eric D - USA
  • Thank you Lord for touching the hearts of the villagers to trust in you through the death of Lavanya. Let them grow in your grace and knowledge.
    michele r - USA
  • Dear Father, your precious child Lavanya is now in heaven with you for eternity. Comfort Prakash & his family with these visions of her in your arms. Heal the injuries Prakash received from the crash. Praise you that this situation has drawn sinners to repentance in Jesus. Prepare hardened & misguided hearts for the mercy of Jesus. Rain salvation down
    Shelly D - USA
  • Dear God, please comfort those who are grieving. May the passing of this young martyr draw others to Yourself. I thank You for the wonderful life she now has in Heaven. In Jesus Name, amen
    Debbie M - USA
  • Father, I pray Your comfort over my brother Prakash & his family as they face horrible persecution & pain. Please remind them of Your nearness each day. Comfort their broken hearts with Your Word. Encourage them in the hope we have in You alone. Thank You that my sister Lavanya is in Your presence, & for Your promise to one day right every wrong.
    April D - USA
  • Father, continue to bring good from this situation for your glory. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank You for the sacrificial witness of this father and daughter. Thank You that this tragedy did not happen in vain. I pray that those who have come to Jesus Christ since will be faithful witnesses to others in the community. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Lynne W - USA
  • Father, I pray for those grieving Lavanya. I pray for complete healing of her father and that he sees Your plan in the wake of his loss. Bless him and his family with peace and comfort that only You can provide. I am thankful for that many are repenting and accepting the Gospel in his community. We know that You cause all things to work for good. IJN
    Connie A - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we praise You, we worship You and all glory to Your name! Thank You for Prakash and his family obedience. Bless them with the support of family and friend's during this difficult time. Thank You for those who have repented and come to faith in Jesus our Lord. In Jesus Precious name, the love God and fellowship of the Holy Spirt Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • I pray that this would result in many decisions for Christ. That Hinduism would be seen for what it is and people flee that cult and run to Christ in Jesus name amen.
    David A - USA
  • In the intercessory name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shema, Lord of prayers, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Prakash and family. We ask for prayer for, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for the miracles for Lavanya in her short life and the hearts that have been pierced by her death. I pray that the great loss of her family will be comforted by the souls won for Jesus because of her death. Strengthen and comfort this family of Yours. In Jesus name Amen
    Peggy A - USA
  • Oh God, thank You for redeeming this terrible situation. We pray for the salvation of many more people through the loss of this sweet child. Encourage Prakash and his family. You have put them on display to demonstrate Your teaching to love those who persecute us. We ask for healing for his body to enable him to continue his evangelistic outreach.
    Toni D - 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 Prakash 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
  • Heavenly Father I pray for Your tender love and mercy to be poured over Prakash and his family. Comfort them with peace beyond understanding. I praise You as You use their pain to bring glory to Your name. I know Lord you will bring Beauty from these ashes. May the death of this precious child reap a harvest of souls for You! in Jesus name amen
    Lori L - USA
  • Oh Lord, I cannot imagine the pain. Please comfort this family and community. Please protect them from further persecution and change the hearts of the persecutors. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Paola M - USA
  • Father, thank you for your good work in Lavanya and her family. Help her family to continue on as partners in the gospel as partakers of your grace and comforted in their loss. Let their love for you abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, to approve what is excellent, to be pure, to be righteous from Christ in their lives, to you
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the Name of The Lord. You are above our understanding but we trust your love for us no matter what, because You didn't spare your only son but gave him up for us in love. The proof that you love us is Jesus. Heal Prakash and his family from grief. Return to them the years the locust took away.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for healing Lavanya and for her family that remained true to you. Continue to bring many more villagers to know you because of her death. Comfort her family in the loss of this precious girl.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord God, I do pray that You would comfort this dear family and give them the overwhelming support and love from other Christians around them. May they be well cared for and see Your love for them in the support of Your people. May little Lavanya's death be mightily used to bring many to Yourself, and may many more be drawn to the church.
    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 Prakash and family have. We ask for provision, hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Almighty Father, I love the way You raise beauty from ashes. I thank You for intervening in the lives of Prakesh & Lavanya. I praise You for the miraculous healing of Lavanya that led this family to the Lord. I praise You for using her death to bring many others to repentance, and salvation through the Lord. I pray for peace & comfort for her family.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Lord, how great you are that you bring people to salvation even in the face of death. Use Lavanya's passing to expand your kingdom. Comfort her family in knowing You have brought her into your presence. May the Hindu persecuted see the hope Lavanya's family has and come to You. Give the church courage to stand firm even now. Thank you you're sovereign!
    Lydia S - Uganda
  • Father God, I pray for comfort and the peace that passes all understanding for this family. I pray that they will see your mercies every day and feel the presence of your Holy Spirit. Thank you for those who have come to church to repent and hear the gospel because of Lavanya. I pray that what happened to her will not be in vain. In Jesus's name, Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Prakash & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Thank You for the impact of their young Lavanya's death on those in their community. Bring many of their neighbors to repentance & faith. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, We know that little Lavanya is in Your Presence but her family feels the pain of such loss. Comfort them and protect them. Thank you that many villagers have come to the church to repent and hear the gospel. May they grown in their faith and trust in You.
    Betty D - USA
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