中文 / English
Subscribe By subscribing to the Christian Monitor mailing list, you will receive periodic editorials and newsletters written by our staff and urgent prayer requests.

If you wish to subscribe, please click this link to automatically create an email request; or send an email to 'STServ@list.christianmonitor.org' with message 'subscribe newsletter'.
Home
Devotionals
Prayers
Newsletters
Headlines
Editorials
Book Reviews
Interviews
Press Releases
The CM Story
Our Beliefs
Our Staff
Help Us
Contact Us
CCEA
Chosun Journal
Martin Roth
Christians in Crisis
More Links
PRAYER
Indian Christians Need Prayer
Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin - No. 383
24-Jun-2006
PERSECUTION IN INDIA SOARS TO NEW EXTREMES

Hindu nationalist forces in India are striving to regain lost
political ground before the 2009 federal elections. To get
political conversions they deceive tribal Indians into believing
they are traditionally Hindu, that India is under threat from
Muslim and Christian separatists and terrorists, and they must
unite as Hindus and fight. In states ruled by Hindu nationalists,
Hindu fascist forces violently persecute Christians with impunity.
On Sunday 18 June Pastor David Raj was attacked as he led worship.
Hindu militants tried to kill him by burning and beating. He and
his wife have since been arrested and charged with forcible
conversions. In Nadia village, two Christian women were raped as
punishment for the husband of one of them refusing to renounce
Christ, even after a severe beating. Pray for the Church in India,
and for God to intervene.
Our prayer...
* God to empower India's federal government, especially Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh, with wisdom and courage to bring
justice, liberty and security to all of India and all Indians.

* God to intervene and use the EMI case in Rajasthan State for his
kingdom and glory; may the people of Rajasthan abhor the
injustice and persecution of EMI; and may the courts have the
courage and will to withstand aggressive Hindu fascist forces.

* Indian Christians suffering intense violent persecution now,
particularly Pastor David Raj and his wife, and the Christians of
Nadia village, especially those who have been beaten, raped and
falsely charged; may they experience the Holy Spirit as their
eternally present comforter, counsellor and strength.

* God to breathe a spirit of indignation into Indians, awakening in
them humanitarian, brotherly, neighbourly affections, so they
refuse to tolerate the persecution of humble, peaceful, servant
Christians and it becomes politically unsustainable. May God
'frustrate the ways of the wicked'. (Psalm 146:9)