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Daily Prayer

The Lord has promised, "I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint."
(Jeremiah 31:25)

Many Christians living in ongoing situations of discrimination and persecution are weary and faint, worn down by the year-in, year-out struggle to survive and the frustration of the injustices they suffer.

Help them to find strength and hope in God by praying for them, with us, daily.

Join with us daily in praying for the persecuted church around the world.

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Daily Prayer - Monday 22 September 2014 

“The training helped me to establish the foundation of my faith in the Word of God and build my life on it. I deliberately teach the course to my friends.” Mr Lepcha, a Nepali living in India, had participated in a tutor training course sponsored by Barnabas that equipped him to lead Bible training courses. He then also started serving as an elder in his church. Give thanks that these courses are building up the faith of 419 Christian students and 54 teachers, most of whom are converts from other religions. It is also helping them stand strong when they meet resistance from their relatives and communities. Pray that they will experience God’s comfort when experiencing persecution and God’s strength to reach out in love to those who are hurting them.

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Daily Prayer - Sunday 21 September 2014

Pray for a Christian family in Kandhamal in Orissa state, India, who have been left devastated after their home was destroyed for the third time by Hindu extremists. The Digals of Budruka village were...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 20 September 2014

The landslide victory of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India’s general election in May sparked alarm for Christians and other minorities in the country. The BJP is the politica...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 19 September 2014

Pray for Christians in Sri Lanka facing attacks from Buddhist extremists, who have forced the closure of numerous churches. In an apparently positive move, the government has created a Religious Dispu...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 18 September 2014

Cry out to the Lord for Alexis Prem Kumar, a 47-year-old Christian minister from India who was abducted in Afghanistan on 2 June. No group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, but three Tali...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 16 September 2014

The case of an Egyptian Christian man arrested following complaints by Muslim neighbours that he had been using his home as a church without a permit highlights the need of the Christian community for...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 15 September 2014

Kidnapping for ransom has been a persistent problem for the Christian community in Egypt amid the political upheaval and instability following the “Arab Spring” revolution of 2011. On 14 June, Wadie R...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 14 September 2014

On 18 June, Bishoy Armia Boulous (31) was sentenced to five years in prison and given a fi ne of 500 Egyptian Pounds (US£70; £40) for “disturbing the peace by broadcasting false information” in connec...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 13 September 2014

Saudi Arabia remains unique in the extent to which it restricts the public expression of any religion other than Islam.” In its annual report for 2014, the United States Commission on International R...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 12 September 2014

On 23 June, Vahid Hakkani, a Christian convert in prison in Iran, resumed a hunger strike in protest against the refusal of a court to grant him and two other Christians conditional release. Vahid had...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 11 September 2014

Pray for imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been severely beaten and forcibly returned to jail from hospital in Iran. He had been recovering there for two months from injuries received in past b...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 10 September 2014

Father God, we pray for the 30 Indian Christian families who were left homeless after the authorities demolished their homes in a slum on 11 June to make way for a new road in Bhubaneswar, Orissa stat...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 09 September 2014

“We killed your father because he refused to deny Jesus Christ.” This is what the killers of Indian Christian Nimmaka Laxmaya (50), a convert from Hinduism, told his son after he found his father’s bo...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 08 September 2014

Continue to lift up to the Lord Aasia Bibi, a Christian wife and mother sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan. The appeal hearing that was scheduled for 27 May was cancelled; this is the fifth ...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 07 September 2014

Lift up to the Lord a group of 52 Indian Christian families in Sirisguda, Chhattisgarh, who have been suffering in various ways. After they had been denied food rations from the public distribution sy...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 06 September 2014

Cry out to the Lord for the two orphaned daughters of a Christian couple who were hacked to death in a savage attack in India. The Bhutia family, Tibetan converts from Buddhism, were targeted in their...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 05 September 2014

Lift up to the Lord Tandin Wangyal, a pastor in Bhutan; the authorities seem determined to pin a charge on him. He was arrested on 5 March along with another pastor, M.B. Thapa, and they were held for...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 04 September 2014

Violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been raging on despite the presence of peacekeeping troops from France and the African Union. On 28 May, Christians were left reeling from one of the...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 03 September 2014

Give thanks that two small Christian communities in Niger have received livestock from Barnabas Fund to help them become self-sufficient. The Christians also received three days of training to learn h...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 02 September 2014

Almighty God, we call to You for relief for Christians in the Gwoza area of Borno state in Northern Nigeria, as they face repeated violent attacks by Boko Haram militants. We pray for comfort for the ...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 01 September 2014

“This is a war against Christians and democracy and their constitution. Allah says we should finish them when we get them.” The leader of the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram was speaking i...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 31 August 2014

Pray for Bible school students in Vietnam who were subjected to a terrifying night-time raid by police and hired thugs. On 9 June, officers swooped from adjacent rooftops into the church compound that...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 30 August 2014

In an earlier incident in Saisomboon village, three teenage Christian girls were disqualified from taking their final school examinations because of their faith. The village chief said that in followi...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 29 August 2014

Five Christians have been charged with murder in Laos after a sick woman sought prayer at her local church, converted to Christianity and later died. Mrs Chan, from Saisomboon village in Savannakhet p...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 28 August 2014

A Christian from Loynam village in the Savannakhet province of Laos was arrested on the morning of 29 May and tied to a post before being imprisoned. Two weeks earlier, police and village security off...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 27 August 2014

Iraqi Christians are losing even previously safe havens under the relentless assault of ISIS. On 25 June, the militant group attacked the historic Christian town of Qaraqosh, near Mosul, driving its m...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 26 August 2014

Heavenly Father, we cry out to You for the Christians left in Mosul, mostly elderly and sick, as they now face the threat of sharia penalties introduced by ISIS: the amputation of limbs for thieves, c...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 25 August 2014

The militant jihadist group ISIS launched a terrifying attack on Mosul, the second city of Iraq, on 6 June. They seized weapons, freed prisoners and looted and torched church buildings. Three days lat...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 24 August 2014

Give thanks that Barnabas Fund is helping many Christian families from Aleppo, Syria, to survive. One group of over 240 families originally lived in one of the city’s poorest neighbourhoods, but on Go...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 23 August 2014

As the Syrian civil war rages on, the militant Islamist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) now controls extensive territory in eastern Syria. The group is acutely hostile to Christi...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 22 August 2014

Give thanks that members of a Pakistani Christian family who have been trapped in bonded labour for years have been rescued by Barnabas partners. The owner of the brick kiln where they worked had kept...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 21 August 2014

About 1,500 Christians staged a protest in Lahore, Pakistan in June 2014 over the grabbing of church-owned property by the government of Punjab. Over ten large properties, including a church, schools,...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 20 August 2014

Praise God that Pakistan’s Supreme Court has instructed the government to take specific steps to protect religious minorities from violence and intolerance. The ruling was issued partly in response to...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 19 August 2014

Loving Father, we cry out to You for the loved ones of ten Egyptian Christians who were murdered in Libya in February and March this year. We ask that You will bring your healing and peace to their fa...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 18 August 2014

Pray for Egyptian Christians who are leaving Libya in the face of growing violence against them. Many have gone there seeking work, but following the recent spate of killings, they are now fleeing. An...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 17 August 2014

A young Christian woman in Somalia was killed by a group of armed men who broke into her house in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, earlier this year. The assailants dragged her outside and shot at n...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 16 August 2014

“We know these two people are Christians who recently came back from Kenya. We want to wipe out any underground Christian living inside of mujahidin area.” The words of an al-Shabaab militant in Somal...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 15 August 2014

Pray for Meriam Yahia Ibrahim (27), a Christian woman in Sudan who has been sentenced to death for apostasy. Meriam was born to a Christian mother and Muslim father; her father left home when she was ...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 14 August 2014

Praise God that the United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a strong resolution on North Korea’s abuse of human rights and has requested the UN Security Council to take action. The resolution “...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 13 August 2014

Our Father, we pray for Christians in Brunei as the authorities there begin to enforce a new penal code based on sharia law. We pray that You will protect them from the harsh punishments laid down in ...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 12 August 2014

Saudi Arabia remains unique in the extent to which it restricts the public expression of any religion other than Islam.” The US Commission on International Religious Freedom report for 2014 has drawn...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 11 August 2014

Lift up to the Lord eight Christians in Iran who were rounded up during a social picnic on 5 March and interrogated. The believers were arrested near the city of Shush-e-Daniel, blindfolded and questi...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 10 August 2014

Christians in Tanzania are experiencing increased discrimination and violence at the hands of the country’s Muslims. In Muslim-majority Zanzibar, a church on Mafia island was targeted in an arson atta...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 09 August 2014

“They have been hunting for me directly and indirectly, because when I left them and converted to Christianity it pained them so much.” Hassan Muwanguzi is a former sheikh in Uganda who has suffered g...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 08 August 2014

In a similar incident, Wenene Nuru (23), a convert from Islam in the Iki-Iki township in the Pallisa district of Uganda, has had to fl ee from her home after her father attacked her. He beat her with ...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 07 August 2014

Heavenly Father, we pray for Nawudo Hasifa, a Christian teenager in Uganda whose 17-yearold sister, Nanvunani Shamimu, was beaten to death by their father when he discovered they had converted from Is...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 06 August 2014

“My little brother and my own son were murdered by Seleka of my neighbourhood. My house was burnt down with all its contents. I was left with the clothes I have on me.” The words of Michel, a Christia...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 05 August 2014

Join Christians in the Central African Republic (CAR) in crying out to God on behalf of their stricken country. A group of churches devoted the month of March to prayer, as sectarian killings continue...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 04 August 2014

A Barnabas-funded Christian leadership training course in Tajikistan has enabled 60 lay leaders from a Muslim background to grow in their understanding and develop their knowledge of the Bible. Becaus...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 03 August 2014

Christian families in Uzbekistan are being blocked from burying their loved ones in state-owned cemeteries as local officials bow to pressure from Muslim leaders. In one of three known cases already t...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 02 August 2014

Pray for a church in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, whose building has been confiscated by the authorities, who claim that the sales contract signed more than 14 years ago was invalid. The seizure of the buildi...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 01 August 2014

Give thanks to the Lord that Barnabas Fund is able to help oppressed and persecuted Christian communities by providing grants to Christian students in higher education. Pray for those who have receive...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 31 July 2014

Almighty God, we pray that You will protect Your people in the Holy Land. We pray especially for the congregation of a church in Gaza City, whose church compound was attacked with a small explosive de...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 30 July 2014

Taliban militants attempted to attack a Christian-run day-care centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 28 March, saying it was “a church used to convert Muslims to Christianity”. The attackers mistakenly tar...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 29 July 2014

“He was always a light for Christ and he had a love and commitment that he expressed for the Afghan people because of that love for Christ.” The widow of Dr Jerry Umanos, an American doctor who was sh...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 28 July 2014

“We ask all Christians and members of other faiths to reconsider their own beliefs and join Hinduism.” Krishna Hari Baskota, secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister in Nepal, was speaking about ...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 27 July 2014

Lift up to the Lord a group of Christians in Pali village, Jharkhand state, India, who were attacked by Hindu extremists on two consecutive days in an effort to force them to convert to Hinduism. On 4...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 26 July 2014

Pray for Christians in the village of Gudrikia, Kandhamal district, who lost their church building in the 2008 anti-Christian riots in Orissa state, India. Earlier this year, they planned to rebuild t...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 25 July 2014

Pray for Christians and other non-Hindus in India following the landslide victory of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the country’s general election. The BJP is the political wing...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 24 July 2014

Heavenly Father, we lift up to You today the heartbroken family of Mary Sameh George, a young Christian woman who was killed in an Islamist attack on a church in Egypt. We pray that You will comfort t...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 23 July 2014

Give thanks that as believers in some areas of Egypt continue to be at risk of violence from Islamists, Barnabas Fund is able to provide various kinds of practical help for needy Christians there, esp...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 22 July 2014

Give thanks that the authorities in Egypt are pursuing justice for the Christian community following widespread violence against them by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood last summer. Christians we...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 21 July 2014

“I was so happy and treasure this Word of God. It brings me so much peace and hope.” Uu Dee KoMang, an elderly woman in Burma (Myanmar), was one of many Christians who recently received a Kachin Bible...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 20 July 2014

Pray for three Christian prisoners of conscience in Vietnam who are being denied access to Bibles and other sources of spiritual support. Prison guards in Hanoi and Thanh Hoa province have refused to ...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 19 July 2014

Five ethnic Hmong Christian families in Vietnam have been attacked by their neighbours in attempts to get them to renounce their faith. On 26 February, Hang A Khua and his family were ordered to recan...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 18 July 2014

Pray for around 400 Christian families in the Con Dau area of Da Nang province in Vietnam whose homes have been demolished. The Christians were driven from their homes in a raid by police, security ag...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 17 July 2014

Father God, we lift up to You Aasia Bibi in her agonising wait for justice after her appeal hearing was deferred for the third time. We pray that her case will soon be heard, and that You will sustain...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 16 July 2014

Pray for Saira Iqbal, a seven-year-old Christian girl in Pakistan who was gang-raped by four Muslim men on 23 April. At this time of intense suffering and trauma for her, pray that the Lord will be he...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 15 July 2014

A Pakistani Christian couple, Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar, have been given the death penalty after they were accused of sending text messages insulting Muhammad to two Muslims. The couple’s l...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 14 July 2014

Pray for Pakistani Christian Sawan Masih, whose appeal against the death penalty he was given under the “blasphemy law” is scheduled to be heard tomorrow (25 July). Sawan (26), a father of three, was ...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 13 July 2014

Pray for Tandin Wangyal and M.B. Thapa, two pastors in Bhutan who were arrested on 5 March. The pair were invited by another Christian to speak at a ground-breaking ceremony for a new house in Samtse ...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 12 July 2014

Pray that the government of Kazakhstan will end its legal demand for the registration of religious groups, including churches. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, H...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 11 July 2014

Denis Yenenko, a Christian father of three in Sergeyevka, Kazakhstan, was jailed for six days in April for refusing to pay a fine imposed on him for leading worship at an “illegal meeting”. Denis and ...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 10 July 2014

Our God and Father, we praise You for calling to faith a 13-year-old boy in Tajikistan through the teaching of “Aigul”, a Barnabas- funded Christian worker, and that he has now led his Muslim mother t...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 09 July 2014

In some countries, Christian-run ministries are not safe from official opposition even when they provide a vital service to the community. A homeless shelter run by Aleksei Shchedrov, a young Christia...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 08 July 2014

Pray for churches and Christian organisations in Russia that are facing harassment from the authorities, which appears to be intended to shut them down. In March, a church in St Petersburg lost its ap...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 07 July 2014

A church building in Kazliçeşme, Turkey, was broken into and vandalised by a group of thugs on Sunday 23 March. The attackers forced their way in through the front door and stole some items, including...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 06 July 2014

Give thanks that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has upheld a case brought by various religious communities affected by a controversial law in Hungary that stripped many churches of their re...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 05 July 2014

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recommended that eight more nations be added to the American government’s list of “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC). A CPC desig...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 04 July 2014

Give thanks to the Lord that relief supplied by Barnabas is helping homeless Christians in South Sudan to survive in harsh conditions. Through a church in the capital, Juba, more than 900 families rec...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 03 July 2014

Sovereign Lord, we pray for Christians in Northern Nigeria, who are vulnerable to deadly violence by Boko Haram and ethnic Fulani herdsmen. We pray for those bereaved in the numerous and destructive a...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 02 July 2014

Pray for around 270 Nigerian schoolgirls, most of them Christians, who were kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram on the night of 14 April. The militants stormed the Government Girls Secondary School...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 01 July 2014

On Sunday 23 March, balaclava-clad gunmen stormed a church in Likoni, near Mombasa, Kenya, during a service. They killed a watchman before shooting into the congregation and at those standing outside....

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 30 June 2014

Pray for Christians in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, where a church’s building permit has been revoked following pressure from Islamists. The church met all the conditions required for a licence, incl...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 29 June 2014

A church in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, had to postpone its Easter service after a suspected bomb was discovered at the Christian school that adjoins its building. A security officer came ...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 28 June 2014

Praise the Lord for providing the resources for a five-year sponsorship by Barnabas of 38 church-planting couples in Indonesia. Many have testified to how blessed they have been by the financial suppo...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 27 June 2014

Believers were able to return to the historic Christian village of Maaloula, Syria, after it was recaptured from Islamist rebels by government forces on 14 April. Most of the village’s 3,000-strong po...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 26 June 2014

Heavenly Father, we pray for the 350 Christian families from Kharaba in Sweida province, Syria, who were forced to flee their homes when their village was stormed by opposition militants on 23 April. ...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 25 June 2014

“The lives of 745 Christians in Kessab have been shattered. More than 2,210 people have been driven from their homes, and many will never be able to return, as their properties have been destroyed or ...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 24 June 2014

“This is our second besieged time. Now it is more than a week. No one is allowed to come in or get out of Aleppo. Nothing in the market to buy. No fruit. No vegetables. Fuel has increased to six times...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 23 June 2014

Give thanks that a new motorbike given by Barnabas Fund is helping George, an active Christian student coordinator in Bangladesh, to stay in touch with a rapidly growing number of study groups scatter...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 22 June 2014

Christian women and girls in Pakistan remain at risk of abduction by Muslim men, forced conversion to Islam and forced marriage to their captors. A new report released on 7 April estimated that 1,000 ...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 21 June 2014

Pray for the grieving wife and two young children of Haroon Masih, known as Sunny, a 22-year-old Christian man in Pakistan who was shot dead by a Muslim co-worker after refusing to convert to Islam. A...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 20 June 2014

Praise God for how He is working through the Christian school that Barnabas supports in Bethlehem. Praise Him that the Christ-centred education that the school provides to needy Christian children is ...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 19 June 2014

Pray for a congregation in Maharashtra state, India, that has been forced to stop meeting after Hindu extremists attacked four consecutive Sunday services in late 2013. On the first occasion, the assa...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 18 June 2014

Following the attacks on the two churches in Hikkaduwa, Christian and Muslim groups, along with various rights organisations in Sri Lanka, wrote a strongly-worded open letter condemning attacks on pla...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 17 June 2014

Pray for a Sri Lankan pastor and his wife in the Kandy district who were dragged out of their house by a 250-strong mob led by eleven Buddhist monks on 16 February. Ask God to restrain the aggression ...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 16 June 2014

Two churches in Sri Lanka came under vicious attack by a large mob led by Buddhist monks while the congregations were gathered for worship on 12 January. The offenders threw stones and bricks at the A...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 15 June 2014

A Sudanese church leader was arrested on 23 February as he was preaching during a Sunday service. The Rev. Yahya Abdelrahim Nalu, who was detained for two days, was told that he would “face justice” i...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 14 June 2014

Pray for the grieving family of a Christian man who was killed when a village in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains was bombed by the Sudanese military. Two other Christians, including a 13-year-old girl, were in...

 
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    • “The training helped me to establish the foundation of my faith in the Word of God and build my life on it. I deliberately teach the course to my friends.” Mr Lepcha, a Nepali living in India, had participated in a tutor training course sponsored by Barnabas that equipped him to lead Bible training courses. He then also started serving as an elder in his church. Give thanks that these courses are building up the faith of 419 Christian students and 54 teachers, most of whom are converts from other religions. It is also helping them stand strong when they meet resistance from their relatives and communities. Pray that they will experience God’s comfort when experiencing persecution and God’s strength to reach out in love to those who are hurting them. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 13 hours ago

    • Pray for a Christian family in Kandhamal in Orissa state, India, who have been left devastated after their home was destroyed for the third time by Hindu extremists. The Digals of Budruka village were among hundreds of Christian families to lose their home in the horrendous anti-Christian violence of December 2007. They returned two months later and rebuilt their house, but in August 2008 the attacks resumed, and their second home was also destroyed. After receiving financial aid from the government they were able to rebuild it again this year, but in April it was wrecked once more, shattering their hopes of returning to their village to cultivate their land. Pray that the Lord will comfort them in their distress and provide them with a peaceful dwelling-place and secure home (Isaiah 32:18). Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sun, Sep 2014 00:00

    • The landslide victory of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India’s general election in May sparked alarm for Christians and other minorities in the country. The BJP is the political wing of a Hindu nationalist movement, Hindutva, which is striving to make India a religiously pure nation. It has given support to Hindu extremist groups that attack Christians, and states under the party’s rule have generally experienced a rise in anti-Christian violence. The BJP has introduced “anti-conversion” laws in a number of states, which are used to prevent legitimate Christian evangelism. Prior to the general election, the BJP pledged to introduce national legislation to curb “missionary” activity and end proselytising if elected. Pray that the BJP will rule justly and that the rights and freedoms of all Indian citizens will be upheld. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sat, Sep 2014 00:00

    • Pray for Christians in Sri Lanka facing attacks from Buddhist extremists, who have forced the closure of numerous churches. In an apparently positive move, the government has created a Religious Disputes Unit to address conflicts between different groups and combat attempts to create religious discord. But many Christians and Muslims believe that Buddhist extremists are allowed to operate with impunity and that the new unit will not solve the problems faced by non-Buddhists. A cap on the building of places of worship has also been announced, and this seems to serve the Buddhist lobby, which is opposed to expanding Christian activity. Pray for protection for Christian congregations and that their ministry and mission will not be further impeded. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Fri, Sep 2014 00:00

    • Cry out to the Lord for Alexis Prem Kumar, a 47-year-old Christian minister from India who was abducted in Afghanistan on 2 June. No group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, but three Taliban militants have been arrested in connection with it. Alexis had worked for an NGO in Afghanistan since 2011, helping returning refugees. He was leaving a school near Herat for Afghan children who have recently returned from Iran or Pakistan when he was seized. Give thanks for Alexis’ willingness to serve the Lord in what remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world for Christians, and pray for his safe return. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Thu, Sep 2014 00:00

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