Day 1

MAY | 2022

India

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Christianity may be the third largest religion in India with more than 27 million Christian Believers, but this still only makes up 2.3 percent of the population. Since Prime Minister Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in 2014, persecution, discrimination, and violent attacks on Christians have increased dramatically. Radical nationalists, and radical Hindus both stir up anti-Christian sentiment, and hate crimes against Christians increased by 40% in 2021. Pray that the power of satan to blind people’s eyes and minds to this persecution will cease. Declare that our God is great and mighty in power and His understanding has no limits (The Bible, Psalm 147:5).

Source: Anti-Christian Violence In India (Eurasia Review)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The world’s second-most populous country, India offers a vast array of languages and cultures. India gave birth to Hinduism but hosts the world’s second-largest Muslim population. Although India is known as the world’s largest democratic country, according to the World Watch List, it is now ranked the 10th most dangerous place for Christians to live due to increased persecution. Although the Indian constitution allows for freedom of religion, many Indian states have adopted anti-conversion legislation. Converts to Christianity are under constant pressure to reconvert; they are often physically assaulted and sometimes killed.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Ram Nath Kovind
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Narendra Modi
POPULATION
over 1.3 billion
CHRISTIANS
2.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Hinduism
PERSECUTION RANKING
10
REFUGEES
205,012
LIFE EXPECTANCY
68.13 yrs
LITERACY RATE
74.04%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
29.8%