Day 1

JANUARY | 2023

India

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

India, we bless you in Jesus’ Name, that He may pour out a full measure of His love over you. Full and overflowing; that many will experience the extravagant love of God and know that He is for India, not against her.

 

As India takes over the presidency of the G20 institution, bless the leadership with wisdom and integrity.

 

Bless the many churches who have increased their prayer and worship over their nation during the last few years. Pray this will increase even as the world emerges from the pandemic.

 

Lord Jesus Christ, we lift up India to you and are thankful that you have not forgotten this nation, but that you know each person by name (The Bible, 2 Peter 3:9).

 

Source: WIN

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. For the fourth year in a row, India is in the 2022 World Watch List’s top 10 countries with the worst Christian persecution. Under the leadership of the hard-line Hindu nationalist party, the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and then the pandemic, life became even harder for Indian Christians. Many were denied aid and struggled to provide for their families. But, God is using these same believers to be His agents of love and compassion. Mission organizations vigorously equip grassroots pastors and leaders to carry out Gospel outreach. Though many people in India have never heard the name of Jesus, hearts are open to the Good News like never before! The Lord is using Christian Believers in the most challenging circumstances to proclaim the gospel in an unprecedented manner. In 2022, a new president was appointed, Ms. Droupadi Murmu; the first president from a marginalized tribal community.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Droupadi Murmu
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%