Day 1

OCTOBER | 2022

India

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Praise Report

Praise the Lord for the great awakening among the Believers and people from other faiths during the severe pandemic crisis to go to God in fasting and prayer all across India, repenting of their sins and turning to Him in faith in large numbers (The Bible, Acts 3:19).

Prayer Requests

Pray that the attitudes of the president and government towards Christians in India will be transformed, increasing commitment to compassion and protection (The Bible, Isaiah 30:18).

Pray for the Church across India as hundreds of pastors and Christian workers died during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pray for the many churches and ministries that need new leadership; may the Lord raise up a new generation (The Bible, Acts 15:12).

Call to Salvation

Father, as many people suffer greatly in this nation, we ask that You be the God of compassion and mercy, kindness, and grace and that many people will come to trust You and love You (The Bible, Psalm 28:7).

Sources:

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Christians in India

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%