Day 1

DECEMBER | 2021

India

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

This month, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we speak out over India that Jesus was born into this world, and He is Immanuel, God with us. Pray for churches and Christian ministries that will be holding many Christmas events, outreaches, and community services. Pray that the love of Jesus will touch hearts and win souls. Pray for those who are grieving and struggling emotionally, financially, and spiritually after this traumatic year. Pray that the Lord will be their great healer and provider, the lifter of their heads (The Bible, Matthew 1:23).

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%