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India, a mostly Hindu nation, is witnessing the growth of the Christian church in large numbers even though persecution is increasing for religious minorities at the same time.

The increase in persecution is claimed by many to be the result of the rise of a Hindu political party now controlling India’s Central Government. Despite this, there are an estimated 25-60 million Christians in India (and an estimated 1 billion Hindus).

Some congregations have thousands of Christians in attendance, such as Calvary Temple located in Hyderabad that holds up to 35,000 people. It offers five services on Sundays, with worshippers filling up each one.

Source: International Christian Concern

Prayer Points

  • Praise God for the growth of His church in India; pray the Gospel will continue to be preached clearly and faithfully.
  • Pray for God’s protection over His church; ask the Lord to encourage those who face opposition to stand firm.
  • Pray for the conversion of many more Indians to believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.