According to a report by the Evangelical Fellowship of India, 177 incidents of persecution were recorded against the country’s Christian community in 2015. The incidents included physical violence, discontinuation of worship services, church attacks, rape, and arrests of pastors and Christian workers.
The report also stated that Christian persecution was most severe in the central states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, and the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
Sources: World Evangelical Alliance, The Gospel Herald
- Pray for God’s healing and ministering Spirit to be with all those who have suffered for His name’s sake. Pray that when persecution comes, Christians in India would stand firm in their faith in spite of the pressure.
- Pray the authorities will do all they can to uphold justice for its citizens and protect minority groups.
- Pray that those responsible for persecuting Christians would experience a change in heart, repent, and turn towards the one true God.