Thursday, June 21, 2012

Praying for India: A 365 Day Global Prayer Journey - June 21

Today we continue to get an overview for the nation of India. Please review pages 409-417. We'll focus prayers today on #1-8.

My prayer for today: Lord, we are coming to know more of the needs of India as we study and pray. We pray for India's leaders to truly uphold the constitution by maintaining full religious freedom. We pray that there will be no levels of freedom but total freedom for people to choose and practice their own religions. We ask You to give the leaders wisdom to uproot corruption, tackle the ills of society, address the growing threats to stability, and manage the economy wisely. We know that there is the potential trap of materialism. Please keep the young people of India from falling into the deception of materialism and that their will recognize their need for You. We pray for guidance to deliver millions from poverty. Guide the government to lead people away form the caste system and show them how to truly view each other as equals. We pray especially for the sick, disabled, women, and children who suffer most under poverty. So much of this, Lord, is linked to Hinduism. To so many, to be Indian is to be Hindu, and the caste system of Hinduism often supercedes the legal rejection of caste. We pray for Christians to demonstrate a different way - to truly have a biblical, Christlike response and fully integrated churches. Tear down the dividing walls of society and let the churches show how peace can come through Jesus. We pray for all types of churches in India to be biblically sound, faithfully obedient, passionately worshipful, and genuinely loving. We ask for leadership training that is manageable without outside help, and for success for the national missionaries who are reaching their corners of the world. Work with the Indian church for Your glory, in Jesus' name, amen.

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