Saturday, June 23, 2012

Praying for India states of Andhra Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh: A 365 Day Global Prayer Journey - June 23

Today we begin focusing on the states of India. As the introductory notes tell us, most of these states are far larger than the majority of nations" that we will pray for this year. Because of this, let's seek God's heart for each of these states just as we have for each country. As we noted on June 19, our first day of focused prayer for India, we have to drop our stereotypes. We're going to read about states that might not fit our preconceptions of India. That's why we need God's heart for these areas. He knows the people intimately and personally and loves their uniqueness.

Today, please read pages 418-420, Andhra & Arunachal Pradesh.

My prayer for today: Lord, we pray for Andhra Pradesh. We pray for the continued efforts to reach the Dalits to be successful, yet we ask You that the Dalits not come to faith simply as a reaction against Hindu persecution but instead truly come to know and love Jesus as their Lord and Savior. We pray for the key city of Hyderabad and the missions agencies that are based there - give them strong impact on the state and nation from this place. Protect Hyderabad from any warfare that would detract from the ministry You have placed before these organizations. We pray for more awareness by Christians of the key role Hyderabad can play in reaching Muslims in India. Lord, it seems You have placed before the church in Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad an open door of mission to these Muslims peoples; we pray that they will begin to see that door and begin to act intentionally and faithfully to bring the Gospel to them. For Arunachal Pradesh, we praise You for the church growth and ask for unity and cooperation among the different churches with different backgrounds. We pray for strength in the face of opposition and for wisdom to share Christ in gentle and appropriate ways. We pray for the removal of the anti-conversion law; let the leaders see the need for people to be able to truly have a choice in their belief system. In Jesus' name, amen.   

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