Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Praying for India states of Goa, Gujarat, and Haryana: A 365 Day Global Prayer Journey - June 26

Today we continue to pray for India by lifting up three more states - Goa, Gujarat, and Haryana. I encourage you to locate each state we pray for on your map on page 418 (Goa & Gujarat are on the west coast; Haryana in the west-central) and be aware of where they are located. That way if you hear of something on the news in "Northeast India" or "Southern tip of India" you'll have a reference point and can come to Operation World and review the notes about that particular state or region. Please read pages 424-426 today.

My prayer for today: Lord, we lift up the predominately Hindu states of Goa, Gujarat, and Haryana. We pray for You to call many Hindus to Yourself, and call people who have a heart for Hindus to these states specifically. We pray for Goa state, and for the Christians there to recognize the idolatry in mingling Hindu beliefs with Biblical teaching. Help them have wisdom and realize what is cultural and what is idolatry. We pray Lord for wonders who speak Konkani to feel called to serve Goa state. For Gujarat, we pray for a state government to promote true peace and the tolerance Gandhi proclaimed, by allowing religious conversion to be legal. We pray for the church that You will strengthen what remains Lord. We know that it's an oppressive environment; lift the spirits of Your people and empower them to do a profound work by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for the church growth; we pray for a passion to reach the unreached to come from these new believers. And for Haryana, Lord, we pray for the church with its 'little strength' to become a strong pillar for You in India. We pray for open doors and no one can close, for faithfulness to be on mission with You. May these few reach the many as only You can work out. In Jesus' name, amen. 

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