Friday, June 29, 2012

Praying for India states of Kerala and Madhya Pradesh: A 365 Day Global Prayer Journey - June 29

Today we pray for two more states of India, including one where the Gospel traditionally first reached India, through the apostle Thomas. Please read about Kerala and Madhya Pradesh on pages 430-431.

My prayer for today: Lord, we don't know for sure that it was Thomas who first brought the Gospel to India in Kerala state, but we do know that somehow there is a diverse group of Christans here, and we are so grateful that You have established this foothold in the most southwestern portion of the state. Lord, we cannot help but think that Kerala is highly strategic for Your kingdom purposes. We pray for renewal of the churches, for unity among the different styles of worship  and evangelistic approaches; for sensitivity among the churches; and for a common goal of being a witness to You to be put ahead of their own personal interests and preferences. We pray for believers to be freed from the spirit of caste to be able to love other believers and reach the unreached. We pray for You to call many to serve the tribals, the Muslims, and the Hindus. In Madhya Pradesh, Lord we pray for the trickle of interest in Jesus to become a stream and a river. We pray for an increase to the unity that has started and that You would be honored and glorified through their love for one another so they can reach the many needy people in this state. In Jesus' name, amen. 

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