Monday, June 25, 2012

Praying for India states of Chhattisgarh and Delhi: A 364 Day Global Prayer Journey - June 25

Today we lift up two more Indian states. Please read about Chhattisgarh and Delhi on pages 422-423.

Throughout Operation World's section on India, you are reading about the Dalits. In Chhattisgarh, Dalits comprise a large proportion of the population. The video below, from Gospel for Asia, will shed insight into what God is doing among the Dalits. This is an amazing example of a people group movement - a people group who decided to change religions and got together to explore options. Many chose Christianity on Nov. 4, 2001; many others have followed Jesus since. As noted before, it's important to pray for conversions that are true and not merely a reaction to Hinduism's caste system, but Jesus meets all of us at our point of felt need, and many who work among the Dalits believe this day was key to starting a true turning of Dalits to Christ. Learn more at

My prayer for today: Oh Lord, You never cease to amaze me. How You can use even the caste system to cause a holy dissatisfaction and turn people to You is beyond me. Thank You, Lord, for the Dalits who have come to faith and we pray for their walk with You to be strengthened. We ask You, Lord, to save those who have merely rejected Hinduism but not embraced Jesus. We pray for purity of worship and practice without any mixture of idolatry. We pray for the church in Chhattisgarh to grow and have wisdom in reaching the unreached. For Delhi, we pray for Christians to be moved to live out the Gospel among the slums. Lord, raise up holistic ministry and discipling opportunities. We love to see what You are doing Lord. Thank You for Your work and how encouraging it is to each of us. In Jesus' name, amen.

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