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Lord, today we pray for India, where our brothers and sisters in Christ are facing fierce persecution from radical Hindus. Lord, we are distraught that the current government has allowed radical Hinduism to increase through the lack of consequences for those who commit violent crimes against Christian. The violence is mushrooming because of this silent assent! Lord, we particularly pray today for our brothers and sisters who have left Hinduism to pursue you. May their families and friends love them for who they are and not view their choice as treason or betrayal. Protect these disciples and give them courage. Lord, we also pray for the Protestant Christian communities that are persecuted due to their faith and outreach. Strengthen and guide them. Shore up their courage, wisdom and grace. Lord, we pray for the Indian government—for the kind of wisdom that generates excellent leadership and care for those they lead. May India become a beacon of freedom, rather than a nation where people fear to worship the one true God. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.