“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all the tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” Revelation 7:9-10
One day people from all nations, tribes, and languages will gather to worship God together. This means that someone from every people group in India will stand with us around the throne of our Lord.
There are people working hard to reach the peoples of India, proclaiming the gospel and planting churches. The peoples of India will come to Christ and churches will be planted by God’s spirit alone in a way that allows only God to get the glory. And God desires us to be a part of it.
This prayer project is a reminder that the mission is not dependent on us but on the Holy Spirit. Prayer sets us in a place of reliance on God who alone can change the hearts of the peoples of India. We need to pray often and recruit others to join us. We need the church and the world praying for India.
Here are a few ways you can get involved:
Become a Prayer Advocate
Commit personally to pray with a special focus on the peoples of India. Begin by joining us in our 31-day prayer emphasis during May 2106.
In addition to stories and prayer prompts on the blog we'll be posting throughout the month of May, we are created a daily Prayer Guide for you to use in your family, small group, or church. We pray this will be a helpful tool this May and beyond. This guide will be added to this page soon.
Gather Others to Pray
Share about India with those around you—your friends, neighbors, small group. As you explore this site, pray in response to what impacts you. Share your experience with others and tell them how the Spirit is working in you.
Did you know that a large number of Indian people actually live in other countries around the world? Maybe you don’t have Indian people in your area…or maybe you do. There’s a good chance someone near you could be from India. Reach out to them and share the good news of Christ. Use these resources below to help you.
PeopleGroups.org can help you find where Indian people groups are living around the world and if any are living near you.
The International Mission Board (IMB) has created several resources for sharing the gospel with South Asians:
- Audio Bible Stories - Audio Bible stories are a great way to share Christ with South Asians. This resource includes several different languages and each set was created with the intended audience in mind.
- Henna and the Gospel - Henna is very popular among people in India. The temporary artwork can be used to tell Bible stories and share the Gospel. Use these resources to learn how to host henna parties and draw your own henna stories.
- Evangelism Resources - Use these resources to share the Gospel in ways that connect to people from India. This site has several different methods for you to try.
SPREAD THE WORD
Download these social media graphics to spread the word about Praying For India. These graphics are specifically created so you can post them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or your personal website. Use these images to share what God is doing in India and encourage your family and friends to join you in interceding on behalf of the peoples of India.