Release International Prayer Shields, India and Algeria

India In India, Christians in Mahuatoli village, Jharkhand, were forced to participate in a ‘reconversion’ ceremony in June. Ask God to bless and provide for them: most of the 12 Christian families in the village have now fled.

India Pray against Hindu nationalist BJP moves to implement anti-conversion laws in yet more Indian states: seven states have already introduced such laws, frequently misused to persecute religious minorities.

India Praise God for the growth of His church in India, despite intense persecution. Thank God especially that many Dalits (branded the ‘Untouchables’) are responding to His message that all men are equal.

Algeria The leader of the Church in Makouda, in Tizi Ouzou province – the second-largest Protestant congregation in Algeria – has been warned he faces charges for building violations. Pray that these threats will come to nothing.

Algeria Pray for a landowner in Azaghar, Algeria who has been charged with allowing unauthorised worship on his land. A church whose building was sealed in 2018 has been meeting in a tent there.

Algeria Christian convert ‘Ahmed’ was charged in Algeria with ‘undermining Islam’ after his wife filed a complaint against him – but he was later acquitted. Pray that ‘Ahmed’, whose wife has now divorced him under pressure from relatives, will be allowed access to his daughters.

Algeria Rachid is an Algerian Christian with a Muslim background whose Muslim wife charged him with inciting her to change her religion. Thank God that he has had his acquittal upheld. His wife ended their ten-year marriage in March.

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