Release International Prayer Shields: Philippines and India

Philippines

In the Philippines, Mindanao has been under martial law since 2017 after an Islamic State insurgency. Pray that the church in Mindanao will shine like a beacon of hope.

Philippines Pray for Christians in Mindanao who are concerned religious liberties will be further eroded after the recent institution of an Islamic sub-government in the newly created Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of the Philippines.

Philippines Some Christians in the Philippines have been accused of libel and sedition, as part of the government response to criticism of its war on drugs. Pray that the Government will start to see the church as a force for social good.

Philippines Please pray for the family of Pastor Ernesto Javier Estrella who was shot dead in Cotabato Province in Mindanao, Philippines in August. His wife suspects his murder is politically motivated.

Philippines Christians say there has been an increase in violent attacks on religious rights campaigners since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016. Bishops recently referred to this as ‘one of the most trying periods in our history’. Ask God to strengthen His people in the Philippines.

India Ask God to grant His wisdom and protection to Christian families in Pondum village, Dantewada district, Chhattisgarh, India, who have been told to leave the village or face death.

India Thank God for the overcoming faith of Indian women such as Yashoda Ratre in Chhattisgarh, despite intense pressures and death threats. ‘We will not leave Christ,’ she says. Christians have also been denied government aid after flooding.

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