Compass Direct NewsJohn 7:36-38Hindu extremists forced their way into a prayer meeting in Kalkaji, New Delhi, on March 12, beating the pastor and threatening other believers. Pastor Jagdish Dey was leading a small prayer meeting at a church member's house when Hindu radicals gathered at the door of the home and began taking pictures. As the meeting ended, the extremists forced their way inside the home and dragged Pastor Dey out into the street, where 30 armed extremists were waiting to beat him. When police arrived, they took Pastor Dey into custody. The Hindus accused the Christians of desecrating idols and making insulting remarks about their gods and goddesses. Under pressure from the extremists, police persuaded Pastor Dey to promise that he would stop the prayer meetings. The extremists then banned the Christians from using the public water pump and pressured their landlords to evict them. Pray that the Lord will refresh these believers with his living water.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Oh Lord, as you were with the three in the fiery furnice, we pray that you will strengthen these believers in the midst of this attempt to erase You from their town. Turn the efforts of the enemy around, and save all those who are leading the persecution as you saved Saul on his way to Damascus. We pray that you will turn the persecutors into preachers of the gospel. In Jesus' name. Amen.