Published: 00:00 GMT Daylight Time - Wednesday 02 May 2012
Daily Prayer - Wednesday 02 May 2012
“The life of the Christians has become vulnerable and people are living in constant fear of being attacked and reviled.” These were the words a church leader in Bangalore wrote to the chief minister of Karnataka state, India, after yet another Christian building was vandalised on 2 November 2011. More than 400 incidents of anti-Christian violence have been recorded since 2007, when the Hindu nationalist BJP took control of the state government. In September 2008 there were 37 instances in just two or three days, and attacks on individuals and churches have continued ever since. Pray that the state government will take firm action against those responsible for the violence, and that Christians will stand firm under pressure.