Published: 00:00 GMT Standard Time - Saturday 18 February 2012
Daily Prayer - Saturday 18 February 2012
Pray for Christians in Nepal, who often have nowhere to bury their dead. Local communities in this mainly Hindu country sometimes object to Christian graves, and relatives are forced to dig up bodies and find new places to bury them. Some Christians have even had to dispose of corpses in secret. In February 2011 further Christian burials were forbidden in the grounds of a Hindu temple that the churches have used for decades. Since then the government has granted no new burial grounds to the Christians, despite much persuasion and a large Christian demonstration in the capital, Kathmandu. Praise the Lord that the number of Christians in Nepal is growing; pray that the authorities will not see them as a threat and will address their need for burial places.