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Prayer for today:
Nepal is officially a secular country, but in practice the Hindu majority is favoured, while Christians and Muslims are discriminated against. Buddhists are treated quite well because Buddhism, like Hinduism, is considered a Sanatana religion (a religion of the forefathers). A new law passed in August 2017 is due to come into force in September 2018 and will make it a crime for anyone to try to convert a follower of a Sanatana religion to another faith; this will be punishable with five years in prison and a fine of 50,000 rupees (£345; US$480; €390). Pray that Christians in Nepal will have wisdom, sensitivity and courage to live in the changed legal situation in which they find themselves and pray for continued church growth despite such efforts to stop it.