UPDATE 15 October 2008: News from Barnabas Fund
UPDATE: A letter from Orissa
UPDATE: Go here for more news on the persecution of Indian Christians
UPDATE: The latest from Gospel for Asia
I got this by text on Thursday night:
"Please pray for Pastor Paul Thangaia (I think it's spelt Paul Thangiah - Pastor of Bangalore's largest church - 12 000 strong). RSS planned to kill him. They have already burnt 20 churches yesterday. They plan to destroy 200 churches in Orissa. BJP has also planned to kill him and 200 pastors in the next 24 hours."
Gospel for Asia suggest the following prayer points for the situation in general.
Ask God to specially assign His angels to watch over and protect His people, evangelists, pastors and church leaders in these areas
Pray that police and government officials will bring the violence under control immediately.
Pray that God will strengthen the church with courage, boldness, strong conviction and faith in the Lord to stand firm for His name during these days.
Pray that the enemies of the Gospel will be visited by the love of the living and true God and that a great number of them will turn to Him.
Pray for the suffering Christians to receive justice and favor in this hour of crisis.
KP Yohanan recorded this three days ago:
If anyone knows more, please do comment with links. And let's pray.