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Modi sworn in for second time period; Christians cautious

Modi sworn in for second time period; Christians cautious

India (MNN/MNI) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in yesterday for a second five-year time period.

Over 600 million folks voted on this election, and Modi gained by a landslide. His political celebration (Bharatiya Janata Occasion) gained 354 of 545 seats (272 seats are wanted for a majority) in The Lok Sabha, the decrease home of India’s Parliament—a win even greater than their share of the vote in 2014.

Modi sworn in for second time period; Christians cautiousThroughout Modi’s first time period, persecution towards Christians in India severely elevated—and now, Mission India’s companions in India anticipate challenges persevering with.

Mission India’s Erik Morsehead says, “Our companions in India have been faithfully praying…as they simply attempt to see what the brand new spherical [of political leadership] seems to be like for them by way of ministry and the way God’s going to maneuver amidst all of this.

“But they’re also at the same time energized, knowing that regardless of what happens politically, God is still in control. We’ve heard that a lot from our partners. They know that God will be faithful and they’re going to keep doing what they believe God is calling them to do.”

This 12 months, Open Doorways USA ranked India because the 10th worst nation on the planet for persecution of Christians, who’ve confronted violence and lack of rights.

Modi sworn in for second time period; Christians cautious

(Picture courtesy of Mission India)

Now could be the time to face with Christians in India, each in prayer and by empowering them with instruments and coaching to proceed to push the sunshine of the Gospel towards the non secular darkness round them. Opponents of the Good Information appear to be rising in numbers and in energy, and the longer term feels unsure.

However we all know who holds the longer term, and so we pray. Please be part of our Indian Christian brothers and sisters in praying for defense, for knowledge, and for an open door to the Gospel message.

If you need to obtain Mission India’s each day prayer e-mail, India Intercessor, click on right here and you will be routinely signed as much as obtain each day prayer requests from India.

 

 

 

Header picture obtained from Narendra Modi’s private feed on Flickr.

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