In a 2010 paper written for the Cape Town 2010 Congress of the Lausanne Movement, S. Kent Parks and John Scott deliver an impassioned plea for the “Forgotten Fourth” — the almost 2 billion people without access to the gospel.
India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. It is a pluralistic, multilingual and multi-ethnic society. Despite economic growth during recent decades, India continues to face socio-economic challenges. In 2011, 21% of India's population lived below the World Bank's international poverty line.
An introductory prayer guide for India can be found at the Operation World website. For a much more extensive guide to praying for India, consider purchasing the Operation World book (see our affiliate disclosure).
Additional items for prayer can be found in this Prayercast for India.
Rahil Patel spent six years in India — away from his home and family in London — undergoing intensive training to become a Hindu priest. Outwardly, he was a model student and priest. But inwardly, his heart was unsettled and restless.
Baptist Press ran an article several years ago entitled Sikhs reached by contextualizing Gospel and described how it was difficult for the Jatt Sikh people of India to convert to Christ because they felt it meant giving up their culture.
In an article published in The Guardian in August of 2015 entitled Jesus saved my mother, Nirpal Dhaliwal tells the fascinating story of how his mother — born into the monotheistic Sikh religion in the Punjab and yet combining her Sikh heritage with many of the religious practices of the polytheistic Hindu culture around her — converted to Christ and of his observations of the changes it has brought about in her life.