Mission India debuts Pentecost Prayer Guide

By April 3, 2024

India (MNN) — India is full of people like Rafas.

“Not only was he committed to his idols, but he was against Jesus,” Regan Miller with Mission India says. “He stood against Christian pastors and all the work that they did.”

Rafas was so committed to his idol worship that “he wouldn’t cut his hair or mustache because he considered it an offering to his gods. So, [he had] long hair, really long mustache,” she adds.

The Lord hears your prayers for people like Rafas. “People like our listeners [and readers] are praying for people like Rafas, and because of those prayers, a church planter named Sobrato went to Rafas’s village and held a prayer group,” Miller says.

‘This time, when he saw a Christian meeting taking place – instead of opposing it – Rafas joined.”

Rafaz’s haircut (Photo courtesy of Mission India)

Rafas heard the Gospel at the prayer meeting. He gave his life to Christ, and everything changed. “As a sign of receiving Christ and leaving his idols, Rafas cut his hair and mustache,” Miller says.

“The Holy Spirit can reach people we cannot physically reach.”

Praise God for this transformation, and don’t stop praying for those who still need access to the Gospel. Mission India offers a prayer guide focused on the ten days leading to Pentecost Sunday.

“Pentecost Sunday lines right up on the same day as the International Day for the Unreached this year on May 19,” Miller says.

“What a perfect time to invite the Holy Spirit to work in unreached people groups! India is the most unreached nation in the world; there are thousands of unreached people groups.”

Mission India selected the timing of their prayer guide with a specific intention.

“Ascension Day, when Jesus ascended back into heaven, was 10 days before Pentecost Sunday. And during that time of waiting, the apostles prayed,” Miller says.

“That’s what we’re looking forward to this year, is celebrating and recognizing that time of waiting by inviting people into prayer with us.”




Header and story images courtesy of Mission India.

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