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ChurchWatch 10/06/11

India and Mauritania: Praying Through the Window

Please take time today to read through this information provided by Window International Network and then pray for the nations of India and Mauritania; for their people; and for the Church in these nations -- and inside the 1040 Window.


Population: 1,189,172,906

Chief of State: President Pratibha Devisingh Patil

Head of Government: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Christians: 2.3%

Evangelical Christians: 2.2%

Dominant Religion: Hinduism

Persecution Ranking: 32nd

The nation of India is the largest democracy in the world and the second in terms of population. It is also one of only eight countries known to possess nuclear weapons.

The border between India and Pakistan is considered one of the most dangerous in the world. Hundreds of thousands of people have died there since Pakistan was partitioned in 1947. The violence in this region incites feuds between Muslims and Hindus in India.


Between Pentecost Sunday 2009 and Pentecost Sunday 2010, one ministry in India baptized 1,000,000 people! Give thanks to the Lord for this great and marvelous work.


  • Christians in India to be bold in sharing their faith. Pray for the Lord to provide them with opportunities to tell their families, friends, and neighbors about Jesus Christ. (The Bible, Ephesians 6:19)
  • Hindus in this nation to hear and respond to the Gospel. Ask the Lord to pour His Holy Spirit out on India, drawing multitudes into relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Romans 10:9)
  • Peace between Hindus and Muslims, as well as protection from terrorist attacks in this very dangerous region. Pray for leaders in India to seek the Lord for wisdom. (The Bible, Proverbs 1:7)


Population: 3,281,634

Chief of State: President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz

Head of Government: Prime Minister Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf

Christians: 0.3%

Evangelical Christians: 0.1%

Dominant Religion: Islam

Persecution Ranking: 13th

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is active in this arid, Sahel nation. In the past few years, AQIM kidnapped and murdered a number of tourists in Mauritania.

More than 99% of the population is Muslim. Most languages lack Scriptures and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ is illegal. The few who have put their faith in Christ as Savior face great persecution.


The JESUS Film is now available in all of the languages in Mauritania and a translation of the Bible in Hassaniya Arabic is currently in development.


  • AQIM and any other terrorist groups operating in this nation to be exposed and defeated. (The Bible, Mark 4:22)
  • the Lord to raise up laborers and send them to this white for harvest field. (The Bible, Luke 10:2)
  • the people of Mauritania to be set free from bondage of Islam. Pray for a great harvest of souls in this nation. (The Bible, John 4:35)

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