In addition to the ever-increasing death toll of Bangladesh's recent furniture factory collapse, now some 27 people have died during street-side demonstrations and riots. Bangladesh's current government has denied the demand to implement an anti-blasphemy law - Bangladesh is a secular state. During recent months, tensions and conflict inside Bangladesh have increased.
Pray with us for this nation. Let us petition the Lord together to bring about peace, knowledge and understand of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Reports from India's Karnataka state indicate change is taking placein the newly elected government. For the past nine years, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a Hindu nationalist party that supported extremist groups, has gone unchallenged, but now, after recently elections, the group has been defeated. According to the report, there were more anti-Christian attacks in Karnataka in 2012 than in any other Indian state.
Praise the Lord for this recent shift in power! Let us continue to petition Him to purge these lands of darkness and oppression, leading lost souls to revelation of Jesus Christ.
The election of the President of Iran is scheduled to be held on 14 June 2013. If no presidential candidate polls 50 percent of the vote on the first round, a run-off will be held on 21 June. It will elect the seventh President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the sixth and current President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the main political leader of the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, a coalition of conservative political groups in the country. Iran is ranked 8th worst persecutor in the world of Christians.
Pray with us for the upcoming elections inside Iran. Pray that the Lord would use this time to bring forth radical change in the lives of those living there. Pray especially, for freedom of religion, and let us ask the Lord to soften hearts, open eyes and prepare people for revelation of Jesus Christ.