No matter the cost
Baptisms are to be a joyful occasion of celebrating with a community one of the first steps of obedience in following Jesus. However, in some parts of India, it is not this way.
People can be followers of Jesus and not attract much attention as long as they delay baptism or the sharing of their new hope. When they are challenged to follow Christ’s example in baptism and in sharing the news of the kingdom of God, then they come under spiritual attack. They are shunned by their community and their families, and at times, they have to move outside of the village.
Pray for a group having baptisms this month, asking that they will be strong in their walk and bold in telling others about this new hope they now have through the Lord. Ask the Father to strengthen these followers, praying that they will be salt and light in their communities no matter the cost.