Eleven individuals were killed after eating rice at a Hindu temple in Karnataka, India. Dozens of others have been hospitalized. People who attended the ceremony recalled the rice smelling funny and believe that it was poisoned, as those who did not eat the rice did not get sick. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the sick.
Explosion in Japan
An explosion and fire at a restaurant in Sapporo, Japan, has resulted in at least 42 individuals being injured. The cause of the explosion is under investigation. Please pray for healing for the injured.
5 Killed in Strasbourg, France
The death toll from the Christmas Market shooting in Strasbourg, France has risen to five individuals. Police have also shot and killed the gunman who perpetrated the attack. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray peace.
Rape Remains a Problem in India
On the six-year anniversary of the Delhi bus gang-rape, a three-year-old was brutally raped by a security guard. She is currently in the hospital, where she underwent surgery. Following the bus rape six years ago, rape laws in the nation were tightened and numerous protests against rape have taken place, however rapes continue to be a major problem in India. Please pray for the child. Please pray for all victims. Please pray for peace.
Religious Crackdown in China
Under the guise of “inciting subversion of state power” Christians and Muslims have reportedly been arrested and detained in China. The government has claimed that they are merely trying to combat violent extremism. Please pray for all those arrested. Please pray for peace.
13 Miners Possibly Killed in India
Thirteen miners who were illegally digging are feared dead after their tunnel collapsed and flooded near Meghalaya, India. Rescue efforts are currently underway. Please pray for the families of the miners. Please pray for the rescue workers.
2 Israeli Soldiers Killed in West Bank
Four Israeli soldiers were shot, two fatally, at a bus stop in the Israeli-controlled West Bank. The gunmen fled the scene. Tensions remain high between Israel and Palestine and attacks are common between the two. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for peace.
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