Children Issues

So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The LORD looked and was displeased that there was no justice. He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; - Isa 59:14-16


India has the largest number of children (0-14 years) in the world. Children are future generation of any nation. It is estimated that more people accept Lord Jesus Christ as personal savior when they are between the ages of 4 and 14. It is vital to reach the children of this generation with the gospel. Children are becoming decision makers in the family. Reaching the children is an absolute necessity in modern India. “Children under the age of 15 make up nearly 40 percent of our population. They are becoming more informed and have liberty to take independent decisions. The bitter fact is that only less than 10 % of the money is spent by the church and ministries across India to evangelize and target the children. There are several unfolded challenges for the children in the nation. Government says 12.59 million children are child laborers. India has the largest number of child laborers in the world. These children work as Domestic servant / Baby sitters, Sales boy / girl, in Match and cracker industry , Sweet shops., Carpet factories , in hotels as cleaners / helpers, in automobile repair helpers, as beggars and also in child Prostitution


There are approximately 2 million child commercial sex workers between the age of 5 and 15 years. 95 in every 1000 children born in India do not see their fifth birthday. 70 in every 1000 children born in India do not see their first birthday. Over 1, 50,000 street kids live in

the city alone, some have parents and some just live on the streets.


More and more urban children are addicted to the internet and pornography. There is an increase number of drug related cases among the children in New Delhi. Young girl children in the school are vulnerable to sexual sins. The children are more challenged by the increase of educational standards and competitions.



Major Problem

1.Abuse and Violence

2.Child Sexual Abuse

3.Street Children

4.Children Living with AIDS

5.Child in Armed Conflict

6.Girl Child

7.Child Marriage

8.Children with Disabilities

9.Children affected by Substance Abuse

10.Birth Registration,11 Missing Children

11.Children in Conflict with Law

12.Child Labor,14 Child Trafficking

13.Children without Parental care

14.Child Health and Nutrition

15.Early Childhood (Children below six

16.Children of Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Families

17.Children in Poverty



Prayer Points:

1.Pray for divine protection for all suffering children in India

2.Bind all evil spirit which leads the children and families into slavery

3.Pray that God will grant wisdom to government and justice department to take necessary actions against child trafficking

4.Pray that God will save all the children and choose them for His ministry to do it in future

5.Pray for new life for these beggars. Adopting these children in Christian homes, Children homes are some options.

6.Pray for ministry like YWAM, COME and other ministry and catholic institutions which serve these children.

7.Pray for Christian TV channels which will target the children to educate the child in moral and ethical living


Only “WE” can make a difference in their life, through compassion, prayer, and helping them through our giving

Source: Unicef, Ministry of Home Affairs, Times of India, Wikipedia,