Marginalized People

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. - Isa 42:16

 People are pushed to margins of the society due to physical sickness, economic reasons, and social reasons. They live in ghettos or slums. 16.15 million (10%) People are handicapped in India .4 million affected by leprosy. Over 15 million people in the country are visually handicapped. High rate of blind person live in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.

 AIDS victims: AIDs awareness in the churches is necessary. The victims are rejected by the society. The drugs that can provide some relief is very expensive and beyond the reach of many.

Lepers: Pray for these people who around begging for money. Their children also are rejected by the society.

Handicapped: Visually handicapped, Disabled, Deaf and dumb and mentally retarded. Eunuchs: Philip ministered to Ethiopian eunuch. Pray for special ministries among them. Mumbai has some good ministries among them.

Commercial sex workers: Many of them are pushed to this profession because of poverty, circumstances and by force. Pray for their deliverance and new life.

Rag pickers: These people survive on garbage. Pray for restoration of their dignity and opportunity for new life. Street dwellers, Bonded Laborers, Terminally ill People.

 Prayer Points:

1 Pray for the handicapped to be integrated in the society, for education and employment opportunities. Churches should have ramps for these people to come for worship.

2 Pray for the sign language should be used in worship services to help them.

3 Pray for the special services for such people should begin in the city.

4 Pray for salvation & protection to handicapped and blind people

5 Pray that they would get job and live peaceful life

6 Pray for healing to broken hearted people who are physically disabled

7 Pray that more ministries should arise and lead them into Christ

 Source: National Crime Records Bureau Database, Wikipedia