Join Christians learning about and praying for the Hindu world
Global Teams will be posting a different devotional and prayer each day from October 28 – November 11.
Christians and churches worldwide will take 15 days to learn about and pray for our world’s over one billion Hindu neighbors. That time period also encompasses the significant Hindu Festival of Light (Diwali). Diwali (or Deepawali) is known as the Hindu Festival of Lights, and is one of India’s most important annual celebrations, lasting about 4-5 days. While (similar to Christmas celebrations in the Christian world) it has historical and religious roots, Indians of all stripes celebrate it by lighting and displaying rows of small oil lamps, participating in family gatherings, consuming special sweets and watching fireworks.
It is not the intention of this prayer focus to disparage India or the Hindu religion. in any way, but, at the same time, it is no secret that as Christians, we long that all the world’s peoples will have an opportunity to freely see, hear and understand the grace of God incarnated in Jesus Christ. To this end we inform ourselves, pray for and want to support respectful efforts to make that grace known also within the world’s Indian and Hindu communities. We invite all Christians and churches to participate, and to learn about and pray for Hindus.
Prayer Guides are published by World Christian News and Books and are available as downloadable PDFs and in print.