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Our NEW annual Hindu World Prayer Focus calls Christians and churches worldwide to take 15 days (Oct 28 - Nov 11, 2018) 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). The informative prayer guide booklets will help Christians to know how to pray for the people(s) growing up within this major and very diverse world religion.
(Of course, if this 15-day time frame does not work for you, there is no prohibition to taking another 15 days to learn about and pray for our world's Hindu neighbors. We invite all Christians and churches to participate.)
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 our intention with this prayer focus to disparage India or the Hindu religion. in any way. We recognize that both are far too complex and too full of great traditions to simply or easily condense, explain or take lightly within a mere booklet.
But, at the same time, it is no secret that as Christians, we long that all the world's people(s) 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.
ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY (2019 edition): If you have a ministry, project, resource, seminar, event, etc. that focuses on the Hindu world, and you want to advertise it in the next North American booklet, click here; your potential audience could not be more focused!
The booklet are produced with the assistance of several individuals and ministries in different countries. To contribute financially toward our ministry:
By Mail: WorldChristian Concern, PO Box 9208, Colorado Springs CO 80932