Daily Topic for November 05, 2009
The shout of praise from Psalm 9 follows the declaration that God reigns forever. He will govern all peoples with justice. David continues (verse 15), The Lord is known by His justice. The smaller, less powerful peoples of Central Asia live with injustice in their daily lives. All of them yearn for the day of justice, when the True and Mighty God of justice will rein.
Pray for the Sikhs in Pakistan, who are facing injustice, to look to Him for their needs. Pray that the Lord will reign in Pakistan in such a way that the Sikhs and others will be treated with fairness.
Gasps of shock rippled through the crowd gathered last May to hear India’s prime minister, Manmohan Singh. Since he is part of their religion, some Sikhs in neighboring Pakistan expect him to use his influence to protect them from Pakistan’s Taliban. As Singh made his way to the platform, Gulab, a local Sikh resident, took the microphone gave him a surprise.
“You have done nothing to help us Sikhs. The Taliban forces us to pay huge sums of money for protection. They burn or auction our houses and shops if we can’t pay. If we say anything we are afraid for our lives and many of us have been arrested. We are so few here in Pakistan, only a few thousand, we are discriminated against and cannot get government jobs. We stay to protect our ancient historical and holy sites located here, but the government has taken that job from us saying they will be in charge of these sites. So they sit and crumble, with no upkeep.” The assistants on the stage grappled for the microphone and retrieved it from the turbaned Sikh husband and father. The prime minister did not address the questions. He laughed and began his rehearsed speech.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for God to protect the small pocket of Punjabi Sikhs who live in Pakistan. Pray that their dangerous circumstances will open them to the knowledge of the One True God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray for dreams and visions and for outreach by Sikh background believers.-PE