Daily Topic for August 10, 2017

Ps 24:4-6, NLT
Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols, and never tell lies. They will receive the LORD’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior. Such people may seek you and worship in your presence, o God of Jacob.

Pray that many from the Dharhi people will soon fit this description.

Dharhi People

by BK

Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.
As one of the world’s rapidly industrializing nations, India is moving up the global economic ladder. A heterogeneous blend of the first and the third world, many long-held traditions stand alongside the growing infrastructure.
One of these traditions is kept alive by an interesting group from the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, although some live further north in Jammu and Kashmir. They are called the Dharhi, a Muslim people that excel as singers. The Dharhi preserve their customs as much as possible, with many of their marriages taking place between cousins.
While they maintain their traditions of singing in their villages, many are day-laborers. The Dharhi people live among many other castes within these villages. Special councils look after the interests of the various communities and deal with social infractions.

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Pray that the Dharhi people would discover Jesus in the Qur’an and seek him out. Pray for dreams and visions that reveal Christ across caste lines, and that an inclusive community of believers would rise up. Pray for blessings and peace on the Dharhi people, and that they would become singers of God’s praise in both Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, two of India’s least reached states.

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