Daily Topic for March 02, 2017

Ephesians 2:8, NKJV
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God...

Pray for the Godoberi people to understand that they need the grace of God that only comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Godoberi People

Funerals are especially stressful for the 3,000+ Godoberi people. They often drive seven or more hours to meet in one location, since they often live in different parts of mountainous Dagestan. The Godoberi people, like many other Dagestani, observe strict Sunni Islamic practices which require them to bury the dead quickly. So there is a mad rush for people to come together for funerals.
The stress only gets worse for male relatives. At the funeral the male relatives will repeat endless ritual prayers, hoping to reach a total of 70,000 repetitions. Local Muslim traditions say that if you reach that number, the deceased will have a better chance of making it into heaven—but you’ll never know for sure. So the pressure is on to help the dearly departed to find a place in paradise. All this is expected at a time when people need to be able to grieve.

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Pray that Godoberi families in the city will get to know at least one of the several thousand followers of Jesus in the urban regions of Dagestan. Pray that they will come to understand the gift of Jesus to the human race. Pray that such a breakthrough will then be passed by Godoberi clan relationships up into the Godoberi heartland in the western mountains. Pray that educated people with servant hearts will make linguistic progress in preserving and honoring the ancient, complex Godoberi language.

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