Daily Topic for May 09, 2017

Jonah 1:16, NKJV
Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice to the Lord and took vows.

Pray that soon the Gujaratis will make a sacrifice of praise to the true and living God.

Gujarati Hindus in New Jersey

by AB, guest writer from Global Gates

Imagine strolling down the street late at night in a New Jersey neighborhood. As you walk along, you are surprised to hear live music echoing through the fall air. Nearing the source, you see local police blocking the streets and thousands of people dancing and beating sticks together above their heads. The dancers’ moves seem orchestrated. As you move to the center of the crowd, you find a representation of the Hindu goddess Matangi. The dancers and singers are worshipping and asking for blessings from images resembling mortal man.
In New Jersey this scene plays out every fall during the celebration of Navratri. People from the western most state in India, Gujarat, eagerly anticipate this celebration and invite many outsiders to join them. The festive atmosphere covers the spiritual darkness of idol worship at the center of this street party. Matangi is only one of over 300 million gods that Gujaratis believe they can devote their lives to in order to liberate themselves from the endless cycle of death and rebirth.

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Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal Himself to the Gujaratis as they practice puja (Hindu worship) every morning. Pray that people of peace will devote themselves to Jesus and share Him with their family and friends. Pray that the Father would be glorified in the salvation of this people.


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