Daily Topic for August 06, 2017

Is 26:3, NKJV
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

Pray for the Kul Faqirs to find perfect peace by meditating on and encountering the True God.

Kul Faqir People

by KC

In other parts of South Asia their name means “poverty,” but in Kashmir it means “tree.” What do they have to do with trees, you might ask. They are associated with meditating under trees, a practice which overlaps with Hindu mendicants. Mendicants devote their lives to spiritual matters and gain their living through begging. Thus, they are associated with poverty.
In most Indian states the Kul Faqirs speak the state trade language, be it Gujarati, Urdu, or in the case of Kashmir, they speak Kashmiri. They usually speak Pashtu as well, indicating that they have some contact with the Pashtun peoples of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
They are Muslims, though not good ones. Though they celebrate Muslim festivals, the Kul Faqirs also depend on amulets to cure their diseases. The spirit world is more real to them than Allah. Muslims support them through alms, and the Kul Faqirs devote their lives to prayer and meditation.
The Kul Faqir people listen to radio and watch television, so these provide ways to get the gospel message to them. They do not know that only Jesus Christ can provide for all their needs, and their amulets only invite the wrath of the one true God.

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Pray for believers to produce radio and television programs for the Kul Faqirs that point the way to Jesus. Pray that soon they will discard their old ways, and embrace the ways of the Lord. Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among them.


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