Join us we set aside time to learn about and pray for our world’s Hindu neighbors. The 15 Days of Prayer for the Hindu World occurs annually around the five-day festival of Diwali, one of Hinduism’s most popular holidays.
Due to lunar calendar calculations for those Diwali dates, the 15-day periods also vary each year. This year Diwali is celebrated on Sunday, November 14. Diwali is known as the festival of light, celebrating the victory of good over evil, light over darkness. It is a joyous time that brings families together and encourages reflection to also banish darkness and impurity from one’s own life. It is a five-day festival, with the third day being the most important one.
Our intention during these focused days of prayer is not to disparage either India or Hinduism in any way. Our aim with these days of focused prayer is to shed light on some of the mystifying diversity of our world’s Hindu neighbors and to motivate Christian prayer for (and respectful engagement with) them.
As Christians we understand that we have been blessed so we can be a blessing to the nations (Galatians 3:8). Thank you for joining us as we learn more about Hindu neighbors and how to pray for them. May the Holy Spirit guide you and speak to you as you pray.
Pray that during these holy days of Diwali that Jesus would reveal himself to Hindus around the world as the one true God of the universe. Visit our blog each day for the next 15 days and learn how you can pray for the Hindu world.
From The Hindu World Prayer Guide