Bhisti in India

The term bihishti is derived from the Persian word bihisht, meaning paradise, and they were so named on account of the services they rendered to thirsty soldiers. They claim their ancestry from Hazrat Abbas Alamdar, who went to fetch water from a pond in a skin-bag to quench the thirst of the followers of Imam Husain on their way to Damascus. The Bihishti belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. They venerate their village deity, Khera Dev.

Ministry Obstacles
The Bhisti may well have an inadequate understanding of who Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) truly is. Pray the Lord will open their eyes.

Outreach Ideas
Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among Bhisti families and communities.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray the Lord will begin to call out believers. Pray they will be adequately instructed in the faith, and will grow to maturity in Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Bhisti community will increasingly thirst for Living Water.

Scripture Focus
"Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You." Psalm 67:3



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