Text source: Global Prayer Digest
Introduction / History
To most people, work and business holds a high priority in life. To the Marwadi Banias, business is the top priority in life. Through the centuries, the Marwadi Banias have managed to run successful businesses all over India. More recently they have begun to run international businesses. In 2005, Forbes magazine listed Marwadi individuals as making up two percent of the billionaires in the world! Along with business the Marwadis see family and unity as high priorities.
What are their lives like?
The Marwadi people know how to build bridges of trust within their local business relationships. Because of this trust, they can successfully market their business ventures through word of mouth to people from all kinds of communities throughout India.
Imagine what would happen if Marwadi communities made the decision to follow Christ! This would not only impact and change the Marwadis, but as the Holy Spirit transforms them, they can be a blessing to all of India.
Pray that Marwadi elders will soon hear and respond to the Words of Christ, and that their communities will be transformed so that they will be a blessing to all they deal with.
Pray that they will be able to put finances in their proper place.
Pray for God to send business people who love the Lord to build relationships with these Hindus.
ReferencesView Bania Marwadi in all countries.
Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)