The Sonar are a Hindu people group in Northern India whose primary occupation is
as goldsmiths and jewellers. They are ranked as Vaisyas in the Hindu caste system,
which is the business class.
• It is very difficult
for lower-caste Christians in India to reach the high-caste Sonars. Pray that
God would send
workers to them who will be able to connect with them socially and bring Jesus
into their community. Pray also that the good reputation of the Sonar might
enable Sonar believers to impact the higher castes in India which resist the
• For a Sonar to accept Christ is to lose their standing in Hindu society and be
considered almost as an outcaste. Pray for courage for those whom the Father is
drawing to himself, and pray that they might be able to remain integrated with
their families and society.
• The Sonar are a wealthy people who finance business endeavors all over India
through private banking. Pray that this heritage might be transformed into
supporting the spread of the gospel throughout India.
Heavenly Father, may your love for the Sonar be made known to them through the
love of your people in India. Pour out your grace on their hearts and deliver them
from all fear through the power of Jesus Christ.