Common to Vietnamese religious life is the mixing of multiple religions or belief systems into one religion. This practice is “syncretism.”
Syncretism is especially prevalent in Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, considered to be “three religions from the same source” to many Vietnamese people. Along with these three, Vietnamese combine other gods and idols into their personal beliefs and religious practices. Even many Vietnamese Catholics practice ancestor worship both in their homes and at their churches.
The people of Vietnam need to know the One True God and to hear that faith in Jesus is the only way to receive eternal salvation.
Pray for the Vietnamese to emerge from the confusion of combining many religions. Also, pray for them to understand that there is no other name by which they will be saved except Jesus.
Pray for Christians in Vietnam to boldly proclaim the gospel and the exclusive nature of Jesus as Lord.
For more information on the peoples of Vietnam, visit PrayForVietnam.org. This is the official site of our Secret Church 15 prayer focus. For more on the exclusivity of Christ, listen to David Platt’s sermon on John 14:6: The Most Astounding Claim in All History.