January 2017 Global Prayer Agenda

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Category One

Prayer for America and Europe

Scripture Reading: 1 Tim. 2: 1 -4.

Prayer for Revival in America

 

Prayer for God’s Protection of the Nation from Terrorist Attacks

ISIS Targets Thousands of US Churches, wants to Turn ‘Christian New Year’ Into ‘Bloody Horror Movie’

The Islamic State terror group has published the names and addresses of thousands of churches in the United States on its social media outlets, calling for its supporters to turn the “Christian New Year” into a “bloody horror movie.”

Vocativ, which monitors and reports on IS’ online activities, said the extensive list was published on the “Secrets of Jihadis” social media group’s page.

The Arabic-language messages reportedly call for a “bloody celebrations in the Christian New Year,” and provide information for potential terrorists, such as manuals for the use and preparation of weapons and explosives.

The radical jihadi sites also included the addresses of well-known hotels, coffee shops, streets, markets and public places across the U.S., as well as locations in Canada, France, and the Netherlands.

Back in June, IS published another similar list, this time targeting nearly 8,000 Americans in the U.S., with a pro-IS hacking organization calling on Islamists to find these individuals and “kill them strongly to take revenge for Muslims.”

Vocativ noted that the list, published in June, did not result in any known attacks.

Still, IS has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks in Europe and the U.S. this past year, mostly through “lone wolf” sympathizers who have carried out mass shootings or used lorries to kill civilians.

PRAY

  1. For protection of the American homeland from all threats of terrorism;
  2. For all terrorist plots targeting churches across the United States to be exposed and those involved in perpetuating these threats locally and internationally to be brought to justice;
  3. For the establishment of the church as the house of prayer across the nation, as the standard of righteousness against these forces of darkness seeking to oppose the expansion of God’s Kingdom here in America and around the world. It is when God’s house of prayer is established in the nation that the nation will experience God’s protection (Psalm 127:1).

Focusing on God’s healing of this divided nation

“America’s ills are not merely the result of corruption or racism, although these are evil. Our troubles can also be traced directly to ineffective Christians.” (Tony Evans)

“As Christians, we must take authority and pray over the principalities and powers that are at work in our nation, in the lives of those who are calling for violence or who are perpetuating violence. We saw in Sanford that we could come to a peaceful outcome when we took authority in the spiritual realm.”

Secular people don’t understand this, but those of us who believe the Word of God know that “our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Eph. 6:12, MEV) –  (Excerpted from an article by Steve Strang, Editor of  Charisma Magazine, 7/8/2016)

PRAY

  1. “For the church across America to come together as a whole to advance God’s Kingdom light, equity, love and principles in order to be a positive influence and impact for good in the midst of darkness, fear and hate.”
  2. “For the Christian community across America to stand together and commit to one another to usher in a wave of change, justice, life, safety, rightness, equity and dignity for all.”
  3. “That at this time peace, unity, love and non-violence will be our rallying cry and the catalyst for change in America.”

(Prayer Points Adopted from Tony Evans).

Prayer for the Newly Elected President, His Transition Team and those being added to serve his administration.

This call is based on the belief that, when God’s people cry out to Him in earnest and heartfelt prayer, He will bless our nation in ways we cannot foresee. Our prayers also open a window for God to work across our land through the Advancement of His Kingdom, resulting in the salvation of the lost (1 Timothy 2:1 – 3)

PRAY

  1. For Wisdom and humility for President-elect Donald Trump and his team as they prepare to lead America.
  2. For God’s blessings upon the New Administration for the general welfare and advancement of the nation over the next four years resulting in governance, peace and prosperity of the nation, in keeping with the principles of God’s Holy words.

Prayer for Europe

  1. TURKEY:

    1. Protestant pastor arrested in Turkey ‘jailed with ISIL fighters’

TURKISHMINUTE NEWSPAPER| DEC. 21, 2016

https://www.turkishminute.com/2016/12/21/protestant-pastor-arrested-turkey-jailed-isil-fighters/

Andrew Craig Brunson, an American pastor of a Protestant church in İzmir [Turkey] who was arrested on Dec. 9 on charges of links to a failed coup on July 15, is being kept in a jail in Turkey with ISIL militants …

Forty-eight year-old Brunson and his wife Norine were detained in İzmir on Oct. 7 under Interior Ministry deportation orders. Although his wife was released on Oct. 19 and given permission to remain in Turkey, Rev. Brunson had been held at a detention center in Izmir… [On Dec. 9, 63 days later] the court ruled for the arrest of the American [pastor] on charges of “posing a threat to national security.” Brunson had survived an attack in 2011 while in the garden of a church in İzmir…

President Erdoğan — calling the coup attempt “a gift from God” — and the Turkish government launched a widespread purge aimed at cleansing sympathizers of the movement from within state institutions, dehumanizing its popular figures and putting them in custody.

  1. German school in Istanbul, Turkey ‘bans Christmas’

19 December 2016| Europe

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38364817

Media reports that a German school in Turkey has banned Christmas celebrations are causing political furore in Germany, despite a partial denial from the school administration.

According to reports, staff at the bilingual Istanbul Lisesi were told Christmas traditions and carol-singing would no longer be allowed.

Diplomats called the decision “surprising” and “regrettable”. But the school said the reports were “not a reflection of the reality”.

Istanbul Lisesi, a high school that has existed for more than a century, has 35 German teachers, funded by the German government.

Last week, the leadership of the school’s German department emailed staff saying that “effective immediately”, nothing about Christmas traditions or about the festival could be shared or taught in lessons, and could not be sung about either.

A screenshot of the email was published by Sueddeutsche Zeitung (in German).

PRAY

  1. That the Lord will protect Pastor Brunson from his fellow inmates and speedily bring about his release from persecution at the hands of the Turkish authorities;
  2. That the Turkish government will stop seeing the Christian community as a threat to its authority and hence cease its varied forms of unnecessary persecution;
  3. For mighty moves of the Spirit of God among His people in Turkey to strengthen them and to bring about massive conversions to Jesus Christ.

2.      UNITED KINGDOM

Prime Minister welcomes Speak Up resource

EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE | 30 November, 2016

http://www.eauk.org/current-affairs/politics/alliance-resource-welcomed-in-parliament.cfm

The Speak Up resource, produced jointly by the Evangelical Alliance and the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship, was welcomed by Prime Minister Theresa May in Parliament this afternoon. 

[Speak Up is a new resource from the Evangelical Alliance and the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship which aims to equip and inspire Christians with confidence and knowledge of the current legal freedoms we have to share our faith]

.. [The Prime Minister] Theresa May stressed the importance of the “jealously guarded principle” that anyone should be free to speak respectfully and responsibly about their religion. She welcomed the resource.

The Prime Minister said: “We have a very strong tradition in this country of religious tolerance and freedom of speech and our Christian heritage is something we can all be proud of. And I’m sure we would all want to ensure that people at work do feel able to speak about their faith.”

The Speak Up resource … has been endorsed by a wide range of Christian leaders, as well as senior lawyers and parliamentarians. …It emboldens us to have the confidence to tell others about Jesus and gives guidance on how to do so while being respectful of our colleagues and neighbours.

PRAY

  1. That the ‘Speak Up’ resource which aims to equip and inspire Christians with confidence and knowledge of the rights and freedoms that they have to share our faith, will be made available and accessible to every single Christian in the UK;
  2. That the aims of the ‘Speak Up’ resource will be realised and result in increased conversions to Christ;
  3. That the efforts of those who are earnestly seeking to stifle, suppress and eliminate the Christian witness in this country, will be neutralised on every level.
  1. GERMANY

Killings at a Berlin Christmas market test Germany’s nerve

At least 12 people are dead and 50 have been wounded, many seriously

THE ECONOMIST | Dec 24th 2016 | BERLIN

http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21712171-least-12-people-are-dead-and-50-have-been-wounded-many-seriously-killings-berlin

[On Monday, December 19th] at 8.15pm, a lorry … sped into the throng of the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz… By the morning 12 people had died and about 50 were wounded, many seriously. The lorry carried a dead Polish citizen in the passenger seat, perhaps its original driver, who had been shot. A man suspected of being the perpetrator was later arrested nearby….

Angela Merkel, the chancellor, said: “We have to assume we are dealing with a terrorist attack. I know that it would be particularly hard to bear for all of us if it was confirmed that the person who committed this crime had asked for protection and asylum in Germany.”

… The location of the Berlin killings was significant: the market is in the shadow of the Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church, preserved in its bombed-out state since 1945 as a symbol of Germany’s yearning for peace….

It comes amid fears about jihadist extremists slipping into the country with the influx of refugees admitted under the “welcome culture” of Mrs Merkel. Unlike other European countries, Germany had not in recent years seen an attack on the scale of these killings. But for months evidence had been mounting about potential jihadist plots. In the autumn several men were arrested on suspicion of planning violence…

To be sure, for now Germany’s authorities feel in charge of things. “Berliners, like Londoners, are pretty resilient….  But that may not last if the killing goes on.

PRAY

  1. For the protection of God’s people and their families in Germany and other European countries from similar terrorist threats specially targeting Christians and Christian symbols;
  2. That God will grant the authorities the necessary wisdom and strategies to secure peace, calm and safety of its citizens;
  3. That the response of Christians and their leaders to these atrocities, will be exemplary and distinguished from that of their fellow citizens who would be given to hatred and revenge.

Category 2

Israel, the Middle East and Africa

Scripture:  Psalm 75:1-10 NIV  

Israel

A Jerusalem official said Wednesday a committee had postponed a planned vote on permits to construct hundreds of new settler homes in occupied East Jerusalem. Hanan Rubin, a member of the Jerusalem Planning and Housing Committee, said the vote was taken off the agenda for Wednesday at the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The proposal involved 492 new homes in the Ramot and Ramat Shlomo neighborhoods located in areas Israel captured during the 1967 war. (VOA News, December 28, 2016)

http://www.voanews.com/a/israel-vote-settlements/3653810.html

The United States on Friday allowed the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, defying heavy pressure from long-time ally Israel and President-elect Donald Trump for Washington to wield its veto.
A U.S. abstention paved the way for the 15-member council to approve the resolution, with 14 votes in favor, prompting applause in the council chamber. The action by President Barack Obama’s administration follows growing U.S. frustration over the unrelenting construction of Jewish settlements on land Palestinians want for a future independent state.

“Israel rejects this shameful anti-Israel resolution at the U.N. and will not abide by its terms,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has encouraged the expansion of Jewish settlements in territory captured by Israel in a 1967 war with its Arab neighbors, said in a statement. (REUTERS, Dec 24, 2016)

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/obama-lets-un-condemn-israeli-settlements-declines-to-veto-measure-172352/#bkG4E2bIt8kv3dlv.99

Pray

  1. Thank God for the open support to Christianity given by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  2. Pray that the Church will continue to support Israel’s right to their land despite the lack of support of the Obama Administration. Also pray for the meeting of the housing needs in Israel.
  3. Pray for the protection, peace, and prosperity of Israel.
  4. Pray for increase effectiveness of the Church and missionaries in sharing the gospel.

Iraq

Iraqis in Mosul faced car bombs and airstrikes Friday on the second day of a renewed push to retake the city following two weeks of relative calm. Multiple car bomb explosions have been reported in parts of the city, but no official figure on casualties has been made available. An officer in the federal police force told Reuters news agency that Iraqi forces had also disabled a number of car bombs.

Thursday, the U.S.-led coalition said it might have killed civilians in an airstrike targeting a van suspected to be full of Islamic State fighters “in what was later determined to be a hospital compound parking lot,” according to a statement released by CENTCOM, the U.S. military command for the Middle East. A video uploaded by the Islamic State-affiliated Amaq News Agency shows at least seven bodies claimed to be civilians who were killed in the attack.

(VOA News, December 30, 2016)

A wealthy Muslim businessman has purchased and erected what is now known as the tallest Christmas tree in Baghdad in order to show solidarity with the persecuted Iraqi Christian community and help Iraqis forget the “anguish” caused by the conflict with the Islamic State in the Nineveh province.
The Associated Press reports that Yassir Saad erected an 85-feet tall artificial Christmas tree, which spans 33 feet in diameter, in the center of the al-Zawraa amusement park in Baghdad. The cost of the tree, Saad said, was about $24,000.

As hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled from their homes and are now living as refugees or displaced persons due to fear of persecution by IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL), Saad explained that the point of the Christmas tree initiative at the theme park is for Muslims and others to join “our Christian brothers in their holiday celebrations.” “This tree represents love and peace,” teacher Saba Ismael told the AP, as her students posed for pictures in front of the tree. “I wish all Iraqi Christians could return to Iraq and live normal and peaceful lives.” (Samuel Smith, CP Reporter, Dec 19, 2016)
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/iraqi-muslim-erects-giant-christmas-tree-in-baghdad-to-show-solidarity-with-christians-172233/#kDm76vLLGS3DBALG.99

Pray

  1. Thanks God for Yassir Saad, a wealthy Muslim business who openly showed support for Christians by erecting a 85-feet tall Christmas tree in Bagdad. Pray for protection for Yassir and his family.
  2. Pray for the re-establishing of peace in Iraq. Also, pray for the release of Mosul from IS control.
  3. Pray for the protection and growth of the Church in Iraq.

Syria

Reports from Syria say violent clashes broke out less than two hours after the start of a nationwide cease-fire that began at midnight Friday, local time. The deal includes the Syrian government and several rebel groups, but not certain Islamist groups. That arrangement follows suit with previous halts in fighting.

The monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, based in Britain, said Friday that rebels violated the cease-fire by taking over territory in the province of Hama. But Mohammed Rasheed, a spokesman for the Jaish al-Nasr rebel group, told Reuters news service that government forces violated the deal by shelling areas in Idlib province, which borders Hama. (VOA News, December 29, 2016)

http://www.voanews.com/a/syria-says-it-has-agreed-to-nationwide-ceasefire/3655304.html

BEIRUT —

Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Monday that its troops had found mass graves in Syria’s Aleppo with bodies showing signs of torture and mutilation. Dozens of bodies have been uncovered, according to Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov. He said some bore gunshot wounds. (Associated Press, Dec 26, 2016)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/syrian-president-visits-christian-orphanage-christmas-day-44396668

The Islamic State terrorist organization forced the families of four men accused of aiding United States-backed enemy forces to watch their loved ones as they were lit aflame and burned alive in a public execution carried out by militants in Syria on Tuesday. (Samuel Smith, CP Reporter, Dec 21, 2016)
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/isis-burns-4-men-alive-in-front-of-their-parents-172282/#jZq2BIXWSjF5AOgG.99 

Pray

  1. Pray for adherence to the cease-fire agreement.
  2. Pray for humanitarian aid to reach those people who are desperately in need.
  3. Pray for the protection and growth of the Church in Syria.

Nigeria

The Nigerian army has driven Boko Haram militants from the last camp in their Sambisa forest stronghold, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.

“The terrorists are on the run and no longer have a place to hide,” Mr. Buhari said in a statement.

The Islamists’ camp fell at 13:35 local time (12:35 GMT) on Friday, he added. The army has been engaged for the last few weeks in a major offensive in the forest, a huge former colonial game reserve in north-eastern Borno state.

There has been speculation that some of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 were being held in the forest, after it was named by a small number of girls who escaped. Mr Buhari said in his statement that efforts to find the remaining girls would be intensified. (BBC News, December 24, 2016)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38427462

 

More than 20 Nigerian “Chibok girls” who were released by the Islamist group Boko Haram in October have rejoined their families for Christmas.

It is the girls’ first return home since they were kidnapped from their school in Chibok in April 2014. The young women were freed in October after Switzerland and the International Red Cross made a deal with Boko Haram. Since then, the 21 girls have been held in a secret location for debriefing by the Nigerian government.

One of the girls, Asabe Goni, 22, told Reuters news agency it was a “miracle” that she was home again. Helping her mother prepare for Christmas, she said she was excited to go to church on Christmas Day. “I never knew that I would return (home),” she said simply. “I had given up hope of ever going home.”

Of the 276 students kidnapped, 197 are still reportedly missing, and negotiations for their release are under way. (BBC News, December 24, 2016)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38427938

Pray

  1. Thank God that more than 20 Nigerian “Chibok girls” were released and reunited with their families. Continue to pray for the release of the other 197 girls who are still missing.
  2. Pray for the defeat and complete dissolution of Boko Haram.
  3. Pray for the protection and growth of the Church in Northern Nigeria.

South Sudan

In a year of grim news, the spread of fighting in South Sudan has doubled the number of people facing severe hunger in the past year to 4.6 million, about a third of the population. The risk of famine and genocide in the coming months is dire, international aid agencies have warned. The number of refugees pouring from South Sudan into Uganda peaked earlier this month at 7,000 a day. (Robyn Dixon, Contact Reporter, Los Angeles Times, December 28, 2016)

http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-south-sudan-war-starvation-20161228-story.html

The Rev. Hassan Abduraheem and Rev. Kuwa Shamal have been arrested, transferred, and re-arrested on multiple occasions this past year in the Islamic-majority country of Sudan, with government officials accusing them of national security crimes.

ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow is arguing, however, that the imprisonment and the threat of a death penalty punishment are directly linked to the pastors’ Christian faith, and has warned that if other believers don’t speak up, the government of Sudan will send them to their deaths. “They could be sentenced to hang for their faith if the world is silent,” Sekulow wrote in an email, linking to the petition. (STOYAN ZAIMOV, CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER, Dec 13, 2016)

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/two-christian-pastors-facing-death-penalty-sudan-for-their-faith-global-petition-launched-172086/#MzFw4HF0hpleEC10.99

Pray

  1. Pray for the release of Rev. Hassan Abduraheem and Rev. Kuwa Shamal, who have been imprisoned for their faith.
  2. Pray for world leaders and the Church to take action to prevent famine and genocide in South Sudan.

 

Category 3

Prayer for the Persecuted Church and Other Critical Concerns of Asia

Scripture Focus – Matthew 5:44

 

Prayer for Christians Around the World Suffering Persecution

Brutal Rise in Persecution of Christians Around the World Forecast in New Report

A shocking rise in violent persecution of Christians is forecast for next year by the charity Release International.

The most dramatic increase is expected to be in the Islamic world, where Christians are finding themselves at ever greater risk of persecution from both the state and Islamic militants.

Persecution of Christians is also on the rise in India, from militant Hindus, and China, where the pressure is continuing to grow on unregistered churches.

The full figures will be published next month in Release International’s annual Persecution Trends report.

Paul Robinson, chief executive, said: “Around the world Christians face an increasing array of violent persecutors. These include the brutal Islamic State in the Middle East, heavily armed militants in Nigeria and Hindu extremists in India.

“Our report on the likely trends of persecution in 2017 is a wake-up call to take our prayers and practical support for our persecuted family to a new level.”

In the Middle East, the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq continues to force tens of thousands, including Christians, to flee their homes and historic churches in or near the birthplace of Christianity 2000 years ago face the loss of as many as half their members. Some Christian leaders fear a mass exodus of all Christians from the region.

Christians who have escaped Islamic State have told horror stories of torture, sex abused and even crucifixions. With IS now on the run, experts on the ground believe the persecution will worsen as the group battles for survival.

In Iran, the clampdown on underground churches will continue with Christian leaders facing arrest, imprisonment and torture or sometimes being offered bail at $10,000 or more to avoid jail.

Attacks against Christians by Islamist militants in Egypt are continuing.

Nigeria is where Christians are suffering some of the worst atrocities with as many as 15,000 murdered by Boko Haram since 2011 and two million people displaced. Muslim Fulani militants continue to terrorise Christians and others in the north, attacking villages at night, slaughtering people with knives and seizing their land.

In Pakistan, Christian mother Asia Bibi remains on death row for a sixth year on a charge of blasphemy, which she denies, Release reports.

“Christians in Pakistan are considered third-class citizens,” says a Release partner. “In 2017 we will face more discrimination, forced conversions and Anyone who dares defend her or try to repeal the blasphemy law risks assassination and the Supreme Court forced marriages.” (Source: CHRISTIAN TODAY CONTRIBUTING EDITOR 29 December 2016)

Pray

  1. Let us praise God for the continued growth of His Church worldwide despite increased persecution of Christians worldwide.
  2. Let us continue to praise God the lives of those thousands of  faithful martyrs from around the world that departed this life in 2016.  Praise God also for the wonderful fruits their labor for the master have produced or will continue to produce in the advancement of His Kingdom worldwide.
  3. Pray especially for Asia Bibi and for other Christians in Majority-Muslim countries that are targeted by Islamists extremists for persecution because of their Christian faith.  Pray for God’s protection and provision under those circumstances where the laws have failed to provide such protection and provisions.

Other Important Facts about the Global persecution of Christians:

  • 200 million Christians in more than 102 countries are affected by persecution, including kidnappings, sex-slavery, imprisonment, torture, and killings, including beheadings.
  • Persecution is “a form of religious-ethnic cleansing of Christian communities” resulting in mass migration and the sharp decline in the numbers of Christians in the Middle East and other countries across Asia and Africa.
  • Persecution is not just an issue for Christians but a human rights issue that affects us all. Christians, however, suffer harassment than any other religion in the world.
  • The incidence of persecution is highest in countries with a high level of religious extremism. (Source:http://www.christiantoday.com/article/pope.francis.sees.christian.genocide.as.persecution.affects.200.million.christians/60393.htm)

PRAY

  1. For increased awareness of persecution and its impact on Christians, living in countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, with the highest incidence of
  2. For Christians suffering persecution to experience God’s grace to enable them to (i) respond to their persecutors in the spirit of the love of Christ, who has called on His followers to love “your enemies” and bless those that “persecute you”; (ii) to remain faithful to Christ despite the sufferings they are enduring.
  3. For Christians in the West not only to become more aware and compassionate about the mounting persecution of Christians around the world but also to be moved by the Spirit of God to become involved with helping to bring relief to the plight of these believers through prayer, advocacy and other practical support.
  4. For governments of the West, international donor agencies and governments of nations where Christians face persecution to do more to enhance and protect the rights and freedoms of those suffering persecution and that these efforts would lead collectively to a decline in the mass migration of Christians and an increase of the Christian witness in affected countries.

Prayer for North Korea

“For the past 14 years, North Korea has ranked as the worst country in the world when it comes to Christian persecution, according to Open Doors USA’s World Watch List

(Source: Christianpost.com, 9/23/2016) 

PRAY 

  1. For the international community to continue to put pressure on the North Korean regime to implement necessary reforms in keeping international with international laws to guarantee the basic human rights of its citizens, including freedom of worship.
  2. Despite the harsh policies pursued by the North Korean regime to oppose the religious freedom of its people in an attempt to stamp out Christianity in North Korea that the Lord will continue to provide an opened door for the preaching of the Gospel and the evangelization of the people of North Korea.
  3. For the 50,000-70,000 Christians, imprisoned in labor camps, including American Christians detained in the country that are threatened by the North to receive harsher punishment. Ask God to sustain them.
  4. For protection of ministry partners who are bringing bibles and other practical and spiritual support to believers in North Korea, particularly American missionaries that are threatened with harsher punishment in response to US sanction against North Korean and Kim Jong-Un over the North’s dismal human rights violation records.
  5. For the spirit of atheism and idolatry controlling the government of North Korea to be broken
  6. That God would change the heart of Kim Jong-Un, and use him to reform the country.

Prayer for Revival throughout Asia for the Evangelizations of the continent

Christian Population of Asia Countries

Country            Total Population      Christian Population   Percent Christian

China                  1.37 billion                   100 million                         7.3 %

Philippines         203 million                    84 million                          81.5%

India                   1.2 billion                      28 million                           2%

Indonesia            259 million                   25 – 70 mil                        10 – 30%

South Korea       50.6 Mil                        15 million                           26.3%

Vietnam              94.5 million                    7 million                          7%

Malaysia             31.7 million                    2.6 million                       9%

Japan                  126.8 million                  2.5 million                  1.9%

Pakistan              182.1 million                  2.5 million                  1.4%

PRAY

  1. “Asia needs our special priority since it has the vast majority of unreached peoples, comprising the majority of the world’s Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists, and also the huge numbers in desperate poverty – over 80% of the world’s poorest people.”

“Pray that the church, its leaders and organization of the church in Asia will work together to fulfill the Great commission.”

2. “As China’s churches are believed to have the largest population of Christians (and are still growing) China is rapidly changing from a mission field to a great mission force.”

“Pray that China’s church movement will continue to grow strong in evangelism for the end time harvest, and also for bringing transformation and revival nationally and globally.”

 3. “It will take a miracle to bring real reconciliation and unity in the relationship between China, Japan and Korea, due to their deep-rooted historical wounds and trauma.  Nevertheless, if Christians in these three countries come together, they will become huge blessings and a great testimony.”

“Pray for the Lord to unite the Christians of China, Korea and Japan for the revival of North East Asia and the whole of Asia.”   

(Source: “Something Better for Asia” – Prayer Global, pg. 41)

 

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