24/7 PRAYER FOR JAPAN 日本のための祈りをつなげよう

Prayer Guide – Week 26 (Feb 27th - Mar 5th)

Posted on February 27, 2023

1 Ishikawa and Fukui

This week's prayer focus is for Ishikawa and Fukui

Ishikawa is known as the "Kingdom of Buddhism.” It’s home to many who attend Buddhist sermons and Sunday schools. Their form of Buddhism is a syncretism with ancient Shinto and folklore beliefs, producing unique regional religious festivities.
21 of the 30 towns and villages across Ishikawa have no churches. It’s population is 1,175,000 people.

Please pray for:

  • The believers in Ishikawa, that the Holy Spirit would use them in mighty ways to be bold for God's kingdom
  • For the Churches working together. Sports ministry is playing a role to bring Churches together
  • A Christian School will begin in April at Uchinada Bible Church. Please pray for Pastor Tak and the team bringing this all together.

"And to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him; His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom one that shall not be destroyed." - Daniel 7:14

Though a small prefecture, Fukui has an extremely high concentration of Buddhist temples, keeping out even the most aggressive of Japan's religious groups. With heavy rain and snowfall it's a geographically unique area. Despite their natural beauty, the Tojinbo sea cliffs attract many hopeless people who aim to commit suicide. Upwards of 25 people per year take their lives by jumping from these cliffs.

Please pray for:

  • Those without hope- that they would come to know that the steadfast love of their Creator is more than a reason to live.
  • The lack of church growth, that Jesus would move mightily through the prefecture.
  • The many practicing Buddhists, that they would find true escape from suffering under the wings of the Almighty.

"You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." - Psalm 16:11

2 Praying for an awakening

You may have heard what is happening at Asbury University these last two weeks.
A move of the Holy Spirit has broken out.
You can read more about it online.
God has been moving powerfully.
Thousands have turned up to see it for themselves.
The Holy Spirit is at work

We long to see a similar move of God here in Japan and in other countries around the world- Syria and Turkey and Ukraine in particular
We want to see God move in our church gatherings and we pray for that.
Let’s through stretch our faith this week.
Let’s get brave and pray God will move powerfully in really difficult situations too.
Like here in Japan.
Holy Spirit fall on this land.
Bring a revival to the Japanese people.
And reveal yourself to those suffering around the world.

3 For Christians who have left the church

For Christians who have left the church life to come back.
That they may repent.
Pray that the church will welcome them with humility.

By installing a smartphone app called Echo, you will be able to use various functions that help you pray, such as reminder notifications.

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