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Prayer Guide – Week 35 (May 01-07)

Posted on May 1, 2023

1 Kagawa & Ehime

This week's prayer focus is Kagawa and Ehime on the island of Shikoku

Prefecture, Japan.
Kagawa is the smallest prefecture in terms of total land area, yet its close proximity to mainland Honshu made it a place of cultural exchange. People here tend to be mellow and optimistic, showing an interest in religion - especially Buddhism.

Please pray for:

  • The many Buddhist pilgrims that visit Kagawa's many temples each year, that they would find the one true God in the midst of their seeking empty idols
  • The Japanese believers in Kagawa, that they would be empowered by the Holy Spirit to reach their neighbors with the Gospel of Christ.
  • Kagawa to be transformed by the love of God through Jesus, and that many would come to know Him there

"Whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son."
- John 14:13

Ehime Prefecture,

With a mild climate and few natural disasters, the people of Ehime are generally mild. They are submissive to both authority and tradition, while being focused mainly on community issues. This leads them to typically be shy towards strangers and "outsiders."

Those who attend any form of Christian worship service on Sundays account for about 0.002% of the population. 'Operation Japan' prayer guide lists only 4 missionaries working to reach the lost in this prefecture with a population of 1,500,000.

Please pray for:

  • Many to hear the voice of Jesus and seek Him
  • Those who are seeking, that they would find both believers to meet with and also have their own copies of God's Word
  • A new movement of the Gospel to take root in Ehime

"I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one Shepherd." - John 10:16

2 Christian Connections.

“The people who walk in darkness have seen a great light” says Isaiah. We want to pray that for Japanese people. Pray that the light would shine into their darkness.

Millions of Japanese people hear of Jesus in some way over their life. Christian hospitals, mission schools, Christian kindergartens, the work of the aid agency Hunger Zero, homeless programs run from Churches, Christian football academies, street preaching, meeting a Christian at work or at some recreation activities – the list is long.

As well many Japanese couples choose a Christian wedding and listen to a talk from a Pastor.

Pray for all these opportunities. Pray for those Christians connecting with people outside the Church that miraculously doors will open for them to share faith

Pray that the Kingdom will break into millions of Japanese lives.

3 Spreading the Gospel through Church Events

During the major holidays, various events will be held at churches and denominations.

Let us pray for them.

  • Pray that through overnight camps and retreats, we will be able to learn the truth in depth and grow spiritually.
  • Pray that the bonds between brothers and sisters will be nurtured and that we will advance in unity in the gospel mission.
  • That the camps and retreats would be an opportunity to make a decision of faith and baptism, and that these decisions would be realized.
  • Pray that various events will be protected from accidents and troubles.
  • That the teachers who minister the Word of God would be filled with the Holy Spirit and be used.
  • That the people who enjoy other leisure activities will be protected.

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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