We have now prayed for all of the 47 Prefectures over the last 6 months. Thank you for praying for each of them. We now return to pray for Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island and also Japan’s largest prefecture in size.
Hokkaido is filled with volcanic plateaus, forests, open plains, and is also a major agricultural, mining, and fishing region.
In many ways, Hokkaido has been a relatively fertile receptor to the Gospel and there is a significant history of missionary involvement on the island. Thanks to these men and women, there is now a solid foundation for the Good News to spread.
Though this Christian presence is high for Japan, it's still extremely low on a global scale. There is one church for every 14,233 people and the average church attendance is 31 people.
Please pray for:
"Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting You are God." - Psalm 90:2
Over the years many men’s programs and books focused on men have been used in Japan with a good response. However, many only last a few years - and the challenge facing the church to effectively reach and disciple men remains daunting.
Let's pray for:
The rainy season has already started in many places and typhoons are already approaching, making this year's weather conditions difficult to predict.
Earthquakes have also been reported here and there. Let us pray for the protection of the Lord's hand and for people's salvation.
By installing a smartphone app called Echo, you will be able to use various functions that help you pray, such as reminder notifications.