The inhabitants of Tokushima place more value on their family names and status than any other area of Japan. They also perceive a stronger spiritual connection to their ancestors. Although this region is a popular destination for Buddhist pilgrims to visit the 88 temples on the island of Shikoku, there are few followers of Buddhism in this prefecture. This is partly due to the strong presence of Sokka Gakkai, a Japanese "new religion" that places much emphasis on material blessing.
Please pray for:
"...Therefore what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you..."
- Acts 17:23b
Kagawa 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:
"Whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son."
- John 14:13
Out of the 99% of Japan’s population who are non-Christian, let us ask for an increase in the number of seekers throughout the country. May they eagerly accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior!
At one percent of the population, Christians are a small minority in Japan. Sometimes there may only be one believer in an entire classroom, club, company, or family. It may be difficult to withstand social pressures and to publicly self-identify as Christian.
We live in an age where more and more children are finding it difficult to live child-like days due to the busyness of their daily lives. Please pray that we will have wonderful encounters with children during this time of character building.
Please pray that missionary and educational work for children in church schools will be strengthened. Please pray that workers will be raised up in various places for this purpose.
That Christian elementary school teachers will receive the spirit of power, love, and modesty to properly serve children in the field.
Pray that the faith of the saved children will be protected and grow, and that they will live days full of the joy of the Lord.
May the Lord's Spirit guide and use the missionary events for children that are held in various places.
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