Friday’s Prayers for Prisoners (4/4/2014)

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The above photo shows the bulletin board above my desk.

As you can see, most of the space is taken up by the pictures of the six children we sponsor in India through Gospel For Asia. The six range in age from six years to twelve years old and live in places like Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh.

The six children are Dalits, who are considered subhuman, impure from birth, and untouchable by those born into higher castes. The population of Dalits in India is almost equal to the total population of America or 300 million people.

Our little effort to sponsor six Dalit children through GFA’s Bridge of Hope program came about because the Lord crushed my heart one day while I was praying. We signed up that same day.

Okay, now let me tell you something: we have never been able to afford the children. That’s right! My wife and I are not wealthy and live paycheck to paycheck. Yet, the Lord always provides for us. Why?

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay Him for his deed. (Proverbs 19:17)

And:

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8)

God’s word works for us.

My prayer for prisoners today:

Lord, I pray that we American believers who are blessed with the world’s goods would open our hearts to help people in need so that we actually love with our deeds and truth, and not just with our words and talk. (Based on 1 John 3:17-18)

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you?

Join with me on Fridays to fast and pray for prisoners, according to Hebrews 13:3.

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4 responses to “Friday’s Prayers for Prisoners (4/4/2014)

  1. Hi Larry, I’m glad you are doing this for the children. Some charities have been discredited to some extent and I have become wary. GFA is new to me, I haven’t heard of it.

  2. Debbie,

    Gospel For Asia has been around for quite a few years and I consider it to be one of the best. 100% of the money donated for sponsoring children and native missionaries goes to the children and missionaries. The founder, K. P. Yohannan, still drives an old VW and believes what he preaches.

  3. Thanks Mr. Larry, for such a great post and prayer. You encourage us with your testimony of God’s goodness to provide for those children through you, even when you can’t afford it.
    I prayed from 1John too, that the believing prisoners love for one another and their captors would draw prison guards to Christ.
    God bless you!

  4. Debbie,

    Thanks. What an awesome reminder that everyone needs Christ, even our captors. I agree with your on your prayer. God bless you.

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