Each Tuesday, I pray and fast for the nations of Asia, where 4.4 billion people live.
1. 85.4% of world’s unevangelized people live in Asia. (Unevangelized means they may have heard the gospel but have no understanding on how to respond.)
2. The world’s three largest non-Christian religions – Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhists – are based in Asia.
3. Of the 37 countries of the world that are less than 10% Christian, 32 are in Asia. Of the 14 countries, that are less than 2% Christian, 12 are in Asia.
4. 85-90% of unreached people live in Asia. (Unreached means that they have never heard the name of Jesus.) (Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation)
Today, I prayed for children in India and Bangladesh:
Almost 500 million, or 40% of India’s population, live under the poverty line and guess what? 40% of India’s children are underweight and malnourished. 50% of Bangladesh’s population, or 80 million people, live under the poverty line and their children suffer a similar fate as do those in India.
Sadly, children aren’t allowed to choose their parents ahead of time, because if this were possible, who would pick a couple in India or Bangladesh as their parents? No one.
So, I prayed today:
Lord, You said that we would have the poor with us always and we could help them anytime we wanted to do so, so I ask that You help us want to help the poor children in India and Bangladesh and be our brothers’ guardian. (Based on Mark 14:7 and Genesis 4:9.)
Join with me on Tusdays to fast and pray for prisoners, according to Hebrews 13:3.
2 responses to “Tuesday’s Prayers for Prisoners (3/10/2015)”
This is a good prayer and am asking God to help me want to help the poor children in India and Bangladesh as well, to not just look at the numbers and get overwhelmed. I think God loved this prayer and post too, Mr. Larry. You touch our hearts and His. God bless you!
Thanks. It’s hard for me not to be overwhelmed, but I am thankful He is not. God bless you.