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)
The problems in India, Philippines, and all of Asia are overwhelming. Poverty, illiteracy, thousands of years of traditions, and so forth seem like too big a chasm to cross. At best, our efforts end up being what Mother Teresa described as “drops in the ocean.”
But yet, Mother Teresa added, “The ocean would be less because of our missing drops.”
Today, I prayed:
Lord, I pray that You open the ears of thousands of Americans to the cries of Asia so that our hearts are broken enough to pray and believe for You to save all of Asia.
Join with me on Tusdays to fast and pray for prisoners, according to Hebrews 13:3.