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)
After spending seven years in India and praying 5 to 10 hours per day with long periods of fasting, Praying John Hyde (1865 – 1912), had just one convert to show for his efforts.
Choi Ja-Shil (David Yonggi Cho’s mother-in-law) prayed tens hours each night for ten years and fasted for days and days, but had few results for her time spent crying out to the Lord for South Korea.
These are two examples of the dedication that is required to make inroads into Asian nations, where Buddhist, Hindu, Islam, or other religions have been around for thousands of years.
Today, I prayed:
Lord, I pray for the believers in India, North Korea, and the rest of Asia to be encouraged and that they don’t grow weary in doing good, knowing they will reap a harvest of blessings if they do not give up. (Based on Galatians 6:9)
Join with me on Tusdays to fast and pray for prisoners, according to Hebrews 13:3.