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 Apostle Paul describes a trial that he endured in 2 Corinthians 1. Their affliction was so bad that his hope rested in God who raises the dead. Then, he wrote the following –
While you also cooperate by your prayers for us [helping and laboring together with us]. Thus [the lips of] many persons [turned toward God will eventually] give thanks on our behalf for the grace (the blessing of deliverance) granted us at the request of the many who have prayed. (2 Corinthians 1:11 Amplified)
Ah! The blessings of many people praying for believers who are going through tough trials.
Today, I prayed:
Lord, I lift up my brothers and sisters in India, North Korea, and all of Asia who are imprisoned or maltreated for their faith in You. I pray that You strengthen tired hands, encourage those with weak knees, and say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.” (Based on Isaiah 35:3-4)
Join with me on Tuesdays to fast and pray for prisoners, according to Hebrews 13:3.