Tuesday’s Prayers for Prisoners (5/12/2015)

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Each Tuesday, I pray and fast for the nations of Asia, where 4.4 billion people live. 

Why Asia?

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)

A long time ago, I learned that I’m not God or Jesus or the Holy Spirit, which means it’s not up to me to make my prayers for Asia work. It’s up to God to fulfill them. All I have to do is follow the instructions outlined in the Bible.

So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. (Mark 11:22-24)

This is one of those blank check prayer instructions, which depends on faith in God and forgiving people.

Are you with me so far?

Now, I want to couple the above prayer instructions with:

Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. (Matthew 18:19)

Okay, this is where you come into the picture, agree with me on my prayer for today.

Today, I prayed:

Lord, I pray that not one person in India or all of Asia will slip through the cracks of Eternity without first hearing Your name, and secondly, having a chance to say “yes” to Your salvation plan and Your kingdom purposes.

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

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6 responses to “Tuesday’s Prayers for Prisoners (5/12/2015)

  1. There will be those believers who will say that I have overstepped my prayer boundaries, but I put you in remembrance of John Knox’s revival prayer: “O Lord, give me Scotland or I die!” Scotland ended up having revival. God is not partial. What He did for Knox, He’ll do for us.

  2. Yes, and amen. And I’ll contribute in prayer and in a quote from Charles Spurgeon who wrote:
    “Oh, my brothers and sisters in Christ, if sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies; and if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay, and not madly to destroy themselves. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.”

    Having said that, I need courage. Most people that I tell about Jesus around me change the subject or back away like I have the plague. Praying for hunger in their souls.

    If I may add one more thing? I’m working on the 4th (and final) novel of the Daughter of China Series right now. I’m praying that this last novel will again stir hearts to pray for Asia, China in particular, and God will use it to spread the gospel as only he can. (Sorry this is so long!)

  3. If I may, please read this report from Paul Hattaway from Asia Harvest. Paul is the writer of Heavenly Man and is highly trustworthy in his report on Asian affairs in the church both in books and in magazines. This is worth reading: http://asiaharvest.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/129-April-2015-Gods-Broken-Heart.pdf

  4. Lift the Cross of Jesus,

    We enjoy long comments. So, you never have to be sorry for them.

    What a great quote from Spurgeon.

    As far as talking to people about Jesus, yes, let us all pray for hungry hearts, but let us also all keep on talking. One lesson I’ve learned along the way is that some of us plant and some of us water, but God gives the increase. So, who knows what effect just saying the name of Jesus will have in other people’s lives.

    In fact, if you have read the testimony of Kim Clement, you’ll learn that as a 9 year old, a person said to him, “Jesus walks the streets still today. One day you will need him, just call on him and he will touch you.” Those few words caused a 17-year old Clement to cry out to Jesus just after he was stabbed, waiting to die. A man appeared and saved him.

    I also agree with your prayers for your book. Amen.

  5. What an exciting prayer, Mr. Larry! Praying with you most definitely! And believing. God bless you and your big prayers !

  6. Debbie,

    Thanks. God bless you.

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