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)
According to the Bible, the Body of Christ is supposed to reach out to the needs of the saints throughout the world, is supposed to share our surpluses with those who have needs so that there may be fairness for all, is supposed to sow bountifully so that we reap bountifully, and is supposed to be a cheerful giver.
Then because we do this, God will make sure that we have all we need and plenty left over to help others.
This is the biblical formula on how to prosper. So, we can throw all of the other prosperity books, tapes, and videos away, right?
Today, I prayed:
Lord, open our eyes and ears to the poor and helpless in the slums of BASECO and Don Bosco in Manilla to the slums of Mumbai and all over Asia. Give us dreams and visions that will compel us to move from our lukewarm attitudes toward Asia to either being hot or cold. (Based somewhat on Revelation 3:15-16)
Join with me on Tuesdays to fast and pray for prisoners, according to Hebrews 13:3.