If you watch the above video which shows the Don Bosco slum in Manila, you’ll soon learn that not every prison is made of steel bars and jail cells. Some are built out of poverty and garbage.
Without ever hearing about the King and His kingdom, these slum dwellers will live their whole lives as prisoners to poverty and the kingdom of darkness. Then, they will die and – most likely – go to Hell.
Do we even care?
Today, I prayed:
Lord, destroy my apathy and help me to share freely and give generously to the poor. (Based on 2 Corinthians 9:9)
Join with me on Tuesdays to fast and pray for prisoners in Asia, according to Hebrews 13:3.
1. 4.4 billion people live in Asia.
2.. 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.)
3. The world’s three largest non-Christian religions – Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhists – are based in Asia.
4. 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.
5. 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)
2 responses to “Tuesday’s Prayers for Prisoners (7/14/2015)”
Oh Mr. Larry . . .thank you. Praying with you and asking God to stir me up to care. I prayed from 1Corinthians 7:32. , that we may care for the things that belong to the Lord and want to please Him . . .like caring for the ones in the Don Bosco slum. God bless you!
Thanks. Our prayers went together today and that’s great. God bless you.