Tuesday’s Prayers for Prisoners (9/15/2015)

The above four-minute video begins by saying: “And then there’s China…”

The first scene in the video shows a church meeting at 4:30 in the morning for two hours to pray and worship God. They do this everyday.

Another scene shows a church meeting in a cave, another meeting on a farm, another had an outreach with one thousand people giving their lives to the Lord, another shows a house church in Shanghai where there is now over three thousand house churches…

Another scene shows a church service being held inside a building where the temperature is 120°. The jam-packed assembly met for twelve hours straight!

The last scene shows a hungry group of believers in a remote area who were so packed together that everyone had to stand because there was no room to sit down. The visiting preacher asked how long he should speak. The reply: “From 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. with no breaks.”

The preacher did this for three days. You see, the people had no Bibles and were hungry for God.

Today, I prayed:

Lord, I pray for all Chinese believers who hunger and thirst after righteousness to be filled by Your Spirit and then go and make disciples of all nations, including America. (Based on Matthew 5:6 and Matthew 28:19)

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

Why Asia?

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)

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4 responses to “Tuesday’s Prayers for Prisoners (9/15/2015)

  1. God’s Church is alive and growing at a phenomenal rate is those areas of the world where governments and evil forces are trying to suppress the Christian message, kill Christians, and wipe out the Church. Despite all their attempts, they will not succeed in silencing the Good News of Christ or stamping out the Church, for Christ has assured us that his Kingdom is everlasting and the battle is already won through his death and resurrection. The lukewarm American church and its brand of Christianity is in free fall, going the dying way of the European church, and God’s Spirit is finding desperately hungry hearts responding to him by the hundreds of millions elsewhere around the world–in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and in Central and South America. Have we not learned anything from the decline of Israel and Judah throughout the pages of the Old Testament?

  2. Derrick,

    Well said, brother. We’re a lot like Israel, in that, we don’t listen when we are walking in our prosperity (Jeremiah 22:21). So, I imagine we’ll hear a lot better when our prosperity is removed, which is His prerogative to remove at any time. God bless you.

  3. Ah, Mr. Larry. This had me crying, and hopefully crying out to God. Thank you for praying for American believers, of which I am one. God bless you and anoint you for such a time as this.
    I prayed from Numbers 26, where only two of those who were numbered among the children of Israel in the Wilderness of Sinai, remained.

    Keep your eyes
    heart and mind
    all focused
    on Me

    As I prepare you
    for all
    that is
    Yet to be.

  4. Debbie,

    Yep, I cried, too and then cried out to God for my lack of fire. Great poem. God bless you.

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