• Pray for the unity of God's Spirit to demolish barriers dividing the 120 different denominations.
• Pray for drifting, over-worked, and anxious youth to find freedom in Christ.
• Pray for Japanese Christians abroad to return with a burden for discipleship and evangelism.
In the Land of the Rising Sun, where the gods of Shintoism capture many minds and the temples of Buddhism capture many eyes, the Morning Star cries out through the voice of a small remnant of Christian believers that the King of Kings desires to bring life to the beautiful people of Japan.
In a land where success has occurred through technological innovation and integration, most Japanese have blended Buddhism and Shintoism together to dictate the ritualistic practices of their lives. Interestingly, though, over 80% claim no personal religion.
In a land where 70-80% of the islands formed by volcanic activity are mountainous and uninhabitable, the gospel has not found a home in the vast majority of Japanese hearts. Only 1.56% of the 127 million people in Japan call themselves Christians.
But in the presence of this remnant, God has placed the seeds of hope. Natural disasters, economic struggles, an increasing rebelliousness among young people and the emergence of more antisocial cults has left many Japanese searching for answers in the midst of unfamiliar territory. For all of these, Jesus is the answer. He asks us to join Him through prayer as He seeks to reconcile the people of Japan to the God that created them.
Capital City: Tokyo
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Major People Groups: 98% Japanese, 2% Foreign
Religion: 68% Buddhist/Shinto, 24% New Religions, 4% Non
GDP Per Capita: 33,000
Literacy Rate: 99%
If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. - John 14:14
Source: 叫べ全地よ - Shout to the Lord in Japanese: Nelson Martin Pompeyo
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