Pray for a S. Asian woman who is very influential in her family to become convinced that Jesus Christ truly is the only way to God. Pray that she will realise that all her good works will not save her. Pray for her to come to Christ in faith, and that her children who have become very interested in the way of salvation will feel great freedom to come to Christ as well.
After a season in which many family members were scattered and staying in other parts of the city, suddenly a S. Asian family has all returned to their original home. They seem to be hungry for spiritual truth. This is the family where the grandfather received an Arabic Bible. Please pray with us that the whole family, like Lydia’s in Acts 16, would turn to faith in Christ.
Please pray for a Muslim S. Asian family. They need the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour. Various members of the family seem very close to committing themselves to Christ, but others seem resistant. Please pray that even in the hearts of the most resistant members, Christ will break down all the blindness and hardness, and woo them to Himself with His love.
Pray much for a S. Asian teenager and her cousin who have understood their own sinfulness and the uselessness of trying to be good enough to earn heaven. They know that Jesus offered the perfect sacrifice for sin and that they can receive Him by faith. Now they are pondering whether to do that. Pray they will!
Praise God that a Muslim Babu (grandfather) sent a message of thanks for the gift he received of an Arabic Bible. Please pray that he and several others who are learning to read Arabic in his household will read it, and that the Holy Spirit will guide them to passages that will help them come into eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.
Praise God for many opportunities to share Scripture with a S. Asian Muslim family. Most recently an Arabic Bible was given to the grandfather. Please pray that he and others who can read Arabic will read it. May there be something about reading the Words of Life in Arabic that is even more convincing than in English, and may they put their faith in Christ.
Please pray for a S. Asian family who have turned to Jesus out of Hinduism. They are being tested in a number of ways, especially in compromises to their integrity in business. Pray that the Lord will give them freedom from anxiety and care for their needs, helping them to pay off their debts and live within their means. Pray for a job for the husband that not only brings income for the family but also opens doors for him to minister to people in the name of Jesus. Pray for their healing as they struggle with some health issues. Pray for their encouragement as they cast all their cares on Christ.
Please pray for two S. Asian families who have been invited to attend a Christmas party. May the Lord bring those whose hearts have already been prepared to respond to the gospel. May He protect the evening from any attacks of the enemy, and remove the veil of blindness that lies over their hearts. May they also be so full of joy and courage that they confess openly that they believe in Christ.
Several S. Asian women seem to want to trust both the Quran and the Bible for their salvation and daily living. They are terrified to consider leaving their religion or its doctrines. Yet they keep wanting to read and hear the Bible, and to pray with their Christian friends. Please pray for a breakthrough, that they will be set free indeed by the Son of God as they put all their trust in Him.
My friend had the sobering experience of attending a graduation ceremony at a Muslim school where one of our S. Asian friends teaches young children. She was the only Christian in attendance. It was a place of darkness, with over 100 parents listening as their children recited by rote all the rules of their religion. Rules is all they have. They do not have a mighty Saviour. Our hearts break over their blindness and captivity. December is the season to celebrate the birth of our Saviour, and we plan to invite our friends over for celebrations of joy. Please pray for God to open their ears, their hearts, their minds. Pray for them to be very disillusioned with their religion and come to the saving knowledge of Christ. Pray that nothing will hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.