Pray for a movement of the Holy Spirit among S. Asians. May He turn their hearts of stone into hearts of flesh, and compel them to come in out of the highways and byways into Jesus’ feast. May they grow sick of the dry crusts of their religions and come instead to the Bread of Life.
Pray for Susan, a Hindu young woman, who struggles with anxiety and depression. As a child there were “workers” (Christian missionaries) who lived near her, and she used to attend Bible Clubs. Last year her mother was brutally killed in their own home, while Susan was tied up and saw it all. Not surprisingly, her depression and anxiety worsened after that. The last couple of months the Lord has brought Susan into our path several times. Last week we were able to pray for her in the name of Jesus, and she asked for a Bible. A couple of days ago I took the Bible to her and we got to read some of it together. Pray that the Lord would touch Susan’s heart, that she would see the emptiness of Hinduism (especially during the Diwali festival of this weekend), and come to the One who takes away our fears and brings us peace.
Please pray for a S. Asian family who have heard the gospel numerous times but still resist accepting Jesus by faith. Pray that they will realize their deep lostness and that He is truly a living and powerful Savior, the only way to God.
Please pray for two students who are preparing for English exams with the help of a Christian lady. Pray that through their times together, they will have opportunity to use Scripture to learn English and that they will come to faith in Christ.
Pray for unsaved women who came to a lunch and heard a short devotional on finding joy in God’s presence, to now begin to come to read the Scriptures together and learn to know Him through Jesus Christ.
Please pray for a lunch on Thursday to which I’ve invited a number of S. Asian women. Pray that those with spiritual hunger will come. Pray that the Spirit will fill the time and my home with warmth and love. Please pray that the Lord will open a conversation that allows me to offer a Bible study to any who would like it. Pray that some brave ones would respond publicly and say they would like to participate. Pray for others to be influenced by their example. Pray for the Lord to use this event to move each unsaved woman closer to faith in Christ.
There are a number of young South Asian women I met at a wedding a few months ago who like to chat with me by WhatsApp. Would you pray that the Lord will have them initiate conversations about spiritual things that open doors for the gospel? One of the young women would like to meet for coffee on Wednesday.
Pray for a young woman whose mom and dad are currently working on an arranged marriage for her, and the wedding could be very soon. This devout Muslim man would not only take her far away to live, but is also insisting that she take Islamic classes to become a better Muslim. A Christian friend has spent countless hours talking with her about the relational God of the Bible, but she has not yet put her faith in Christ. This change of life could be how God saves her, but we are praying that if this would pull her further away from Jesus, that He would spare and rescue her from this marriage. The young woman and her Christian friend will meet again next weekend. Pray for wisdom about what to say. Pray for her salvation, and that of her parents and whole family.
A Muslim S. Asian woman became a bride. She has been taken into her husband’s household to live, and can no longer hear the Bible stories her Christian friend shared with her back home. Please pray that she and her new husband will meet other Christians in their town and come to faith in Jesus Christ together.
A young Muslim wife will soon have her second child. She recently heard the gospel presented twice in the same day. Please pray that the word that fell on her ears will enter her heart and produce faith in Christ.