The present age is in need of greater care than ever before. In our countries, people are increasingly susceptible to the effects of crime, trauma, fear, depression, discord, injustice, restrictions on freedom, unrest, and a lack of love.
But God has not left us alone to deal with the difficulties of life. The Holy Spirit was sent for us as a helper, comforter and guide and it is through the Holy Spirit that we can carry out the one act that is important in light of the above: prayer for the people of our countries.
We are instructed to “be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly]”1. When we pray together, God’s wonderful plans for us are put into action. Christ says to His disciples:
“Take this most seriously: … When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I'll be there.”2
In these trying times, focus on praying for people whose hearts and minds are in need of restoration. Pray for people who are crying out to be led by God; people whose actions need to shaped by God’s Will for them.
In this land teeming with need, pray for the peace and counsel of God’s Holy Spirit to spread through the continent of Asia: into every country, in every community, in every Church, in every family, to each individual, and into each individual heart.
Let’s make it our responsibility to pray that everyone around us will experience life the way God intended for all - “…in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).”3
1. Thessalonians 5:17 (Amplified Bible)
2. Matthew 18:18-20 (The Message)
3. John 10:10 (Amplified Bible)