The Japanese yen has reached a 20-year low against the US dollar. The cost of food and energy is rising quickly impacting the nation’s ability to recover from the effects of the pandemic. Pray that many people in Japan will find their hearts open to the spiritual truth of Jesus Christ in these uncertain times. Jesus, who is seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new! Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Praise God that these words remain true today and are true for Japan. Praise God that Jesus is the one who can breathe new life into the Church in Japan, and into the lives of those who don’t know Him yet (The Bible, Revelation 21:5).
Guinea-Bissau’s government is suppressive and closed 79 radio stations nationwide recently. Augusto Mario da Silva, president of the Guinean League for Human Rights, accused the government of making the final push to eliminate the democratic rule of law. Interfering in the editorial work of the media shows that there is no protection of public interest. Guinea-Bissau’s journalists are in despair as they are muzzled. The government is aiming to establish a dictatorial regime bent on confiscating all the fundamental rights and freedoms won in this unrelenting struggle for democracy in the country. Pray for the country’s civil society to provide technical, legal or other support for the restoration and operation of all radio stations and all media in order to preserve and consolidate political and civil freedoms and the right to information and opinion. Pray for God to be a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Pray that the abandoned people will trust in His name and be saved (The Bible, Psalm 9:8-10).