Day 4

JANUARY | 2023

Japan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

We bless you, Japan, in Jesus’ Name, that He may speak loud and clear over Japan this year. Bless many ears and hearts to be open and able to discern the voice of the Shepherd calling to His lost sheep to come home to the Father.

 

Japan is a rapidly aging nation. Today we bless young people with a deep desire to know more about Jesus and how he can bring joy and satisfaction in life.

 

Bless the Church in Japan with fresh passion for missions in their own nation. Bless them with creative ways to connect with the community to share the Gospel.

 

Heavenly Father, we ask that you will revive Japan with your Gospel (The Bible, Psalm 80:18)

 

Source: WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

An archipelago of 6,852 islands, Japan has the world’s third-largest economy and is a major donor to world crises. Three-quarters of the nation’s population lives in big cities, together with one of the world’s most aging populations has resulted in specific needs in rural areas as young people all move to the cities in search of work. A strong traditional core has been flanked by a progressive younger generation valuing Western culture and ideas. Japan suffers from a high suicide rate, the leading cause of death for those under 30. Fewer than two percent are Christian; it is still one of the world’s most secular nations. Seventy percent of Japanese identify with no personal religion, although most adhere to Shinto and Buddhist customs. This year Japan was rocked by the assassination of former prime minister, Shinzo Abe, during a campaign speech. The election was won by the new prime minister, Fumio Kishida.

CHIEF OF STATE
Emperor Naruhito
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Fumio Kishida
POPULATION
126.3 million
CHRISTIANS
2.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.6%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Shintoism
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
12,491
LIFE EXPECTANCY
84.74 yrs
LITERACY RATE
99%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
16%