Our Father God tends His flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arms
and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young. Pray this over Taiwan as tensions rise over whether China intends to forcibly integrate Taiwan into mainland China. Pray that God’s fathering heart will woo many to faith in Jesus Christ, as His love is gentle yet strong, righteous, and just. Pray for wisdom for those in leadership. Pray for the Christian community in Taiwan to know the presence of the loving Father (The Bible, Isaiah 40:11).
Although Taiwan has enjoyed relative independence for more than 60 years, China has rapidly increased its intimidation of the tiny island nation in recent years. China’s overall strategy continues to use both persuasion and coercion to hinder the development of attitudes favoring independence in the “rebel” Taiwan. China’s focus on building military strength is seen as a threat by Taiwan as it continues to maintain its autonomy. Taiwan has continued to foster connections with sympathetic international allies. With a strong economy, Taiwan is a leader in computer technology. Unlike China, Taiwan seems more committed to freedom of religion though Christians only make up six percent of the population. Most are committed to the traditional ethnic religion. China’s intervention in Hong Kong has caused many in Taiwan to be fearful of what their future holds.