A friend of mine just told me about this; it’s a beautiful and amazingly well done video. The narration is a prayer to Jesus.
Please share this video with those who also have a love for Japan, desire to see the love of God come alive in Japan, and pray to be part of His glory reflected in and through Japan to the rest of the world. Please pray with me that the Lord would bring this about in Japanese culture for His glory and our joy together in His love. John 17:20-24
Below is very relevant information along with prayer requests written in the notes section of this video posted at Vimeo.
In the Land of the Rising Sun, where the gods of Shintoism capture many minds and the temples of Buddhism capture many eyes, the Morning Star cries out through the voice of a small remnant of Christian believers that the King of Kings desires to bring life to the beautiful people of Japan.
In a land where success has occurred through technological innovation and integration, most Japanese have blended Buddhism and Shintoism together to dictate the ritualistic practices of their lives. Interestingly, though, over 80% claim no personal religion.
In a land where 70-80% of the islands formed by volcanic activity are mountainous and uninhabitable, the gospel has not found a home in the vast majority of Japenese hearts. Only 1.56% of the 127 million people in Japan call themselves Christians.
But in the presence of this remnant, God has placed the seeds of hope. Natural disasters, economic struggles, an increasing rebelliousness among young people and the emergence of more antisocial cults has left many Japanese searching for answers in the midst of unfamiliar territory. For all of these, Jesus is the answer. He asks us to join Him through prayer as He seeks to reconcile the people of Japan to the God that created them.
• That the spiritual strongholds of Buddhism, Shintoism and Taoism would give way to the Way, the Life and Truth Jesus Christ.
• That the small group of Christians making up His church in Japan would resist the influence of the false religions that surround them and be bold in their proclamation of His truth.
• That the gospel would bring transformation to the those Japanese youth who are troubled, caught up in materialism or rebellious towards authority.
• That in the Land of the Rising Sun, the glory of the Morning Star (Rev. 22:16) would be the sole source of light for the people of Japan.