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IPC's Global Day of Prayer for the Buddhist World, on 10 February, is a unified prayer initiative coinciding with the Chinese New Year. It aims to gather millions to pray for Jesus to be known across Buddhist communities. We are encouraged to pray specifically for Gospel movements, the revelation of Jesus Christ, and the planting of new churches. The initiative includes focused prayers for various Asian cities, emphasising the need for labourers to spread the Gospel and the translation of the Bible into local languages. The event seeks to unite believers in a collective effort, believing in the transformative power of prayer to bring hope and change. For more information, click the ‘More’ link.

Published in Praise Reports
Thursday, 05 January 2023 21:18

China: prayer for Buddhists - Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year in 2023 is celebrated on 22 January. Prayer Alert intercessors are invited to join thousands of believers from many churches and Christian ministries across the world who will be uniting online for a 24-hour prayer meeting. Your prayers will be covering key cities and regions of the Buddhist world. The time is ripe for asking the Lord of the Harvest to send forth labourers to every unreached people group in these cities and nations. It is an opportunity to unite and intercede as one, exalting Jesus Christ as King throughout the Buddhist world. Chinese New Year is a special time for families to gather together, and you are invited to pray for an hour (or more) during this 24-hour period for all the Gospel movements throughout the Buddhist world and China. See also

Published in Worldwide
Thursday, 23 January 2020 22:13

UK screening for coronavirus outbreak

A new virus is mutating and spreading, having already produced over 500 confirmed cases in China. Britain is monitoring flights arriving from China, with a ‘separate area’ being set up at Heathrow to screen travellers arriving from affected regions amid fears of a pandemic. Pray for UK and global public health officials to stay ahead of the issue as they watch its progress. The Chinese lunar New Year is on 25 January, so currently millions of Chinese people are preparing to travel domestically and abroad for the celebrations. See also the China article in world section.

Published in British Isles
Thursday, 23 January 2020 21:36

China: coronavirus Wuhan lockdown

A virus that was first discovered on 31 December in Wuhan now has over 500 confirmed cases and has spread abroad. Anxiety is growing as 11 million people are told not to leave the city and experience lockdown in an attempt to control the spread which is killing people (17 dead, with the toll rapidly rising). Planes and trains in and out of the city are suspended, and no buses, subways, taxis or ferries are running. Millions of Chinese people travel to different destinations for the 25 January lunar New Year holiday. Supermarket shelves were reportedly bare as residents scrambled for supplies, while people took to social media to complain about soaring prices for groceries. The virus, which originated in a seafood market ‘conducting illegal transactions of wild animals’, may have originated in snakes. The centre for infectious disease analysis at Imperial College London estimates that there could be 4,000 people sick with the virus in Wuhan.

Published in Worldwide