Urgent Prayer for the “Jebi” Typhoon  & the Hokkaido Earthquake 

in Japan

[Current events: Sept 4: Typhoon “Jebi” has been named the worst typhoon in 25 years. After landing in Tokushima, the typhoon swept across Japan, bringing severe storms to all regions in the nation. Currently the storm has resulted in 7 deaths and 300 injured persons. According to Reuters, Japan had already been making preparations for Typhoon Jebi’s arrival for some time now. However, after its arrival when winds reached speeds of up to 162km/hr, it still managed to turn the country upside down. According to the Japanese media, this was the 21st typhoon of the year hitting Japan’s Kansai airport, leading to flooding of the runway and airport facilities and destruction of the Sky Bridge. The airport is expected to remain closed Sept 6th, and it is uncertain when the Sky Bridge will be repaired. It will most likely be closed for a long time.
“Typhoon Jebi” has resulted in power outages in many areas of the country. In many regions, overturned cars, fires, and fallen trees can be seen. Flooding in the coastal regions has caused damage to houses and other buildings. Additionally, on Tuesday a freight boat close to a harbour lost control in the winds and ran into Kansai airport’s only connected bridge to outside areas. A piece of the bridge broke off and is now stuck on top of the bridge. Thankfully there were no cars on the bridge when the bridge was struck, and the bridge has now already been closed. Public broadcasting company NHK reported that later on Tuesday night, the freight boat’s 11 crew members had all escaped and not one of them was injured.
Hokkaido earthquake: It has been reported that on the morning of Sept. 6th there was a 7.0 earthquake in Atsuma, Hokkaido. 9 people have died and 295 are injured, with 31 persons still unaccounted for. Hokkaido Energy stated that all of Hokkaido’s thermoelectric plants have been shut down resulting in loss of power for 2.95 million households. Large scale landslides and road collapses have occurred, impeding traffic. According to the provincial fire authorities, over 3,700 people have been relocated to 400 refugee shelters.
Pray for Jebi Typhoon  and the Hokkaido Earthquake
  • 2 Chr 7:14: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
  • Hab 3:2: “Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.”
  • Repentance on behalf of the nation: We stand with Japan and repent before You and ask that you would forgive the nation of Japan for worshiping idols and not worshiping the One True God. We have replaced you with foreign gods and our troubles have increased. Forgive our pride and disobedience against You, because you resist the proud, but give grace to the humble. Forgive us of our obstinate sins. In these recent years there have been continual disasters afflicting us, but we have not been quick to action, but instead have been hard-hearted, not coming before You in repentance and sackcloth and ashes. Lord, forgive us of all our sin, take away our wickedness, and cause us to turn back to You so that peace may come. You are the Prince of Peace.
  •  God’s rescue and protection: Heavenly Father, rescue those who are suffering and give wisdom, courage and strength for those who are helping them. May all those who are facing hardship be smoothly brought to a safe place. Protect all who are in the rescue teams with peace that passes all understanding so that they can carry out the work that is needed.
  • Provide for their needs: We ask that You would provide for their daily necessities. May supernatural miracles be manifest among them, because You are Jehovah Jireh, the God who provides. Use the church and ministries in the area to become your rich channels of blessing to help provide for those affected by the disaster materially and spiritually so that each one can personally experience Your grace.
  • Provide healing and comfort: We pray for the families of those who have died as a result of the typhoon. May God’s love come to these families, and may they find comfort through God’s love int he midst of the pain. Open the eyes of their hearts to see how short and unpredictable our lives are. Let them think on the final outcome of life and may they have wisdom to to reach out to know You and turn to You in repentance. Heal those who are injured, and let them come to experience Your miracles and know that there is a real God. Jesus Christ turn them to You.
  • Pray for the rebuilding process after the disaster: Lord God, who can help them to repair the broken places? Only You, O Lord our God. We pray that You would give wisdom to all those helping in the rebuilding process. Give them a heart to lean on You to repair the broken areas quickly, especially Kansai Airport. We pray that You would cause the airport to be repaired and reopened soon, and that the people of Hokkaido would be able to quickly rebuild their homes.
  • Pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Japan: Lord awaken the Japanese churches and the spirits of all Your spiritual children so that they can be fully alert and watchful. Let them arise as a mighty prayer army for the Lord, aligned with the Lord’s heart, and taking up their heavenly sickles to bring in a harvest of souls. In Jesus’ name we pray that You would send Your heavenly angelic armies, Your flaming chariots, and rid the land of all barriers and obstacles, bringing Japan into a season of a great spiritual harvest of souls. Lord, give them also a heart of unity and love for one another in Christ. Build a united prayer altar in the nation to pray in unity for the nation of Japan to cry out in humility for the government of Japan. May great revival come to Japan, just like the Azusa Revival, to change and transform Japan and cause her to enter into her God-given calling and destiny.
  • Pray for the Government leaders of Japan: Dear Lord Jesus, how You love Japan, using different tests to bring discipline, because “Whom the Lord loves, He disciplines (Heb 12:6). Lord, save the souls of these Japanese officials and give them a spirit of repentance. Soften their hearts and open their eyes so that they can know You the Almighty and True God. May they fear You, seek You and put their trust in You. May they receive the glorious riches of the grace of Your Kingdom. Lead Japan into her God-given destiny to open up the Eastern Gate and receive the King of Glory!