National Review reports that emperor worship could return to Japan because members of the Liberal Democratic Party achieved a two-thirds majority in the legislature and now have the votes necessary to amend the country’s constitution:
“The LDP’s draft for an amended constitution would eliminate the prohibition on imbuing religious organizations with ‘political authority,’ clearing the way for the return of state Shintoism and emperor worship.”
* Pray for the Gospel message to spread throughout Japan and to bear fruit through new conversions.
* Pray for Japan’s believers to grow in holiness and discernment.
* Pray for Japan’s ruling class to reject emperor worship and nationalistic legislation that will harm Christians.
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