USPG has a cherished relationship with the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (NSKK), the Anglican Church in Japan. Below you can find monthly prayer requests sent from the NSKK. 


We ask that you:


  • Give thanks for the continuing Covid-19 vaccination programme in Japan and pray that the current shortage of doses nationwide might be resolved.


  • Please pray for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all who are participating; that these events might bring some light and joy to the international community in the midst of a difficult time.


  • Give thanks for the NSKK's recent workshops on preventing and combating harassment within the church, and pray that Safe Church training and guidelines might be put in place soon.


  • As the Japanese church remember the youth of the province on Sunday 1st, please pray for all the young of the NSKK, that they might use their energy and enthusiasm to revitalize the church as it looks to the future.


  • As the Japanese rainy season ends and summer begins, give thanks for all who work in the emergency services who have been much in demand during recent times of heavy rain throughout the country. Please pray for all those who have lost homes, business or loved ones.


  • Please remember and pray for all those affected by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima (6 August) and Nagasaki (9 August), and ask for strength for those who still live with the legacy of those weapons. Please pray also for the NSKK to be used as a vessel of peace as it seeks to protect the integrity of God's creation through promotion of a world without nuclear power. Please also remember the end of the war on 15 August and join us as we pray for a lasting peace in our world. 


To find out more about the work of the NSKK, you can read this insightful article from Koinonia 4.