District 10 – People Surrounded in Busyness
Points of Prayer
- University students and blue-collar workers represent much of the population of this district. Pray that God’s Spirit would move and many would see their need to be born again.
- Pray for the Foreign Language University and the Technology University students among those of other schools here. The Technology University like many in the city has foreign (U.S. and European) universities that run degree programs on their campus. Pray that such university partnerships might pave the way for the Gospel to reach students.
- Pray for the people trapped by the spiritual strongholds represented by Chùa Bửu Đà and the idol shops along Nguyễn Chí Thanh.
District 10 is also considered another area of Chinatown in the city with big and small businesses abounding. Many of the streets’ vendors congregate to sell one particular item, for example: basket street, metal cabinet street, decoration street, or flower street —several stores selling the same or similar product and located on one street.
Home to 3 major universities and 2 hospitals, there is lots of traffic to contend with during the day as the population comes in and out for education, goods, and services.
Within district 10 stands one of the most popular temples and 13-story pagodas, drawing many to kneel and pray to Vietnam’s biggest bronze statue located in the main hall. It is quite common to find vendors housing birds in cages on the sidewalks around the temple area to be purchased and released in hopes of good fortune or answers to prayers.
The people in district 10 need prayer because they are looking for answers and do not know of God’s love and salvation.
And we are confident that He hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him. And since we know He hears us when we make our requests, we also know that He will give us what we ask for.
1 John 5:14-15